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How to Get the Best Caster Measurements Easily With the Help of Your Bench Vise
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Getting the best caster measurement with a bench vise Use your bench vise to get the best caster measurements.

I build my shop carts and tool stands the same height as my workbench and stationary tools, and I put them on casters to keep everything mobile. Measuring the true height of casters used to be a head scratcher until I came up with this simple method: all you do is clamp the caster in your bench vise and measure the distance between the jaws. You’ll get the exact height right off the bat.

posted on February 1, 2009 by Woodworker's Journal
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