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Why Grip Neck Casters are Easy to Use

Information on how to install grip neck furniture casters for chairs and tables

Caster strength and stability is directly related to correct installation. 

 

Install Caster on furniture leg:

  • Grip Neck Casters
  • Drill hole: 3/8" x 1 5/8"  in bottom of furniture leg. Insert caster-sleeve. Gently tap in place,.so that teeth permeate wood.
  • Older furniture may have old caster-sleeve still in place. New replacement wood wheel casters may or may-not snap into old sleeves. Old sleeves can be removed and replaced with new sleeves. (see bottom of page)
  • Once caster-sleeve is in place: push caster-stem into sleeve until it snaps into place.
  • For smooth mobility and serviceable action castersmust be properly installed.
  • A note about restorations: mixing old and new casters, on one piece of furniture, rarely provides an acceptable outcome.

Installing Grip Neck Casters

 Removing old caster sleeves

  • Use an icepick or other sturdy straight pointed tool
  • Push tip of tool into gap between two socket-sleeve teeth.
  • Pry up on tool, to loosen teeth.
  • Continue to work your way around circumference of socket-sleeve loosening a couple teeth at a time
  • Once the socket sleeve is loose, grip it with pliers.
  • Pull socket-sleeve straight out. If it is still tight try rocking it back a forth a couple of times and then pulling it out.


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