Caster Opinions
#18
  Re: Caster Opinions by Jason28 (I'm putting my drill...)
(04-19-2017, 06:45 AM)jlanciani Wrote: The problem with the casters form the furniture dollies is that they are not locking type casters. There is no way I'd want my drill press sitting on wheels with no good way to keep it from moving in use.

My old Craftsman dp is on a mobile base with non locking casters. It was never a problem. It's not like you are pushing wood into it.
My current Delta 13" planer and my last one, a Boice Crane 500# beast, were on non locking casters. Again no problem.
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#19
  Re: Caster Opinions by Jason28 (I'm putting my drill...)
A floor model drill press is already one top heavy and tippy SOB. So be careful about how you add casters.
Wood is good. 
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#20
  Re: Caster Opinions by Jason28 (I'm putting my drill...)
(04-21-2017, 01:34 AM)ez-duzit Wrote: A floor model drill press is already one top heavy and tippy SOB. So be careful about how you add casters.

Yes they are top heavy, and a lot have tiny bases.
Mine has a big base, approx. 18 wide x 24 deep.
The shop made mobile base, with non locking casters is 22 wide x 26 deep.
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#21
  Re: Caster Opinions by Jason28 (I'm putting my drill...)
I've built mobile bases for most of my equipment.  I've standardized on the Grizzly 4 inch double locking casters.  I've probably got 20 of them in the shop without a failure or problem.
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#22
  Re: Caster Opinions by Jason28 (I'm putting my drill...)
A Harbor Freight mobile base is another option ($30 + tax with 20% coupon). Use steel tubing to construct it rather than wood.

http://www.harborfreight.com/300-lb-capa...95288.html

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/2747 -- see second picture

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/5306

Here is a DIY base. Since it rests on the floor, the non-locking HF casters could be used.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SLEzHkM-zc
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#23
  Re: Caster Opinions by Jason28 (I'm putting my drill...)
that home made base is clever
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#24
  Re: Caster Opinions by Jason28 (I'm putting my drill...)
(6 hours ago)EricU Wrote: that home made base is clever

I would make it a little narrower, round over all the corners, sand it and paint it. It would be a good-looking base.

I like bases that rest on the floor rather than on casters. Here are two others I bookmarked. The first one uses two fixed casters at the back and a step caster at the front.

http://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/showt...hp?t=30881

https://www.amazon.com/Caster-Only-for-M...op?ie=UTF8

The second one uses four Rockler workbench casters.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/84820
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