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410 days ago

These are very nice but very expensive http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=30842&site=ROCKLER anyone seen any alternative less costly products?


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#1 posted 410 days ago

Have you checked out the caster assortment at any Lowes or HD? Or how ‘bout any other hardware store? Surely you can make something work for less

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#2 posted 409 days ago

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#3 posted 409 days ago

I would think most anyone is less expensive than Rockler. I don’t know where you are located, But if there is a Menards close by, they are eliminating much of their caster inventories. There were some really good deals there.

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#4 posted 409 days ago

Im not sure most hardware stores will have casters like this. If you’re trying to get this functionality, google “diy mobile base” and look at some of the solutions there. You can just use your cheap off the shelf casters w/ those ideas.

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#5 posted 409 days ago

I have one jointer that has a mobile base with that type of outrigger or extended caster. Not very happy with it and keep in mind it is not exactly like the items you are looking at, but mine does not work very well. The have a tendency to flex and that allows the caster to recoil. Additionally the outriggers are always in the way. I can’t tell you how many times I and others have run into them. Just thought I would share with you, my “for what it’s worth” experience.

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#6 posted 409 days ago

I’ve been watching them for a while too. Hoping for a sale. I’ve looked around but haven’t seen anything.

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#7 posted 409 days ago

I put my TS, jointer, planer base, 8 foot shelving units, most everything heavy on casters. I’ve been getting the casters with brakes at HF for years now and never had an issue.

edit…sorry, just noticed you’re looking at work bench casters, probably retractable, or ones you can raise up when the bench is located where you want it.

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#8 posted 409 days ago

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#9 posted 409 days ago

I’ve tried Menards & Home Depot; no Lowe’s in my area. Cutworm’s woodtek suggestion is $20 in the right direction

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#10 posted 409 days ago

Caster City best selection, best casters, decent prices, and good delivery!

Once I bought my first set I was so impressed now that’s the only place I buy casters, I don’t even bother looking anywhere else.

Take a look at the total locking ones, these do totally lock!

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#11 posted 409 days ago

As needshave mentioned menards is or was having a caster sale, recently bought 350lb locking casters from them for 4.99 each. Casters are usually studly expensive anyways, but rockler over prices everything. Lowes and home depot also carry casters as well .

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#12 posted 409 days ago

When I look at the Rockler casters they look an awful lot like the one I get from Caster City … private label?

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#13 posted 399 days ago

Here is a link which shows how to add DIY retractable casters to your workbench.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/24461

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#14 posted 399 days ago

Harbor freight?

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#15 posted 399 days ago

Ditto, H/F they have furniture Dolly’s you can’t beat to death, even if you do, NoBiggie!

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