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Forum topic by ScottStewart posted 01-24-2014 07:58 PM 809 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-24-2014 07:58 PM

Ok so I know this is a silly question but here goes…

Like every other lemming woodworker in the world, I am going to build a roubo style bench. has anyone put the flip style wheels on their bench to make it mobile? I work in my garage, and most of the time my current bench stays up against the wall (the current bench is too wide, 4ft across). I am thinking it might be nice to be able to move my bench out from the wall to have access to both sides and still be able to put it back against the wall to avoid the wrath of SWMBO.

Anyone do this? is the roubo simply to heavy to move regularly? Any thoughts are appreciated.

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#1 posted 01-24-2014 09:08 PM

you could do a hinged bar with casters on it mounted to each pair of legs.
You set these in moving position with a lever. That way a 400 lb bench only fells like it weighs 50 lbs on each end.

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#2 posted 01-24-2014 09:42 PM

Rockler has a workbench caster made for this:

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#3 posted 01-25-2014 01:05 AM

Depends how heavy it is. These work great on my short bench but depending on how much you feel like lifting they could work on a much heavier one.

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