Long gone are the days where you have to go to your garage for tools and not be able to transport the floor model box from one place to another. The tool box would stay in one place, forever collecting dust without a movement planned. Having a large tool box with caster wheels on them will be there best route to make sure your task is completed. With all your tools in one place and being able to push the box wherever you want, is a wonderful way to get the job done. This is simply a matter of convenience we can all benefit from.
Having wheels for tool box is one thing but having a caster wheel is on another level! A wheel, as we know, is a round object with a hole in the center. It can only roll back and forward. Caster wheels are on a rotating mount, meaning it can swivel in a 360-circular axis at any time. They are normally placed on furniture, tool boxes and other heavy equipment for the purpose of easy, swift movement.
Caster wheels were originally patented and designed for furniture by David Fisher in 1876. Even in that time, the movement heavy, large objects became an issue so the invention of the wheel was the best way to transport those items. You can go to just about any hardware store these days to purchase caster wheels for your own individual needs. Most people use them for large tool boxes to be wheeled from one area to another. The 4 different types of casters are rigid, swivel, breaking & locking and industrial. Each one has its own individual purpose but the benefits of them all are that they are cost-efficient, durable, heavy weight capacity, and the ability to move large objects quickly.
Some various top brands for tool boxes which you can use a caster on are Matco, Gladiator, Husky, just to name a few. These massive and durable tool boxes are a dream to have in a professional automotive shop or in the comfort of your home. Some companies even have certain colors to go along with the particular brand and model you are purchasing. There are different materials caster wheels are made from according to what you’re trying to do. For example, if you’re going to use it in an area where there is a wooden floor, you may not want metal running across that floor. The wood will be scratched up and it would be a nightmare to repair. So, with this in mind, a wheel that is covered with rubber will be best for wooden floor. On the contrary, if it’s in an outside garage, you can still use a rubber covering for the wheel but metal like aluminum or stainless steel will be perfect for the concrete on the ground. I believe these are very unique ways to have a customized way of blending your caster wheel to your home style or toolbox.