Caster Upgrade

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chapmanruss
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Re: Caster Upgrade

Post by chapmanruss »

JPG said,
I think a washer or two will make it closer to 'perfect'.
JPG you are correct. Yesterday Bruce and I were looking at how the original caster sits in the sleeve and there is just under a 1/8" gap.
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Russ

Mark V completely upgraded to Mark 7
Mark V 520
All SPT's & 2 Power Stations
Model 10ER S/N R64000 first one I restored on bench w/ metal ends & retractable casters.
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Model 10E S/N 1077 oldest one I have restored. 10E S/N 1033 & Mark 2 to be restored.
amboyna
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Re: Caster Upgrade

Post by amboyna »

Russ showed me how the top of the post actually bottoms out when slipped in to place. So even though the original caster and the new caster have the exact same profile of 2" it is still a little off.
The place I bought the new casters claimed there is no caster made with a 1 11/16" post. At least he did not carry one.
As JPG stated it could be fixed with a washer. But with warmer weather I am too busy making sawdust to try and fix it. :)
Shopsmith 10E S/N 5804 restored.
Shopsmith 10ER S/N R39267; purchased 10-10-50 in San Francisco.
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