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I got it for $40... basically brand new. I would think a nice heavy steel top would be best. I not too knowledgeable in this stuff yet though... I'm pretty new to it as well.
Thats still not a bad price, for that its almost stupid not to buy it lol. Itd cost that much just try and even come close to building it. I just wish my garage was heated and cooled. Actually id honestly just take heated, but not some bs heater like actually to where it would atleast stay 60 degree's or something all winter long all day and night just to help keep rust down and not have condensation and moisture build up on my tool chest, tools, etc etc all fall and winter long especially at nights. I dont mind the temperature as much as I just dont like the moisture it causes.

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It's a pretty basic compressor though... it works fine for me as I don't use air tools that often. I don't imagine it'd do well painting or sandblasting. I've got air run up along he ceiling and then drops down to the workbench. I put a tee in halfway back so I can run across to the other side of the shop if I need to later.
how much horsepower, psi, and gallons is it?
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I'd have to check... I don't really remember. It's a 60 gallon for sure but the rest has slipped my mind!
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I was kind of limited on time today because of an Easter dinner we're leaving for shortly... but I managed to get the bottom shelf done today. There's the table I picked up as well!





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Just thought id chime in on the welding table top discussion, my buddies gpa owns a machine shop where they do alot of welding. They have a big 8ft by 4ft table and it has a 1/8th inch top of steel.
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That still sounds kind of thin doesn't it? My black bench against the wall in the picture there is 3/16" and it still doesn't seem all that heavy.
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I'd have to check... I don't really remember. It's a 60 gallon for sure but the rest has slipped my mind!
hmm in the pics it looks like it would be bigger than that.

Project is looking good.
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Saw this thread the other day, but never posted.

Cart looks good man! Great job.
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Thanks guys! Going to start the bottle holder tonight.
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Cart looks good...as for a table, I would not go less than 1/2" for the top. My table....best thing I EVER made for welding...

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...=welding+table
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Cart looks good...as for a table, I would not go less than 1/2" for the top. My table....best thing I EVER made for welding...

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...=welding+table
Just checked it out... nice!
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Cart looks good...as for a table, I would not go less than 1/2" for the top. My table....best thing I EVER made for welding...

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...=welding+table
x2 def nice. One question, is there a coating or anything that is put on the top table to keep it from rusting but doesnt affect its groundablility or anything while welding on it and using it?

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Just checked it out... nice!
As far as our discussion about 110/220 or numbers close to it, I did speak to Miller. They said that it all depends on what your local electric company supplies. Some do things a little bit different and because of that some welder companies have slight variations in numbers depending on their location. For instance Miller stated that most around them are 120/230 so thats what they build their machines around, but them as well as most companies build the machines to work on a 10% percent difference so that if your location is a 115/225 or 110/220 for instance, the machines will still function properly.
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x2 def nice. One question, is there a coating or anything that is put on the top table to keep it from rusting but doesnt affect its groundablility or anything while welding on it and using it?



As far as our discussion about 110/220 or numbers close to it, I did speak to Miller. They said that it all depends on what your local electric company supplies. Some do things a little bit different and because of that some welder companies have slight variations in numbers depending on their location. For instance Miller stated that most around them are 120/230 so thats what they build their machines around, but them as well as most companies build the machines to work on a 10% percent difference so that if your location is a 115/225 or 110/220 for instance, the machines will still function properly.
Only thing I put on mine is WD40. Keeps the rust at bay and keeps the weld slag and sparks from sticking. Ground is not affected by it.

I really can't say how much nicer it is to stand and weld, to work on axles while standing, to fab while standing, etc. If you're going to do it, do it right with 1/2"+. I have beaten stuff on the edge and table has not flinched!
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Now I know who can install my front hitch lol

Looks great Adam!
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Laskey? Havnt seen you in a while lol.
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Been busy lol (typical excuse)
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But that excuse will always work. lol.
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As far as our discussion about 110/220 or numbers close to it, I did speak to Miller. They said that it all depends on what your local electric company supplies. Some do things a little bit different and because of that some welder companies have slight variations in numbers depending on their location. For instance Miller stated that most around them are 120/230 so thats what they build their machines around, but them as well as most companies build the machines to work on a 10% percent difference so that if your location is a 115/225 or 110/220 for instance, the machines will still function properly.
Good to know! My father-in-law is an electrician.... so I just bought the welder and got him to hook it up. lol
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Looks great Adam!
lol I'm sure we could work something out... probably be cheaper for you to pay someone there to do it then drive here at $1.40/L though. lol
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We have 1/2" thick work benches at work, 3ft by 8ft long. (we're Fabricators, so you know, if its good for us, you should be alright)
the cart looks good man, looks pretty strong.
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Finally got time to work on it again for a couple hours... made the clamp to hold the bottle on the back of the cart.

I started with two pieces of 1" square tubing, then an 8x8 square piece of 10 gauge. Cut a circle out of it with my plasma cutter, cut it in half and then filled in the rounded part with 1x1/8" flat stock... capped the ends with a nut welded inside and the rest is pretty straightforward!



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I use chain. I'm lazy.
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lol... this is more for practice than anything else!
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Cart looks good. How's google sketch up?

Just to add to the voltage discussion.... I think the standard is 120/240 but depending on the load on the grid or house or whatever what you actually get at the outlet can be down to 110 or 220. Basically a lot of factors, could be the power station or could be you got too much running in the house, like a voltage drop in the car if you got your audio system draining power. Like Zachary said though, it's all within a 10% difference anyway which most electronics are specced to handle.
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I use chain. I'm lazy.
Nice work and great idea for mounting the bottle.
Those could be used for an NOS Bottle too.

Chain works but allows the bottles to rock side to side, this mount is really nice.

luck with the practice, I think that is what you said.

AND to carry on the Voltage thing… aren’t the voltage readings an average and each company picks the numbers they like best.
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Thanks guys! Yeah all that voltage stuff makes sense now... and the compressor and welder both say 208-230 volts on them.
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