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Caster Assembly for Stand Alone Scroll Saw

#250161 by dusty » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:16 pm

Can anyone tell me what is unique about a caster assembly that is meant to be mounted on the "stand alone" scroll saw?

On the 1st of July I placed an online order for 555457 (Scroll Saw Caster Assembly) but have not yet received it (an d now know that I won't). I called to see what was holding up my order. It has not (will not) ship because it is now a discontinued item.

What would I have to do to a standard caster assembly to make it compatible to the Scroll Saw?

Incidentally: I learned with this telephone call that if you place an order that involves a back ordered item that nothing will ship and the online order status may not update to reflect true order status until the back ordered item becomes available. This does not have to be. Customer Service reportedly changed my order status so that those items that are in stock will be shipped as a partial.

I guess this is one way to improve back order status. Just don't declare it.

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Re: Caster Assembly for Stand Alone Scroll Saw

#250164 by RonKlein » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:23 pm

Mounting hardware (spacers. screw lengths).

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Re: Caster Assembly for Stand Alone Scroll Saw

#250167 by jsburger » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:17 pm

As Ron said it is the mounting hardware I think. I have never seen a set but I made the required mounting adapters from 1/2" (I think) Baltic birch. It was all done by trial and error since I have never seen the real thing but they work perfectly. The scroll saw legs are at a different angle than all the other SS stands/legs. Actually it is the bolt holes I guess due to the thiness of the legs. They will bolt up but the castor stems are not vertical to the floor so they don't rotate properly.

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Re: Caster Assembly for Stand Alone Scroll Saw

#250172 by dusty » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:00 pm

Thanks. I guess I will just have to give it a go and make some brackets. I really want to be able to move the scroll saw around.

In the previous shops I had dedicated locations and the scroll saw hardly ever got moved. Here with the reduction in floor space, there are no dedicated areas.

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