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Norm41

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734 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: caster delta rockwell

I need a source for stem casters for delta rockwell stands. Caster No. MS-108. The casters break and the machine cannot then easily be moved.


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IrreverentJack

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#1 posted 733 days ago

Norm, Haven’t been able to find a pic of MS-108 casters. I repurposed an old (70’s) Rockwell stand and had a hell of a time finding casters that would work – until I looked in a coffee can at my fathers shop. I can’t do that any more, but you might want to look at these and others on Ebay. Good luck. -Jack

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#2 posted 730 days ago

Thanks,
Did what you suggested. Casters shown above are the right ones, size and stem. I bought a caster set on ebay for stand 50-111. The wheel material is gray and looks like it may be hard rubber. All I needed was the casters but they work. I will continue to try to find source because I think others will have the same problem.
Thanks for the input
Norm

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#3 posted 317 days ago

My wife and father-in-law surprised me with a Delta 10” tablesaw that had the retractable casters installed. The retraction worked great, but the wheels had seen much better days and were worn so badly they were oval shaped. I have not been able to find a source for the MS-108 casters either and I have been searching for a couple months. I’ve seen one set on ebay but it went before I could even bid on it. Lucky enough for me, the caster’s metal bodies were in great shape. I went to a local hardware store and found some medium duty 1 5/8” casters, then drilled out one side of the pin to remove the wheel, then did the same on the Delta casters. None of my local hardware places had shoulder bolts so I ordered some offline from www.boltdepot.com. I ordered 4 of the stainless steel 1/4” x 1” shoulder (#10-24 thread) shoulder bolts and 4 #10-24 thread stainless steel jam locknuts. The hole through the metal delta casters left by removing the pin is just a tiny bit smaller than 1/4”, so I took my 1/4” bit and drilled it out. After installing the new wheels with the shoulder bolts and lock nuts, the table saw moves super easily. The advantage to going this route is that if a wheel decides get a flat spot again or get torn up, I can easily change one out. Colson Performa makes 1 5/8” hard rubber wheels that are designed for the abuse of robot building and would probably work great, but they have a 5/16” axle hole, which I imagine a spacer or insert could fix if one were so inclined. Little long winded reply, but it’s a cheap and easy alternative to trying to hunt down and find new casters! Good luck!

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#4 posted 316 days ago

Go to http://surpluscenter.com. The stem part is standard. the difference is in the capacity, diameter and material used in the wheels.

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