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    Default Any welders here? GDG

    I don't weld much at all but was thinking about getting a welding table for some of the basic stuff I do. I'd like to build a few tables, aquarium stands, stuff like that. I found this one from Northern Tool and was wondering if it might work for the types of stuff I'm talking about doing or if there are better options for the money. This one comes with the clamps, 90 degree clamps, etc.

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    I think that one will work great. To start with. You could always build your self one to suit you with exactly what you need.

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    For $479 you could build about anything you want and weld it yourself. Buy good quality clamps of different styles and variations and you can do almost anything on a flat table. flats can always be ground and you dont have to worry about the pretty surface on that one. As you get slag or spots on the the table you will have to grind it off etc.
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    For 479 you could build two or three but I would diffintly build my own to suit my needs such as height and size and I would build it with a solid top and get a piece of cat walk steel about 3x3 or so and use it to put on table to get your work pieces off of the table top then you a a multi function table instead of just a welding table

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    Quote Originally Posted by 390sport View Post
    For 479 you could build two or three but I would diffintly build my own to suit my needs such as height and size and I would build it with a solid top and get a piece of cat walk steel about 3x3 or so and use it to put on table to get your work pieces off of the table top then you a a multi function table instead of just a welding table
    Agree. Check out the Bessy line of fixture clamps .

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    Strong Hand makes great fixture tables. If you weld enough, you won't be sorry you purchased it. but the occasional welding job can be completed on a homemade welded table.

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    The information provided on the link says that the table componants are made from 4mm materal.
    Unless my conversion is way off base, 4mm = 0.15748031496062992 or right around 1/64'', Too light for my taste .

    They have other welding tables advertised without clamps for under $100 which tells me they are asking way too much $$$ for those light duty clamps....

    As others have said build it yourself.

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    I made a welding/plasma table out of an old Black and Decker Workmate. Removed the wood top and made a top out of several pieces of angle iron. It folds nicely to hang on my welding cart out of the way and was free. I'm sure a true welding table would be nicer but this fits my hobby welder needs very nicely.
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    Thickness is 4mm. 4mm=.157"=5/32". That is not sufficient for a welding table. For my use, anything under 5/8" thick won't cut it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willson View Post
    Thickness is 4mm. 4mm=.157"=5/32". That is not sufficient for a welding table. For my use, anything under 5/8" thick won't cut it.
    And Willson is the SHIT when it comes to welding!!! SS wingers,SS holding blind stakes and SS stakeouts !!!

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