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OldBull

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07-15-2020 12:16 PM

I bought a bunch of Rockler heavy duty levelers for my mitre bench I am building and they came with these small white caps that fit nothing (all other suppliers were out).

Anyone know what they are for, maybe included trash that we are suppose to throw away ??

-- My favorite square is 40 grit sandpaper


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Lazyman

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#1 posted 07-15-2020 12:27 PM

Pictures of the parts might help.

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#2 posted 07-15-2020 12:28 PM

photos of the little white things would get you the most accurate responses.

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#3 posted 07-15-2020 01:41 PM

Hard plastic , won’t stretch over hex post, white cap is .29 ID, hex screw / post is .37 OD. 1 with each leveler.

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#4 posted 07-15-2020 01:47 PM

What does the bottom of the foot look like? Could these be inserts to cover the end of the screw?

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#5 posted 07-15-2020 01:51 PM

It probably is suppose to go over the screw post but it does not, it is to hard and won’t stretch, so I figured out this is a stupid question sorry folks.

white cap is .29 ID, hex screw / post is .37 OD. 1 with each leveler

-- My favorite square is 40 grit sandpaper

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#6 posted 07-15-2020 02:47 PM

I would guess they are dust caps for the hex screw to keep junk out of it.
like the little plastic caps on grease fittings and some air tool fittings.
(if they don’t fit snugly, they may have sent the wrong size – or get out the mallet).
your call – to use them or not.

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#7 posted 07-15-2020 03:49 PM

Is it to plug the hole you would need in a bottom shelf for access to the leveler with the Allen key?

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#8 posted 07-15-2020 03:54 PM

Torr is the winner of the day :<))))

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#9 posted 07-15-2020 03:56 PM

10-4 with Torr !!
(Donny – put the mallet back in the drawer).

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#10 posted 07-15-2020 04:08 PM

Oooh! Hadn’t thought of that. It has to be correct.

Geeez…. I have drilled many such holes to allow access to adjusting screws in jigs I have made and still the thought never crossed my mind.

Still, we need a disclaimer. Does Torr work for Rockler of the company that manufactures the levelers???

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#11 posted 07-15-2020 06:16 PM

””(Donny – put the mallet back in the drawer).”” I admit I was tempted John !!

It was on my mitre bench I was to busy beating the heck out of it trying to get the 3 pieces level and aligned and it took forever.

Torr, you da man, Thanks for the answer, I will keep them for just such a case and 4 years from now I will have no idea where they are.

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#12 posted 07-17-2020 10:27 AM


I will keep them for just such a case and 4 years from now I will have no idea where they are.

- OldBull

Made me laugh, it sounded so real for some reason….

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