Welding Cart/Bench? What ya got?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by syntec4, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. syntec4

    syntec4 Long timer

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    Hi all, I want to build/buy a welding cart/bench. Must be on castors so I can push it around for cleaning and working outside. I want to put the MIG on it with small bottle and have the vice mounted on it as well. I don't want it to be that big, maybe 4'x2'6".

    Give me some inspiration! :evil

    Thanks
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  2. Stan_R80/7

    Stan_R80/7 Beastly Gnarly

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    I keep my welding equipment modular. The torch is generally in it's packing until needed and I rent bottles. The mig and tig welders are on their respective carts. For a table, I use a Stronghand Nomad: http://www.stronghandtools.com/stronghandtools/products/nomad.php. Which can be folded up and set beside a wall. A Jawhorse w/welding accessory serves a similar purpose and can be folded up and put away. This works out for me since I tend to weld sporadically and let junk accumulate. As usual, YMMV.
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  3. josjor

    josjor Long timer

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    +1 for keeping the welder on it's own cart, separate from the work bench thingy. You can either build the MIG cart or, probably for around $50.00, buy one that will hold the welder and bottles.
    http://www.harborfreight.com/100-lb-capacity-welding-cart-61316.html

    For a welding table I've got a 4' x 6' monster with 3" pipe legs, a shelf underneath for stock and a 3/8" thick steel plate top. Most certainly not portable as the top itself weighs in at 300+ pounds.
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  4. Gillus

    Gillus High Desert Rat

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    +2 on the Jawhorse, very handy versatile tool for wood or metal stuff. This is a safety required item for me.

    I built a 32" x 48" 1/4 plate and 2" angle frame table with a lower shelf 16" x 48", side shelf/ slot to hold grinders. Heavy enough to mount a vise and use it. $200 worth of new steel.
    Mig welder on a separate HF cart.
    Plasma on a separate HF cart.
    Torch set on a separate hand built cart.
    HF metal cutting band saw on wheels parked under the welding table.
    Separate scrap metal (pos) cart 16" wide with bins for storing scraps and stock.

    Wish ida built this set up years ago. Takes a 32" x 60" footprint plus the grinder on a stand next to it. I'd post some pics but it is covered with remnants of the last project and needs cleaned:ddog.
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  5. syntec4

    syntec4 Long timer

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  6. Hardware02

    Hardware02 Long timer

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    Built this from scratch...

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    With the Lincoln on board...

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    Bench from scratch...

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