How to choose your new casters.
|Choosing the correct caster is
not an easy task. Most people are confused from the beginning. We will try to
make this as easy as we can. Follow the steps that we provide and you should be
able to pick the "perfect" caster. You must determine the type of mounting for
your caster. Look at the photos and choose the ones that most closely resemble
your old caster. Not all manufacturers make their products identical but the
"concept" of how the device works will remain the same. We will explain how
everything works. Take a look at the photos below to get started.
show a stem, we are showing you the part that goes into the object and we NEVER
show the part that is INSIDE the caster itself!!!
When a caster is made, the
manufacturer can attach the stem to the body in many different ways. It does
not matter how he does it. The part that goes into your chair or your socket
does matter and there are certain normal sizes to these stems. Our graphics
depict ONLY that portion of the stem.
The only time this is not true is
if you have a "Stemless Caster". A Stemless Caster does NOT have a stem
attached instead the stem is WELDED to the chair. We show you a Stemless Caster