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Forum topic by Rob_s posted 11-02-2016 08:01 PM 413 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-02-2016 08:01 PM

I have casters that, when the lever is depressed, lock for rotation of the swivel as well as rotation of the wheel. I’m trying to fin casters that allow the swivel and the wheel to be locked/unlocked independently. Is there such a thing? I’d be needing something in the 4-5” wheel-size.

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#1 posted 11-02-2016 08:11 PM

I don’t think so. What purpose would it serve? Why swivel if you can’t move?

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#2 posted 11-02-2016 08:13 PM

Would be nice to not swivel but still roll though. Would be like having a fixed caster when needed, or a swivel one when you want it. Never seen one of those unfortunately… but I bet they are out there somewhere.

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#3 posted 11-02-2016 08:40 PM

Yep, I’d like to be able to lock the rotation while allowing the wheel to still roll. Agree there’s no point in locking the wheel but not the swivel.

Exactly, a fixed caster right up until you need it to swivel.

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#4 posted 11-02-2016 08:40 PM

These lock the angle but not the wheels: http://www.colsoncaster.com/accessory/swivel-lock/

They look expensive.

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#5 posted 11-02-2016 08:43 PM

I wonder if they can combine that swivel lock with the wheel lock? Looks like they are options.

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#6 posted 11-02-2016 09:21 PM

So I think I can buy four of these with the brake
http://www.casterspecialists.com/medium-duty-industrial/4-x-2-red-polyurethane-on-plastic-wheel-medium-duty-indutrial-casters.html

and get four of these to bolt-on
http://www.casterspecialists.com/bolt-on-swivel-lock-for-medium-duty-industrial-casters.html

At which point I’d have to come up with a way to get the swivel lock to stay open since it’s designed for re-positioning not free-wheeling the swivel. They make a foot-activated swivel-lock but I can’t find a price on those and I bet they’re way more than $10.

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#7 posted 11-02-2016 09:29 PM

Yes, my router table has castors that lock in rotation but still swivel (Harbor freight I believe). I could not find wheels that locked in both swivel and rotation at a reasonable price

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#8 posted 11-03-2016 10:41 AM



Yes, my router table has castors that lock in rotation but still swivel (Harbor freight I believe). I could not find wheels that locked in both swivel and rotation at a reasonable price

- splintergroup

This reminded me, casters that lock the wheels but not the swivels are actually very common, like on less-expensive tools, etc.

I have a bin full of casters that lock both swivel and rotation, and wouldn’t use anything else. Even if they cost 2x as much that’s usually peanuts compared to the total cost of the tool or project.

Just to clarify a bit…

I’m looking for wheels that lock the rotation of the wheel as well as, and independently from, the rotation of the swivel. Purpose is to be able to have a caster that operates as a non-swivel the majority of the time but that can be unlocked to operate as a swivel when desired. I have no use for a caster that locks wheel rotation and not swivel, and am aware that those are readily available.

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