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Thread: Wheels om frame

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    Wheels om frame

    How many have their quilting frame on casters? Is there a drawback to that? Anything special to look out for?

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    I think the drawback would be that if you move your frame on the casters, you may need to re-level it since many floors are not exactly level. When I bought my longarm I thought I wanted (and needed) casters, but now that I've had it a while I realize I don't need them, at least not in this house, since I can leave the longarm in one position all the time.

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    dunster, you always have great answers !!
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    I would not want my long arm on casters for exactly the reasone list above. Mine stays in the same place all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    dunster, you always have great answers !!
    Thanks. If I don't know the answer I try to be helpful and make one up. Just kidding. ???

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    My Gammill has casters and I love them...sometimes I need to move my machine just a bit, and they take all the work out of it. No problems with being level, at least to this point.
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    being level is something i hadn't thought of. thanks for the replies
    Cheryl, hiding away in my quilting studio

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    My HQ table was handmade and has locking wheels so I can get to the back when needed, which isn't all that often. No problem with it being level.

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    I just finished putting a top and wheels on a kitchen type cabinet for my HQ... As far as I am concerned, I wish everything in my house was on wheels. Must admit that I haven't set up my HQ yet to try it out. I use my Janome 1600P on it and that's my best piecing machine, so I make a number of tops and then finish them all before I take the Janome off the frame. But regarding the wheels, I think what I have now is ever so much more stable (and level) than when I was using the HQ on the folding table from Wal-Mart.

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