Welding and Fab Tables

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Welding and Metal Fabrication Tables

We carry several styles of welding tables for DIYers who need a good place to work. Eastwood has folding welding stands that store easily when not in use, adjustable welding tables that can be set at different angles and slatted plasma cutting tables that make it easy to clamp projects in place. Turn your fender stand into a welding workstation with a work stand welding top or get a fixturing set-up table for precision fabrication. In addition to the welding stands and accessories developed by our R&D guys, Eastwood also carries a number of CertiFlat modular fabrication table kits for projects of any size. Customer satisfaction is 100 percent guaranteed on all of our welding equipment.

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:

  • The Top: You never want to shortchange yourself in terms of your welding table’s top. Thicker materials provide greater longevity and durability and are less likely to dent or warp.
  • Body: If you’ll be constructing or assembling your welding table, understand that the body needs to be strong and sturdy enough to not just support the tabletop, but any projects you’ll be placing on its surface.
  • Size: Factoring in what we mentioned above, larger projects require at least four feet of length. Two to three feet is sufficient for smaller projects and is ideal if you’ll be working with limited space.
  • Clamp: This factor is essential. A clamp helps keep the sheet metal or project in place as you work on it.
  • Legs: Welding tables have fixed or adjustable legs. Both have their pros and cons. While fixed legs support a greater amount of weight, adjustable legs let you work sitting or standing and help you level the table.
  • Portability: Will you only be working at home, or will you be transporting the welding table in your car or truck? Portable tables can be folded up into a flat, compact shape that saves space. As a drawback, portable welding tables don’t offer the degree of strength as a fixed-leg model.
  • Learn more about what you should look for in a welding table.

    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.


  • How to choose a welding and fabrication table.
  • Using a Fixturing Table.
  • How to build a workbench table.
  • More information on using a fixturing table.
  • Welding and fixturing supplies you need.