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  • DaveJeep
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    You guys are giving me lot to think about! That's why I love this forum

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  • mike landrich
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    Originally posted by hankj View Post
    Every cart I have built derived from 3/4" x 3/4" angle.

    For reference, I built my neighbors ATV loader out of 1" square .120 wall tube.

    Hank
    I'm going to make plyometrics boxes for a powerlifter I know using the 1" x 1/8" square. The commercial ones I've seen were much lighter than 1/8" and were plenty strong, but 1/8" is still better.

    To Dave
    My opinion is different than others on here. It might be overkill, but so long as its not too heavy, it can't be too strong. It can be too light though. Make it good and solid and you'll be set for life.
    Last edited by mike landrich; 12-29-2009, 10:53 AM.

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  • hankj
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    Every cart I have built derived from 3/4" x 3/4" angle.

    For reference, I built my neighbors ATV loader out of 1" square .120 wall tube.

    Hank

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  • Rocky D
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    I think 1 x 1 is a bit over kill for a cart. You can go much lighter and with the proper joint configuration, and maybe a gusset or two, you can build it just as strong. Check out some of the stuff coming out of China, nowadays....it's thin, and light, but in most cases it's surprisingly strong, too.

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  • Sberry
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    I am with Hotfoot here, I probably wouldn't buy anything, I would look for salvage materials, its one of the benefits to having a welding machine, you can build with what others toss.

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  • fjk
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    1x1 tube will work
    it'll be more expensive than if you use angle, which will also work.
    unless you have the 1x1 tube laying around, i'd go with the angle.

    frank

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  • Hotfoot
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    As a perpetual Scrounger/recycler, let me suggest old Bed Frames for this project. Look at the "free" category on Craigslist, and ask at the receiving areas of Thrift Stores..they get many that are broken at one end, so they scrap them.

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  • whateg0
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    I used 1" x 16ga square tubing for my first welding cart. In fact, it still has my MM180 sitting on it with a 200CF bottle. To test the strength, I jumped up and down on it after I built it and it didn't break - and that was one of my first projects. (I'm not going to post pics, because the welds really are bad!) It is basically 4 verticals and a rectangle on top, with a longer rectangle on the bottom to hold the bottle on the back.

    Unless you use fairly thick angle, it tends to twist. Maybe not much of an issue on something this size, but I like things to stay the shape I make them. For the weight, the square tubing is torsionally stiffer and just as strong, IMHO.

    Dave

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  • DaveJeep
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    Originally posted by dakkasnik View Post
    Uhh...the 210, aint that a roll-around ? I has its own cart and bottle carrier built in? I know the 210 I was looking at today at TSC had a all-in-one system.


    just saying!
    It's the Handler 210, carry around

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  • FabPeddler
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    1" x 1" tube verses angle

    Originally posted by DaveJeep View Post
    I'm going to be building myself a welding cart to hold my HH210, a 'M' sized bottle and some other supplies. It's going to be my second welding project. My first project was building a 2" x 2" 1/8" wall square tubing sign to hold a 8' x 4' billboard sign.

    Is 1" x 1" square tubing a good choice? What wall thinness? Or am I better off building it with angle iron? I want it to be durable and am on a tight budget.
    either one would be fine, I believe the angle iron would be stronger with less welding. most of the carts out there are just 16 guage. I wouldn't recommend anything heavier than 14 guage tube.

    since your on a budget see if you can get some remnants at your local metal supplier.

    there are a lot of good examples of carts here on the site, check the old posts, and post those pics

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  • dakkasnik
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    210 cart

    Uhh...the 210, aint that a roll-around ? I has its own cart and bottle carrier built in? I know the 210 I was looking at today at TSC had a all-in-one system.


    just saying!

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