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#1 posted 09-15-2021 11:24 AM

These are the “larger” ones I used on my workbench. ( weighs a couple hundred)
As was noted, it depends a bit on the floor. A smooth hard cement floor, bb;s would work. Expansion joint, threshold, carpet? Bigger the better.

When I put my jointer up the first time, the wheels were narrower than the base. I found it a bit tippy, so I redid it with a deeper stance. Now wheels are as deep as the base, but it still feels tippy, so I am going to make a deeper base. My BS used wheels in the back, casters in the front. If I moved it more than in and out, I might make a wider base. It is when turning things feel tippy.

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