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coherent

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I know a couple folks have designed or built their own welding positioners with great results. Once you check around at the prices they want for these positioners, it's obvious why building your own would be an attractive option. I received a email from the makers of the certi-flat (tab and slot) welding tables last week. I have one of their welding tables on castors and really like it. Anyway, they are offering pre-sales of a new welding positioner kit they are offering now. For the first 200 ordered they are offering a $50 discount by using the discount code "Fabturn-Launch" . I've no idea if they have reached 200 sales yet.
I'm not affiliated with these folks in any way, but have been wanting a positioner for some time and was planning on building one, but for the price this seems like a simple low cost alternative. THe table I have is very well made and they have been great as far as customer service.
I can't comment on the quality of the positioner because I don't have one yet, but it looks like a very well made unit and thought it might interest others. I'll post more once I get it, assemble it and test it out.

https://weldtables.com/products/fab...ner-kit-a-welding-turn-table-for-the-everyman
 

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That’s pretty neat, if you don’t have to hold your drill also while welding.
 

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No, you don't have to hold the drill button lol. It comes with velcro to set the speed and hold the button. Like I said I haven't received it yet, but I have a DC gear motor and variable speed controller (for my planned one day build of one of these) and will be seeing if there is a easy way to attach/mount to the unit (a simple shaft coupler?) while keeping it neat and simple. If so it would be the way to go and do away with the drill and allow easy speed adjustment. Window wiper gear motors work great for these kind of projects and are cheap and plentiful.
 

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Could you rig it with a foot pedal forward and reverse, would be nice.
 
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