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Re: Caster Upgrade

#258264 by chapmanruss » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:37 pm

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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Mark V 520 S/N 09-11-01 completely upgraded to Mark 7, with all SPT's & more.
Model 10ER S/N R64000 first one I restored on bench w/ Shopsmith metal ends & retractable casters. Has Speed Changer, Model 4E Jointer, Jig Saw with lamp, a complete set of original accessories & much more.
Model 10E S/N 1077 oldest one I have restored. On bench w/ Shopsmith metal ends & retractable casters.

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Re: Caster Upgrade

#258323 by amboyna » Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:52 am

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 being restored.
Shopsmith 10ER S/N R39267; purchased 10-10-50 in San Francisco.
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