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Forum topic by SteveMO posted 02-01-2009 10:23 PM 4616 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-01-2009 10:23 PM

New to the forum. Hello to all. Has anyone had experience with the Rockler ball bearing stands? I’ve been thinking of ordering a couple and was wondering how well they perform. http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=10998
I’d be using them with my compound miter saw and my table saw. Thanks for any feedback. Great forums and Sketchup is one cool program.


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#1 posted 02-02-2009 02:44 AM

Steve, I have a couple of them and they work as fine as any other stand. The problem with them is that they always seem to catch the edge of the work piece and end up turning over. For a miter saw support they probably will work fine and as an infeed/outfeed support on the table saw they will work. But sooner or later, no matter how carefully you set them up, the workpiece will catch on the stand. I use mine primarily to level my table saw outfeed table.

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#2 posted 02-02-2009 03:09 AM

They look like good quality stands but I have 4 that I purchased from Sears. Sears sells two. The more expensive ones are good quality.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00922293000P?mv=rr

They are 39.95 but can be had for 29.95. They seem to go on sale often. As Scott said no matter which ones you get the weight of a heavy piece of wood will sometimes push them over especially with larger sheets of plywood. For planking they don’t seem to do this though. I now have an outfeed table for my saw but I often bring them on the job when using my chop saw or on the feed side of my table saw to hold up wood between the stand and the saw before I feed it into the blade. They definitely come in handy on a regular basis.

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#3 posted 02-02-2009 03:13 AM

Steve:

I can highly recommend Rockler’s Heavy-Duty Flip Top Roller Stand (43399). This is a roller stand with a flip up roller bearing feature. It is heavy and rock solid, with a 440 lb capacity. It does not get pushed around and pushed over like so many other stands I’ve used in the past.

I even level it dead on, about two feet outward from the outfeed table on my jointer when jointing the edges of 8’ long boards. It does the job perfectly. This stand is heads and shoulders above lighter stands, including the Rockler stand that you were considering above.

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#4 posted 02-02-2009 02:58 PM

Thanks for the replies. I may just build an outfeed table. I’ve got plenty of scrap materials from other projects.

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#5 posted 02-02-2009 03:52 PM

I have em and I hate em for reasons given above.
You are better off building dedicated supports for each tool rather than tripping on and constantly moving these booby traps.

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#6 posted 02-02-2009 08:35 PM

I have 2 of the Craftsman Roller Stands, http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00922295000P?mv=rr,
and they work great for me. If you watch the Sears ads they sometimes go on sale for about 10 bucks each, that’s how I bought mine.

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#7 posted 02-02-2009 08:53 PM

I got this for Christmas. From the Wood Wisperer online store. works great for me and pretty cheap too.

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#8 posted 02-02-2009 09:31 PM

I built these and they are compact storable and do all the things that the store bought ones do.

From my woodfolder

From my woodfolder

Bob

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#9 posted 02-02-2009 10:08 PM

Bob,
Nice looking projects. Do you have plans or more pics of the units?

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#10 posted 02-02-2009 11:07 PM

Hi Steve:
the top on is one Plans Now>

From my woodfolder
and the lower one is a shopenotes plan.
The other one is shopenotes #20 Volume 4 .
Check the website with Google.

Bob

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#11 posted 02-02-2009 11:09 PM

Hi Steve:
the top on is one Plans Now>

From my woodfolder
and the lower one is a shopenotes plan.
The other one is shopenotes #20 Volume 4 .
Check the website with Google.

Bob

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#12 posted 02-02-2009 11:18 PM

Hi Steve:
the top on is one Plans Now>From my woodfolder and the lower one is a shopenotes plan.
The other one is shopenotes #20 Volume 4 .
Check the website with Google.

Bob

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#13 posted 02-02-2009 11:31 PM

Thanks. It will be my evening agenda.

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#14 posted 02-02-2009 11:33 PM

duplicate

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