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

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Blog entry by pneufab posted 509 days ago 1163 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



4 comments so far

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Craftsman on the lake

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#1 posted 509 days ago

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 509 days ago

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 506 days ago

Ditto!! Beautiful job!

-- Dennis, WV

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#4 posted 487 days ago

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

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

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