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I'm thinking about building the Kreg workbench as is.  I'm wondering how much it weighs when completed?  Is it fairly portable?  I'd like to be able to drag it outside for the occasional sunny day sawing job.  Right now the workbench I built some time ago is enormously heavy and heavy duty.  

Any idea's as to the Kreg's version's weight?

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I put most of my stuff on casters also. Grizzly is another good source

http://www.grizzly.com/search/search.aspx?q=3%22%20casters&cach...

{ agree the grizzly are heavy duty and very good price especially for dual locking.

Yeah as the others have said, if you want it portable put some lockable castors on it so that you can move it wherever you like.

Will do on the casters.  At the same time, that doesn't help me for the stairs...  It doesn't look that heavy so I think I'll be ok as far as moving it around and up and down stairs.  Actually, a set of casters just on up on the rear legs will make the workbench operate sort of like a dolly.  Not ideal, but I think it would work.

My workshop is in my basement.  There are stairs leading to the basement on the outside of my house.  

Like you mentioned I wouldn't want to be cutting MDF in the basement.  So for projects like those I'd like to be able to lug the workbench outside.  I think the casters will allow me to transport the bench up and down my stairs without too much trouble.  Otherwise, I'll build a second workbench and put it in my shed.  

Yeah you can move it pretty easily. You could also put castors on it or the white furniture movers type of slides that would make it easy to move also. The Kreg bench is not a main work bench in my opinion it is not large enough or heavy duty for that as is. You could make it larger easy enough and it would be fine. It is a good work table for many things.

I work in a basement also. I really haven't got an option of moving outside. Took two of use to get my saw down there. I had to focus on the dust collection to get anything done and I do a lot of MDF.

Here's what I came up but it naturally misses some stuff but if i can get it the hose, I got it. In addition to the dust deputy, the vac is equipped with a high efficiency filter bag designed for drywall dust and the cartridge is a HEPA.

 

 

Locking Shop Caster Set

This style caster, offered by Rockler, has a lock design,

which keeps the wheel from rolling & pivoting---

more beneficial for a table saw, or the like.

  Most casters on todays market, features a wheel lock,

that only keeps the wheel from rotating---NOT from swiveling.

When the wheel is locked, the unit can still pivot---

not desirable for some applications.

I agree that you want to lock the wheel and swivel on anything that locks. What I have been doing is just putting the locks on the front side and just swivels on the back. Two locked casters is enough to keep things stabilized and locking casters on the back side are usually difficult to get to.

I don't recommend Rockler, Peachtree or any of the other typical woodworking outlets as a source. I get mine from either Amazon or Grizzly. If you go to Amazon, search on "Steelex casters".

Here's a Grizzly link

http://www.grizzly.com/products/3-Gray-Rubber-Swivel-Caster-w-Doubl...

Ken Darga said:

Locking Shop Caster Set

This style caster, offered by Rockler, has a lock design,

which keeps the wheel from rolling & pivoting---

more beneficial for a table saw, or the like.

  Most casters on todays market, features a wheel lock,

that only keeps the wheel from rotating---NOT from swiveling.

When the wheel is locked, the unit can still pivot---

not desirable for some applications.

John,

The originator of this topic, mentioned he planned to wheel the stand, outside---

Why would locks on the rear casters be difficult to access? 

  (Locking caster may be difficult to access, when the equipment is against a wall or between adjacent equipment).

  If the user plans to move the unit to the outside (exterior of a building), for example on his driveway, what would hinder access to the rear wheel locks??? 

  If the locking option is not needed, don't use it---it's a valuable feature to have, when needed.

  Why are you against obtaining casters from typical woodworking outlets ?

Are they inferior to other suppliers?

  Caster construction varies, with manufactures.  Some are superior to others.

  Bearings, axles, wheel & tread type, mounting(s), load capacity and wheel type, are just some of the considerations, that should be taken into consideration.  Frequency of use is important, as well as expected life span.

  Casters should be selected for their intended usage application.

John Schaben said:

I agree that you want to lock the wheel and swivel on anything that locks. What I have been doing is just putting the locks on the front side and just swivels on the back. Two locked casters is enough to keep things stabilized and locking casters on the back side are usually difficult to get to.

I don't recommend Rockler, Peachtree or any of the other typical woodworking outlets as a source. I get mine from either Amazon or Grizzly. If you go to Amazon, search on "Steelex casters".

Here's a Grizzly link

http://www.grizzly.com/products/3-Gray-Rubber-Swivel-Caster-w-Doubl...

I guess I was speaking more from my perspective than the OP, me bad. In my space, anything on the other side of the table isn't easy to access. Just pointing out that locks on all 4 wheels aren't really a necessity, if you like them go for it. The only thing I have locks on all 4 is the flip top table where the front depends on which tool is up at the moment. The drawer even pulls through both ways. I do use swivels on all 4 corners because of the maneuverablility. As far a purchasing casters from woodworking outlets, the quality is pretty much the same. I have 3" casters from Peachtree and 3" casters from Grizzly and the only way to tell the difference is the invoice. Peachtree was $58 and Grizzly was $24.

This is a bit expensive but might fit what you're looking for. Beats a sore back.

http://toolguyd.com/benchmark-portable-work-table/

Benchmade Portable Work Table Pro Model

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