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02-18-2012 05:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource tip locking caster

http://www.harborfreight.com/3-inch-swivel-caster-with-lock-95356.html
I’m in the process of “mobilizing” the equipment in my shop and found these casters at Harbor Freight.
So far they have taken all the weight that I’ve put on them and continue to roll easily and lock securely in place as needed. I’m heading out to purchase some more now that I’ve used up my original supply and I saw that they are on sale for $3.49. These are the rubberized wheels versus the hard plastic ones that always seem to get stuck on the smallest things in their path.

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#1 posted 02-18-2012 05:38 PM

HA!, i just bought 4 of these last night. I love the locks on there, they’re so much more friendly than those metal side wing looking ones you find on a lot of casters.

4 for the price of 1 from menards.

-- If you think it will take a week and cost $100, it will take a month and cost $400.

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#2 posted 02-18-2012 05:47 PM

Steffen , so far I am very pleased with mine : )

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#3 posted 02-18-2012 06:50 PM

yes, HF wheels are very affordable and very nice selection.

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#4 posted 02-18-2012 06:57 PM

Yeah the steel tiny casters that were on the saw I just bought didn’t like cracks, and scuffed my concrete, swapped these babies in last night and it moves around very freely.

-- If you think it will take a week and cost $100, it will take a month and cost $400.

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#5 posted 02-18-2012 09:22 PM

Is the brake tab metal or plastic? Hard to tell in the pict but the tab is grey and the rest of the caster is shiny. Anyone know the weight rating?

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#6 posted 02-18-2012 09:26 PM

i think they were rated for 110 lbs. I was at the local Hf this morning and im pondering making about 4 mobile bases and happened to spot these same guys.

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#7 posted 02-18-2012 09:56 PM

Nice find! There is a relatively new Harbor Freight that opened near work and they have already gotten a bunch of business from me.

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#8 posted 02-18-2012 10:09 PM

125 pounds, the brake tab is plastic, but what contacts the wheel i think is metal, but I was using my shoe to click it on and off and it seems pretty sturdy

-- If you think it will take a week and cost $100, it will take a month and cost $400.

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#9 posted 02-18-2012 10:11 PM

For certain items you can’t beat Harbor Freight. Some items I would never buy from there, because I’m worried about quality, but for something like this $3.50 caster that’s 20% the cost of a menards one, and has a nicer brake, you can’t go wrong.

-- If you think it will take a week and cost $100, it will take a month and cost $400.

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#10 posted 02-18-2012 10:29 PM

Nice looking castors. I don’t usually buy stuff there but they do have some good stuff. Thanks

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#11 posted 02-18-2012 10:33 PM

Thanks
I’ll get a set the next time that I am in.

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#12 posted 02-18-2012 10:44 PM

Thanks for the info :)

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#13 posted 02-18-2012 11:18 PM

After getting your email notice and seeing everyone’s replies, I just order some. Thanks for the tip.

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#14 posted 02-19-2012 03:08 AM

Your reading my mind, I picked up a dozen about two weeks ago and used them for my miter saw, clamp cart and planer cart. The only problem I am having now is my space is getting so limited I can only roll stuff 2 feet from where it was, getting a little cramped in the workshop. I am pretty fortunate to have a HF only 1 1/2 miles away from me.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#15 posted 02-19-2012 12:19 PM

Nice! Grabbin a few. :)

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