Attached the casters to an existing elfa drawer frame with drawers. Easy installation. Inserted drawer liners in the drawers and I now have a mobile media storage cart. Yay!
September 5, 2013
Great wheels. Use a mallet!
Once I figured out that the best way to keep the backstop pins in place on my elfa shelving was to use a tiny bit of scotch tape, the only other challenge was these casters. They have that ring around them that keeps them from going into the bracket more than a quarter inch. I banged and pushed and finally contacted customer service, who said oh yes, I needed to pound with a mallet. Which I found difficult to do since they're *wheels* and kept spinning and I didn't want to hit too hard and possibly break or crack them. I finally did it by holding the whole caster in place with my left hand and bringing the mallet down not just on the top of the wheel, but also tapping down on the edge of that plastic piece that runs through the middle. I hit harder than I wanted to but it worked. The wheels eventually go all the way in.
November 21, 2012
Improved casters that rock because they ROLL
I have many decades-old elfa frames with assorted drawers. Some units have casters. for mobility. However the original casters were flawed in design in that their attachment to the frame involved an L angle which offset the weight transfer from frame to floor. That angle bent under heavy weight. - like my computer printer - and severely curtailed the very purpose of casters. It was more dragging than rolling.
I noticed that the new casters eliminated the weak L angle and directed any weight straight down. I tried a set and voila! I am now gradually replacing all of the bent casters with the improved design.
But note: a little on-site engineering is necessary for the new adapters to fit the old elfa frames but it's nothing a well-directed hammer and a screw driver cannot achieve. Let the good times roll!
April 25, 2010
At first I thought these casters were ugly. But when I put them on my assembled frame and used them I was very happy with the functional aspects. They are solid, sturdy and love that I can use them in small spaces because they swivel . And they didn't look out of place once I had them on the assembled frame.
June 11, 2014