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Oxford

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09-20-2018 08:05 PM

Topic tags/keywords: caster powermatic 64

One of my casters broke in half (the right rear that you can’t see…) so I’m looking for a replacement. Here is a photo of the Model 64 with the caster assemblies. I haven’t seen these anywhere before. They work well. They look like they were added because the paint looks newer. Only one of my Model 64’s has these:

They look like standard casters but I wondered if anyone knows who the OEM mfg was or what an exact replacement is…


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MrUnix

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#1 posted 09-20-2018 08:22 PM

IIRC, the PM64 did not have any casters, and only a ‘universal’ mobile base was offered that I remember. Can you post a picture of what you have?

Have you tried to match it up with any casters found at HF, tractor supply, hardware stores, BORG, etc??? If it’s an odd-ball, you may need to replace 2 (or even 4) instead of just the broken one. If it’s just the wheel portion that broke, you could probably replace that pretty simply with one from another caster or by making up a new wheel out of recycled milk jugs (HDPE) or similar. Without seeing what you have though, all of this is just a WAG.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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fivecodys

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#2 posted 09-20-2018 08:52 PM

Hi Oxford.
My 64A doesn’t have casters. I had to buy a mobile base.

I am assuming that is what you are also talking about.
I agree with Brad. Check the sources he listed.

-- I always knew I would grow old, But I expected it to take longer!

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Oxford

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#3 posted 09-20-2018 09:15 PM

Thanks for the replies, I updated the post with some photos. I think I’ll unbolt one and head over to Home Depot and see if they have an equivalent. I think the wheel diameter and dimensions needs to be about the same as the original or the lift device might not work right.

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fivecodys

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#4 posted 09-20-2018 09:30 PM



One of my casters broke in half (the right rear that you can t see…) so I’m looking for a replacement. Here is a photo of the Model 64 with the caster assemblies. I haven t seen these anywhere before. They work well. They look like they were added because the paint looks newer. Only one of my Model 64 s has these:

They look like standard casters but I wondered if anyone knows who the OEM mfg was or what an exact replacement is…

- Oxford


Hey! I like that setup. I had not seen one like that before.

-- I always knew I would grow old, But I expected it to take longer!

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greenacres2

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#5 posted 09-20-2018 10:59 PM

Caster Depot and McMaster-Carr both carry a wide assortment of wheels and full casters. Those look like 2” casters with a 5/16 or 3/8 threaded stem. McMaster has great dimensional drawings when you click on a part number. If you can’t match the exact height you may be able to use washers or the like to build the new one or 3 old ones up. If one broke, the others are possibly going to follow the same aging process—you might consider a matched set instead of chasing one exact fit.
earl

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Oxford

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#6 posted 09-20-2018 11:11 PM



Caster Depot …
earl

- greenacres2

I’ve been trying to find where these assemblies came from. They are in Powermatic colors but I can’t find any reference at any site. I’m pretty sure the rest will break so I’ll probably try to upgrade them to a rubber/metal caster. But in the mean time I need to find a temporary replacement.

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Oxford

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#7 posted 09-21-2018 01:18 AM

Here are some detail photos.

Off to Home Depot to see what they have.

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Oxford

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#8 posted 09-21-2018 03:12 AM

Nope, not at Home Depot. In fact I can’t find it on the Internet anywhere.
Here are the specs:
  • Wheel Diameter: 2-1/2”
  • Wheel Width: 1”
  • Stem Diameter: 3/8”
  • Stem Length: 1”
  • Height to mounting stem: 3-3/8”

Most of the casters I can find on the Internet are narrower and plastic. This appears to be rubber. Should really be a heavy duty caster because the saw is around 343 lb.

Similar to a JacobHoltz 39000-25CC-1316 but the height is off 1/4”.

On eBay there is a Oajen 2-1/2” caster poly wheel with 3/8”-1×1/2” stem, dual raeway, 4 pcs for $19.99 that might work. No spec on the width but looks close. Free delivery and 30 day returns. I’ll give it a try.

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Oxford

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#9 posted 09-23-2018 10:57 PM

Casters came in but they are clearly lighter duty.


Height is wrong too. I’ll try them but I’m still looking for a closer or exact match.

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