Turning Archive 2004

Subject:
Mobile Base Casters/Wheels

Mark Kauder, Phenix City, AL
>I built a mobile base for the Jet 1642 lathe that our club boutght from TD, However the swivel casters that I put on it are just not up to the task.

I used some 3" cheap casters that had lying around the shop. I think that the problem is not so much the wheels themselves, and the swivel part - I think the bearins cannot handle the weight - they do not want to swivel easily.

Anyone have specific recommendations? I do not want to get this base too high, so 4"-6" casters are out.

Thanks

Mark

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