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1363 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: casters

Anyone have a good recommendation for casters for shop projects, such as an assembly table? I don’t want cheapo quality, but I don’t want to pay an arm and a leg either. Thanks for any help.

-- Travis, South Dakota


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treeman

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#1 posted 1362 days ago

I usually buy mine from Grizzly. They have good large variety of casters at reasonable prices.

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#2 posted 1362 days ago

Harbor Frieght has them cheap. Buy a dolley and pull them off :-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 1362 days ago

I agree with Treeman. Get the Polyurethane ones instead of hard plastic because they will roll over small chips, etc.

-- Joe

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#4 posted 1362 days ago

Grainger would be another option.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#5 posted 1362 days ago

Harbor Freight has them for like 2-3 bucks a piece.

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#6 posted 1361 days ago

Harbor Freight has a good selection at the lowest prices. I have used some of theirs and they work fine. The biggest factor in ease of rolling is diameter. Get 4” or 5” because they will handle small bumps and debris better. Also, mine never came with bolts, so be prepared to buy your own. That’s part of why the prices are low.

-- Failure is the road to success if you learn to learn from your mistakes - Vince, Greenville, SC

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quartrsawn

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#7 posted 1361 days ago

I have some from www.hartvilletool.com very smooth and not expensive, $7ea. / 3 in. swivel plate mount, #36984.

-- Nat - West Sayville,L.I., NY

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Marc

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#8 posted 1361 days ago

I don’t know if these fall into your price range, but I got 4 of these from Home Depot and put them on my workbench a few months ago. They are working out great for me so far. The lock locks both the wheel and the swivel and they have them w/o the lock as well if that’s what you want.

-- Marc, http://www.logicallymarc.com/

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dakotawood

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#9 posted 1361 days ago

Excellent! I just placed my order for 8 casters from Grizzly. Looks like a quality product at a good price.

-- Travis, South Dakota

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hairy

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#10 posted 1361 days ago

I’ve had good luck with Lowe’s casters, and bad luck with Harbor Fright casters. They are close in price.

-- brown shoes don't make it...

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#11 posted 1361 days ago

Hey, mind if I bend the direction of this topic a bit? I wonder what people prefer, rigid casters on one side, swivel on the other? Or, four swivels, so that you can manouver your bench, cabinet, tool in any direction? What are people using???

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#12 posted 1361 days ago

hairy What was the problem withthe HF castors?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#13 posted 1361 days ago

poopiekat I have been leaning towards 4 locking swivelers

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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quartrsawn

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#14 posted 1361 days ago

4 swivels the only way to roll.

-- Nat - West Sayville,L.I., NY

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#15 posted 1361 days ago

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