Got some time to revisit this issue today. As far as I can tell I have four solutions.
1) Not use the new casters.
2) Add washers to clear the situation
3) Grind away the pedal.
4) Move the pedal.
For now #1 will not be a long term solution. It will be a solution until I pick a path and make the adjustments.
Adding washers will no doubt work but then that will effect the mounting hole positions. When I go to the hardware store I will pick up a box of washers and see how many are needed and how much taller that will make things. While this is easy to adjust this way I'm not inclined to conclude this is the best way.
I'm not so sure I want to grind away part of the pedal. I'm also not sure if this a better way to do things in the long run. It does have the advantage of not changing the height...
As of this moment I'm entertaining the idea of moving the location of the pedal. The measurements I did indicate the contact area is about 3/8" so if the pedal were moved over 1/2" it would clear the caster top. I don't see having the pedal over another 1/2" will have any bad effects. Since I have more then one shopsmith I can use the other one set up as a drill press to add a second hole, should be an easy task. This also doesn't effect the height issue.
Anyone see any problems with my reasoning so far?
reible wrote:One other item I could easily check by installing the casters without changing the mounting was to see if the lever hit the caster... it was mentioned I think twice in the other thread so now we have seen this at least 3 times.
I'm not going to attempt to solve this just yet. A little grinding or a couple of washers might well be the fix but I'll come back to this later.