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SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
COMMITMENT: 3–4 hours
Here's what you'll need to get started.
READ AND FOLLOW ALL LABELS AND
THE OWNER'S MANUAL.
Measure where to place your top and bottom base plates to mount the equipment stand to the vertical post. The bottom swivel plate and mounting base will be attached by a diagonal support tube to help support the weight.
Use a template to draw a line to cut notches out of the top and bottom base plates so they can be welded to the vertical post.
Measure the pivot point of the top base plate, which will be welded to the post. This will enable the stand to swing around the post. Mine is 2-3/8" away from the corner. That gives me 1-3/8" clearance to work with for the mounting base. Keep in mind you also have to put a weld on the top base plate and it will take up at least 1/4". Follow the same directions for the bottom base plate.
Drill your pivot point in the top base plate.
Be sure to grind off the mill scale on the base plates and vertical post to which the stand will be attached.
Using the Millermatic 255, tack weld the top base plate to the vertical post. Using pulse MIG mode, I set the machine for 3/8"-thick material with Auto-Set™ technology.
Grab your digital level and make sure your top base plate is level; check both directions before welding in place.
Before welding the bottom base plate, grab your plum bob and drop it through the hole in the top base plate to ensure the pivot points will line up on both base plates. Make your mark and drill a 5/8" hole. Then, weld the bottom base plate to the vertical post.
Before drilling your holes in the mounting base, check to make sure your clearance is at least 1" from the weld.
Machine your 5/8" hole 1" from the end and 2" from the side in your mounting base along with two 1/2" holes, which will be used for your locking bolts. The locking bolts will be tapped into the swivel mounting base once the table is fully extended.
After attaching both the bottom swivel plate and mounting base with your 5/8" bolts, place your digital level on the mounting base and shim it up until it's perfectly level. Then measure for your diagonal support tube that will go from the end of the mounting base to the bottom swivel plate and weld it into place.
With the mounting base extended out, transfer punch the top holes to the top base plate, drill and tap for your 1/2" locking bolts.
Determine the equipment mounting hole locations, drill and tap, then mount your equipment.
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