I just bought a tool stand that has adjustable feet (for leveling.) I
would like to replace the feet with casters.
Unfortunately, the feet are an M8x40 bolt. I would need an M8 caster.
Does anyone know where I can find one? McMaster Carr doesn't have
anything like it.
Or...is there a a way I can put some type of threaded bushing into the
M8 hole so that a standard caster could fit in it?
I hope it's a straw hat!
8mm = .315
3/8 = 0.375
Buy the 3/8 HeliCoil kit (very handy to have anyway), It comes with a tap,
insert tool and inserts. Drill with X (0.3970) Tap, Insert Coil, Eat Hat.
PS Maybe just re-tapping to 3/8 18 would be easier, however I have found
that some cast iron or cheap, thin or punched steel won't hold the lateral
forces of casters very well, hence the helicoil.
But, then again, I tend to over think some problems!
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