Knowing the right questions to ask can help you to avoid a bad shopping experience. This is especially true when you are going to be buying some new casters. Do not assume that you know everything there is to know about the casters you are interested in. This might not necessarily be the case. It would be in your best interests to ask questions that will allow you to determine if the casters you are interested in are actually right for the job you need them to perform. Here are several of the key questions that you should pose to stores or websites that are in the business of selling casters.
1. What is the maximum weight that I will be able to put on this caster before it will collapse?
You need to have a firm understanding of what the casters are capable of. One of the first things you will need to determine if the largest amount of weight it will support. Ask the store to tell you the most weight that the rigid casters you have been looking at will be able to support. This info can drastically change your process for buying casters.
2. Do the casters come with any sort of a warranty?
You should only buy casters that include some kind of warranty. Ideally, the warranty should be at least six months long. However, a year would be much better. Casters are always going over bumps and being exposed to a great deal of stress. It is just good common sense to make sure that all of your casters are covered by a warranty. This means that you will not need to pay for any repairs to your casters for the duration of the warranty.
3. What type of casters should I be using for the job that I need to do?
You might not have any clue about which casters to buy. If so, ask a person who works for the website or store that you are shopping at. This person will be able to recommend the ideal casters that will not break in the middle of your job. He or she will also take into consideration the weight and temperature requirements of the casters you will be buying. You will then be able to make a wise decision with a very minimal risk of you having some buyer’s remorse.