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    HF DC Casters

    So who in HF engineering thought it would be a good idea to put lock casters on a HF Dust collector? I have had a heck of a time scooting mine around to use/store it over the last few months. I finally got fed up thinking I had a bad caster, but turns out the lock lever on the casters were swinging and hitting the bottom edge of the base.

    I ended up replacing all of them with non-locking casters of the same size, much easier to scoot now.
    Darren

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

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    I like the locking caster, keeps the dust collector in place when it is running. But they are horrible casters and I have a time rolling mine if I move it. I've been contemplating building a new base to mount mine on and putting larger casters on it. But, I contemplate a lot of things I never get to. I only move mine when I clean under it. I want to (contemplating again) add a can and better thine separator to mine someday and I will have to build a better base when I do that.
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    They must have added the locking casters within the past few years. Mine doesn't have locks. Never had a problem with it moving when it shouldn't, and it seems to roll OK on my concrete shop floor.
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    Yeah, it rolled fine, except the levers were just too close and wouldn't turn to allow it to change direction so the wheels dragged instead. Could probably shorten the levers with a die grinder, but shouldn't have to if they would test the design out they would know it hits.
    Darren

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

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