Sawstop PCS Mobile base #2: Cutting, grinding and welding..

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Blog entry by pneufab posted 04-06-2013 at 02:54 PM 1169 reads 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Planning Part 2 of Sawstop PCS Mobile base series Part 3: Fixing an Oops, level feet and caster mounts. »

Spent a few hours today cutting, grinding and welding. The main base assembly is all welded up. I am going to finish (grind) some of the welds, clean the rust off of the steel and get ready for the feet and casters. Overall pretty productive day so far…

I am just going to post a bunch of pictures, if anyone has any questions, just let me know!

Cut tubing

Fitting the miters

Tacked up one side

Tight fit

Layout for end caps

End caps rough cut

Caps welded

Some welds

Main base all welded up

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#1 posted 04-06-2013 at 03:18 PM

Nice welds.. mig with gas?

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#2 posted 04-06-2013 at 04:42 PM

Thanks! Those are TIG welded. I am a bit rusty with TIG so I wanted to get some practice in. The MIG is much faster, but for joints like this with the TIG, they take very little grinding to smooth out.

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#3 posted 04-10-2013 at 08:21 AM

Ditto!! Beautiful job!

-- Dennis, WV

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#4 posted 04-28-2013 at 02:07 PM

nice welding job. You look experienced by yur finished weld.

-- Rob, You have failed if you have not tried.

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