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Casters 101: Quick guide on finding the right caster.
First time looking for casters and don't know the options and terminology? Read on for a quick & easy beginner's guide to finding what you need. Keep in mind, you can always call for assistance.
Tutorial Chapters:
Lesson 2: Connector Types - Terminology to search and find the right connector

Most casters use one of the connectors type below.

Make sure to call if you have any questions.

Top-Plate-caster

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Top Plate
    Easy to use for home or outdoor projects
    Best for heavier applications
    Sizes from 1-1/2" square to 12" square
    Rigid casters use these almost exclusively
grip-ring-caster

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Grip Ring
    Spring ring creates friction to hold caster in the socket.
    Requires a properly sized socket
    Simple and fast to install; easy to replace casters later
    7/16" diam x 7/8" tall is most common size
grip-neck-casters

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Grip Neck
    Economical and widely used with furniture
    Requires proper socket
    Once installed, the caster is very secure and can be difficult to remove
    Brakes not available
threaded-stem-casters

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Threaded Stem
    Good for use on home and do-it-yourself projects.
    Wide variety of sizes and lengths
    Use with T-nut sockets or apply your own washer and nut
hollow-kingpin-casters

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Hollow Kingpin
    Provides flexibility to use your own threaded stem or other connector
    Economically priced
expanding-adapter-casters

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Expanding Adapter
    Place into a hollow tube, then turn the nut to expand the rubber and tighten against tube interior
    Great for difficult to fit applications
    Many sizes available


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