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    I had some lever clamps left over from a project so I used them to make brakes for my repurposed 12" sander's cart, they work wonderfully and they are easy to build too.
    Last edited by tackit; 09-06-2021, 05:09 AM.

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    I might copy that, I added wheels and casters to my power hack saw and need to make it sit still when it needs to sit still. I was leaning towards a floor lock, but maybe wheel locks would work just as well. I’d need two wheel locks instead of one floor lock though.


    • #3
      For heavier machines like you are describing, you can easily build curved brake shoes and weld a cup on them for the bolt head to sit in, being curved, they couldn't rotate while sitting on the tires. I don't know, you might be OK without needing anything to do the job.
      Last edited by tackit; 09-06-2021, 04:11 PM.