Welding and Fab Tables
For fixturing and securing flat plates, rect. and square tubing, components.$499.99For fixturing and securing flat plates, rect. and square tubing, components.$499.99
All In One table and fixture kit$2,500.00All In One table and fixture kit$2,500.00
What makes a good welding table?
A welding table is a workbench-type surface on which you’ll be doing metal fabrication. It’s one of the most essential supplies you’ll need, and the surface creates a stable area for welding, as well as squaring, gauging, mounting, grounding and measuring.
Two types of welding tables can be found. Cast and surfaced tables are designed to be precisely flat. Fabricated tables, more common with kits, offer a lighter, laser-cut design that’s ideal if you plan to move the structure between locations.
Beyond these basic attributes, you should feel comfortable while using a welding table, and therefore a waist-level height is recommended for ergonomic purposes. The surface area varies with the types of projects you plan to do, projects involving larger pieces of metal subsequently require a larger table.
Along with these factors:
What surface should I weld on?
Welding tables must be made of steel. Otherwise, the table poses a fire hazard in your workspace.
With a steel welding or fab table, consider the coating and slots on the surface. Zinc, just as with galvanized steel, prevents rust from forming on the table without reducing the metal’s electroconductivity. For another benefit, the zinc coating prevents the metal dripping from your project from sticking to the table.
As you’ll see, welding tables may be flat, or as is the case with fixture tables, offer a series of holes for clamping. This design prevents the welder from always having to attach the project directly to the table’s edge and offers a greater degree of security as you work.
How do I level my welding table?
You’ll find lots of answers to this question out there on forums. In general, flatness is key for your welding table, as it affects how you build or fabricate your project.
Aside from a cast and surfaced option, many welding tables provide a degree of adjustability that’s not only for your comfort but also making the surface as level as possible. You may need to experiment with telescopic or adjustable legs, casters, plates or leveling feet, based upon the degree of strength you need for the work you do.