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Lee Watermann
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Sep 2nd, 2017 at 2:14pm
 
Setting up a Rikon lathe for pen and small turnings and would like to set it on casters. For those that have done this just wondering how it is working out or is it a bust.
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Reply #1 - Sep 2nd, 2017 at 3:36pm
 
I have my lathe on casters. Be sure to get casters that are double locking (roll & pivot)
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Reply #2 - Sep 2nd, 2017 at 10:05pm
 
Thanks, Ed. Didn't know about double locking. I hope to find them with stems.
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Reply #3 - Sep 3rd, 2017 at 8:49am
 
This is what I did on my table saw. If I can lift one end of my saw with no problem you can probably lift one end of your mini lathe.
To move I raise one end and pull the cord to swing the casters underneath. Then the other end. When positioned again raise one end and use you toe to swing/kick the mounting plate under. Then your stand will be sitting firmly on the floor rather than on casters. When stored just leave on the casters until needed again.
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Reply #4 - Sep 3rd, 2017 at 9:09am
 
Lee Watermann wrote on Sep 2nd, 2017 at 10:05pm:
Thanks, Ed. Didn't know about double locking. I hope to find them with stems.


Sorry, yes they have them with stems, it;s just that the plate style was on sale.
(I also use the stem style)
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Re: casters on lathe
Reply #5 - Sep 3rd, 2017 at 2:09pm
 
Mike Mills wrote on Sep 3rd, 2017 at 8:49am:
This is what I did on my table saw. If I can lift one end of my saw with no problem you can probably lift one end of your mini lathe.
To move I raise one end and pull the cord to swing the casters underneath. Then the other end. When positioned again raise one end and use you toe to swing/kick the mounting plate under. Then your stand will be sitting firmly on the floor rather than on casters. When stored just leave on the casters until needed again.



Now this is a great idea.  Thanks for posting it.
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