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    Portable welding tables

    Good concepts to copy.

    This is something that is pretty cool, albeit overpriced. I never even knew it existed.

    Dewalt DXMF4618WT

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    Another that looks good is the Grizzly T28931.

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    Re: Portable welding tables

    They look cool but I image the table top getting deformed pretty fast.

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    Re: Portable welding tables

    I think I would go for one from Certiflat first and make a base for it.
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    Re: Portable welding tables

    Quote Originally Posted by acourtjester View Post
    I think I would go for one from Certiflat first and make a base for it.
    https://weldtables.com/products/copy...ab-slot-u-weld
    I like that idea


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    Portable welding tables

    Here’s my portable table I built in 1965.



    I still use it. Sits just outside my shop door.


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    Portable welding tables

    Quote Originally Posted by SlowBlues View Post
    Good concepts to copy.

    This is something that is pretty cool, albeit overpriced. I never even knew it existed.

    Dewalt DXMF4618WT

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    Another that looks good is the Grizzly T28931.

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    That welding saw horse would be handy. No way you could build it yourself (easily) and keep it as lightweight though.


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    Re: Portable welding tables

    I built this portable out one of scraps earlier this year but just sold it a week ago





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    Re: Portable welding tables

    Quote Originally Posted by acourtjester View Post
    I think I would go for one from Certiflat first and make a base for it.
    https://weldtables.com/products/copy...ab-slot-u-weld
    Dang. That's pretty nice. As for the base, I think putting that on top of a hydraulic lift cart would make pretty much the ideal welding table if you were looking for something that was movable and multi-function. https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...6310_200696310

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    Re: Portable welding tables

    3'x4' 3/4" plywood is my portable.

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    Re: Portable welding tables

    Those hydraulic lift carts are way too precious to be sacrificed for a welding table in my life, but I agree with a certiflat style top it would be near ideal!

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    Re: Portable welding tables

    lis2323 that is beautiful, though I wouldn't exactly call it portable!

    One of the few examples of a completely functional (can be beat on) but still elegant and stylish welding tables I've seen.

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    Re: Portable welding tables

    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    Here’s my portable table I built in 1965.



    I still use it. Sits just outside my shop door.


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    Did you make that? the leg design seems smart you can get in close from that side
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    dang the one you sold is outrageous
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Baptist View Post
    Did you make that? the leg design seems smart you can get in close from that side
    Yes I made it. I wish I could say I was smart but the design was probably dictated by the availability of angle iron I had on hand


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    Re: Portable welding tables

    Looks great 👍
    All my welding table was out scrape

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    I built this portable out one of scraps earlier this year but just sold it a week ago





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    Re: Portable welding tables

    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    Here’s my portable table I built in 1965.



    I still use it. Sits just outside my shop door.


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    Okay this table was getting a little embarrassing to look at.

    One leg wasn’t perpendicular, the top wasn’t square and had a few torched holes. Also it wasn’t flat because it was a section of scrap from a round water tank. Various weldments from juvenile “fixtures” rounded out the amateur farmshop vibe.

    First off the top got a trim (now 20”x28”)







    A kerf was cut and filled with a hot 7018 pass to take the bow out..





    Perimeter underside framed with 1”x1”x3/16” angle …







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    Re: Portable welding tables

    Portable welding table makeover Day 2

    The holes in the top were filled and legs squared up somewhat.

    2"square receiver stock drilled and tapped three sides 5/16"NC






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    Makeover Day 3 and 4, buts who's counting.

    2" square hole cut in top, square tube stub welded in place for vertical receiver.

    What I deemed a usable pattern of 5/8"d holes drilled in top.

    Cable hangers and rack for clamps added.





    I'll leave it for now. Still needs cleanup and anything else that occurs to me.


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    Re: Portable welding tables

    Could you add some casters pointing backwards on the two back legs that are just above the floor? That way you only have to lift up the leg with one side to roll it around.
    You could also just drill the holes and have the casters removable.
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    Re: Portable welding tables

    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    Here’s my portable table I built in 1965.

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    Re: Portable welding tables

    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post





    I'll leave it for now. Still needs cleanup and anything else that occurs to me.

    Hmmmmmmmm,, how long will it have to set outside to get the original patina back?? ` `

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    Portable welding tables

    Quote Originally Posted by psacustomcreations View Post
    Could you add some casters pointing backwards on the two back legs that are just above the floor? That way you only have to lift up the leg with one side to roll it around.
    You could also just drill the holes and have the casters removable.
    Good option which I may do, Pat.

    atm I am thinking of using this axle setup to raise the table height an inch or two ( presently 35") which would also provide a more stable base. Either way I would add a fold up handle on the other end for lifting and steering.




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    Re: Portable welding tables

    Bottom tray is going to need some drain holes if it's going back outside. I need to park a bunch of my stuff outside your shop door until it "bothers" you...
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    Re: Portable welding tables

    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    Bottom tray is going to need some drain holes if it's going back outside. I need to park a bunch of my stuff outside your shop door until it "bothers" you...
    LOL.

    Yeah I just plunked that heavy steel tray there to see how the size and shape looked for perspective.


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