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Method of Replacing a Stem Caster

Stem casters

Stem caster is caster wheel who has a stem as a binder on the caster wheel mounting. The stem models have many models such as square, straight and threaded. Generally the stem caster installed on furniture’s, beds, office chairs and others when these tools have the legs. Caster wheels with stem casters mounting types most widely shapes the swivel casters, rarely found in the rigid caster wheels. The swiveling system of the stem casters will be malfunction if the stem breaks off. The stem caster can be replaced with new stem caster or only wheel that replaced. Below some instruction can be follow if you having the same problem.

Instructions

  1. Inspect your each wheel after you turn over furniture. Replace all 4 casters with Stem Caster from your chair is good idea.
  2. Discard the old wheels out from casters with Stem Caster. Unscrew and then remove if the wheels are threaded.
  3. To pry the old casters with Stem Caster out of the leg used a screwdriver. Grab to the end with pliers and pull the casters out.
  4. Check shelf leg or the hole in your chair; see if any debris has been left behind by the old casters, the new Stem Caster fits properly must be made.
  5. Purchase new caster wheels with Stem Caster according to old caster wheels. A good idea the brand mark of old caster wheels Stem Caster types according to new caster wheels.
  6. Into the old hole the new Stem Caster inserts. Drill the hole bigger if you can’t find an exact fit or insert a dowel rod drilled to the size of the new caster. Into place the dowel before drilling the new hole used a rubber mallet to hammer.
  7. Attach the new wheels to the casters with Stem Caster by inserting them into the hole or threading them, depending on their design.

Tips & Warnings

  • For antique furniture, try to salvage the old furniture casters with Stem Caster to keep the piece in its original state. You will probably need to tighten the existing casters by using tiny wood shims and some wood glue to make the hole tighter.
  • For cracked furniture legs that have casters, use wood glue to glue the 2 pieces back together and insert a dowel into the existing hole. Clamp together and let dry. When dry, drill a hole into the dowel and reinsert the old caster with Stem Caster.

 

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