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Forum topic by HokieMojo posted 03-31-2009 05:58 PM 1116 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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HokieMojo

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03-31-2009 05:58 PM

Topic tags/keywords: casters

any suggestiosn on the best places to buy quality casters. I have a concrete garage floor and it sometimes has some shavings here and there (on a good day). Based on this, I think I’d like at least 2” wheels, maybe 3”, so things roll smoothly. I also don’t want the wheels to develop flat spots. Any suggestions on good places to buy quality casters at a fair price. I’m not looking for the cheapest, or the best. Just something decent for a fair price. If 4 of them could support about 300 lbs, that would probably suit my needs. Thanks!


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#1 posted 03-31-2009 06:27 PM

I’ve bought decent casters at the BORG’s for a fair price

-- Mike --www.midlothianwoodworks.com

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#2 posted 03-31-2009 06:54 PM

Both woodcraft and rockler have a set of 4 casters for about 50 bucks, which isn’t bad for good double lock style caster.

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#3 posted 03-31-2009 07:07 PM

thanks guys. maybe I can clarify.

Would these hold up on concrete? Will they develop flat spots if they sit in one spot too long? Will they work if they get dust in them? Ayone have experience with them?

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#4 posted 03-31-2009 07:37 PM

I’ve used those casters on my drill press cabinet for the past 2 years without any problems. I don’t move the cabinet very often but, when I do, I do not notice any flat spots, just a nice smooth roll.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow -- www.BarnhillWoodworks.com

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#5 posted 03-31-2009 08:16 PM

that is exactly what I was hpoing to hear. I’d like to make a mobile mitrse saw stand that would have storage underneath. Total weight, with the wood I want to cut, will probably top out at around 200 lbs, but that is what I was hoping to hear. Any other opinons would be appreciated.

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#6 posted 03-31-2009 08:37 PM

Try harbor freight tools

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 03-31-2009 08:51 PM

The polyurathane based material is flexible and not memory prone, any funky colored non hard rubber casters work well for both rough surfaces and extended sitting times.

Also they have the double lock (lock the roll and the swivel) feature making anything you build with them way more stable. Nice to see them on sale.

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#8 posted 03-31-2009 08:51 PM

harbor freight.

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#9 posted 03-31-2009 09:29 PM

http://www.accesscasters.com/

Good and not expensive.

-- He said wood...http://hickbyassociation.blogspot.com/

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#10 posted 03-31-2009 09:48 PM

If you follow Dannyboys link get 2 of the floor locks that they sell, I have a couple around that I want to incorporate into projects.

You design the height so that they lift the caster up a tiny fraction of an inch.

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#11 posted 03-31-2009 10:43 PM

Interesting site. Thanks for the link, Danny.

-- Best regards, Jack -- I may not be good, but I'm slow -- www.BarnhillWoodworks.com

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#12 posted 04-01-2009 04:46 AM

I just purchased 6 casters rated at 275# each from Harbor Freight for a project I’m working on, they look substantial and it was about $30+tax for the 6.

4 @ $5.99 – http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?function=Search

2 @ $3.69 – http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?itemnumber=38706&Submit=Go
I know the prices differ from the web pages but I got 4 on sale.
When I finish and load the project I’ll post it as a project.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#13 posted 04-01-2009 05:23 AM

There are a few big differences between the ones at woodcraft and the ones at Harbor Freight.

1) HR are rubber, these develop flat spots
2) The woodcraft ones are double lock, no swivel/rocking when everything is locked down
3) The woodcraft ones are ball bearings the HF are bushed. Huge difference in mobility especially if used near rated capacity.

All in all a I feel that non frustrating shop experience can be worth the cost difference.

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#14 posted 04-01-2009 03:26 PM

all great advice here. I think with woodcraft having a sale, I will probably go with them. I’ll let you guys know what I think when I’m done.

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#15 posted 04-01-2009 04:03 PM

I like Surplus Center for my casters. Cheap and they work well.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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