I am designing a new workbench for my new (very small) shop. The shop is only 3,0x3,5 meters (around 10 by 11,5 feet). Therefore it's important for me that the workbench is mobile. This way I can work around it and move it outside when I need to cut bigger stock. Now my big question is what kind of casters should I use? These are the two most obvious options in my mind:
1. regular double locking casters like these:
I have two problems with this type of caster. One: I really don't know how sturdy these actually are. I want absolutely no play on the workbench and I wonder if these casters can provide that. And two: they raise the workbench up quite a bit. Which will create a big unused space underneath the workbench that I ideally would like to prevent.
2. Retractable casters like these:
Now at first thought, these casters solve the problem of the sturdiness and the empty space underneath. But they cause another problem: They stick out to the side of the workbench. This will be inefficient as well because I cant put the workbench in the corner. Also because I won't be able to lower the wheel in that corner.
Some information so you can get an idea of the weight of my workbench:
It will be a workbench that 2 meters long and 75 cm wide (around 6,5 feet by 2,5 feet). It will be built out of standard 4x7's (2 by 4's in imperial) witch a plywood top and bottom. I want to build in the Metabo ts 254 m (24,4kg or 54 pounds). And a self-made router table. I don't know exactly what I want to do with the leftover space yet. But I am going to make it as efficiently as possible. So it won't be a lot of air, thus it will be heavy.
I hope you guys can give me some advice, tips and ideas. Maybe you have a completely other system of mobilizing a workbench.
I hope my English was good enough for you. Because as you may notice, English is not my mother tongue. I'm just a Dutch guy who needs some help
Hope to hear from you soon!