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Hi All,
does anyone have any experience using transfer\roller balls? Lee Valley hardware call them roller balls, and the manufacturing sector calls them transfer balls. apparently they allow of omni-directional movement of whatever's placed on them. Some of them can support over 300 lbs by themselves, adn more when distributed across a few.
I'm thinking of putting a box or raised floor in my 'burb and was thinking that these might come in handy for some sliding drawers, decks, and similar.

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Sir Veyor
 

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They work great if installed within their intended use. Great for stock supports for tablesaw or any other similar app. For whay your intended use is, they would most likely work perfectly.
 

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We used them in the environmental chamber for traffic signal cabinet testing. The chamber was built from a walk-in-freezer, so it had a fairly narrow door with a standard cylinder style roller ramp leading into it, and roller balls on the floor.

IF the pallette was in good shape, it made it a breeze to maneuver the cabinets around inside for testing. If the pallettes were trashed, it was a major pain. Doubling the number of them would have helped a lot.
WALKING on them was not something to be done wearing lightweight shoes or loafers.
 
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