trundle wheel

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Has anyone bought a trundle wheel recently? If so are you happy with it? We bought 2 a year ago. When I got them out to use recently I discovered both of them have lost the clicking mechanisms. No idea where or when - no doubt down on the field somewhere, and not reported at the time.

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We bought 2 from science supply aus 2 years ago and they are both still good, in 2021 they were $34.95ea. Not sure how much they are today
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The blue and yellow plastic ones are terrible for falling apart. We have one here but also have two metal ones that seem to do a great job. These were bought by the previous labbie and I do know not long after he bought those, I couldn't source them for the school I was at at the time. Maybe someone is selling them again.
I wouldn't waste my money on the plastic ones - just buy 30m or 100m tapes instead.
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We just bought some from MTA, they seem to be working well so far. Plastic, with the counter, and adjustable handle.
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Merilyn1 wrote: 14 Mar 2023, 13:08 The blue and yellow plastic ones are terrible for falling apart. We have one here but also have two metal ones that seem to do a great job. These were bought by the previous labbie and I do know not long after he bought those, I couldn't source them for the school I was at at the time. Maybe someone is selling them again.
I wouldn't waste my money on the plastic ones - just buy 30m or 100m tapes instead.
Agreed, Merylin1, the plastic ones are useless.

I have just placed an order with MTA - Item NK10117-10K is for a set of 10 trundle wheels that look very sturdy. I also have 2 metal ones which are a lot stronger, but don't actually record the distance, there is just a click that you have to count. (I can't remember where I bought them.) So I also ordered SER1005008A from MTA, which is a counter that will hopefully fit the metal trundle wheels.
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Prima wrote: 15 Mar 2023, 14:01
Merilyn1 wrote: 14 Mar 2023, 13:08 The blue and yellow plastic ones are terrible for falling apart. We have one here but also have two metal ones that seem to do a great job. These were bought by the previous labbie and I do know not long after he bought those, I couldn't source them for the school I was at at the time. Maybe someone is selling them again.
I wouldn't waste my money on the plastic ones - just buy 30m or 100m tapes instead.
Agreed, Merylin1, the plastic ones are useless.

I have just placed an order with MTA - Item NK10117-10K is for a set of 10 trundle wheels that look very sturdy. I also have 2 metal ones which are a lot stronger, but don't actually record the distance, there is just a click that you have to count. (I can't remember where I bought them.) So I also ordered SER1005008A from MTA, which is a counter that will hopefully fit the metal trundle wheels.
Interesting. You'll have to share what they are like!
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Kathryn
I'm also in the market for another one but agree that all the plastic junk available from our regular suppliers wouldn't last five seconds with our lot .
We have an old Lufkin one and it's still going .
Have found them available from Total tools and other big tool shops .Not the cheapest @ $149 but buy once cry once as they say .
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I bought some from Bunnings a few years ago and they are fantastic .
Teachers love them.
https://www.bunnings.com.au/craftright- ... m_p0172470
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bigmack wrote: 16 Mar 2023, 09:06 but buy once cry once as they say .
I have never heard that before!! I love it! I am definitely going to add this phrase to my vocabulary :thumbup: :cheesy:
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littltesttube wrote: 16 Mar 2023, 09:07 I bought some from Bunnings a few years ago and they are fantastic .
Teachers love them.
https://www.bunnings.com.au/craftright- ... m_p0172470
Wish I had found those when I searched Bunnings for "trundle", they look great!
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Prima wrote: 15 Mar 2023, 14:01 I have just placed an order with MTA - Item NK10117-10K is for a set of 10 trundle wheels that look very sturdy. I also have 2 metal ones which are a lot stronger, but don't actually record the distance, there is just a click that you have to count. (I can't remember where I bought them.) So I also ordered SER1005008A from MTA, which is a counter that will hopefully fit the metal trundle wheels.
Sad story - the counter does not count! It just makes the noise, the person doing the wheeling has to count! :?
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Ohh those wheels from Bunnings look good especially for the price.
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Supercheap Auto also have trundle wheels with counters up to 999.9m for $34.99
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We bought these earlier this year. A teacher used them for the first time last week and said they were really good and sturdy. Who know how long they will last but I plan on getting some more later in the year. Wish I'd bought the set of 12.
https://www.abacused.com.au/trundle-wheel
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