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Thread: Project #3 (210 EXT Contest) by DVA: Vise Stand

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    Default Project #3 (210 EXT Contest) by DVA: Vise Stand

    I received a vise for Christmas and needed a stand because I did not want the vise on my welding table.

    I had some spare 4”X4” 1/4” walled tubing laying around and purchased some 3”X4” ¼” walled tubing for the frame and some ¼” plat for the top of the stand. Vise base is about 32” tall and base is about 20”X17” outside deminsions. Total metal cost for me was about $25 dollars not including the $4 dollars for the bolts to secure the vise. Metal was cheap because some of it was free.

    Tools used were my Rage Saw, Angle grinder with flapper wheel, Everlast 250 EXT, and a drill press.

    I could have mig welded this but used it for some TIG practice. I have attached some of the weld pictures as well, still working on my TIG skills. I set the welder at about 185 amps and used 1/8” filler rod.

    I still need to add some rubber feet to the bottom of the stand and will add some wheels so the stand can be tipped over and wheeled around the shop where needed. When this is finished I may drag it over to the powder coaters to finish it off.
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    Miller 252
    PowerTig 250 EXT
    Evolution Rage 2
    48X6 inch Belt Sander w/ 9 inch Disk Sander
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    Looks good and looks like getting a good handle on tig welding with EXT. My question is how stable is the vice stand seems like it would be top heavy, need to be bolted to the floor. It looks well built though and yes I would have it powder coated.
    Bill

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    Nice hd vice stand, like how you caqpped off the tubes! not many people will do that!
    Gil
    powerpro 256
    lincoln 185

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    Vise stand is stable enough for most work I will do. At work we use valve bonnets for a stand and they are more stable than my stand. I may cut a hole in the bottom of the pipe and add some led if it is not stable enough but for now it works pending adding wheels and coating the stand.
    Miller 252
    PowerTig 250 EXT
    Evolution Rage 2
    48X6 inch Belt Sander w/ 9 inch Disk Sander
    ...

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    I guess stability is needed when you need to reef on something - and that seems to be what I am usually using a vice for. Do you plan on bolting this to the floor, or you are doing lighter work with it?

    Very nice work, glad to see the EXT is working for you. Your beads are looking great!

    Cheers,

    Mike

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