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4" Casters for my Acacia Table Question

Hello,  I have a Large BGE with the Acacia table.  Love it!  However, it is a heavy SOB and I want to add wheels to the table.  I see the 2" and 4" wheels sold by BGE.  the 2" wheels come in a set of 4  for 49.99.  the 4" wheels come in a set of 2 for 99.99!
I have looked at alternatives, off-market, etc for the 4" wheels as 2 wheels for 99 bucks seems steep.  However, when I look at them and read the reviews, most say that the nut that come s on top of the off-market wheels makes the table unsteady.  I also see that in the 99-dollar BGE wheels, there is no nut at the top of the wheel.

Is it worth the 200 bucks to get 4 wheels for my Acacia table, OR is there a viable alternative that is less cost?

Thanks!

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  • kl8ton
    kl8ton Posts: 5,392
    Large, Medium, MiniMax, & 22, and 36" Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • kl8ton
    kl8ton Posts: 5,392
    I have no experience with that company. But they have some cheaper options.
    Large, Medium, MiniMax, & 22, and 36" Blackstone
    Grand Rapids MI
  • Pretty sure I’ve seen @rrp make reference to casters here on multiple occasions. Paging him in case he has insight to offer. 
  • RRP
    RRP Posts: 25,838
    Pretty sure I’ve seen @rrp make reference to casters here on multiple occasions. Paging him in case he has insight to offer. 
    They are a reputable company and sell quality products. My only advice is to buy once, cry once.
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • caliking
    caliking Posts: 18,646
    I've bought wheels for my table and small nest from here:

    https://www.castercity.com/

    I'm almost certain they were less than $200 a few years ago. Super helpful folks. Called them, and a fella helped me figure out what would work best.

    And, get the bigger wheels. Something something decreased rolling friction something. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • Tspud1
    Tspud1 Posts: 1,486
    Felix1982 said:
    Hello,  I have a Large BGE with the Acacia table.  Love it!  However, it is a heavy SOB and I want to add wheels to the table.  I see the 2" and 4" wheels sold by BGE.  the 2" wheels come in a set of 4  for 49.99.  the 4" wheels come in a set of 2 for 99.99!
    I have looked at alternatives, off-market, etc for the 4" wheels as 2 wheels for 99 bucks seems steep.  However, when I look at them and read the reviews, most say that the nut that come s on top of the off-market wheels makes the table unsteady.  I also see that in the 99-dollar BGE wheels, there is no nut at the top of the wheel.

    Is it worth the 200 bucks to get 4 wheels for my Acacia table, OR is there a viable alternative that is less cost?

    Thanks!
    what does your table leg look like? There are many ways a caster can attach
  • HeavyG
    HeavyG Posts: 10,291
    Tspud1 said:
    Felix1982 said:
    Hello,  I have a Large BGE with the Acacia table.  Love it!  However, it is a heavy SOB and I want to add wheels to the table.  I see the 2" and 4" wheels sold by BGE.  the 2" wheels come in a set of 4  for 49.99.  the 4" wheels come in a set of 2 for 99.99!
    I have looked at alternatives, off-market, etc for the 4" wheels as 2 wheels for 99 bucks seems steep.  However, when I look at them and read the reviews, most say that the nut that come s on top of the off-market wheels makes the table unsteady.  I also see that in the 99-dollar BGE wheels, there is no nut at the top of the wheel.

    Is it worth the 200 bucks to get 4 wheels for my Acacia table, OR is there a viable alternative that is less cost?

    Thanks!
    what does your table leg look like? There are many ways a caster can attach
    They said they have the BGE acacia table and it appears it uses the standard post casters:




    Lots of larger diameter sets are available on amazon and elsewhere for less than $50.


    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” ― Philip K. Diçk




  • RRP
    RRP Posts: 25,838
    buy once - cry once
    Re-gasketing America one yard at a time.
  • Ybabpmuts
    Ybabpmuts Posts: 914
    I never cry once. When my father beat me on Thanksgiving day in 1979, two feet away from a perfectly roasted turkey, did I cry once.. no .... I cried for me and the turkey  when my sister Beulah showed me her thing, did I cry once.. uh ... No I cried once for me having to have seen that, and once for how it looked so much like a broken ravioli. She's my sister, so you'd like to think her ravioli isn't broken yet. 

    It was a sad day for me' Beulah, and pasta...
  • HeavyG
    HeavyG Posts: 10,291
    I hadn't bothered to look at the 4" BGE wheels but it appears that a set of FOUR (2 kits @$49.99 each) is $99. If 4" is sufficient height for what they need I'd just go ahead and buy those, especially if they think they'll be more stable.


    “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.” ― Philip K. Diçk




  • Felix1982 said:
    Hello,  I have a Large BGE with the Acacia table.  Love it!  However, it is a heavy SOB and I want to add wheels to the table.  I see the 2" and 4" wheels sold by BGE.  the 2" wheels come in a set of 4  for 49.99.  the 4" wheels come in a set of 2 for 99.99!
    I have looked at alternatives, off-market, etc for the 4" wheels as 2 wheels for 99 bucks seems steep.  However, when I look at them and read the reviews, most say that the nut that come s on top of the off-market wheels makes the table unsteady.  I also see that in the 99-dollar BGE wheels, there is no nut at the top of the wheel.

    Is it worth the 200 bucks to get 4 wheels for my Acacia table, OR is there a viable alternative that is less cost?

    Thanks!
     I am struggling to understand this.
    South of Columbus, Ohio.


  • Tspud1
    Tspud1 Posts: 1,486
    I guess you will need to know the size of the stem and type of threads to buy a different caster
  • The 4" BGE wheels are $100 for 4 and thread directly into the table leg
  • womaus
    womaus Posts: 256
    I put together a work table in the basement many years ago, twice the size of the Acacia table and when loaded with tools probably 4X heavier.

    It's been sitting on Harbor Freight casters since assembly. Many years later, many moves around the basement, still no issues.

    https://www.harborfreight.com/search?q=caster