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  1. #1
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    Default Pipe Roller Jack Stand Project

    I finished my pipe roller jack stands. Turned out okay although I wasn't happy with all my welding beads (will I ever be?).

    I turned the wheels on my lathe. I think I can work on pipe up to about 24" in diameter although I'd want to use a safety strap with my overhead hoist to be safe about it. Inner pipe is 2 3/8. Outer pipe is 2 7/8. Legs are 1" pipe. Wheels are about 4" in diameter with 1/2" pins and there are two spacings they can be set at.

    I used to hate jigging up tripod type projects, but after doing a few of them, I learned to enjoy doing the geometry and have a bit of patience.

    I had some vinyl transfers left over from another project, so I put those on to impress everyone. I have four other jack stands with four flat plate heads and four V-heads, but they always seem to be tied up when I'm working on a gate or something and need to cut/weld/blend another piece of pipe. So, I think I'm good for now.
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    Default 2 thumbs up!

    Those look very nice, very professional, buy why no fine adjustment?
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    Default pipe roller jack stand

    Consider me among those impressed ;o) great work!!

    projects like this are the reason why i keep coming back here, thank you for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nocheepgas View Post
    Those look very nice, very professional, buy why no fine adjustment?
    I think most jack stands come with fine screw adjustments to make them versatile. You can get different heads for various applications. I'm sure they get used for a wide variety of things.

    I have fine screw adjustment on my other four jacks but I only find myself using them with the flat plate heads. A good example is making a gate. I use the fine adjustment to make everything good and level. With the V-heads, I rarely ever use fine adjustment. I'll use my roller heads to prep pipe - mainly for fencing work around the ranch, so no need for them.

    Also, the screw adjustments tend to add some instability to the heads. I like the feel of the heads not wobbling around hence the set screw you see on these jacks. When they are locked down, they are steady as a rock.
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    those are some great looking stands you got there. I'd pay for a set thats for sure! very professional looking. I always enjoy the geometry of jigging something up. great mental work out and helps you feel like you really put some thought in not just eyeballed and welded some steel together.
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    Those look really nice!

    I'd really like to have a set of those!
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    Wow...those are really nice

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    Looks really nice and sturdy, i dont think our rigid stands are that nice. the only thing I would have done was add a why to stop the wheels unless that is not nessary for what your doing with them, or i missed it in the pictures. But they look great.
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    Great work, total pro, great looking rollers, awesome paint.

    Gord

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