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    I'm building a welding / burning table and I will put metal casters on it. It's 2 feet by 4 feet, and I want to keep it about 30/35 inches high. It is approximately 500 pounds, and I wanted some opinions on what type/kind of casters would be best. I want something that will hold up well.

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    Put 2 steel wheels on one end on an axle and leave legs on the other with a pic point for a common floor jack to wheel it around. So much more stable than casters.

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      Originally posted by leebo60 View Post
      I'm building a welding / burning table and I will put metal casters on it. It's 2 feet by 4 feet, and I want to keep it about 30/35 inches high. It is approximately 500 pounds, and I wanted some opinions on what type/kind of casters would be best. I want something that will hold up well.

      Tractor Supply, rubber coated, quiet and easy to role. think they are rated 500lbs a piece. but yeah the rubber may not hold up in you application.
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        Casters

        Use the heavy duty metal casters the hot slag drips, hot steel cutoffs will melt the rubber wheels or catch them on fire.

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          I made a cart to roll my projects inside and outside of my shop. I bought some 4" steel casters from tractor supply .I think they was around 40.00 a piece the load rating for them was I think around 500+ lbs a piece. I built wireline double drum units on it and also built hydrostatic well testing units both unites weight well over what the casters was rated for but they held the loads and are still going strong.

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            I have been using the rubber tired 4" wheels for over 10 years in my commercial shop and they are still going strong.

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              question on welding table

              self leveling casters! on ebay... thats what i have on mine

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                question on welding table

                GD-40S Footmaster Wheel

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                  This thread is old, but maybe someone can use this suggestion, adding to Sberry's good ideas: I have to move my various carts not just on concrete but outside over gravel or dirt, so I go with fairly large diameter wheels at one end, and steel "feet" at the other. To move these carts, some of which are somewhat heavy and/or unwieldy, I weld receivers or sockets of maybe 1 1/2" tubing, to take longer pieces of tubing which slip inside as handles, with which I move the cart around like a wheelbarrow with two wheels. Once moved, I slide the handles out, and store them out of my way, usually somewhere on the cart. The handles are of some light but strong tubing that a hang-glider pilot gave me.

                  As for the steel "feet" on one end of the cart, in one case I had a couple of rubber bump-stops from the rear axle of a car. Bonded to the bottom of the feet, they made a relatively soft, non-marring means of holding up that end of the cart, which doesn't slide around.

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