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05-27-2013 07:38 AM
Barry747
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Hi Barry, When not moving the saw the casters are in the "up" position and the saw sits on it's own base. When snapped to the "down" position the saw is lifted onto the casters and is mobile. So if your saw has adjustable leveling feet you will be good to go, these casters do not change your tables position when they are in the "up" position. If your floor is way out of level and the caster won't go down far enough you can take the caster off, add a washer or two on the caster shaft...this shims it down. I really like these and they are very sturdy. Hope this helps, Dave
Dave, Thanks. I'm going to take a closer look at those casters.
05-20-2013 10:25 AM
adot45
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Dave, Quick question. With that type of caster how do you level the machine if your floor is not quite level? This might be an option for my new bandsaw.
Hi Barry, When not moving the saw the casters are in the "up" position and the saw sits on it's own base. When snapped to the "down" position the saw is lifted onto the casters and is mobile. So if your saw has adjustable leveling feet you will be good to go, these casters do not change your tables position when they are in the "up" position. If your floor is way out of level and the caster won't go down far enough you can take the caster off, add a washer or two on the caster shaft...this shims it down. I really like these and they are very sturdy. Hope this helps, Dave
05-20-2013 10:13 AM
Barry747 Dave, Quick question. With that type of caster how do you level the machine if your floor is not quite level? This might be an option for my new bandsaw.
05-14-2013 11:19 AM
adot45 OK, I ordered them yesterday and they were delivered today before noon. I think Woodcraft deserves an official pat on the back for such prompt service and delivery. Seems like just the clunkers get the press and it's nice to be able to point out somebody that's done a good job for a change. I had hoped these would do the job and I am very pleased with them. Believe it or not, being able to move something like a table saw 2 or 3 feet in any direction makes a huge difference when the building it's in is only 10 x 14.
Thanks again for everyone's suggestions and comments, I appreciate it. Dave
05-13-2013 11:46 AM
adot45 Hi Bill,
I have seen the ones like you describe and they also seem like a pretty good solution. I realize most folks here like the platform or frame style, but I just can't get enthused about them. I think at least for my application, I'm going with the Wood River leg mounted style of caster. I do appreciate everyone's thoughts on this subject and hope that whatever everyone else is using continues to work well for them. Dave
05-13-2013 11:22 AM
williamm
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Hi Bill, that sounds like the Wood River style of caster and I am still leaning toward that solution. Is this something like what you are talking about?
It was attached in a similar fashion but the top of my casters were threaded bolts with a "T" handle to turn. I could turn them down as I liked to even out the saw on uneven floors to roll it around. That was quite a few years ago and technology has improved since then, along with prices.
05-13-2013 03:45 AM
Willway I just checked the price on the HTC 2000 it is $65 on Amazon, and is rated at 500#. Very few saws weigh that much. It is also US made (Ithink) and has a lifetime warantee. It only raises the saw about 3/4". and mine is very stable. We had to readjust the frame and we did that by lifting one side at a time. I think it could be assembled that way. Actually if you lift just one side by the rails it really doesn't seem that heavy, even for a crippled up old man like me. When we put the wheels down we do lift on the saw a little, which does help when lowering the wheels. We actually move the saw much more often than I ever thought we would.
05-12-2013 04:36 PM
IC31 I built a table saw cabinet with some help from 'others' on the forum and using my cache of surplus cabinet grade 3/4" ply. This is the link with a few photos: http://www.routerforums.com/tools-wo...cabinet-3.html Photos on Post 25

The table is quite big, but works very nicely for my needs.

Additionally, I have a radial arm saw fitted with the retractable casters - this is shown on Post 27 of the same thread as above. These have worked well though one tends to go 'over center' occasionally, but is fairly easy to return to normal, usually with a well place stomp. If you use these casters, you might be lucky as I was and catch a ten dollar/set off sale which occurs a couple times a year(these casters only work on angled legs).
05-12-2013 01:53 PM
adot45 Hi Bill, that sounds like the Wood River style of caster and I am still leaning toward that solution. Is this something like what you are talking about?
05-12-2013 01:35 PM
williamm I had a Craftsman Tablesaw a while back and it was the contractor style.
I had a wheel attached to each leg that worked independently.
The saw was solidly on its own legs when in use and there was no change in operating height.
I don't know if that option is available to you or not.
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