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post #1 of 11 Old 07-08-2012, 11:34 PM Thread Starter
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workbench with fold away castors

I am looking for a plan for workbench with folding away castors. Any suggestion?
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post #2 of 11 Old 07-10-2012, 09:30 AM
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I think you could probably build any bench design you like, then add the casters after the fact. Also, I think I might put the casters on one side only, just to give me enough portability to nudge the workbench around if needed.
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Rockler sells some workbench casters that pop up and out of the way. Also search on Popular Woodworking's site. They had a couple solutions you might be interested in.
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Do we take your words literally that you want "fold away" casters? Not just casters which can be maneuvered in such a way as they no longer contact the floor? The result is the same: you have an object with a solid footing on the floor. However, the implementation can be far different.

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Rockler sells some workbench casters that pop up and out of the way. Also search on Popular Woodworking's site. They had a couple solutions you might be interested in.
I don't have anything else to compare with, but I would definitely recommend the Rockler ones.

Just finished building my first workbench and slapped the Rockler Workbench Castor Kit on it. I love them. Pretty spendy ($80 or so), but Rockler is always sending out coupons....think I got them for about $60.

In about 10 seconds, I can make my very heavy workbench that is completely stationary in the corner of my garage and make it fully mobile. I was shocked by how easy it is to push around the bench with the wheels engaged.
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Do we take your words literally that you want "fold away" casters? Not just casters which can be maneuvered in such a way as they no longer contact the floor? The result is the same: you have an object with a solid footing on the floor. However, the implementation can be far different.

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I mean when I need to move the object, the casters are attached on the floor, and they will not contact the floor once in position. I am comparing different kinds of implementation. Any suggestions are greatly welcome.
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I built this for my old table saw stand. Step on the lever and everything lifts up. Is you want it to stay up just wedge a 2x2 between the table top and lever. The idea is pretty similar to the first video haugerm posted.

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look at Rockler tools
Woodbench Caster Kit # 43501
Good luck

Have a Safe Day and GOD Bless.
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Here's another similar one - the rods push down and hook in the notches - not real clear in the pic.
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check this out .... might be too late for you but .....
Fold up Workbench

My bad .... i read it back to front - i though i said fold away bench with casters

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