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12-31-2009 06:05 AM

I am going to purchase probably about 12 or so casters for things around the shop. We need good working casters but I am not wanting to spend a ton of money. I am looking at two casters on Amazon and a caster on Peach tree that is on sale. Which is better for the shop, rubber wheels or a poly wheel? I am tempted to go with 150 lb casters to save some money plus I feel that is plenty strong enough for what we will use them for. The peach tree casters are 300 lb but more money. What do you all think?

Here are the caster links:

Any advice or favorites on these are welcome.


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#1 posted 12-31-2009 06:28 AM

As I understand it thats the rating per wheel, so assuming four wheels per cart (or whatever) the 150lb ratings should give you 600lb capacity, so unless you have something that weighs close to that they oughta be plenty.

I kinda prefer rubber wheels, I had a small rolling cart with the harder poly wheels (i think those are the kind you’re talking about) and they were forever getting wedged and kept binding up with any little debris on the floor, the stuff I have on softer rubber wheels have no problem going over that stuff.

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#2 posted 12-31-2009 06:43 AM

Might try harbor Frieght. They sometimes have good simple stuff.

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#3 posted 12-31-2009 07:35 AM

I second the motion about trying Harbor Freight. They are very reasonable when it somes to casters. I’ve picked up the 3” poly wheels on sale there for $1.99 a piece. Can’t beat it.

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#4 posted 12-31-2009 06:13 PM

I recently bought some of the ones from Amazon and they’re OK if you don’t mind a very small amount of movement. The wheels do lock down 100% but there is a very slight amount of movement, and I do mean very slight, in the swivel mechanism. I also have some that look very much like the ones that Peachtree is selling. They also have that very slight movement in the swivel mechanism. Of the two different styles, the Peachtree lookalikes that I have are easier to lock and unlock than the Amazon ones.

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#5 posted 12-31-2009 06:32 PM

not to add to the bowl, but I found a seller on eBay, and purchased some casters from them last week for my router table which can be seen here, and they work fantastic. lock tight, and move freely when unlocked. rated at 250lbs per caster

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