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iiibdsiil 11-10-2004 06:27 PM

Looking for a table...
Okay guys, I am looking for a table for my shop.

Basically, what I want is a metal table, that will like a 3 inch lip all the way around, that I can ship up on 3 corners, and drill a hole in the lower corner, so I can tear transmissions and whatever else that will be liquidy, so all the fluid runs out the hole and into a bucket.

We have one at work, dealership, and apparently Grainger has them, but I am unable to find on their website.

If you need me to draw a picture, I could try, but I am hoping someone will have an idea what I am talking about.

Also, by 3 inch lip, I mean basically a 3 inch wall all the way around, not a recess. And all the way around means the 2 short sides, and only one long side.

Thanks in advance.

OneMoreTime 11-10-2004 06:54 PM

Shop Table
that sort of thing one would make for oneself..should be a sheet metal shop around your area that could bend up a box to your dimesions and you can make some legs and frame to support the table..that is what I would do..In fact I could use something like that for my parts cleaning and such..

Make it big and sturdy enough to put a tranny or something of that size on the table..

See if there is an outfit that builds commercial kitchens in your area..they can make a stainless top that could fit your needs..

Good idea you have here..:thumbup:

Kevin45 11-11-2004 02:19 AM

Try this....

Or you could call Grainger, explain to them what you are after and they could help you out.

For the money, why not just build your own? Probably would be considerable savings.


iiibdsiil 11-11-2004 07:59 PM

I spent like 45 min on the website before I posted this :(

Allegedly it is in the Grainger catalog, so, I need to look through a copy and find it.

And it is supposed to be about $120, so, having one built probably wouldn't be cost effective when I factor in the time and engergy, to end up with something that probably won't be any better than what I could have bought.

Now I just have to get a copy of the catalog, or give them a call when I am 100% ready to purchase.

Kevin45 11-12-2004 02:24 AM

I have a catalog in the garage. I'll look thru it later when I get home from work and if I find it will scan it and send it your way.

iiibdsiil 11-12-2004 08:07 AM

Thank you. If you want, I can draw one up in paint, if that will help.

Nightfire 11-12-2004 09:47 AM

If you buy one at least you know it's level and straight. If you make your own there is potential room for error and the table might not come out level.....this would be the case with my egnineering skills:pain:


MI2600 11-12-2004 11:01 AM

You can always build one for twice the cost that will be half as good.

-My Philosophy

Kevin45 11-12-2004 11:02 AM

OK...I looked all thru the Grainger catalog and could not really come up with a table unless the top was flipped. Most of the tables in their catalog though come from Edsal. So you may want to check this site Clicky and scroll down until you find the tables and see if any of those would suit your needs. The only other thing that would come into mind would be a table like is used in a cafeteria at schools for washing dishes. If I remember right some of those had a drain area in the corner where you would scrape food off into. So a site that has industrial dishwashing supplies might have something or maybe a site that has to do with butchering. Of course those tables would be stainless steel and I imagine rather expensive. If you have some HVAC places in your area you could get a piece of metal bent up on all four sides and then weld the corners. You could have any size made you want and it would not be that bad pricewise. Then all you would have to do is order some industrial bench legs which are around $55 in the Grainger catalog. Just a few options to look at. Keep us posted.


Beenaway2long 11-12-2004 11:41 AM

Why not use a piece of 16 ga. sheetmetal with sides turned up and corners welded. Have the fabricator "X" the bottom. Weld pipe flanges in the corners for legs(Or drill/silicone). Weld a bung in the center of the X, drill, and install a ball valve. Done. 16 ga. should be plenty, considering the side would be under 24x36 or so. I would guess your cost would be less than $100.

(Or use 6" pipe nipples and set it on your regular bench, so its not in the way all the time)

rick1956 11-12-2004 07:57 PM

Here ya need something like this:

Oh yeah...the price...dang.

OneMoreTime 11-12-2004 08:12 PM

Price yeah
Owwwwww..think I woudl make something for this job..lots of good ideas came up..:D

Buying stuff like this leaves nothing for hot rod parts..:spank:


iiibdsiil 11-12-2004 09:47 PM

Thanks guys for the assistance. I am still not finding what I am looking for, but if I can find my digicam, I will snap a pic to see if that is of any assistance.

I am going the search for a manufactor name on the one we have, see if I can find anything from that.

I'm not the fabricator type. It seems like anything I try to build always flops, so, building one is definitely out of the question.

fourbyfourblazer 11-17-2004 09:26 PM

I discovered this site that may have what you are looking for.
Transmission Repair Drain Table


iiibdsiil 11-21-2004 02:39 PM

I like the first one, I might need to give them a call.

The second place is way too expensive for me.

I had my dad build me one, not really what I wanted, but it should suffice for now. I will try to take pictures later this week.

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