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ImpactCaster Set for Light Stands with 22mm Tubular Leg Ends
 
4.1

(based on 19 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to set up (10)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Reliable (5)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Photography (12)
    • Strobe lighting (10)
    • Portraits (9)
    • Artificial lighting (7)
    • Studio (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (11), Semi-pro photographer (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Easy to Install, Smooth Movement

    Installed on Norman Impact stands in minutes.
    Smmoth movement on hard floor and rug.
    Used in a small home studio.
    Also, fits my non-Norman light stands.
    The only...Read complete review

    Installed on Norman Impact stands in minutes.
    Smmoth movement on hard floor and rug.
    Used in a small home studio.
    Also, fits my non-Norman light stands.
    The only improvement I could suggest is a slightly larger diameter wheel.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good, but . . .

    I have three sets of these casters. They work well, and I would buy them again if I ever needed more, but I have run into two small problems. Fortunately, I was...Read complete review

    I have three sets of these casters. They work well, and I would buy them again if I ever needed more, but I have run into two small problems. Fortunately, I was easily able to deal with both.

    The first is that the threads on the caster housing are not cut nearly deep enough. When I tighten them down onto the stand's leg, one tiny bit too much tightening results in the steel bolt stripping out the threads on the caster housing, preventing the caster from being securely mounted on the stand. To remedy the problem, I had to tap out the hole to a 1/4-20 thread, and used a corresponding bolt to hold the caster to the stand's leg.

    The other problem is that the nut inside the housing that is threaded onto the caster's stem, and which holds the caster itself to the housing loosens easily over a short time. On a recent shoot, I almost have a couple of casters come close to falling out of the housing. I tightened them back up, and put a drop of thread locker on the threads. Hopefully that will fix the problem.

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    3.0

    Well made, but.....

    By Mark E

    from Mechanicsville, VA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

    • Artificial Lighting
    • Photography
    • Strobe Lighting

    Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 22mm Tubular Leg Ends:

    I bought these to add to a heavy duty light stand I already had in order to made a more easily transported camera stand. These are heavy, well made casters. There are two problems with them, though. First, the wheels are large enough to roll easily on carpet. Second, the leg angle they support is not low (wide) enough to allow me to fully extend the legs on my light stand. I am still undecided as to whether I am better off with or without these casters. Thus far, I am leaning a little toward better. We will have to see.

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    3.0

    Good, but . . .

    By donrisi

    from Oklahoma City

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

    • Artificial Lighting
    • Photography
    • Portraits
    • Strobe Lighting

    Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 22mm Tubular Leg Ends:

    I have three sets of these casters. They work well, and I would buy them again if I ever needed more, but I have run into two small problems. Fortunately, I was easily able to deal with both.

    The first is that the threads on the caster housing are not cut nearly deep enough. When I tighten them down onto the stand's leg, one tiny bit too much tightening results in the steel bolt stripping out the threads on the caster housing, preventing the caster from being securely mounted on the stand. To remedy the problem, I had to tap out the hole to a 1/4-20 thread, and used a corresponding bolt to hold the caster to the stand's leg.

    The other problem is that the nut inside the housing that is threaded onto the caster's stem, and which holds the caster itself to the housing loosens easily over a short time. On a recent shoot, I almost have a couple of casters come close to falling out of the housing. I tightened them back up, and put a drop of thread locker on the threads. Hopefully that will fix the problem.

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    4.0

    Fairly strong, rolls on low carpet

    By Craig

    from Knoghtsen, Ca.

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Photography
      • Portraits
      • Weddings

      Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 22mm Tubular Leg Ends:

      These are okay for light stands (8ft/22mm or smaller). They fit 22mm legs or smaller. The Impact 8ft stands fits in them. Once you put them on hand tight, take a wrench and give them about a 1/4 turn and they'll stay on for good. I'm using them for a boom and they are good. I'm going to buy a couple more sets for my 48" and 36" octagons. They'll handle it fine in the studio. Any larger soft box, I think you will need something more. Also, I will get two sets for my 24" soft boxes for wedding photography. They will do fine, they are not heavy at all, and they roll okay, even on low carpet.

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      5.0

      Just the thing!

      By Gary

      from Wilmington, MA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Reliable
      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Photography
        • Portraits
        • Strobe Lighting
        • Studio

        Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 22mm Tubular Leg Ends:

        These casters fit my 13 foot tripods perfectly (22mm legs). They're well made and seem quite rugged.
        It lets me move my lights around the studio effortlessly with sandbags attached which is very difficut without casters.

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        4.0

        Caster Set works great

        By Tomasino Photos

        from San Antonio, TX

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        Pros

        • Affordable
        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Photography
          • Portraits
          • Strobe Lighting
          • Studio

          Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 22mm Tubular Leg Ends:

          Very affordable and easy to install. I have some generic light stands and these casters fit perfect. I'll buy more as needed.

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          4.0

          Rolling right along

          By Jack

          from Brentwood, CA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Photography
            • Portraits
            • Strobe Lighting

            Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 22mm Tubular Leg Ends:

            These caseters make placing a light in the right spot so much easier. They fit perfectly on my light stand. I should have bought them sooner.

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            5.0

            Excellent Quality at a reasonable price

            By John G

            from Las Vegas, NV

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Strobe Lighting

              Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 22mm Tubular Leg Ends:

              Using on a pair of Bowens light stands
              Easy to install and Adjust
              Soft wheels track well on laminate floor as well as muslin

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              5.0

              A very useful product !

              By Julien

              from Qc,Canada

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Very Useful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Photography
                • Strobe Lighting
                • Video

                Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 22mm Tubular Leg Ends:

                Super to convert light stands on wheels !

                Love it !

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                4.0

                Work great if you install them properly

                By photobyzj

                from New England

                About Me Pro Photographer

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                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Artificial Lighting
                  • Photography
                  • Portraits
                  • Strobe Lighting
                  • Weddings

                  Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 22mm Tubular Leg Ends:

                  Make sure you tight them really good! otherwise they will come loose, and your lightstand might fall down when you try to move it.

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                  5.0

                  Easily Installation, worked great

                  By Jaeger Shots

                  from San Francisco, CA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Artificial Lighting
                    • Photography

                    Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 22mm Tubular Leg Ends:

                    Installed these on my new JTL light stands in a couple of minutes. They fit perfectly and work great. I continue to be impressed with the quality and price of the Impact product line!

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                    4.0

                    Missing parts

                    By Image Zone

                    from Albuquerque, NM

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Moving light stands

                      Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 22mm Tubular Leg Ends:

                      I received the casters and found they were probably used or returned. The casters were disassembled and partially reassembled with the compression shims missing. I contacted B&H and they shipped me a new set at No Charge, no complaint and no hassle. The new set of casters are definately new and unused. Thank you B&H Customer service.

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                      5.0

                      Rock and Roll

                      By gargreen

                      from colorado

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up

                      Cons

                      • None yet

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 22mm Tubular Leg Ends:

                        These casters were just what I needed for my second light. Fit my light stand perfectly. I am thinking of ordering another set. May not be as nice if you have carpet that is medium to heavy.

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                        2.0

                        CASTERS WORK, BUT ARE VERY UNSTABLE!

                        By Ken

                        from El Cajon, CA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up

                        Cons

                        • Unstable when moving lite

                        Best Uses

                        • Studio

                        Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 22mm Tubular Leg Ends:

                        The casters fit many of my light stands, but attach at a 45 degree angle and swivel with a great deal of instability.

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                        5.0

                        I would buy it again

                        By sam

                        from Houston/TX

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting

                          Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 22mm Tubular Leg Ends:

                          Professional work.
                          Very useful in moving and adjusting the stand.
                          Dont has break.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Easy to Install, Smooth Movement

                          By RJS Photo Images

                          from Woolwich, ME

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy Setup
                          • Lightweight
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                          • Small diameter wheel

                          Best Uses

                          • Artificial Lighting
                          • Photography
                          • Portraits
                          • Strobe Lighting

                          Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 22mm Tubular Leg Ends:

                          Installed on Norman Impact stands in minutes.
                          Smmoth movement on hard floor and rug.
                          Used in a small home studio.
                          Also, fits my non-Norman light stands.
                          The only improvement I could suggest is a slightly larger diameter wheel.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Great Product

                          By C-Sqaured Photography

                          from Los Angeles

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy Setup
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Artificial Lighting
                            • Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Strobe Lighting

                            Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 22mm Tubular Leg Ends:

                            I use it with the Insight light stands and it works great

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                            • No

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                            1.0

                            pointless

                            By ct

                            from dalas

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Hard to gauge and mount
                              • Must be exact

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 22mm Tubular Leg Ends:

                                These casters are horrible. You have to mount these casters with the bearings parallel to the ground. If not, they wont spin. I hate these things so much, I'd rather pickup the stand and move it rather and fight the wheels. I have to adjust and readjust everytime I setup the stands b/c my stands dont lock in the same position everytime.

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                                5.0

                                Very good simple casters

                                By ratchley

                                from Clarksville, TN

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Durable
                                • Long-Lasting

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • General Use
                                  • Indoors

                                  Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 22mm Tubular Leg Ends:

                                  Simple and easy to use.

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                                  4.0

                                  Better quality than I expected.

                                  By Tony M

                                  from St. Paul, MN

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attach Securely
                                  • Durable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Indoors

                                    Comments about Impact Caster Set for Light Stands with 22mm Tubular Leg Ends:

                                    They fit snugly and securely and function smoothly.

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