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Old 12-21-2011, 02:13 PM
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Cords and air hoses catching on your tires sure is a pain.Your wheel idea is slick too.I don't claim it was me that invented this idea but!,,save a few old brake shoes and use them the same way.just kickem in against the tire (or maybe a bench leg or you name it) Toss em all in that old bucket you have under your workbench when theres no call for them.

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Have you tried the castor guards on anything other than smooth concrete.

It looks like they should work great on a "perfect" floor, but I wonder what happens when you hit a crack, expansion joint or "pot hole".
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Have you tried the castor guards on anything other than smooth concrete.

It looks like they should work great on a "perfect" floor, but I wonder what happens when you hit a crack, expansion joint or "pot hole".
It would not be impossible to make them so they can slide up and down a bit, so if the caster falls into a hole, the whole thing does not bottom out.
The easiest way might be to have a ring within a ring, the inside ring is fixed to be just above the floor with just enough clearance, and the loose fitting outside ring actually drops down onto the concrete floor and drags.

I am going to try these on my MIG welder, it is an absolutely brilliant idea !!!
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One thing I have to do is scrape up all the bondo blobs on the floor...
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One thing I have to do is scrape up all the bondo blobs on the floor...

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Have you tried the castor guards on anything other than smooth concrete.

It looks like they should work great on a "perfect" floor, but I wonder what happens when you hit a crack, expansion joint or "pot hole".
most shops i have worked in, they would act as a brake
which might be ok also, your cart wont roll away
actually some of the shops' floors have been ok, I just ended up working outside, often
75 foot long tankers fill up a shop pretty quickly
and there is always more than one broke at a time
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That's a great idea. I think my creeper has gotten stuck on more cords and hoses than I care to count.

I've seen the brake shoe/quarter rim thing before but always forget about it until the hose or cord hangs up under a tire.
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