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    Welding Tables - Diagonal Vs Square Hole Layout? What's the difference?

    Hi all,

    I'm wondering if there's a difference between the Diagnol vs Square hole layout on welding tables? Is one more advantageous than the other or do they each have their benefit/purpose?

    I'm wondering which I should choose. Some explanation would help me decide.

    Thanks all,

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    Re: Welding Tables - Diagonal Vs Square Hole Layout? What's the difference?

    Good question. Do you have an example if a table with radiating holes? I presume you are considering a full table of holes?

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    Re: Welding Tables - Diagonal Vs Square Hole Layout? What's the difference?

    In my work I did use a table with holes.
    Odds are it is just for sale's of table.
    Most tables I seen in shops had no holes or round holes and shop made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avie View Post
    Hi all,

    I'm wondering if there's a difference between the Diagnol vs Square hole layout on welding tables? Is one more advantageous than the other or do they each have their benefit/purpose?

    I'm wondering which I should choose. Some explanation would help me decide.

    Thanks all,

    Av

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    Re: Welding Tables - Diagonal Vs Square Hole Layout? What's the difference?

    I find for the work I do patterns are irrelevant. But I'm sure it may matter to some who do repetitious production work.





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    Re: Welding Tables - Diagonal Vs Square Hole Layout? What's the difference?

    I have this 2'x4' table from weldingtables.com

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    with 16mm holes on a 2" grid pattern

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    which can also be used on the diagonal with holes spaced 2.8284" apart (2 x sqrt(2))

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    works the same way to get a square grid on a diagonally laid out table

    with either, you can line things up parallel or 45 degrees to an edge.
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    Re: Welding Tables - Diagonal Vs Square Hole Layout? What's the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by tapwelder View Post
    Good question. Do you have an example if a table with radiating holes? I presume you are considering a full table of holes?
    I meant examples of diagonal hole pattern. Just having an issue visualizing how a diagonal pattern will differ if the entire table is filled with holes.

    Ironically, my shop built table has holes that are staggered. As the second example above.
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    Re: Welding Tables - Diagonal Vs Square Hole Layout? What's the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by tapwelder View Post
    I meant examples of diagonal hole pattern. Just having an issue visualizing how a diagonal pattern will differ if the entire table is filled with holes.

    Ironically, my shop built table has holes that are staggered. As the second example above.

    E.G this build pro table has square oriented holes
    https://www.trick-tools.com/BuildPro...TM54848F-10368

    and this Siegmund Table https://www.siegmundtables.com/ all have their holes on the diagnol.

    I don't know if there's much a difference. Is it just looks? does one perform better?
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    Re: Welding Tables - Diagonal Vs Square Hole Layout? What's the difference?

    Perhaps a better question might be, does anybody using one of these tables hits dead spots with tooling?

    My shop built table has dimension where the my clamps will not reach. I am guessing there is a relationship between the holes and clamp reach. In just modded some cheap bessey clamps to work for my table.

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    Re: Welding Tables - Diagonal Vs Square Hole Layout? What's the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by tapwelder View Post
    Perhaps a better question might be, does anybody using one of these tables hits dead spots with tooling?

    My shop built table has dimension where the my clamps will not reach. I am guessing there is a relationship between the holes and clamp reach. In just modded some cheap bessey clamps to work for my table.
    Clamps with variable throat depth would help...




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