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  • #16
    Originally posted by Mr. Clean View Post
    Nice job, keep up the good ideas. I do have a small suggestion though. In pic #6, the way you have the torch cord warped will kink over time and could put undue stress on the wire feeder. Try to keep a good radius in it when hanging the cord.

    Crap, I hate it when I don't read all of the post before I respond. Sorry about the same thought.

    yes #6 does have a hard bend but if you look at #8 i softened the bend a little. i will more than likely push the machine back some.

    thanks

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    • #17
      Originally posted by nocheepgas View Post
      The problem I see with the storage on top is that you're gonna want to use that space to put your plasma cutter up there someday. And when you go to put small parts (like tips, etc) on it they will fall through the expanded.
      Nice work though.......
      Actually when that day comes it will be a good reason for another project "New Cart"

      Thanks

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      • #18
        MIG Cart Addition

        Hi, Garrett.
        Nice job. I know you will enjoy the improvements you made on the standard cart.
        I wonder if you have any problem changing wire, adjusting tension, etc.?
        Here is my version. The handle is bolted on in case I want to take it off in the future. The handle makes it much easier to move and manuver around. The lead hangers are great, and I can hang my helmet there to.
        Attached Files

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        • #19
          thats the biggest problem i have is hanging the mig gun with out kinking it, i just roll the mig up and hold it in different places before i weld a hanger on.

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          • #20
            bump to top

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            • #21
              Cart looks good. You might want to mfg a hanger instead of the pipe for the gun. Right now too much "gun stickout" in front of the cart. The expanded metal is great in most application. For the purpose of a shelf is not one of them. All kinds of dirt and debris will fall on the welder.

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              • #22
                "2 Story Mig Cart"

                I did something very similar for my 8VS feeder. Built the top shelf for it, keep a Tillman bag with drive rolls, nozzles tips, etc on the middle shelf, and about 3 spools of wire on the bottom with nozzle gel, etc.

                I can roll it out to the Trailblazer, or pick it off the shelf without a big fuss.

                Dave

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by fabricator View Post
                  Like the saying goes "If your going to be dumb you better be tough."
                  funny i heard that one growing up

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                  • #24
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                    • #25
                      no guard

                      I was grinding on a car hood with a variable speed buffer with a cup type wire brush. It hit a dip and jumped back against me and caught in my jump suit and ripped the zipper out all the way, about 24 inches and then stalled out. 3 amp makita variable speed. If I had used the 15 amp dewalt I would have been in big trouble as the brush caught the suit about belt high.

                      Now I ALWAYS LEAVE THE GUARDS ON.

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                      • #26
                        Perfect millermatic 180

                        I own a millermatic 180 and a 252.If you think you enjoy your millermatic180 wait until you try it with a Bernard gun with those Centerfire tips.Within respect of each of my machines' capacity,if you cant see to which machine i hooked the gun to you'll find it very hard to tell while welding with either.The 180 is a very good weapon(not a toy).It's very much professional equipment with the Bernard gun and that is what i use for 90% of my road jobs.Make shure you get the gun with the rotatable goose neck!

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                        • #27
                          I too hope you put those guards back on...good luck finding them. I also like that you have the handle on at least the 7"

                          I too have had a grinder bite me. I was holding a piece of angle stainless steel against a welding table and holding the 4 1/2" with my other hand. I was taking the scale off, so that it could be brushed to a #4 finish.

                          Well, that grinder decided it was going left...and it grazed the back of my thumb through my leather glove. At the time it was about a quarter inch deep, and about 5/8ths wide. I have a reminder every time I look at my hand.

                          Now I use the clamps, I grab the handles, and I keep the guards.

                          Good work on the cart though, giving me ideas for my own (sometime in the near future)

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                          • #28
                            heh... tried using a grinder without a guard once with a 7" cutting blade... My brother kept making "safety first" jokes while I was doing it, and when the edge of the blade finally tagged one of my gloves which just instantly turned to dust and disappeared I decided it was a bad idea.

                            Otherwise, I've been bitten 2x:

                            The first time was with a knotted brush on a 4.5" grinder which slipped and as it fell caught the front of my shirt. The shirt got completely wrapped around it and it still didn't stall, and in the process it ripped all the fur off my belly... lucky I was wearing heavy gloves and was able to grab the whole deal and stall it with my hands (the shirt wrapped around the grinder made finding the switch impossible, and wasn't thinking fast enough to unplug it, probably couldn't reach anyway).

                            The second time I was making some fairly intricate cuts in some steel with a 4.5" wheel on one of the bigger makita grinders. That got ugly in a split second. I'm not even really sure how I did it but since I was using both hands to guide it and the knuckle on my left forefinger got just a little too close... the friend of mine standing on the other side of the garage actually said he heard the different sound it made when it hit my knuckle, and it instantly went through my skin, right down to the knuckle. The speed of the wheel cauterized the cut so there was almost no blood, but I could see a clear cross section of everything I cut through, including a blood vessel. It was really kind of creepy. We sat and stared at it for a little bit, it looked a lot like an illustration out of a text book, and we were expecting it to start gushing blood any second but it didn't so we weren't really sure what to do with it.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by flighteng View Post
                              I was grinding on a car hood with a variable speed buffer with a cup type wire brush. It hit a dip and jumped back against me and caught in my jump suit and ripped the zipper out all the way, about 24 inches and then stalled out. 3 amp makita variable speed. If I had used the 15 amp dewalt I would have been in big trouble as the brush caught the suit about belt high.

                              Now I ALWAYS LEAVE THE GUARDS ON.
                              I've had one of those cup brushes get me too. Slipped off a door I was grinding, ran across my wrist and got tangled in my shirt. I had a gash in my wrist about 1/2" wide, but luckily didn't get to the artery. Took a chunk of meat out of my chest too even though it got tangled in my shirt. ..ouch...

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                              • #30
                                your cart looks good. There has been to many others say about the grinders so i will leave you alone with that.

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