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10-02-2003, 12:50 AM
Thought I would go ahead an post a profile of my shop and future wants.
Hobart 210 MIG
Miller 180 SD TIG
Sand blast cab
table top bender
pipe bender Hyd china type
Small table top lathe
IR 220 v 175 psi compressor
A good vise
10-02-2003, 04:03 AM
century mig running e71tgs 0.35
homemade bending jig
skil drills w/ cobalt bits
10" chop saw
little portatorch set
hobart ac/dc stick
and eventually a tig:D
Miller Bobcat 250 on service trailer
with workbench, torches, cable reels
110 V Clarke Mig Welder
14" DeWalt Chop Saw
Mastercraft Floor Drill Press
Makita and B&D Pro grinders
Makita and DeWalt Drills
2- Quincy 15 Horsepower Air
Compressors with 120 Gallon Tanks
MillerMatic 251 Mig Welder
Large Semi-Portable Air Compressor
Who doesn't want a plasma cutter?
Lincoln SP 170T MIG
Lincoln PowerMIG 200
Hypertherm Powermax 350 Plazma Cutter
10-03-2003, 11:46 PM
Oh I forgot I do have a dewalt cut-off saw. And I would like to get a 4" belt sander for deburring and smoothing. Here is a picture of my welding and cutting set-up.
10-03-2003, 11:48 PM
10-12-2003, 11:45 PM
well at home I am verry limited because of a 50 amp garage circut, so the real fancy high amp stuff is in the future.
so I have the following;
Lincoln AC225 stick
High frequency tig box
old smith CC wire feeder
Harris Journeyman torch set running on propane 100# propane tank 255CFT. oxy 200' of hose
3 hp 40 gallon 2 stage twin cylinder compressor
assorted air tools, grinders saws
getting a Lincoln Pro-Cut 80 w/50 ft Torch for christmas :yay:
equipment sitting in storage;
Hobart BetaMig 251
Hello folks. I'm a hobby welder. I've been welding a couple of years. I've built an 18 foot trailer for hauling my tractor, a PTO powered wood splitter, and bunch of smaller stuff around the house. My welding equipment -
and an old Sears 30-295 amp AC buzzbox, as well as an assortment of various tools needed when welding. I recently picked up a HF bender and am having fun bending and scrolling.
I've also got an early 1950's Sheldon 13x36 toolroom lathe, and a late 50's, early 60's Craftsman(Atlas) 12x36 lathe, both with a bunch of attachments. I'm looking for a milling machine, preferably a Bridgeport. I'm just learning this machining stuff. My Dad is a retired tool maker, and I want to learn as much as I can from him while he is still able to teach me.
This is my first post. I have a shop and have made many parts from Harley stuff to welding furniture to rebuilding jet boat pumps.
Here are a couple of pics when the shop was clean and new..hehehe. The list includes HTP 220v/240 MIg, micro cut plasma cutter, Bpt Mill, Southbend lathe, JD2 tubing bender, chop saw, large band saw. A ton of other stuff as well. That is all for now. I want to get a TIG soon.
Here is a shot of the shop. Note this is when I was moving in.http://www.tjsperformance.com/images/Shop1.jpg
Here is the workbench I made.
Engine run in stand for BBC and SBC's.
Some Harley parts I made. Fabbed a larger turbo shield. Yes this customer is running a turbo.
01-10-2004, 06:38 PM
Great shop! Nice and clean.
01-11-2004, 03:44 AM
Turbo...mmmmm...Ever heard of the ORCA motors? They have a 113" turbo twin that puts out a claimed 280 horsepower!!! :o
01-11-2004, 08:19 AM
01-12-2004, 12:14 AM
'64 J-Head Bridgeport
Old as the hills 9" South Bend lathe converted from a C model to a B
Hypertherm 900 plasma cutter
Miller 251 w/ 30a spoolgun
Miller DialArc 250
Victor Journeyman torch with low buck regulators
7" Logan shaper
Large Grizzly horz. bandsaw
Hossfeld bender with a mess of dies
Not enough time to play in the shop
01-12-2004, 12:44 AM
100 amp Lincoln wire welder
14" chop saw
electric and cordless drills
New larger welder (Mig or Stick)
And all the other goodies, been working on my tool collection for a couple years..Im 21 now, few more years ive have a bunch of fun stuff to play with
01-12-2004, 02:37 AM
hitachi 41/2 grinder
dewalt 14inch abrasive chopsaw
craftsman drill press
5 horse conpressor with lots of air tools
and lots of other drills grinders saws and hand tools and so on
oxy cet torches
several benders with scroll atachment
sandblaster and cabnet
medium sized sheet metal brake
I'm not doing to bad since three years ago the only tools I owned was a little 150pc socket and wrench set
I've found local farm auctions are a great place to get deals
01-13-2004, 05:34 PM
Various 4 1/2" Grinders
HF Floor Drill Press
HF table top Drill press
Bead Blast Cabinet
25 x 32 Pioneer Steel arch building
HF Powder Coating Outfit
01-13-2004, 10:09 PM
Tube notcher- backordered
Kalamazoo band saw
2 bench grinders
Dewalt 9amp:D 4.5" grinder
Dewalt 10amp:D :D recip saw
Craftsman bench top drill press
*some wood tools as well, but that's for another forum.
01-14-2004, 06:30 AM
Here is The "Magic Garage" My buddy gave it that name because mor and more Stuff goes in, and there's always room for another tool.
01-14-2004, 06:31 AM
01-14-2004, 06:32 AM
Another view, with "Dogzilla checking everything out.
Under the big blue cover is a SD 180. The lathe is an old South Bend 13" with a home made 3 phase converter.
01-14-2004, 08:08 AM
I think you might want to re-think the name. Maybe "Magic used-to-be a garage-now tool-warehouse"...LOL Great stuff!
01-15-2004, 05:16 PM
Miller Big 40 - trailer mounted
Oxy-Propane torch set (victor)
14" Chop Saw
bench top bender
2 - 5" grinders
fine adjustment tool (12 lb sledge hammer)
clean up tools ( assortment of shovels and brooms)
Brushes & hammers & misc steel
Portable rod oven
a real shop
01-15-2004, 07:32 PM
The highlights of my collection are a Miller 210 w/spool gun, a Lincoln SW 175, and a Miller spectrum 625 plasma. Also have a full hydro powered JD^2 Model three tubing bender, and a fairly decent amount of other misc hand and power tools.
My want list is a CNC plasma table, a Bridgeport, and a decent 13" lathe. Oh yeah... and a MUCH larger place to store and use them. my 24 x 24 garage is over stuffed!
I started out in the welding world cold turkey with a Miller 130, and taught myself how to do it. stepped up to an Airco dip/stick 160 w/ frequency box that I picked up for free because the owner was afraid of the cord being frayed at the plug (1 pair of side-cutters and a new plug later...) Sold both these welders and bought the 210. Love it. bought the 625 after not being happy with my hypertherm Pmax 350 (great machine, under sized for my needs). Bought the 175 when I stumbled into a deal at my welding supplier. got a LOT to learn. I've decided when I quit learning something, I have probably quit breathing....
07-15-2006, 09:32 PM
lincoln pro mig 135
millermatic 210 (awesome);)
miller 225 thunderbolt
makita carbide cutoff
ridgid abrasive cutoff
cheap peace of crap bench grinder
bench top grizzley drill press only 1/3 horse
jet 1hp 8in bench grinder
grizzley 14in 1hp drill press
ridgid 4 1/2 grinder
most of all. lincoln ranger or miller bobcat (but thats not happening)
07-15-2006, 09:37 PM
not bad :confused:
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