Hi! I hope to get your advice on some casters I want to install on some shop cabinets. This would be my first attempt at shop mobility.
I want to put a full set of locking polyurethane swivel casters on a router table build. After looking at the 3" variety at my local Lowe's Waxman 3"
& Home Depot Everbilt 3"
, they appear to be the exact same item, just different names. I don't have a nearby Woodcraft, etc.; Harbor Freight didn't have any dual locking casters.
When I engaged the Waxman/Everbilt caster wheel brake, it has a few pins that lock the swivel position, too. However, there was still a decent bit of play in the swivel, which I was concerned about.
Is this play normal and/or would this only create a negligible problem? I was expecting the swivel to fully lock in place as the wheel does.
Wondering if I'm just being cheap going for the <$10 options. I know there's more expensive ones available, but I'd have to order them sight unseen over the Internet. I'd like to build more rolling cabinets so if this works out for me I'm going to be buying a lot more, hence the desire for lowest price. Want to standardize on technology to be the most efficient.