cooch366 wrote:I'm waiting for my backordered casters to arrive to mount on my new Mark 7.
I've been reading all of the threads about the "drilling".
I think I'm going to:
1. Use the template that SS provides "Rev D 5/12" and laminate the sections in 10mil plastic. Cut them out and now I have a rigid template to attach to the leg to center punch the new holes.
2. I'm going to make Dusty's template to be 100% sure that the holes are where they HAVE to be.
In reading everything, it appears that the mounting is/can be a nightmare.
Any thoughts, other ideas, or other suggestions? All would be appreciated.
If this task becomes a nightmare, it is because you did not think it through before you started. On the surface, it seems "simple" and it is. It is real simple to drill the wrong hole or to drill it in the wrong location.
The existing holes provide two great assists. They provide the separation between the holes and the angle of the holes. Use that to your advantage and it will be simple for you too.
I removed the caster sets completely, did the drilling and then remounted the caster sets laying on the shop floor. No lifting involved. I avoid lifting anything heavy whenever I can. I also seem to find that more and more things are heavy.