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    Hey everyone. I just purchased my first welder today, a Miller Multimatic 200. I am really excited to get started, but I think my first projects will have to be building a workbench and a welder cart.
    I have looked through a few posts about carts, but they were mostly interesting pictures of welders mounted on lawnmowers and blocks of wood... Instead of going that route, I was thinking of building something that I would be proud to show to people Probably going to do it in tube steel (carbon).
    Anyone have any tips/plans for a good size workbench or welder cart they could link me to?

  • #2
    Here's a picture of the one I built for my Multimatic 200. I have been quite happy with it so far.....

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    • #3
      Originally posted by mbramble View Post
      Here's a picture of the one I built for my Multimatic 200. I have been quite happy with it so far.....

      I like that! Nice job.

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      • #4

        My table is basic and heavy. For all of my tools, I scabbed this together outta a cheap HFT roller cart.
        Last edited by Ironken; 10-25-2015, 08:33 AM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ironken View Post


          I like that! Nice job.
          Thanks. I originally used an old HF cart that I had with a previous junk welder. It was fine except that I wanted to be able to have both bottles on the cart. I tried to modify the HF cart but it just wasn't sturdy enough to handle both.

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          • #6
            I designed my cart around my machine & the 2 bottles for it, and I kept it very vertical (small footprint in my cramped garage). But it has room for plenty of accessories, and since it's painted as close to Miller blue as I could find (why doesn't Miller sell spray paint?), it looks OK.

            Walk softly & carry a BIG SIX ! ! !
            MM211 + SM100

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            • #7
              If you absolutely have to match the color, take something down to a sherwin Williams paint supply. I did this for an Onan generator I rebuilt, used a box top for an oil filter as the color sample. They matched it perfectly.

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              • #8
                I made a cart earlier this year, for an ebay find I picked up. It's a Lencospot II, originally badged as a Snap-On. I've already put it to use__machine and cart__and I'm very pleased with both!

                Pile of steel:



                A plan:



                A decent work table:



                Voila!



                Getting the finished cart, and machine shroud, powder coated to match the rest of the welding gear in my shop was a must!

                Randy Forbes
                Sports Cars Plus, LLC
                BMW M Coupe/Rdstr S p e c i a l i s t (weird censorship)
                SW Florida aka Paradise
                Spectrum 625
                Millermatic 252
                Dynasty 200DX
                Snap-On/Lencospot Mark II redone in True Blue colors!
                http://spcarsplus.com/gallery3/

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                • #9
                  You're making my rattle can painted crap look bad.

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                  • #10
                    My Tig cart was something I needed to make for my Dynasty 200 along with the water cooler.
                    I went to a PPG store and had them match paint for a Miller blue and I am very happy with the way it turned out.
                    By all means make a cart yourself. Just think out what you want carefully before you begin
                    Then you know who to blame if there are any short comings and you can make it any style you want.

                    Consider things like cable holders and a 120V receptacle to provide power for a light or grinder, and maybe weld in a tube to hold the torch and/or some tools or anti spatter can.. I use my 120V outlet every time I weld.
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                    Last edited by piniongear; 12-20-2015, 06:56 PM.
                    Dynasty 200 DX_set up on 3 phase
                    Coolmate 3
                    MM 251 w/ Spoolmatic 30A
                    HTP 625 Micro Cut Plasma Cutter
                    Victor O/A Rig
                    Bridgeport Mill_3 phase (w/ Acu-Rite 4 axis DRO)
                    10 inch South Bend Lathe_3 phase
                    Baldor Double Cup Tool Grinder_3 phase
                    Baldor 10 inch Buffer
                    Rockwell 12 inch Disc Sander
                    Cyclone 2ft X 3ft Bead Blast Cabinet
                    Quincy 325 2stg- Air Compressor_3 phase
                    Graymills Built-in Parts Washer
                    Rockwell/Delta Planer, HD Shaper, Uni-Saw etc.

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                    • #11
                      That's quality, piniongear! Looks sharp.

                      ryanjones, your rattle can finish is still better than my "natural" finish on my metal work. I can't come up with any really good reason not to paint other than I hate painting! If I were to be punished in the after life for my sins, painting would be my number one punsihment.

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                      • #12
                        Me and you both brother. I'd rather stab myself in the eye than paint.

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                        • #13
                          Heres the cart I built. Designed to hold my 211, Hypertherm Plasma Cutter, both tanks and all consumables.

                          -Jimmy
                          Syncrowave 200
                          Millermatic 211
                          Hypertherm Powermax 45

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                          • #14
                            Just needs a beer holder...for a second I thought you were in my shop! I have the JEGS and Willwood stickers in the exact same spot you do on the same **** tool box.

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                            • #15
                              Beer has been staying in my Yeti coozi.. Let me tell you how wonderful those things are! That box just got replaced with a bigger box... Ran out of tool storage...
                              -Jimmy
                              Syncrowave 200
                              Millermatic 211
                              Hypertherm Powermax 45

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