What You’ll Need

New casters
Small hammer
Tape measure


 Swivel chair casters sometimes break easily, but replacement casters are available at most hardware stores and home improvement centers.


Step 1 – Purchase the Correct Size

If one of the old casters has fallen out or broken off, use this to determine the size you will need for replacement. Also make note of how many casters are on the chair because you may need to replace them all for the chair to sit evenly on the floor. Call us at Midsouthcasters to help you select the right size casters to purchase.

If you need to remove a caster to measure, lay the chair on its side and use the pliers to grip the base of the caster that goes into the chair leg. Turn it to the right to unscrew or dislodge it, and the entire piece should fall out. Some have a screw that you may need to loosen for them to fall out.

Step 2 – Install the New Swivel Chair Casters

Most casters have instructions on the back of the package. Basic installation is simply pushing the caster into the opening on the bottom of the chair leg and tightening it down. If it has screw adjustment, adjust appropriately.

How to Adjust Swivel Desk Chairs

Your office may be equipped with swivel desk chairs that are comfortable and efficient to use in the workplace. It is important that you know how to adjust your chair properly. Follow the simple steps below to effectively adjust your desk chair so that it fits your body. Since each chair has adjustment knobs and levers in various locations, consult the instructions that came with the packaging to identify the corresponding components.

Step 1 – Align Your Back

You must first make sure that your back is aligned with the backrest of the chair. This not only promotes comfort as you sit, but proper posture for your spine as well.

Step 2 – Position Your Feet

Place your feet flat on the floor. Your legs should form a 90-degree angle with the chair.

Step 3 – Adjust the Height

Use the lever (probably near the bottom of your seat) to adjust the height. Your feet must stay comfortably flat on the floor, and your back must feel comfortable on the backrest.

Step 4 – Lock the Position

Pull on the lever to lock your desired position in place. This will make the chair stay in that adjustment. Ensure that all parts feel comfortable, including armrests and any reclining positions.

Midsouth Casters & Equipment is located in Memphis, TN and can help you find the right material handling equipment for the task at hand.