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  1. #11
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    You prompted me to do same!

    I incorporated my old Miller cart into one that I made.

    NOTE: I have since expanded the wheelbase as my wheels were to close together for the weight I had.
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    Don
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  2. #12

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    Quote Originally Posted by SavageSunJeep View Post
    You prompted me to do same!

    I incorporated my old Miller cart into one that I made.

    NOTE: I have since expanded the wheelbase as my wheels were to close together for the weight I had.
    You did a good job of covering up the original cart there. I like the rack for the grinders and the big casters.

    The wheels I used were the maximum height I could get by with (without a total rediesign). The reason being that my cart is stored under overhanging storage and the way it sits now the flow meter has about 1" clearance when mounted on an 80 cf bottle. If not for that I would probably have used 10 inch wheels on the back with 4" casters on the front.
    Larry

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  3. #13
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    Very nice setups, real practical, the 180 and the spec make a good combo. You got a torch set and you are good to go.

  4. #14
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    SSJ: I wouldn't hang my grinders by the cords, it will break down the stranded copper inside, over time. If the frame cross pieces are angle (pointing up), just rotate your grinders and hang 'em by the guards. Or weld a piece of 1 1/2" strap across the cross pieces so you can. 1" is probably too narrow and will allow the grinders to 'swing in' on their guards. 1 1/2 or 2" will help keep them vertical. It's how they do it at weld class. IMHO and none of my business.
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  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig in Denver View Post
    SSJ: I wouldn't hang my grinders by the cords, it will break down the stranded copper inside, over time. If the frame cross pieces are angle (pointing up), just rotate your grinders and hang 'em by the guards. Or weld a piece of 1 1/2" strap across the cross pieces so you can. 1" is probably too narrow and will allow the grinders to 'swing in' on their guards. 1 1/2 or 2" will help keep them vertical. It's how they do it at weld class. IMHO and none of my business.
    LOL, yes your right, that said, I will most likely wear out the grinders long before I wear out the cords. With the exception of the yellow DeWalt the rest are Harbor Fright specials which cost from $9.95 to $14.95.

    But I like your idea better and I plan on either cutting out my center bars or just adding some 'L's to the bars and hang them by the guards. I can assure you its on the LIST of stuff to do
    Don
    Scottsdale, AZ
    www.savagesun4x4.com

    MillerMatic 211 AS
    Hypertherm PowerMax30
    Bernard 300 Amp Q Gun
    Bernard 200 Amp Q Gun
    Milwaukee Band-saw/stand
    10 Angle Grinders 8, 4 1/2" -2, 7"
    DeWalt Chop Saw
    Craftsman Twin-Blade Saw
    12 Ton Shop Press
    Optrel Satellite Helmet
    Miller Elite Helmet

  6. #16
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    LOL, yes your right, that said, I will most likely wear out the grinders long before I wear out the cords. With the exception of the yellow DeWalt the rest are Harbor Fright specials which cost from $9.95 to $14.95.


    Especially the Harbor Freight grinders......I use them at workl because I beat the crap out of them and the cords short out right inside the housing from moving around or handling by the cord......I've replaced three of them....gotta love that guarantee lol
    Jim
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    I hope this doesn't sound too arrogant, but I have had it with H.F. Chinese crap.
    I thought it was cool at first but I am tired of throwing fairly new stuff in the trash.
    I started buying "Quality" Chinese crap instead.
    Randall
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  8. #18
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    Even more funny is that of the 4 angle grinders I own, 1 DeWalt and 3 Harbor Fright all of them use a different size spanner wrench to change the disks
    Don
    Scottsdale, AZ
    www.savagesun4x4.com

    MillerMatic 211 AS
    Hypertherm PowerMax30
    Bernard 300 Amp Q Gun
    Bernard 200 Amp Q Gun
    Milwaukee Band-saw/stand
    10 Angle Grinders 8, 4 1/2" -2, 7"
    DeWalt Chop Saw
    Craftsman Twin-Blade Saw
    12 Ton Shop Press
    Optrel Satellite Helmet
    Miller Elite Helmet

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    Quote Originally Posted by SavageSunJeep View Post
    Even more funny is that of the 4 angle grinders I own, 1 DeWalt and 3 Harbor Fright all of them use a different size spanner wrench to change the disks
    I have both DeWalt and Milwauke and even though they have a different arbor size, the same spanner fits either brand....
    Larry

    "I feel for the man who can only spell a word one way"......Mark Twain

    Lincoln AC225-S (OLD/Copper Wound)
    Lincoln Weldpac 100
    Miller Matic 180 (auto set)
    Miller Spool gun 100
    Miller Spectrum 375 Extreme
    Victor Super Range II

  10. #20
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    i think thats a really great idea having the grate over the garbage can for cutting very simple looking to make also

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