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Forum topic by Timbersmith9 posted 04-19-2017 05:38 PM 519 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Timbersmith9

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04-19-2017 05:38 PM

Got a Supermax 19-38 coming in and as wondering if there is a cheaper Serb of casters that will work.


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Kazooman

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#1 posted 04-19-2017 05:50 PM

I have the comparable Jet. Got a very nice set of casters at Lowes for much, much less than Jet wanted. Full swivel, locking, three inch wheels, and rated for much more load than the sander weighs.

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#2 posted 04-19-2017 05:52 PM

Do you know if they use a bolt on the caster to attach to the stand?


I have the comparable Jet. Got a very nice set of casters at Lowes for much, much less than Jet wanted. Full swivel, locking, three inch wheels, and rated for much more load than the sander weighs.

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Bill_Steele

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#3 posted 04-20-2017 09:33 PM

They do use a stem type caster. Maybe you could use something like this and save alot of money?

I bought the casters offered with the sander and I think they are good.

You could probably find something inexpensive at Harbor Freight or maybe HD. Woodcraft sells casters—maybe these will work.

Whatever you get, I would suggest 4 casters that swivel and lock. It’s easier to maneuver when all 4 swivel. You will want to be able to lock the sander stand in place so it does not move around when you use it.

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#4 posted 04-20-2017 10:20 PM

I am not certain about the Supermax, but like Bill stated, my Jet required stem type casters. I was initially concerned about the diameter of the shaft on my casters being a bit smaller than the holes in the ends of the legs. I made another trip to the Woodcraft store (an hour drive) and determined that the shafts on the expensive Jet casters were the same size. The sander is not a huge, heavy machine, and all sorts of aftermarket casters will work just fine.

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#5 posted 04-21-2017 11:07 AM

I also got a 19-38 about two months ago I also had issues as to the cost of the super max casters . What I did was go to my local Harbor fright and got some there they are heavy duty bolted on with the 1/2” threaded stud and if I recall they cost around $35.00 for the four. Note you will have to net your own 1/2-20 Nuts and washers as these are nutless.

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Lazyman

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#6 posted 04-21-2017 11:53 AM

These look like they are pretty reasonably priced.

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