:> I have a Shop Fox mobile base, the one rated at
:> 1200 pounds (their "super heavy duty" one). I've
:> misplaced/lost the two leveler feet (threaded rods,
:> rubber caps on one end, handles on the other).
:> Grizzly wants $44 the pair, and I was wondering if
:> someone who had the base could tell me the diameter,
:> thread pitch, and length of these things so I can
:> make up a pair of my own.
: Whenever I have a problem like this, I just take the part to my local
: industrial fastener house. They are experts on matching things. Anything
: that has ever had a thread, they matched it for me. Even some exotic, metric
: (brass) candleholders found some mounting bolts through my laminated candle
: Then I buy the part and go use it or modify it so it can be used. This
: methodolgy has served me well for over thirty years.
Unfortunately, the bracket into which this rod goes is on the
mobile base, which has a 450 pound lathe sitting on top of it!
In general I follow your advice, but it would be a major hassle to
take everything apart.