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  • Welding Cart

    Well, I guess one of the first projects of new welders is to build their own lightsaber...errr, ummm...welding cart.

    I am self-taught, been welding less than 1 year.

    I built this cart using bed frame angle iron and some other scrap (the round for the rear axles). Total cost is about $5 for the spray paint and bolts for the rear wheels. Wheels are from a wagon that I got from a "Moving, take my junk" posting on Craigslist. I dig the wheels because they have bearings in the hub for smoother rolling.

    Equipment: Hobart Handler 140, C25 in a 40LB bottle. I use a Craftsman 10" chop saw with a metal blade for cutting the steel. The saw was given to me by a friend that no longer needed it, so its the cheapest way for me to cut right now, although I am limited on how large a piece I can cut.

    I still need to get sheet metal for the trays and bottle tray. My neighbor works for a company that does construction and remodeling; they usually have scrap around that he can take.


    Last edited by TPK; 01-16-2009, 08:33 AM.
    Welding Newbie

  • #2
    It looks great. I love that you were able to make such a great cart out of recycled materials.
    Miller Dynasty 200DX
    Hobart T225 Stick
    Hobart Handler 180
    Airco O/A Rig
    ESAB W-200 O/A torch

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    • #3
      Nice job, I like the little radio flyer look, maybe decals on your cart?
      Miller 140 A/S
      HF Flux Core
      Dewalt Chop Saw
      Smith O/A Torch
      Ryobi Grinder, Craftsman & HF Grinders

      Harley Electra Glide Classicsigpic

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      • #4
        Those puffy tires will come in handy when it comes time to travel over grass.

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        • #5
          Nice job on the cart.
          Pro-level dumpster diver/Shop full of the finest foreign tools Hobart 125 EZ

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          • #6
            You have no turn limiter preventing unstable position,

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Roger View Post
              You have no turn limiter preventing unstable position,
              ..., but once you put a big heavy bottle on the back, it may not be a problem. Then again, from the pictures, it looks like a big bottle will have it doing wheelies!

              Nice looking cart, though!

              Dave
              Still building my new old truck - see the progress!
              http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/65...-coe-idea.html
              http://www.hobartwelders.com/weldtal...ad.php?t=27017

              Square Wave TIG 200 - Woot!
              MM180
              SP125+

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              • #8
                Bottle platform at axle level would make big bottle more stable.

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                • #9
                  Ahhhh the magic that happens on bed frames.......
                  Hobart 140 Victor O/A 450series Milwaukee sawzall Drill press Chinese sandblaster
                  Dewalt chop saw

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                  • #10
                    Free tools are cool, but is that a real chopsaw for metal? Or a power miter saw with an abrasive cutoff wheel in it? Just asking because you may be on borrowed time using it to cut metal if it's intended for wood.

                    Just thought I'd ask...

                    Dave
                    Still building my new old truck - see the progress!
                    http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/65...-coe-idea.html
                    http://www.hobartwelders.com/weldtal...ad.php?t=27017

                    Square Wave TIG 200 - Woot!
                    MM180
                    SP125+

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                    • #11
                      Would ya' call that a monster cart?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by FormerTankSarge View Post
                        Nice job, I like the little radio flyer look, maybe decals on your cart?

                        Last edited by Hotfoot; 01-19-2009, 08:40 AM.
                        "Good Enough Never Is"

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by whateg0 View Post
                          Free tools are cool, but is that a real chopsaw for metal? Or a power miter saw with an abrasive cutoff wheel in it? Just asking because you may be on borrowed time using it to cut metal if it's intended for wood.

                          Just thought I'd ask...

                          Dave
                          Heck, I never really checked. I figure its just a power miter. I have been through 3 or 4 abrassive (metal) blades in about 9 months. Hopefully with the amount of cutting I do it is not causing too much wear & tear. Its a heavy saw, and older Craftsman. It looks to have coem from the "Built to last...a while at least" era, not from the more recent "Lighter than a 2 liter of Pepsi, and lasting just as long as taste" era.
                          Welding Newbie

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                          • #14
                            Nice, I like the large tires so it can be dragged outside the shop if need be.
                            Hobart IM210
                            Lincoln 225 stick
                            Hitachi chop saw
                            Big 'ol Walker-Turner drill press w/ XY table
                            8" x 12" HF lathe
                            '86 Toyota 4WD welding rig with 10kw homebuilt Genset
                            '76 M880 for the heavy stuff

                            --The quickest way to double your money is to fold it in
                            half and put it back in your pocket.

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