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  1. #1
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    Default Welding Cart Modifcation

    Well, with the purchase of a Diversion 165 to compliment my Lincoln ST175T MIG, I had to do something about a cart for it. Not wanting two carts, and moving cylinders back and forth, I decided to stack them. I didn't like the thought of sitting the MIG right on top of the Diversion, and besides, the table top was too short. So, I decided to weld on a shelf extension, and to raise the top shelf. The top shelf I managed by cutting the angles, and welding in a 12" 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" angle, backed by a 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" angle stitch welded in. While I was at it I added brackets to coil the cables around. Just finished it tonight, and I am quite pleased. I actually used both welders on the job, but mainly the MIG since I ran out of argon.

    Tonight I found it much easier converting the MIG from steel to aluminum, since it is a more comfortable height to change the drive wheel, guides, spool and cable.
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    Ryobi Drill Press
    No Name Portable band and chop saws
    '97 Triumph Trophy 900 (3 cylinder, hence Triple!)

  2. #2
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    Looks good.
    You don't roll it outside, do you?
    Millermatic 211 AutoSet w/MVP
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    No, it doesn't go outside, spending most of it's time in the garage. It is noticeably heavier to move now with the Diversion on it, plus the extra steel, but is fine inside. When the castors give out, I will go to larger diameter.
    Diversion 165
    Lincoln SP175T
    Ryobi Drill Press
    No Name Portable band and chop saws
    '97 Triumph Trophy 900 (3 cylinder, hence Triple!)

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    When the casters give out, I will go larger diameter
    One thing i do on my heavier stuff with plastic casters is to go to home depot and buy some small steel casters. I have a 450lb lathe on an aluminum frame I built with small steel casters and i've rolled it over big cracks in the concrete driveway, and put all sorts of un-due load on them and they hold up great. I even welded the same type to my toolbox since it came with plastic ones i just pulled em off and MIG'ed on the steel ones

    they are only a few bucks each and well worth it since i've enver had one of these just break off on me like i have with plastic ones.

    HEre's some pics of the cart, you can barely see the wheels, then i threw in a pic of the torch holder i'm making for my CNC plasma table build. INstead of using a special machanized torch I've found that several companies make tables that use a hand style gun so that's what this adapter is for.
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    Dynasty 200DX
    Hobart Handler 135
    Smith MB55A-510 O/A setup
    Lathe/Mill/Bandsaw
    Hypertherm Powermax 45
    Just about every other hand tool you can imagine

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