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I am making a shop cart. Should I use 4 casters or 3 (just kidding).

Should I use 2 fixed and 2 swivel?

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use one swivel caster and 4 skid feet, just kidding.

It depends on the size of your cart, if it's not too large I would use 4 swivel casters. but if the cart is big, then 2 fixed and 2 swivel.

You get a 4' x 8' cart loaded down with stuff and have 4 swivel casters on it it gets kind of hard to control.

Thats just my take on it.
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HI KR

If you use the casters with breaks/locks on them you get the cabinet in and out easy of the pocket hole that many are used in..plus if you use your tool(s) outside the shop you want to use the bigger wheels, it's always a bit more money but well worth it in the long run ......

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I've used these before and they work good; but they don't have a lock like Bob mentioned.
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Hi Kelly - I agree with jd99. Small carts I like all 4 to swivel. I used these on the last one I built, about 2'x2', they lock both the wheel and the swivel making the thing a lot less "shaky".
Amazon.com: Steelex D2598 3-Inch 150-Pound Swivel Double Lock Rubber Plate Caster, Gray: Home Improvement
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The only down fall with the type that John posted. it's hard to get your toe on the lock when it's under the cabinet..

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Hi Kelly - I agree with jd99. Small carts I like all 4 to swivel. I used these on the last one I built, about 2'x2', they lock both the wheel and the swivel making the thing a lot less "shaky".
Amazon.com: Steelex D2598 3-Inch 150-Pound Swivel Double Lock Rubber Plate Caster, Gray: Home Improvement



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The only down fall with the type that John posted. it's hard to get your toe on the lock when it's under the cabinet..

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The only down fall with the type that John posted. it's hard to get your toe on the lock when it's under the cabinet..

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Because of limited space in my shed, all machines are on four swivel castors, the front two with brakes, this I find gives me complete manoeuvrability in all directions.
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Or wear cowboy boots in the shop that have that nice pointed toe

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