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How do I know what size casters I need?

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The Complete Guide to help you determine what Caster type you need for your cart, equipment, or furniture


Hey there, DIY enthusiasts and industry pros alike! Whether you're setting up a DIY mobile workstation or ensuring that a heavy machine rolls smoothly, the size of the caster is paramount. But how do you ensure you're picking the right one? No worries, KOSTER has got your back. Let's dive in!

1. Consider the Load Weight

Divide and Conquer: Divide the total weight of your equipment (or furniture) by the number of casters you intend to use. If you have a 200-pound workbench and you're using 4 casters, each caster needs to support at least 50 pounds.

2. Don't Forget the 'Extra'

Always go a little above your calculated need. This gives you a safety buffer. If each caster needs to support 50 pounds, maybe go for one rated at 60-70 pounds. Better safe than stuck with a broken wheel!

3. Think Floor Conditions

For uneven or damaged floors, a larger diameter wheel may be best. They'll roll more easily over cracks or obstacles. Conversely, smoother floors are forgiving and can work well with smaller wheels.

4. Factor in Maneuverability

A smaller caster will allow for tighter turns, which might be essential if you're navigating through cramped spaces. On the other hand, larger wheels roll more smoothly over longer distances.

5. Height Matters

Consider the added height the caster will bring to your equipment. For something like a workbench, you wouldn't want it to end up too tall for comfortable use.

6. Take a Test Drive (Sort of)

If you're replacing old casters, note what you didn’t like about the old ones. Were they too small? Did they not roll smoothly? Using this as a reference can guide your next purchase.


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