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Old 03-29-2009, 10:20 PM
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buggmann needs help building a cart for a small mig welder

hey any ideas on how i should build a small cart for
the MIG welder i got this weekend and if so what to build it
out of thanks

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I built mine out of 1"x1' sq tubing with a upper shelve for the welder and lower shelve for holding extra roll of wire and tools,the shelves are made of expanded metal so dust a dirt fall straight thru instead of accumalating I also put a platform on the rear to hold bottle with a chain to hold it in place and on the sides I puta 1/2" round bar to hang clamps on works great mike
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:55 AM
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you can check out the Miller site, welding projects and see some carts built by the hobbyist and pros for some suggestions .. Another idea buy a cart 50 too 100 and modify it for your needs, like adding wheels that will actually roll over crap on the garage floor, and adding a chain to hold the gass tank on the cart .. little convenience items ..

Why reinvent the wheel, building a little common item like a welding cart could and most likely cost more in the end, not to mention the time wasted solving fitting up problems ... the industry has already done the homework on this, now just like a hotrod buy something close and make it your own..
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Use the biggest casters you can- it will be much easier to move around- small
casters hang up on everything- ask me how I know! Good luck with the new
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Harbor Freight $49.00, hardly worth trying to make one IMHO.

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Harbor Freight $49.00, hardly worth trying to make one IMHO.

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This is the best advice I've heard yet,that is unless you like building stuff in the first place,If thats one of the main reasons you got the welder then go to HF and copy theirs,you'll get some welding practice to boot.welcome to the world of fabrication,good luck
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I bought this cart from Boeing Surplus a couple of years ago for 25.00

Cut a hole in the top shelf to slide the tank into and there's plenty of room for extras.

I recently added the swing away gun holder - I got tired of always having to pick the thing up off the floor ~ it's also nice to have someplace to put the thing when it's hot

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a swing away gun holder? now thats cool just what I need.Great idea I'm making one first thing tomorrow.
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hey that is cool but the only prob i would have
is the shop i have the floor is still dirt so i don't
know about the wheels if they would hold up
in and around the dirt
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a swing away gun holder? now thats cool just what I need.Great idea I'm making one first thing tomorrow.
Dang - I can't take credit for the idea...I saw Jesse James slap one together for his Mig welder on a Motorcycle Mania installment...seemed like a good idea at the time - and it is!
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hey that is cool but the only prob i would have
is the shop i have the floor is still dirt so i don't
know about the wheels if they would hold up
in and around the dirt
use air tires from HFor old rider mower tires I put them on my torch set up,they roll through dirt and stones great
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:40 AM
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i might just do that this weekend
and the gun holder was a cool idea
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the gun holder is one of the coolest things I've seen so far and so simple too.for what its worth ,I'm impressed ,must have one
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i think that will be a need on the one i will be building
this week end
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hey that is what it looks like

hey what kind of wire would you
use in it my dad told me he thinks it
has the wrong wire in it but not sure
never had to deal with that???

i did not think walmart would mind if one
of their carts went home with me i know i didn't
and it works just fine for what i need it for
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