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Welding Table Flatness – Why, and When It Matters

What Exactly Is Flat? One of the most misleading things in the welding table supply business is the way vendors intermix machine specifications while discussing welding table flatness, ignoring the difference between finished products and the machines they’re made on. So let’s clear things up. There are two primary types of welding tables being supplied in the industry: Cast and surfaced welding tables. Laser cut and fabricated welding tables. Each offers distinct benefits. Cast tables[…]Continue Reading

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Easiest Way to Set 45 Degree Angle on a Band Saw

If you happen to own any sort of metal cutting bandsaw you’ve probably experienced the frustration of setting it up to do 45 degree cuts. The guide on the bandsaw is always off by just a little bit, which makes for annoyingly inaccurate cuts. But there is a $5 solution for that! A cheap welding magnet from Amazon, Harbor Freight, Northern Tool, or just about anywhere. If you’re a welder you probably have a dozen[…]Continue Reading

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Modifying the 7in. x 12in Metal Cutting Band Saw From Northern Tool / Harbor Freight

In our shop we’ve got a 7in. x 12in metal cutting bandsaw affectionately dubbed the “big ass bandsaw”. It reliably chews through just about anything you can imagine, including MacBook laptops… Bandsaws like this can be had at Northern Tool, Harbor Freight, or even Amazon. But one universal problem is that even though they’re supposed to be semi-portable, the wheels on the stock bases are unidirectional. So you can’t really move them around without having[…]Continue Reading