Installing Your Casters First, flip the piece of furniture over so that the bottom is facing up. If you’re installing screw-on casters , position the plate in place and square the edges flush to the edges of the wood, and install the screws. Once all four casters are installed, you can flip in back over.
Use the masking tape to mark the depth on the drill bit and drill the holes in the center of the bottom of the legs. Separate the sleeve from the post on the caster . The sleeve will be inserted in the hole, then hammered into the wood. The teeth on the end of the sleeve will securely hold it in place.
The lag screws that fit these casters is 1/4” x 1”. The drill bit I used for the pilot hole was 12/64”. You could also use 7/32”.
To install plate-mount casters , simply position the caster , mark the mounting holes, and drill them. Then, attach the caster with nuts, bolts, and washers. To install the socket for a stem-mount caster , drill a hole the size of the socket’s outside diameter straight into the bottom of the leg.
Choosing 100- lb capacity casters ensures that the chair will hold even the heaviest individuals—up to 500 lbs . Increasing load capacity In some industrial applications, you might need to increase the capacity of, say, a flat dolly for moving heavy equipment.
If your pushing something up against the wall the steering casters need to be on the end that goes up against the wall last. That way you push the front end in and swing the back end in pivoting on the fixed casters .
Whether it’s a sofa, desk , ottoman or media cart, wheels let you move furniture almost at will . Special wheels called ” casters ” raise the piece of furniture, so take that into consideration. You may want to shorten a chair’s legs before installing them.
To determine the load capacity for each caster , divide the combined weight of the equipment and maximum load by the number of casters to be used. This is the load that each caster and wheel must support. Always select a caster and wheel that are rated for a capacity greater than the calculated load per caster .
The conventional wisdom is that the bigger the wheel, the easier it rolls, so you should use casters with the largest wheel diameter that is practical for the job at hand. A wheel that is large in diameter will help you cover ground more quickly than a smaller wheel, and can generally handle larger capacities as well.
Please continue reading for details on each step. Step 1: Remove office chair wheels . Removing the wheels from your office chair is a simple and easy process. Step 2: Verify caster type and size. Step 3: Select new replacement chair wheels . Step 4: Remove remaining chair wheels . Step 5: Install your new wheels .
Place the swivel casters at each corner and rigid casters at the halfway point of the longest side. If you place rigid casters that are a little larger than the swivel casters then you will be able to turn your item by balancing on the central casters with the corner casters up off the floor.