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Old 07-25-2004, 07:44 AM
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Mig Welder Cart

i thinking about building myself a better welder cart. i've got a pretty good idea on what i want it to look like but i'm not sure about the best way to store my rolls of wire. anybody have any suggestions or pics on a good cart?

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My MIG has a shelf to hold the gas so I made the cart longer and put the extra stuff under there.

I am glad to see someone else building a cart, I see alot of folks buying carts and wonder why in the world did they buy a welder and then not make a cart.
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The first cart I built was for my 85amp Century and did it real simple with 2 8" wheels and 2 3" casters on the front. simple, 1" angle iron to hold the welder and bottle at the backand 2 shelves under the welder. My second was an easy way out but worked well for my Century GS170. I had a small cheap roll-a-way from Habour freight and took the wheels of and made a frame out 1" tubing to just fit around the base and one end (bottle end) of the cabinet and extended it for the bottle, same wheels as the first one and now I have a cabinet with a door and a shelf that I keep my wire spools, consumables and arc rods in it with dessicant packs and a 15 watt light bulb in it to keep it all dry. By the way the welder fit the cabinet perfectly!!

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Welding Cart

I made mine using a handtruck for the foundation..welded on a shelf and some hoops for the bottle..works great specially if I need to go outside to weld something..Mine is a Lincoln..Mig

I also made a small platform to hang the welder from my engine hoist..works great allows a good deal of flexibility..
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mig cart

I never thought of hanging my mig of an engine hoist. I'll have to make a plat form also. I need to build a car port and only 10ft. of mig gun cable, might be a problem from the cart. Thanks for the idea !!!
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Old 07-28-2004, 05:15 PM
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thanks for the responses so far, guys.

keep'em coming!

i'm surprised nobody's mentioned a beer holder yet..

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Beer holder

I just set my beer on top of my welder
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OOOOOOOOOO THATS TO FUNNY!!!!!!! I LOVE IT>>!!!
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And you can usually rivet one of those nice bottle openers right to the side of your cart...
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I don't need an opener on my cart, the beer I drink has twist off caps...
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cart

Made mine fom an old gas grill. Have a shelf on top were the welder sets and a .shelf on the bottom for supplies.Shelves are 3/4 plywood.Made a holder for the bottle out of 1in. angle
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I'll be making mine soon. I have 24' of 3/4 " square tube coming. I have modified my chop saw to cut steel, so it should be nice and clean with mitered joints. I tend to over enginer everything.

For $35 in materials with castors, not to bad for a price for a nice and beefy mig stand.
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I made mine out of some old walmart shelving and 1.25" plywood. I put several shelves on it to hold all sorts of stuff. Its got 6 inch castors so I can roll over any cords that might be in the shop and my welding table is built into it as well. When I added a gate opener down at the end of my driveway I was able to roll it down a 180 foot gravel drive to finish up all the little details I needed down there. Total cost to me was zero as I had all the stuff laying around from other projects anyway.
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Re: beer opener

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I don't need an opener on my cart, the beer I drink has twist off caps...
I don't need an opener either, I drink from cans, besides the empties only take up a fraction of the space.....Drawback being the larger opening makes for quicker consumption...well you know...
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Derelict supermarket carts make excellent chassis and already have the casters in place when you are making welding carts.The flip down seats make an excellent rack for 12 beers in a insulated carrying bag. Try it, you'l like it!
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