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Casters for table

I'm in the process of building a table for my large egg and I am looking for casters.  I'll be using 4x4's for the legs and I am having a hard time finding casters with a plate that will fit.  Does anyone have any ideas?


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  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 11,969
    Harbor Freight 
  • My table has 4x4's for legs as well. I bought the wheels at Lowe's, but that was many years ago. I have 5 inch wheels, I would recommend not going any smaller than that. Even very small rocks will lock up a wheel.
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 1,789
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,052
    edited August 2017
    No better source for "every caster made" than  Castercity.com

    Now before you go there or Harbor Freight or Lowes or such it will pay you to anwser a few simple questions.
    What will the ultimate weight of your table plus egg be?
    What is the surface you be rolling your table on? Wood, concrete, brick, pavers, rock, dirt? 
    Where are you located as far as UVL, salt conditions such as sea shore, temperature swings etc?
    Will you actually be moving it all that much, or just want to be able to now and then?

    You can go cheap and have failures sooner than you want or you can go overboard and never need such heavy duty casters.

    One last alternative - go like I did and with an axle and wheels on one end instead of casters and straight legs on the other end - so it can be moved like a cart.
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • mummer43mummer43 Posts: 23
    I have looked on Caster City's website and cannot find one that will fit a 4x4.  
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,052
    mummer43 said:
    I have looked on Caster City's website and cannot find one that will fit a 4x4.  
    ? - what type of caster are you wanting? The most common style have a "post" that you drill a hole for to insert running vertically. OTOH some have two stamped steel plates separated with ball bearings and one plate is screwed to the 4x4 wooden leg.

    Want to give us some more particulars what these "legs" are going to look like? 
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 4,940
    mummer43 said:
    I have looked on Caster City's website and cannot find one that will fit a 4x4.  
    Amazon has a gazillion casters. Just a quick look shows these have plates that are 3.5" in the long dimension.

    Four by's are nominally 3.5" square tho some may vary from that a bit.

    https://smile.amazon.com/Heavy-Swivel-Caster-Wheels-Degree/dp/B01IGQ1M38/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1502154556&sr=8-2-spons&keywords=plate+caster&psc=1
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,693
    RRP said:
    mummer43 said:
    I have looked on Caster City's website and cannot find one that will fit a 4x4.  
    ? - what type of caster are you wanting? The most common style have a "post" that you drill a hole for to insert running vertically. OTOH some have two stamped steel plates separated with ball bearings and one plate is screwed to the 4x4 wooden leg.

    Want to give us some more particulars what these "legs" are going to look like? 
    He said 4x4 legs.  So I would think the dimensions are 3.5" x 3.5". 
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,052
    RRP said:
    mummer43 said:
    I have looked on Caster City's website and cannot find one that will fit a 4x4.  
    ? - what type of caster are you wanting? The most common style have a "post" that you drill a hole for to insert running vertically. OTOH some have two stamped steel plates separated with ball bearings and one plate is screwed to the 4x4 wooden leg.

    Want to give us some more particulars what these "legs" are going to look like? 
    He said 4x4 legs.  So I would think the dimensions are 3.5" x 3.5". 
    Well aware of the true dimensions , but since he said he was having a problem finding any I thought maybe giving him a general idea might help soothe his apparent frustration. 
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,693
    RRP said:
    RRP said:
    mummer43 said:
    I have looked on Caster City's website and cannot find one that will fit a 4x4.  
    ? - what type of caster are you wanting? The most common style have a "post" that you drill a hole for to insert running vertically. OTOH some have two stamped steel plates separated with ball bearings and one plate is screwed to the 4x4 wooden leg.

    Want to give us some more particulars what these "legs" are going to look like? 
    He said 4x4 legs.  So I would think the dimensions are 3.5" x 3.5". 
    Well aware of the true dimensions , but since he said he was having a problem finding any I thought maybe giving him a general idea might help soothe his apparent frustration. 
    The problem with a 4x4 leg is:  Most larger casters are of the plate mount variety and have a metal base that is 5"x4" (or somewhere around that for 4-5" casters).  Stem casters are harder to find and, because all casters are offset, they really need a metal "hole" to insert into because just drilling a hole in a softwood generally is a bad idea with that amount of weight. 

    My solution is to drill new holes in the plate and cut it to fit the contour of the leg.  I have done this a dozen times.  Or, just drill the holes and let the plate stick out.  No harm in that.
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  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 4,940
    Pre-drill the appropriately sized holes and using 4" lag screws would be fine.
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • mummer43mummer43 Posts: 23
    RRP said:
    mummer43 said:
    I have looked on Caster City's website and cannot find one that will fit a 4x4.  
    ? - what type of caster are you wanting? The most common style have a "post" that you drill a hole for to insert running vertically. OTOH some have two stamped steel plates separated with ball bearings and one plate is screwed to the 4x4 wooden leg.

    Want to give us some more particulars what these "legs" are going to look like? 
    He said 4x4 legs.  So I would think the dimensions are 3.5" x 3.5". 
    Correct. 
  • jtcBoyntonjtcBoynton Posts: 2,107
    Caster City has several options with a smaller mounting plate of  2 3/8" x 3 5/8".  Wheel sizes of 3, 4 or 5".  You should be able to find something suitable.
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  • GreedygoatGreedygoat Posts: 115
    +3 for Caster City.  Call them and speak to a sales rep, they are very helpful.
    XL and a mini.
    Boca Raton, FL
  • bigeggerbigegger Posts: 87
    edited August 2017
    Mcmaster-Carr will have specs for the certain type of casters you need. Real informative site and real easy to navigate and choose options for technical info. But shop around for prices..they are pricey

    LBGE with 76" Challenger Cooking Island
  • ToxarchToxarch Posts: 1,672
    I tried to go smaller with clear rubber wheels from either HF or Lowe's. They looked great and would move over the rock patio OK, but not grear. Well, the weight (which they were rated for) plus the Texas heat made them soft and the rubber folded. Bought some new bigger and better ones but haven't put them on yet.
    Aledo, Texas
    Large BGE
    KJ Jr.

    Exodus 12:9 KJV
    Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.

  • Tspud1Tspud1 Posts: 1,013
    There are some casters that are foam filled so they don't go flat like the air filled ones.
  • I just got the below off amazon (great price as well) for my table 62x34 table for an XL BGE. That are working great so far!

    https://www.amazon.com/ABN-Caster-Wheel-Inches-Set/dp/B071LMDBTR/ref=pd_ybh_a_80?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=M2V4GT6F7W6G8GHHN3J5


    Memphis, TN: XL BGE, Custom 62"x34" Cedar Table, Weber Kettle 22" that no longer sees action.
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