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post #1 of 8 Old 01-25-2020, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Help finding a whatchamacallit

No, not the candy bar.

I'm building a utility cart for my contractor table saw. Looking for those foot pads that you can step on to lift the cart off its casters a little bit to immobilize it. The locking casters alone don't have enough stopping power to keep the cart from moving.

Having a heck of a time finding those...things. Floor locks? Lift pads? Locking feet?

Any help would be appreciated.

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post #2 of 8 Old 01-25-2020, 01:20 PM
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Search for “floor locks” in the McMaster Carr catalog. They are in the “Feet” section. They have both side mount and under mount.
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post #3 of 8 Old 01-25-2020, 01:31 PM
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check these out .....

These are about 1/2 the cost of the same thing from Amazon:

northerntool.com/shop/tools/NTESearch?storeId=6970&ipp=48&Ntt=strongway+floor+ lock+900+lb

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...0505_200660505

Amazon's here:
https://www.amazon.com/Vestil-FL-5-E.../dp/B0052PLHI2

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The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)

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There ya go! I didn’t do a web search. Just went directly to the MC catalog because I was sure they had them but couldn’t remember what they were called.
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Awesome, guys...thank you!

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Did you consider workbench casters? They bolt to the side of the cabinet. You press down on them to engage the wheel, otherwise, the cabinet rests on its own feet.

I have these. They are NOT on sale now, but they go on sale from time to time:
https://www.rockler.com/rockler-work...ter-kit-4-pack

You can get them elsewhere, too:
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=workbench+casters

When I did that, I found ones like the Rockler ones, but I also noticed a version with three screws above and below. I do not know if it is an "improved version" from the same manufacturer, or another firm has started making knock-offs. Either way, they cost less than the Rockler casters above.

Hint: Many people drill the angled part of the foot piece, then bolt a metal or wood bar across to the matching caster. The bar enables you to raise both wheels on a side with one step.
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As with so many things, you have to know what the thing is called to look it up. Gosh I looked and looked for hours. Guess I should have asked here. One reason this place is so great.
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It sounds like you might have your own design, but this thing is hard to beat for the price and convenience.

https://www.harborfreight.com/search?q=mobile%20base
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