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WoodRiver JM-TJL
Item 141550

Retracting Casters

$52.50

Put your open base saw on wheels with the touch of a toe! Unlike mobile bases, these retractable casters do not change the height of your saw. When the casters are retracted your saw sits solidly...

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Put your open base saw on wheels with the touch of a toe! Unlike mobile bases, these retractable casters do not change the height of your saw. When the casters are retracted your saw sits solidly on its own legs. The swiveling wheels fit most open base saws. Set of four; all mounting hardware is included. On some saws, drilling may be required for the mounting hardware.Weight capacity is 600Lbs for 4; or 150Lbs each.


WoodRiver Retractable Casters’ Features
  • Fits most open base saws
  • Includes all mounting hardware
  • Weigh capacity 150Lbs each
  • Drilling may be required

Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
50 Reviews
  1. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Very Good But Could Be Better

    These work very well but the casters don't adjust for for height. One of mine needed to extend about another 1/8" or so but only one of the locking nuts move, the other is welded in place so the caster is a set height as it comes. I added an extra washer but it would be much easier if both nuts moved so the caster height would adjust.

  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great Casters for Shop Equipment

    Just ordered the 3rd set of these. Put first set on my 1967 Craftsman 12" Commercial Table Saw. Put second set on my Ridgid Jointer. Third set will go on the new steel stand I just ordered for my 12" Dewalt Planer. With these three machines plus all my other equipment, I have a real shortage of space. Being able to easily roll these machines out of the way is great. These casters are foot operated. They ended the problem of getting down on my tired old knees to screw the original casters down to move my big table saw around.

  3. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Excellent casters

    I had to drill holes to mount the unit onto my disk sander but what a difference. I can easily move the unit around with little effort. Just snap the wheels up or down to move or have the unit stable.

  4. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great . AlmostasgoodastheMagicWand

    Simple to use...

  5. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Woodriver Retracting Casters

    After searching for two or three weeks through the Internet, and Catalogs, I certain that I found the Product that I need for the MOBILE PULPIT that I will be constructing. Thank you. James L. Powell.

  6. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Reliable and Stable

    Installed on heavy, 60's Craftsman table saw and no problems... Works great

  7. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Nothing Like it on the Market!

    Plusses: There is nothing like these on the market--period! They work--as long as you don't try to put them on something really heavy. They are reasonably priced. They are not hard to install but did require a lot of drilling (5/16"). The operation of the flip-down mechanism is simple and positive. Shipping was quick and product arrived in pristine condition. Minuses: Mounting hardware incomplete (no lock washers). Lots of drilling required (5/16"); I went through two drill bits. Caster wheels seem light, but do work okay on my garage floor. Absolutely no instructions included. These things increase the footprint of my tool stand by over a foot each way; in my garage-workshop space is at a minimum. All in all, I am well satisfied. They took a while to install--I found it easier to disassemble the saw--but I enjoy this kind of thing.

  8. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Works as advertised

    Used them for a very heavy planer. Now I can move it to wherever it works the best. Had to drill holes in the legs for them but no problem.

  9. 1.0 out of 5 stars
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    Does not fit all support legs

    Does not fit on the legs of the Craftsman 14 inch band saw.

  10. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    outstanding

    best thing since sliced bread

  11. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    I would buy this product again if needed

    Works great

  12. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Useful fits perfectly to my table saw

    It fits perfectly to my table saw, brought all the necessary hardware and it was very easy to install.

  13. 1.0 out of 5 stars
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    Casters don't swivel

    I bought a set of these casters for an old Craftsman saw. The brackets were exactly the right size, and the bottom holes lined up with existing holes. I had to drill two more holes in each leg for the remaining bolts. The lift mechanism worked OK, but it seemed flimsy. Ocassionally the springs slid inboard and the drop mechanism would not work. The biggest problem was that the wheels all tended to point diagonally so that the saw would not roll. When I forced it the wheels dragged and scuffed my floor. I removed the brackets and returned the set to the store for a refund.

  14. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    works great!

    I used these retracting casters on the tool table. I mounted my 6" jointer/planer on table. Wheels work great, just be sure to mount them on the table legs low enough so the table is sturdy while in the down position.

  15. 1.0 out of 5 stars
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    two out of four have failed

    I purchased a set of these to use on my table saw. Within a short amount of time the bearings on two of them had gone out and the table saw was no longer mobile.

  16. 1.0 out of 5 stars
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    Nice idea but not very strong

    Installed on a 10" table saw made by General. Good idea, but the casters are not made very well and the result is the saw is difficult to move around.

  17. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Exactly what I needed

    Use it on my home made floorstand for my radial-arm saw

  18. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    retracting casters

    I used these on a heavy (150 lbs) router table and they work great for moving it around

  19. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    I would buy this product again

    Much handier to move the saw around

  20. 2.0 out of 5 stars
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    Does not work very well.

    I bought this to use on a 10" Delta contractor saw. I thought it would be easier to clean around than the square frame style mobile base. After receiving the casters it did not appear that they would install properly on this saw without interfering with existing bolts and removal of the rubber feet. I removed the V-brackets from the lift mechanizims and installed the mechanizims directly to the saw legs. Everything works now but the mechanizims seem sort of flimsy and the casters do not roll very well. I'm really not happy with this product and do not recommend it to anyone else.

  21. 2.0 out of 5 stars
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    Not exactly what I expected

    The units were easy to install but the casters do not perform well. Very dificult to move the table saw around the shop. I am replacing the casters.

  22. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    retracting casters

    I had to replace the ball casters with wheel casters,because they didn't roll. None of the holes lined up,so Ihad to redrill all of the holes. Great accessory for a home workshop to move your tools around.

  23. 2.0 out of 5 stars
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    Disappointed

    I own a Hitachi Table saw with retractable casters that work perfectly. When I saw this item, I thought it would be great for my shop made workbench. The bench is 400 lbs so based on the ratings of 600 lbs total for the four casters, I purchased these. The installation is straight forward and easy. However, there were no instructions with the casters so it is possible that I have not installed them correctly. As a side note, the rollers were shipped on the brackets with the lock nuts loose. I didn't realize this until the first attempt to move the bench. After adjusting and tightening the stems, the rollers moved better, but not great. They are marketed as add-ons for a steel tool stand. I installed them to a wooden workbench leg using the biggest lag screws the installation holes would allow. The issue is twofold. 1) of the four casters, two are difficult to engage and disengage. I used the same technique for establishing clearance for all four casters. 2) they do not roll easily when engaged. If fact, the shop floor shows the black scuff marks from the rollers indicating that they are not rolling. I like the concept and have not given up on making this work. I plan to replace the ball casters with stem roller casters that have a higher load rating. This will probably require that I reposition the bracket on the leg leaving some ugly lag screw holes to deal with. In all fairness, I am using these in an installation that they were not marketed for. Therefore, I would recommend these for their intended purpose.

  24. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Retracting Casters do the job

    Heck for stout, but bulky

  25. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Best for use on very smooth floors

    The wheels are small and roll well only on very smooth surfaces. Larger wheels would be a plus. In time I will consider replacing the wheels with larger ones. Otherwise, the retracting feature is great and works well.

  26. 2.0 out of 5 stars
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    Good design, poor casters

    I bought this set about a year ago for a Delta contracters saw with cast iron table and extension. Now the bearings in the casters are failing. I like the design and function of the set(when working properly) and will probably spend the money to replace the casters.

  27. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    works just great

    I put Retracting Casters on my jet contrator table saw so glad i did they roll very easy on my smooth finished floor. would buy again.

  28. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    Works okay but wheels could be better

    I've had these for several years on a Craftsman 10 inch saw. Had to drill a couple of holes in saw legs to line up but otherwise pretty routine installation. Extended wheels just barely lifted the saw high enough to clear floor except where floor was uneven. Eventually, I noticed the ball bearings falling out. Upon inspection, the races had spread from the off-center loading, allowing loss of bearings. I replaced the wheels with regular 3 inch wheels which work okay. Replacement ball wheels would have been better as the wheel axis angle is not perfectly parallel to the floor.

  29. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    good accessory

    My floor is slighly un even where I will use the saw and I had to adjust the stationary leg length for a stable stance. With the leg adjustment, It drags slightly when I engage the wheels to move.

  30. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    two is the number

    I'm typically a cheapskate and am always looking for way to save a few bucks. After I installed 2 casters on my band saw (which isn't very heavy) I realized that I could extend the casters and slightly lift up on the other end and steer it around the shop. I then installed the other 2 on my router table. I wouldn't try this on anything real heavy but for something you rarely move you might want to give it a try.

  31. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great Product!

    Installation was rather easy, with some minor drilling required on the legs of my Craftsmen saw table. I couldn't be happier that I finally purchased these wheels and wish that I had done so long ago.

  32. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    This work great in my basement workshop

    on my band-saw, now easy to move

  33. 1.0 out of 5 stars
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    not good for contractor saws!

    I bought this product 2.5 years ago only had it on my contractor saw for a few months. Unable to hold the weight of the saw! I thought this would be a perfect replacement for a mobile base! The rollers were cheap, didn't roll well at all. Bought the heavy duty one from another woodworking company and I've been happyier ever since. I wish I would've put the money towards something else! THese just sit on the floor in my garage! Save you money and just buy a mobile base!

  34. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    handy too move saws around

    nice for a small shop to move tools around

  35. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Workbench mover.

    Use it to move my workbench to make room for larger projects. Makes moving a very heavy bench a breeze.

  36. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Work well

    I didn't need the angled mounting plates and took them off. Just mounted the caster mechanism directly to the equipment legs. Then you can mount to the inside of the legs if there is enough room. This keeps caster from sticking out. Like that you can operate by just stepping on the mechanism.

  37. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    I would buy this item again.

    It would be nice if there were a few more holes in the bracket that were farther away from the edge of the bracket

  38. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Easy to install and use.

    I put a set of these on my band saw. They are great. They went on in less than an hour and allow me to move the band saw almost anywhere in the shop. I would suggest a smooth flat floor only though.

  39. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Just what I needed

    Used these casters to roll my table saw and band saw to the side of the garage for storage or into the middle of the garage for woodworking. Adjusted the leg levelers up as much as I could but still had to add washers to the casters to be able to raise the machines up enough to roll them without the leg levelers dragging. When that was done, the casters work as advertised. Nice.

  40. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    i would buy this product again

    easy to use

  41. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Casters on Craftsman saw

    Worked great the first time, gives floorspace back.

  42. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Good product

    I installed these on my contractor style table saw. They work great and make it easy to move to clean around.

  43. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Works OK

    I put them on an older stand and they couldn't raise it high enough to move easily. There isn't any way to adjust the the unit so I had to get some washers and use them as shims to move the casters down 1/16 of an inch. They work OK now and I'm satisfied after the modifications.

  44. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    On a Craftsman Emerson saw

    Unfortunately, this otherwise great product didn't quite fit the base of my saw. However, with an easy couple of holes drilled, it fits well. I will suggest that you brace the legs with some wood to make sure that the legs don't bend or flex as you push it around the shop.

  45. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Very helpful, but get ready to drill

    All-in-all, these casters are great. I'm very glad I have them, as they have made moving my saw around my shop very easy. When the description says, "On some saws, drilling may be required for the mounting hardware.", they mean you will have to drill. I can't imagine that your contractor saw will have holes in the legs in exactly the right places to attach these casters. Mine had no holes at all in the bottom of the legs. On my Jet contractor saw, I actually had to drill two additional holes on each caster bracing, as I could not put the bolts through the bottom holes because of the built-in levelers and wheels at the bottom of the legs. Further, the drill bit was roughly $10 at the big box store, and I broke one halfway through the installation. Once the holes were drilled, installation with just a socket wrench and crescent wrench was relatively simple, and the provided hardware seems very sturdy. It took several hours of fairly hard work to get these attached to my saw. Crouching and bracing against a power drill to drill 16 holes through sheet metal is not my favorite hobby. Again, I'm glad I now have them, and they work very well, but you should know what you're getting into. The mechanism seems very solid, and I love how they get out of the way and, when retracted, leave my saw the same height it has always been. This means I did not have to modify my outfeed table or roller stands at all. My final word of warning is that these casters are meant for a fairly smooth terrain. My last garage floor had a large groove running through the middle, and these would get stuck, requiring me to lift the saw out. So, if your shop floor is not smooth, these casters may not be for you.

  46. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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    A good idea.

    The joints in the mechanism are connected with fully threaded bolts (unrated) that are capped with nylock nuts put on just enough to fully engage. The bolts can slide and the threads will wear when the mechanism carries weight. The assembly seems robust and the system works well, but I won't be surprised if I have to replace the bolts (pins) after a couple years.

  47. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Highly recommond

    I put these on a 10" table saw. Makes the saw easy and simple to move around in shop. Very easy to put on. Very stable

  48. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Perfect for the small shop or garage

    I checked out lots of bases before I settled on these. They are perfect! It makes my 10" table saw much easier to tuck into the corner of my garage after use. The saw is absolutely stable with the casters locked up and easy to roll when they are down. What more can a person ask of retractable casters?

  49. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    best buy for the buck

    I use it on my 10 inch table saw made of cast iron. Locked down, no worry of vibration nor creeping. Up lifted, easily handles the load over bumps in cement garage floor, turns, goes forward and backwards without a hassle.

  50. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    excellent product

    since [...] no longer carries retractable casters for table saws etc... I'm glad I checked out Woodcraft's web site.

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