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What is a Caster? How to Pick One Out


Explains what a caster is and how to pick the best one for your job.

Explains what a caster is and how to pick the best one for your job.

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  • 1. HOW TO PICK A CASTER By Caster Specialists
  • 2. WHAT IS A CASTER? No, not a spell caster....
  • 3. WHAT IS A CASTER? Casters are a wheel and fastener that attach to something, such as furniture, to make it mobile.
  • 4. SO WHAT?Casters were invented by David A. Fisher in 1876 and theyare pretty important to our modern lives... At the office In the medical industry In the home
  • 5. CASTER SHOP SAVVYWhen shopping for the perfect caster consider: How the caster will attach Type and weight of the furniture Flooring Special features needed
  • 6. HOW THE CASTER ATTACHES Post Caster (a.k.a. Stem Caster) Screw-On Caster (a.k.a. Plate Caster)
  • 7. TYPE OF FURNITUREWhat type of furniture will the caster attach to?For example, chairs are a special case because your weight is notalways distributed evenly. If you roll or lean in the chair somecasters will need to support extra weight.
  • 8. WEIGHT OF FURNITURECheck casters for their weight capacity. Multiply the capacityby the number of casters you’ll be attaching. The piece offurniture should weight less than that number.
  • 9. FLOORINGThe type of flooring you have will determine which casters youcan use. Wood or smooth floors (ex. laminate) - Use soft casters such as those made from polyurethane or rubber to protect the floor from damage Carpet - Use hard casters so the carpet doesn’t snag every time you move
  • 10. SPECIAL FEATURES?Casters can come with many special features including: Locks Shock absorbers Antibacterial material
  • 11. Want to know more about casters?Check out our Caster Guide. Try our CasterWiz