|Forum topic by ADHDan||posted 07-02-2014 04:13 PM||1647 views||1 time favorited||1 reply|
07-02-2014 04:13 PM
I love these retractable casters from Rockler: http://www.rockler.com/workbench-caster-kit-4-pack. They make it easy to move a heavy workbench around a small shop, but without the wobble you get even with casters that have both a brake and a lock. There’s just one problem – a fully loaded workbench can be really heavy, making it difficult to leverage these things down.
My solution: install the casters on the workbench sides, drill out some 1/4” holes in them, and connect them with sturdy angle iron. You can kick down the angle iron while lifting up on the bench to engage both casters simultaneously, although I added a hinged oak lever to make it even easier.
Just a little tip for anyone who uses these awesome wheels but hates trying to engage them under hundreds of pounds of weight.
-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.