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richardchaos

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09-14-2017 02:31 PM

What are the best CASTERS you have used for shop tools. I cant seem to find any good SMOOTH long lasting casters. Both Locking and non locking?


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mrg

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#1 posted 09-14-2017 02:50 PM

Best would be Global Industrial or Uline. Home Depot has some nice heavy duty ones as does Lowes. Also check out Tractor Supply. Harbor Freight is hit or miss, don’t buy the clear ones they flat spot.

-- mrg

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Sawdust35

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#2 posted 09-14-2017 02:52 PM

I’ve used these a lot in my shop. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-4-in-Polyurethane-Caster-with-Brake-4120745EB/203672250

IMO, the urethane wheel makes a big difference with resisting flat spots. I have a 500lb planer on a mobile base that has wheels made from urethane. No flat spots.

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ScottM

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#3 posted 09-14-2017 03:58 PM



.... Harbor Freight is hit or miss, don t buy the clear ones they flat spot.

- mrg

The bearings are coming out of mine. Keep finding them around the garage floor. Scared me a bit when I first saw them thinking they came out of the car until I found the wobbly wheel on my bandsaw cart. I replaced it with another one and it’s happening again….

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#4 posted 09-14-2017 05:32 PM

Make sure you get casters that are rated for the load. Large diameter wheels are better than little 2” wheels. Here is the best source for casters that I have found; https://www.surpluscenter.com/

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moke

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#5 posted 09-14-2017 06:03 PM

http://www.servicecaster.com/?gclid=CKjixYTOn6ECFRkBiQod1gnfxw
I’ve had good luck with these fellows, and their CS was great.

Don’t mess with “locking” casters..in my opinion they are worthless…get “double-locking” casters.

Just my .02
Mike

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Redoak49

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#6 posted 09-14-2017 08:23 PM

I have had very good luck with the 3” double locking casters from Woodcraft.

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