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johnnywalker
12-28-2001, 02:52 PM
Is there a double locking castor wheel (lock both swivel &turn) base avail. for the sharpener/balancer stand?
Thanks.

Magna-Matic
12-28-2001, 05:14 PM
Hello,

We do not carry any caster wheels for the stand, because of the weight of the grinder it is more stabile without them. Also we reccommend that you fill the stand with sand to add to the rigidity. Rigidity is paramount in grinding!

Now, if you shop has very nice smooth concrete floors, wheels may work ok, but you must note a couple things.

1.) The height of the grinder will change if you add wheels to the bottom of the stand.

2.) Without sand or something to give the stand more weight, AND depending on the wheels you find, you may have an un-safe "tippy" arrangement.

Because of all of these factors, we do not have wheels availble for the stand, but if you like the leveling screws in the stand have threaded weld nuts that you could get caster wheels for, and try it out. McMaster Carr or another industrial supply catalog will have a large selection of casters. Lastly, remember that we cannot be liable for mis-haps with or during alterations of our prodcuts.

Thank you for your question,

johnnywalker
12-28-2001, 09:07 PM
Originally posted by Magna-Matic

2.) Without sand or something to give the stand more weight, AND depending on the wheels you find, you may have an un-safe "tippy" arrangement.



Was planning on putting on a good set of locking casters & then adding sand. Most of our heavy units, (planer, table saw etc. are moveable with a manufaturer's base). I understand your concerns as the sharpener & stand are high & narrow.
Thanks for the reply.