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    Rocky D, saw your info in another post about welding tables. Please tell me more about how this 'foot' is built/works. (see jpeg at end of question)

    I assume its pupose is to just stop the table from moving around by creating friction against the floor. I have been thinking a while about how to make something similar and haven't got very far in my thought process. I have some woodworking machinery that weighs several hundred pounds each and want to make their stands movable on casters yet stationary when I want to use them.

    thanks, Dave

  • #2
    Dave,

    Here's one of several floor locks available through Grainger...

    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/pro...mId=1611761160

    Good Luck!
    Bill C
    "The more I learn about welding the more I find there is to learn..."

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    • #3
      Dave,

      As far as how they work; they are a toggle type device. Stepping on the main lever lifts the load onto the lock and the toggle goes over center to lock. The second lever unlocks the toggle and a spring returns the floor lock to a high enough position that it doesn't hit door sills when you wheel your table around.

      Make sense?
      Bill C
      "The more I learn about welding the more I find there is to learn..."

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      • #4
        tool bases

        Dave, I have a pretty nice plan, but the file is too large to post here. I will be glad to send it to you if you email me.

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        • #5
          Re: Rocky D tell me more about this 'foot'

          Originally posted by DaveD
          Rocky D, saw your info in another post about welding tables. Please tell me more about how this 'foot' is built/works. (see jpeg at end of question)

          I assume its pupose is to just stop the table from moving around by creating friction against the floor. I have been thinking a while about how to make something similar and haven't got very far in my thought process. I have some woodworking machinery that weighs several hundred pounds each and want to make their stands movable on casters yet stationary when I want to use them.

          thanks, Dave
          Bill gave you the where to purchase info, they are cheaper through McMaster-Carr, tho, I think. Floor locks are purchased according to the wheel size you are using, or you do what I did and make it fit by altering the frame. To install, you put 1/4" shim plate under the wheels of the side you attach the footlock to, extend the footlock, and weld in place or bolt on. It should raise the wheels off the floor 1/4".

          Try: www.mcmaster.com then do a search on "floor locks"
          Last edited by Rocky D; 12-29-2002, 05:22 AM.

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          • #6
            Thanks for all the input guys. Its appreciated.

            Cope, I enmailed you for the plans, thanks for the offer.

            Rocky D, thanks for the Mcmaster site. Just what I was looking for. Never gave it a thought that someone made/sold those things, I can probably even make one from their pictures. At about $40 each that beats heck out of the Grainger price (thanks for the grainger link Bill C) of $72. I'll probably buy one from Mcmaster and give it a try.

            Russell, yep, I'm considering pattering mine after the Delta ones. Just hadn't figured the foot out yet and if I want to 'cam' the foot or the casters themselves. I have had the sears ones in the past where you screw the casters up/down, but manually screwing them up/down gets old in a hurry

            off topic......
            BTW, concerning Grainger, I wish they would get into the 21st century and deal with the little guy like me. That crap about wholesale and needing a commercial accound stinks. I guess they don't want my $300/year and I'd rather not keep bothering my buddy that does have an account.

            thanks again, Dave

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            • #7
              plans

              Dave, the plans are in the mail. By the way, Dizzy used a Delta lift part on his stand.

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              • #8
                Dave,
                I agree with you about Grainger, I wouldn't buy anything there if i couldn't use the Lockheed name and get a small discount.
                Try McMaster, they've got almost anything you can dream of and all it takes is a credit card. I thing the minimum is $25 dollars but that's never been a problem. Great online catalog too.
                Mike Pado

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by d110pickup
                  Dave,
                  I agree with you about Grainger, I wouldn't buy anything there if i couldn't use the Lockheed name and get a small discount.
                  Try McMaster, they've got almost anything you can dream of and all it takes is a credit card. I thing the minimum is $25 dollars but that's never been a problem. Great online catalog too.
                  Mike Pado
                  Just to chime in, on Grainger...my company is a HUGE company which now does all it's buying through Grainger....supposed to save money? I don't know how they figure....I can order steel from a local yard and get it that day....the same order through Grainger takes three to six weeks, and then it's not what I ordered, and to add insult to injury, they charge 300% more!

                  Bottom line...they suck!

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                  • #10
                    For carts, casters, stops and much more check out DOD, or industrial auctions only problem is timing what they sell with your need and often too big of lots for small buyer. I use to get storage cases & casters by the pound at Imperial Beach Ca..

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                    • #11
                      Rocky D. (Bottom line...they suck!)


                      Don't beat around the bush Rocky, tell us what you really think..
                      It's not an optical illusion...it just looks like one

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                      • #12
                        Thumbs Down Grainger

                        I agree,,,i give grainger the thumbs down,,,some times in a pinch they got an odd ball thing in stock i may need such as a pulley or somthing,,serious markup!!!,dont think about returning it,!!!,they got a nack of making u feel like u left without the shirt on your back!!!,,Kinda like Napa Auto Parts

                        jim
                        http://www.youtube.com/jimcaf57

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                        • #13
                          Granger,,,lol

                          At the checkout,,,
                          http://www.youtube.com/jimcaf57

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