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post #1 of 8 Old 03-26-2018, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Help with name of ... Thingamajiggy.

Hello,

Random question, but I have a portable bench on 6" lockable casters. I thought the locks would be enough, but either I find myself forgetting to lock them, or due to a slick floor it has slid around on me when working with heavier pieces.

I remember seeing some videos a while back where the workbench has a foot "lever"/ action that when pressed down, lifts the workbench off the surface onto casters.

Could anyone help me out with what I am referring to? Im sure its some cam type of lift/ lock.

Only thing I can think of that has a similar feature is the base of the rolling ladders you see at big box stores.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-26-2018, 09:17 PM
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I'm not so sure about having them integrated into a caster, but you are looking for a floor lock.

https://www.mcmaster.com/#floor-locks/=1c57pep
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Are you looking for these?

http://www.rockler.com/workbench-caster-kit-4-pack


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Terry Q, #nailedit!! So did you Solid7! Those will do, atleast to get me on the right path! Thanks you both!

Stepdown casters. .hmm. :)
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I'm not so sure about having them integrated into a caster, but you are looking for a floor lock.

https://www.mcmaster.com/#floor-locks/=1c57pep
I think he's referring to a design similar to what ridgid puts on their R4512 tablesaw. They show it at 1:20 in this video

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post #6 of 8 Old 03-27-2018, 12:04 AM
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Darn..I was going to call them dohickies.. Thingamajiggy is so thingamajiggyish..

I figured it's time to change my signature so hold your breath. This is it.
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I have those kick-down style casters on my workbench and am putting them on the new planer stand. They're great, when the wheel is up, the bench is on it's regular feet, with no wheel rock and roll.

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also here:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I have the PowerTec on the bandsaw, planer, joiner, router table. you get a bit more than 1/2" clearance to the floor when raised. I use some screw on rubber round pads - the softer ones are better - 'hard' plastic tends to slide on smooth concrete.
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