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    I'm getting ready to start on my welding table. I have my 1-1/2" square tubing and saving a little $$$ before I get my plate. I'll probably be using 1/4" thickness. The size will be 3'x6' that's has more to do with my available room. Post some pics of your welding tables!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanMurphy265 View Post
    I'm getting ready to start on my welding table. I have my 1-1/2" square tubing and saving a little $$$ before I get my plate. I'll probably be using 1/4" thickness. The size will be 3'x6' that's has more to do with my available room. Post some pics of your welding tables!
    I'm not sure if you saw my small table build....maybe some ideas there for you, tho yours is going to be much larger. What wall thickness on the square tube? 1/8" should be sufficient, tho 3/16" is more stout. I would plan on getting large casters. I really like my 5" harbor freight casters, tho you might want locking ones with the large table. I like having square corners on my plate so I can use it as a 'square' when assembling things. Make sure your plate top is cut square. I'm sure others will have some good ideas to add.

    http://www.everlastgenerators.com/fo...-Welding-Table

    ken
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    Quote Originally Posted by KSmith View Post
    I'm not sure if you saw my small table build....maybe some ideas there for you, tho yours is going to be much larger. What wall thickness on the square tube? 1/8" should be sufficient, tho 3/16" is more stout. I would plan on getting large casters. I really like my 5" harbor freight casters, tho you might want locking ones with the large table. I like having square corners on my plate so I can use it as a 'square' when assembling things. Make sure your plate top is cut square. I'm sure others will have some good ideas to add.

    http://www.everlastgenerators.com/fo...-Welding-Table

    ken
    Do you ever get aggravated not have having locking castors? I like the design and the metal brake.
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    I'd like to know where you can purchase the 1/4 or 3/8-inch plate with the holes in it so you can jig parts.
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    X83 I'm sure a fab shop would do it for you. Other than that lay it out your self and use a mag drill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanMurphy265 View Post
    Do you ever get aggravated not have having locking castors? I like the design and the metal brake.
    Actually, the weight of the table, lets it be stabile enough as it is. If I was going to be dragging large pieces over to the table, like you might be doing on your larger table, causing the table to move underneath, that would be aggravating! The table top is going to be really heavy on yours...so not sure if locking casters will be necessary. You could always use wheel chocks when/if you found you wanted more immobility. Note, that only two of my casters are swiveling, at the end with the handle, the other two are fixed. That might make a difference in slipperiness also.

    these are the two items that I have, so a 6" height overall.
    http://www.harborfreight.com/5-inch-...ter-38708.html http://www.harborfreight.com/5-inch-...ter-38711.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by NRM View Post
    X83 I'm sure a fab shop would do it for you. Other than that lay it out your self and use a mag drill.
    I could probably make it myself on the mill but it would be very time consuming and very hard to mount a big plate.

    I might just need to find local shop with a waterjet table that's capable of doing holes in thick steel.
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    Sean...You know, I'm imagining your table, and you saying you have a space problem. I think I would want to go with four swiveling, and locking casters, so I could muscle the table sideways into a spot when needed, lock it down. Go with big casters so you can roll it easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanMurphy265 View Post
    Post some pics of your welding tables!
    A google image search for welding tables would give you thousands of pictures and you might want to check out the weldingweb.com site too.

    http://www.google.com/search?tbm=isc...w=1280&bih=722

    http://weldingweb.com/search.php?searchid=5062951
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    use standard non locking casters and install 1/2 or bigger long bolts in legs , when in space you want unscrew bolt to raise bench off casters . nice the way you can use the bolts to level the bench Click image for larger version. 

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    those casters are a little lite duty for a big welding table , https://www.surpluscenter.com/item.a...catname=wheelsClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	6852 also nice welding cart caster 1.99 each . i just orders 24 of them https://www.surpluscenter.com/Item.asp?item=1-3191Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodsmachineshop View Post
    those casters are a little lite duty for a big welding table , https://www.surpluscenter.com/item.a...catname=wheelsClick image for larger version. 

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    those casters with the shock absorber are nice...1200 lb capacity each. The ones I have are only 330 lb cap. each....equates to 1320 lbs total load, on my small table. I guess depends on what one expects the table to have to support. If very heavy duty, all materials, casters and up, will have to be beefed up. Maybe a 3/8" top instead of 1/4". Things to consider, along with the budget.

    Thank you for sending the surplus center links. I'll have to wander the site to see what they have.

    ken
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    Quote Originally Posted by X83 View Post
    I'd like to know where you can purchase the 1/4 or 3/8-inch plate with the holes in it so you can jig parts. Here you go kinda pricey though.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Slotted-3-8-...item1c221763fe
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    Quote Originally Posted by X83 View Post
    I'd like to know where you can purchase the 1/4 or 3/8-inch plate with the holes in it so you can jig parts.
    Here you go!
    http://www.jmrmfg.com/featured-tools...cation-tables/
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    would like it bigger 5 by 9 or bigger table
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    so how much does everyone usually spend on a top for their table. I sure would like having me a good welding table that dont catch on fire and wont warp and as cheap as possible. Prolly 1/4" would be a good thickness wouldnt it?
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    on the wheels we have little casters on a welding table and it is so hard to push. Get big ones they prolly work better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanMurphy265 View Post

    Both of those look nice, but I imagine that shipping isn't cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobwills View Post
    so how much does everyone usually spend on a top for their table. I sure would like having me a good welding table that dont catch on fire and wont warp and as cheap as possible. Prolly 1/4" would be a good thickness wouldnt it?
    My little table that is 36x30 including the flat of the metal brake surface. I think mine is 1/4. If I used 1/4 on a larger table, I would underbrace it, or it could warp with heat and gravity. Thicker is better of course, but pricey. I'm always on a budget. Not sure what I spent for the table. Casters from harbor freight, so 20 bucks. I forget the price of the top, (maybe it is 5/16), but it was the costly thing to have cut. I also bought the square tube. I had some little flat feet to mount the casters on. So it wasn't much. I could see a person spend quite a bit on a large fabrication table, a bunch in a quality top. For a large table, I think 3/8" would be a good start.

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    next table i make using 2 x4 box 1/4 so have slots to clamp down stuff when welding
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