|Forum topic by laketrout36||posted 09-06-2013 01:24 AM||2260 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
09-06-2013 01:24 AM
What’s your take on a mobile base that would use four swivel locking casters for an 8” belt sander? I have a small shop and ease of movement of all of my machines is a huge consideration.
I have a mobile base under my radial arm saw with only the two front casters that swivel, so if I need to move it from it’s main location I need a fair amount of space to maneuver it to where I need it. My router table has four independent locking swivel casters and it works great. Each one mounts through a hole in the bottom of each leg. My 8” belt sander has it’s own stand but no mount holes for casters.
What’s your view or ideas on a solution? Use one of the many available mobile bases with only two independent front swivel casters or make my own? I’m starting to lean towards building my own for complete customization.
Woodcraft has these casters that would work great. BUT, they’re $18.99 each
I’m not sure of the material to use for a base if I decide to make my own. Is 3/4” plywood an option with using 2×4’s around the corners to provide stability. I think the base area of the sander stand is about 20” x 40”.
Thanks for reading.