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Heavy Duty Leveling Feet on the Cheap!

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I recently found myself needing a new set of leveling feet for a table saw that I am restoring, and was surprised to find that this wasn't something I could source locally.  I hopped on the internet and searched for them, only to find that what's available simply costs more than I think it should.  I thought to myself, "This is just a handful of bolts and rubber pads, why should these cost 15-30 bucks?"  

Then it dawned on me: why don't I just buy a handful of bolts and rubber pads?  

What I came up with was a cheap, easy work-around that appeals to my cheapskate/impatient sensibilities.  


 
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Here's what we'll need to make this work.

4 - 3/8" x 2.5" carriage bolts (the length and diameter may vary to suit your needs)
8 - 3/8" hex nuts (ditto about suiting your needs)
8 appropriately sized washers
4 rubber anti-skid cups (usually available near the casters in most big box stores)
A hot glue gun a few sticks of glue
A roll of painters tape
dgoodier8 months ago
Thanks for the idea. I wish I saw this a couple months ago. If the hot glue doesn't hold up, I'd skip the epoxy and go for tube of flexible construction adhesive like PL or Liquid Nails
cornflake_81 (author)  dgoodier8 months ago
I hadn't thought of that....I just happen to have a tube of that in the shop. I'll keep that in mind, thanks!
nick23349 months ago
I will definitely be using these on future projects. I was thinking to using silicone sealant instead of glue gun for better vibration dampening but I don't know if it will stick well enough.
cornflake_81 (author)  nick23349 months ago
Honestly, the vibration dampening of hot glue vs epoxy vs silicone is probably negligible. I'd just go with whatever sticks the best, personally. Let me know how it turns out.
ediendan9 months ago
Genius!!!
cornflake_81 (author)  ediendan9 months ago
That might be overstating it a tad, but thanks all the same!
shazni9 months ago
Super idea!
cornflake_81 (author)  shazni9 months ago
Thanks!
benderbrasil9 months ago
good job
cornflake_81 (author)  benderbrasil9 months ago
Thank you.
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