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I hope this is the right place to post this. Found it on Pinterest, looking for something not even vaguely resembling this. Actually the photo should be ample, but I'll post the whole article anyway.
https://www.popularwoodworking.com/w...r-bench-mobile
Of course, it would be suitable for various tools stand, etc. I'd never ran across this idea before, on the other hand, have never required wheels on my stands, etc. Simple, low cost, works. Neat.

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Clever way of doing that! Thanks for sharing that with us!

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Clever way of doing that! Thanks for sharing that with us!

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So, in order to get my bench up on the wheels, I'd have to lift each end while balancing on one foot. Looks like it was designed for people with fewer candles on the cake.
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So, in order to get my bench up on the wheels, I'd have to lift each end while balancing on one foot. Looks like it was designed for people with fewer candles on the cake.
I'm with Andy, this looks like a solution for a lightweight bench with no drawers or shelves full of stuff.
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Plus steel toed boots ,just in case.
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So, in order to get my bench up on the wheels, I'd have to lift each end while balancing on one foot. Looks like it was designed for people with fewer candles on the cake.
Depends on if you use your imagination or not. Me, I'd rig something like this. Lift, pretty much no matter how heavy it is, and you could rig a cable or lever system to swing the wheel bar up into place.
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I use the set from Rockler:

Workbench Locking Caster Kit (4 Pack) - Rockler Woodworking Tools

They do work but given the weight of my bench they can be hard to set. Fortunately, I seldom have to move it.

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Depends on if you use your imagination or not. Me, I'd rig something like this. Lift, pretty much no matter how heavy it is, and you could rig a cable or lever system to swing the wheel bar up into place.
Yes, but can she COOK??
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Interseting

the blonde one , not bad.

I' d like be to able to move my combination table saw, planer- jointer on wheels.

But I will not lift the weight myself !

Has to be a clever lever system.

Then the blond one could use it.

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