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Hello,
I finally got around to putting together my 24" X 36" Certiflat, welding table with the optional legs and locking castors.
Web site https://weldtables.com/
The fit and finish is very good IMHO. If you have not seen this product they put together a very versatile platform with lots of mounting options to hold your irregular work to be welded.
This is also a great time to use my TIG welder.
I'll post a few pics as I put this together over the next couple days. So far, I am very satisfied.
Is this the right place to post this??

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"watching" Thanks for sharing it!
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OK, got the table tacked to flip it over. No light through the slats. Perfectly flat!
Tomorrow I'll finish welding the table, grind/file off the TIG beads and move on to the legs.
The table supports/stiffners, have little fingers that come up through the table to be welded to the table.
Awesome design. This table will be very straight, square, flat and strong!
I did not mention, I was going to make a table, this kit was less than $500 delivered. I would pay more for materials and it would not have been this good.

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Good looking product! I'll have to check this out.
 

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Mostly done.
It's fun to put together a pre-fab of such high quality. Welding it together was good practice for me. I have a Miller Diversion 180. Perfect TIG for this project.
Very strong, straight, square and versatile.
See pics please.

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All done. Painted and added a shelf on the bottom. I will make up a jig to hang an angle grinder and maybe a vise. Not sure yet. I used it roll outside to dress my grinder. You know the mess that makes. better outside. Castors came in the kit.

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Don’t catch your shelf on fire :oops:, might want to cover it with sheet metal. Molten metal falls down.
 

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Don’t catch your shelf on fire :oops:, might want to cover it with sheet metal. Molten metal falls down.
Yeah but it's a TIG table. TIG welding doesn't splatter. I'm not convinced I like the wood shelf. I may change it to metal/wire mesh like the shelving you see at Lowes. The wood is just sitting there, no fastners.
The holes allow for all kinds of mounting fixture/clamping options.
I'll be careful.
 

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Janderso, How rigid is the table top once assembled? I have been looking at these as a potential top for a welding table but with folding legs since I do not have space for a dedicated table. I have no doubt I could do it with one of their fab tables which look awesome but at twice the cost and weight I'm not sure I can justify it.
 

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I think it's very rigid. They use 3/16 steel. You then tack weld during the build process. once you are sure the cross supports are flat with no light coming through between the table and the supports you finish welding it.
The 2" straps are laser cut, they have little fingers that come up through holes in the table. You weld these to the table and flap grind the filler nice and flat.
I am very impressed with the build quality. Did you watch the video?
The leg kit is made the same way, it has 2 slits in the legs that fit over the table supports so you get plenty of welding joints and the leg cross supports fit into pre-cut notches that weld up good and square/strong!
 

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I had a tray made for my table to catch swarf, and MIG splatter. I will have to drop the tray sliders they are too high in the picture. I have to move it to use the fixture holes, but it is working.

 

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I’ll say it’s working.
I have been thinking of adding a tray and another shelf.
One thing I like about the table is the working height.
I find most tables to be too low.
I’m 6 feet. Doing dishes and working over a low table, lathe kills my back.
 

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I’ll say it’s working.
I have been thinking of adding a tray and another shelf.
One thing I like about the table is the working height.
I find most tables to be too low.
I’m 6 feet. Doing dishes and working over a low table, lathe kills my back.
I am on the fence right now. I am considering the 36 x 48. I almost exclusively tig weld. I want to be able to sit and use the foot pedal. So I'm thinkint the leg set makes the table to high. Also I would have to omit the front stretcher so I could pull a seat up to the table and comfortably have my legs under it.

Any thoughts?

Cheers,
Mike
 

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I am on the fence right now. I am considering the 36 x 48. I almost exclusively tig weld. I want to be able to sit and use the foot pedal. So I'm thinkint the leg set makes the table to high. Also I would have to omit the front stretcher so I could pull a seat up to the table and comfortably have my legs under it.

Any thoughts?

Cheers,
Mike
I built folding legs for mine. No front bar. https://www.hobby-machinist.com/threads/folding-welding-table.70996/
 

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A little labor intensive, but satisfying to build. I have added a 4 plug drop box,a light stand with an LED light, and removable grinding/welding shields, since mine is going to remain in this spot the way my space is "organized", and I use the term loosely.



 

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I have the same table and like it. The cross bars work great for storing clamps. Only problem is it's a great "catch all" to set stuff on so usually covered with junk. Also bought one of their welding positioners in kit form. I got the positioner mostly for tig. I converted it to a motorized version by adding a dc gear motor, pwm speed controller and a three jaw chuck. Heavy parts with good fit and assembly.
 

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Another flat surface to put things on as you walk by.
 

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I saw that, You did a fantastic job. How are you liking it?

Since posting earlier I pulled the trigger. Got an email from them because I had everything in the cart. They took an additional $60 off.I couldnt say no.
Table is great. I would have one of the larger fablBock tables if I had the room. The kit took longer than advertised to put together and get flat but is good and solid once welded up.
 

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looks good, sure beats my 4-foot section of 1-inch bar grating
 

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I have the same table and like it. The cross bars work great for storing clamps. Only problem is it's a great "catch all" to set stuff on so usually covered with junk.
The infamous flat surface syndrome....
 

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I received my table yesterday. My top is more the n crowned. 3/4 along the length and 3/8 with the width. Also all of the ribs are crowned in the same direction as the top.

There video clams that the slight crown should face up away from the ribs. And the clamps should pull it down flat to the ribs. My top is like a bowl. I can’t see it being even remotely flat. Especially since the ribs are all crown wither the top. I emailed them this morning with these pics.

What is everyone’s opinion? Am I nuts or is there a problem?
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MIne was definitely flat and once welded a straight edge test showed absolutely no bow or cup. Curious what they say once they see your photos. I wouldn't be surprised if they sent you a replacement table. I found their customer support to be top notch.
 

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MIne was definitely flat and once welded a straight edge test showed absolutely no bow or cup. Curious what they say once they see your photos. I wouldn't be surprised if they sent you a replacement table. I found their customer support to be top notch.
Thanks. Yes I have read that they are a stand up company. That is another reason I made the purchase. Its just a hassle.
 

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Mine was like yours. Using some clamping and blocking gymnastics I was able to get it welded up flat. Kind of a pain but it only took a few hours so worth the effort vs dealing with a return.
 

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Mine was like yours. Using some clamping and blocking gymnastics I was able to get it welded up flat. Kind of a pain but it only took a few hours so worth the effort vs dealing with a return.
Your ribs where bent also?
 

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Your ribs where bent also?
Yup.

I tried flipping the top so the crown was down and the ribs up then clamping it together but the top won the battle over the ribs. After fussing around for an hour with different ideas I finally ended up using three or four pieces of 1/4" wall 2" x 2" steel tubing under the top and ribs assembled together. Strategically blocking between the 2x tubing and table I was able to pull it flat using U-bolts through the top around the tubing. Once flat I tacked and welded as much as I could get to before removing the clamps and tube steel. Once welded it is amazingly stiff.
 

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Yup.

I tried flipping the top so the crown was down and the ribs up then clamping it together but the top won the battle over the ribs. After fussing around for an hour with different ideas I finally ended up using three or four pieces of 1/4" wall 2" x 2" steel tubing under the top and ribs assembled together. Strategically blocking between the 2x tubing and table I was able to pull it flat using U-bolts through the top around the tubing. Once flat I tacked and welded as much as I could get to before removing the clamps and tube steel. Once welded it is amazingly stiff.
Glad it worked out for you.
There no way in hell I'm going through that. Its not what I paid into. Still Haven't heard back from them.
 
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