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I have been using 4" casters on the Big Green Egg tables we have been making. I found one at Lowe's that worked really good. the rolled really smooth, mounted easy and the priced was okay. But as it always seems, when you find a good product they discontinue it and the replacement caster Lowe's put in cost more. Well that sent me to the Internet looking for casters like I was using and I found a site called Caster City. I found they carried the exact same caster I was using so I made a call to them to see what options were available. I use two that just swivel and two that swivel and lock. I was transfered to a great technical person that was most helpful and spent a good bit of time with me on the options. after finding out how many I was using he set me up an account and a discount level so I can go online and order them when I need them and have them shipped to me and even at a cheaper price than I was paying. So if you are looking for casters for any project you are working on may I suggest you check out Caster City. This is the one that I use.
I been using remote controlled wheels on magnets to hold wood against the table saw fence. A little softer than the skate wheels. Oh and the magnets are from Grizzly. But now they are about half the price of other wood supply places so probably not worth a flip. In some peoples minds? The stand alone magnet on the left is about the best thing for repeatable lengths of cross cut pieces from the table saw in my little mind.
This last summer there was a discusion on another forum of making diamond wheels for the WorkSharp. Bill @Schnewj did a lot of research and cost analysis on making diamond wheels for the WorkSharp Sharpening System. From that discussion I was able to get the sources for the materials thru Bills research. So I set out to make a set of diamond wheels. The idea behind all this was to make some MDF wheels and buy some magnetic sign material 6"discs with PSA backing. Then drill a hole in the discs and peel the cover off and stick them o the MDF wheels. He also found a source in Los Angeles that sold lapidary steel diamond discs for the lapidary trade that were 6" in diameter. So you see where this is going. I will show you how I made the wooden discs and mounted the mag disc them the diamond disc. Herb