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I needed some leg levelers for radial arm saw wings - and being a
true pinchpenny type, built my own. When I was done, I decided I
liked 'em well enough to share the idea here.
I don't know that they're particularly pretty; but they do seem
to work well. I posted photos at
Looks neater than what I usually do. Whether outfeed fence, or similar
application, I make fast L shaped legs, and make double blocks for the
bottom ends, with an overlap covering the ends of the Ls. I then drill
those and insert a T insert at the top, and assemble the blocks to the
legs using glue. A hex head bolt or a carriage bolt, depending on
what's on hand, with a nut threaded onto the shaft, and a washer
between the nut and block, finishes the job. Easy to adjust, lock
nicely in place, and sturdy.
I think these will work quite well. One question I would have is, with
the head of the carriage bolt on the floor, does it move easily. I made
a similar setup for my tablesay extension. If bumped it, it would
easily slide out of place. So I ended up putting the carpet saver pads
under the bolt head to keep it from sliding around. Just a thought.
I also built some. I was too cheap to buy them. I took a metal freeze plug
from an old car engine and welded a threaded stud to the outside of the cup.
I then used and expanding rubber one for inside the cup which was the part
in contact with the floor. So I had a nice cushy and very strong foot that
Hmmmm, Might not hurt to make the acquaintance of an appliance dealer
or two. Seems that the screw-type leveling feet from refrigerators,
washers, dryers, stoves might be just the ticket. Rubber-faced and 1
3/4" to 2 1/4" diameter ought to work just fine.
Hell, occasionally our local wrecking yard will have a load of
appliances in to be crushed along with the car wrecks.
on 2/16/2005 12:17 PM Lee Michaels said the following:
Probably can find all you need by scoping out any Kenmore product and
the going to the parts page at www.sears.com and spending $18 each for
them. You're right, it definitely would spoil the "found treasure"
aspect of this.<g>
These /will/ move - but they'll take the RAS with 'em. The wings
are bolted solidly to the RAS, which is on a mobile base so I can
vacuum the area where it sits with no hassle. I like that I can
unlock the base's casters and move the whole works as a unit for
If I didn't want it to move I think I could put rubber feet on
the RAS base, then use socket head screws (instead of the
carriage bolts) with slip-on rubber or plastic tips.
Here's a version I plan to make using hockey pucks (about $1/ea).
I'll probably use a T-nut instead of the coupler. -- Igor
Thanks for the kind words - and it /is/ an aircraft hanger. If
you look closely at the right-hand wing on the RAS, that skinny
black object is a propeller blade that I'm about to copy with the
And if you look *really* closely, you'll notice that there's no
[air]plane in the hanger. )-8
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