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Forum topic by ajosephg posted 03-27-2010 04:29 AM 835 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-27-2010 04:29 AM

Are there any sources for polyurethane casters that are less expensive than woodworking stores such as Rockler, Woodcraft?

-- Joe


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#1 posted 03-27-2010 04:47 AM

Harbor Freights. I have mixed results. Their heavy duty versions have worked well for me but the light ones broke more easily than I expected.

-- Gary

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#2 posted 03-27-2010 05:01 AM

I bought mine from Hartville. They were less expensive than either Rockler or Woodcraft and, so far, they work great. I started a thread about this very topic a while back and there were some links to some on-line sources that were very reasonable. I went with Hartville because I’d done business with them and like the company.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#3 posted 03-27-2010 05:37 AM

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#4 posted 03-27-2010 06:09 AM

Thanks, guys.

Dave: I remember reading your thread, but couldn’t find it so I posted this query.

It looks like Rssv is a go to guy on this subject.

-- Joe

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#5 posted 03-27-2010 01:59 PM

EVERYTHING in my shop has wheels as I have seasonal configurations for my equipment. The bench gets moved closer to the door in the warm weather, closer to the wood stove in the winter. So, I buy castors of all types from GRIZZLY. They’re well priced, they deliver quickly and I find them to high quality especially the steel. They have about a great selection too. My advice is to get a larger diameter than you think you’ll need everytime you buy a set. Oh, the rubber ones are actually tire rubber so they smell for awhile like a tire store but…..small price to pay.

Good Luck!

-- Les, Arkansas, www.woodthatrocks.com

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