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#1 posted 07-09-2017 08:24 PM

I have put casters under almost all of my machines as I am getting tight on space and have moved some of my less used machines to a “parking” area in the shop. I just roll them out when needed. Personally, I find they work just fine, even beneath my 850 lb Hammer 48”x 48” sliding table saw. I have no locking casters. I find the weight of the machines keeps them from moving on my relatively level concrete basement floor. I purchased all of my casters from Harbor Freight, making sure I bought the better grades of casters. They work great.

My position is, if you are putting enough pressure against the work when feeding it to move the machine, you are doing something very wrong. I never have a problem with any of the machines moving when working.

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