Floor stops for tool stand

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downsizingnow48

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I have most everything on tool stands with wheels. I use a block of wood to wedge them off the floor when I need them to stay put. Recently there were some helpful posts on built-in floor stops. Making a tool stand for a thickness planer, which needs to be very stable, I decided to do something a bit fancier than a block of wood. These stops are easy to make and work well. There is a 1/2" nut welded on the bottom of the frame and a short bushing welded on the top. The three pieces (handle, threaded rod, floor mount) are assembled with blue Loctite. The mount rotates and tilts.
 

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I really LIKE those. Nice job.
 
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First test run, solid as a rock. Glad I decided to upgrade from the block of wood.
 

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Looks good. I have a set on my Craftsmen table saw that came with it. Uses a pedal to let the wheels retract.
 
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Nice clean job. I like the finishing touch of the end caps on the tube.
 
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That's exactly what I was going to suggest. I put those on all the machines in my shop that have mobile bases and they work great. They hold fast and easily accommodate uneven surfaces.
 
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Nice clean job. I like the finishing touch of the end caps on the tube.
Are those plastic tubing end caps available on Line somewhere?
Nice finishing touch with out having to weld on a metal cap. I’m assuming they are available in various sizes.

B. John
 
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Those look great, very nice! Did you source the handle at McMaster-Carr too?
 
 
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