Saturday, January 23, 2016

Adding Locking Wheels to a Cast Iron Grinder Stand

Harbor Freight used to sell the same grinder stand as the Grizzly H7763 where the base is a hollow casting, complicating wheel mounting. Most stud mounted wheels only have a bit over an inch in stud length and more than two inches plus an enormous fender washer would be needed to mount on this base.

I made aluminum adapters to go from the 1/2"-20 wheel studs on the 4 in. Hard Rubber Heavy Duty Swivel Casters with Brake Harbor Freight Item #90999 to a 3/8"-16 tapped hole. The adapters are about two inches long and easily clear the the hollow casting. The mount is very solid but the assembly is top heavy and a bit tippy but still works well with the wheels locked.

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1 comment:

  1. Excellent post, I just passed this into a colleague who was doing a little research on that. And he actually bought me lunch because I found it for him smile So let me rephrase that. steel castings