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3" locking caster wheel link

by Dusty56
posted 02-18-2012 05:35 PM


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steffen707

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#1 posted 02-18-2012 05:38 PM

HA!, i just bought 4 of these last night. I love the locks on there, they’re so much more friendly than those metal side wing looking ones you find on a lot of casters.

4 for the price of 1 from menards.

-- If you think it will take a week and cost $100, it will take a month and cost $400.

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Dusty56

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#2 posted 02-18-2012 05:47 PM

Steffen , so far I am very pleased with mine : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Roger

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#3 posted 02-18-2012 06:50 PM

yes, HF wheels are very affordable and very nice selection.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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steffen707

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#4 posted 02-18-2012 06:57 PM

Yeah the steel tiny casters that were on the saw I just bought didn’t like cracks, and scuffed my concrete, swapped these babies in last night and it moves around very freely.

-- If you think it will take a week and cost $100, it will take a month and cost $400.

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Craftsman on the lake

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#5 posted 02-18-2012 09:22 PM

Is the brake tab metal or plastic? Hard to tell in the pict but the tab is grey and the rest of the caster is shiny. Anyone know the weight rating?

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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chrisstef

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#6 posted 02-18-2012 09:26 PM

i think they were rated for 110 lbs. I was at the local Hf this morning and im pondering making about 4 mobile bases and happened to spot these same guys.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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bko

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#7 posted 02-18-2012 09:56 PM

Nice find! There is a relatively new Harbor Freight that opened near work and they have already gotten a bunch of business from me.

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steffen707

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#8 posted 02-18-2012 10:09 PM

125 pounds, the brake tab is plastic, but what contacts the wheel i think is metal, but I was using my shoe to click it on and off and it seems pretty sturdy

-- If you think it will take a week and cost $100, it will take a month and cost $400.

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steffen707

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#9 posted 02-18-2012 10:11 PM

For certain items you can’t beat Harbor Freight. Some items I would never buy from there, because I’m worried about quality, but for something like this $3.50 caster that’s 20% the cost of a menards one, and has a nicer brake, you can’t go wrong.

-- If you think it will take a week and cost $100, it will take a month and cost $400.

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jack1

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#10 posted 02-18-2012 10:29 PM

Nice looking castors. I don’t usually buy stuff there but they do have some good stuff. Thanks

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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hhhopks

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#11 posted 02-18-2012 10:33 PM

Thanks
I’ll get a set the next time that I am in.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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woodymays

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#12 posted 02-18-2012 10:44 PM

Thanks for the info :)

-- Behind every great man is his wife with rolling eyes.

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jaykaypur

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#13 posted 02-18-2012 11:18 PM

After getting your email notice and seeing everyone’s replies, I just order some. Thanks for the tip.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Martyroc

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#14 posted 02-19-2012 03:08 AM

Your reading my mind, I picked up a dozen about two weeks ago and used them for my miter saw, clamp cart and planer cart. The only problem I am having now is my space is getting so limited I can only roll stuff 2 feet from where it was, getting a little cramped in the workshop. I am pretty fortunate to have a HF only 1 1/2 miles away from me.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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NiteWalker

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#15 posted 02-19-2012 12:19 PM

Nice! Grabbin a few. :)

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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Jim Sellers

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#16 posted 02-19-2012 02:11 PM

Yea I think I paid about $6 each for the hard plastic wheel casters at h. depot. One thing I learned is that with all 4 casters that swivel, the bench was really squirlly so I took 2 back and exchanged for stationary. Maneuvers and steers much more easily.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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steffen707

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#17 posted 02-19-2012 02:22 PM

Yeah, I I couldn’t decide if I wanted 2 stationary or not. The shop is kinda small so I went with all swivel so I could manuver at 90 degree angles.

-- If you think it will take a week and cost $100, it will take a month and cost $400.

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hhhopks

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#18 posted 02-19-2012 03:26 PM

You are suppose to have two staionary and two swivel, that way you couild decide if your want to drive like a car or steer like a boat. Four swivel is like an amusement park ride. Right?

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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steffen707

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#19 posted 02-19-2012 05:28 PM

Well I think it’s personal preference. It’s way easier to push into the corner of my garage with all swivel.

-- If you think it will take a week and cost $100, it will take a month and cost $400.

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Dusty56

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#20 posted 02-19-2012 05:57 PM

I don’t have much room in my basement and found out that , depending on the length of my “wagon” , I didn’t have enough turning room with two of each caster , so I went with all four swivels.
It’s not like I can get up to “warp speed” , just need to maneuver in tight quarters is all : )
I do understand the “squirrelly” definition though ! LOL

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Martyroc

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#21 posted 02-20-2012 02:30 AM

Hi Dusty,

I did the same thing, 2 swivel and 2 straight, after 1 day and not having any space I pulled the 2 straight ones of and added 2 more swivels. I was in HF today and couldnt help myself, picked up 4 more swivel casters while I was there.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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steffen707

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#22 posted 02-20-2012 03:31 AM

I should have picked up 8-12 more, you’ll always need more casters for stuff like engine dollies ect.

-- If you think it will take a week and cost $100, it will take a month and cost $400.

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Dusty56

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#23 posted 02-20-2012 04:29 AM

LOL , I bought ten more yesterday , and used 6 of them already. Two of which replaced the non-swivels on another project : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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curliejones

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#24 posted 03-15-2012 08:10 PM

I looked at these at HF yesterday and realized that the lock is a wheel lock only. I could not find any casters at my Baton Rouge store that also locked the swivel. Some of the expensive retail casters have a “total lock” or “dual lock” mechanism ($11-18 each range). OUCH! I decided, instead, to buy and try their mobile tool base. Another thread discusses assembly, but it seems well-made and the screw-down feet provide good stability. Some LJs say they’ve had them and are still good years later.

-- Like Guy Clark sez - "Sometimes I use my head, Sometimes I get a bigger hammer"

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Dusty56

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#25 posted 03-15-2012 08:25 PM

Yup ,curlie , if I was making a mobile tool base , then that is what I would have purchased.
The casters above also roll 100% better than the hard plastic MTB wheels and give me the height and clearance that I desired : ) Not sure if I’ll ever need the swivel to lock as well as the wheel.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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