I have some large machines to move around and am going to build some
heavy duty dollies. While looking for casters, I found these folks.
I ordered a dozen of these, should do the job and they are cheap for
what they are.
These should work well with lumber racks and such.
FWIW It is difficult to determine the quality of the plastic and or
rubber tires that are used on casters. Expensive castors are not exempt.
Swingman and I both have had the tires crumble under relatively light
loads, they simply dried out.
I have found that the cast iron casters are relatively inexpensive and
roll quite nicely and relatively quietly.
Unless the casters come with a life time warranty I wold not expect any
thing to hold up unless it is all metal.
I would me much more likely to buy these,
Few casters go through the abuse suffered by musicians' and production
companies' road cases.
Most of the road case companies in Nashville get their casters, here..
They know their stuff and can recommend the best product for one's use.
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
Those look good and priced nice too,(should have asked before I bought)
I figured if the rubber blew
out on the ones I ordered, I would peel it off and proceed on the
Well actually I ended up buying the cast iron caster and simply swapped
out the wheel after the red plastic crumbled. You are not paying enough
to break the band to begin with and with the knowledge that you can
repair later you will probably be happy. Not sure if the "rims" w/p
tires would mar the floor however, the cast iron ones are typically wide
I have bought a couple dozen of the following for myself and my son over the
last five years or so in the 3" and 4" sizes.. Just recently one has failed.
The one that failed is about 18 months old and well out of any warranty. Up
until this failure I have been really happy with these casters. The failure was
on a cobbled up furniture dolly, and the banging and dropping these things get
may have been the cause. The ones on my TS are fine after 5 years, and I can
wheel it around with one finger.
Posted pics on ABPW. They are un-yEnc'd, but big files. Didn't notice how big
until they uploaded. Don't d/l if you're on dialup.
I have similar ones for my lumber rack. Big mistake as the rack is not
just heavy, but it sits there for months or years w/o moving. The
rubber tires which appear hard, flatten out in a hurry, and moving
something heavy with square (flat spots) is a bitch. I would go with
steel or a heavy duty plastic tire for lumber racks and such.
My Table saw/jointer bench is heavy and I have it on heavy duty
plastic/phenolic/rubber mix wheels a friend of mine gave me many years
ago. I don't know what they are made of specifically, but they came off
a heavy duty piece of equipment and they don't flatten and won't mar
floors. My shop is cement so if I ever replace the wheels on my lumber
rack, it will be steel wheels all the way..
Add Life to your Days not Days to your Life.
Here's a good test. I just bought four HF 3" wheels for a lumber rack with a
2'x4' base. $3.29 each. I've had decent luck with their wheels for other
machines. We'll see how they hold up.
On Saturday, April 20, 2013 11:42:32 AM UTC-5, Jack wrote:
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