Welding Table Description
Texas Metal Works offers fully fabricated tables shipped FREE – saving you time, hassle, and money! Our 40″ x 40″ welding tables offer over 11 square feet of surface area, covered by standard laser cut 5/8″ / 16mm fixturing holes.
The surface is a true 40″ wide and 40″ long, and the 6″ sidewalls allow for additional fixturing outside of the table dimensions. For even MORE room, you can always add one or more of our welding table extensions.
Table Top Features
- A full 40 inch wide x 40 inch long work surface.
- Standard 38″ surface height (can be customized for $100 charge).
- 6 inch table sides also allow fixturing.
- Over 500 precision CNC cut holes (5/8″ / 16mm).
- Accommodates Stronghand and similar tooling.
- Fabricated from 1/4″ A36 structural steel plate.
- Professionally assembled and guaranteed forever!
Optional Table Base Features
- 2 in x 14 gauge heavy tubular steel framing and legs.
- 5″ swivel casters with Total Lock Brakes rated over 800 pounds per wheel.
- Non-marking polyurethane wheels with iron hubs.
- Weighs approximately 300 lbs. with legs and casters.
Welding Table Components
Complete tables are built from dozens of laser cut parts, which is just one key component to the overall accuracy of the finished product. Sure, our CNC machines can maintain accuracy to within .002″, but let’s face it – a stack of parts isn’t going to perfectly fabricate itself!
Welding Table Construction
The strength of a Texas Metal Works weld table comes from the interlocking series of ribs supporting the surface. These precision cut ribs lock together and also interlock with the table surface.
As you might guess, fabricating a huge table with precision requires extraordinary effort and a lot of practice. But we also augment our fabricator’s experience with the best tools available. In addition to using 142 bolts, 132 feet of threaded rod, 63 fixturing plates and making hundreds welds – we also fabricate all of our table on a heavy duty milled reference surface!
You can read a complete discussion of our welding table build process here, but the short version is that we start out by securely bolting every table top directly to a precision milled surface.
Only after securing the top to a reference surface do we add the ribs and sidewalls and secure them by bolting everything firmly in place before locking it in with hundreds of weld points.
At the end of the day, we’re not happy until we can lay a level across the surface and visually verify that there is almost no (or none whatsoever) daylight peeking through.
Notes on Shipping
As you can imagine, these massive tables can be a little challenging to ship and receive. When we ship any of our tables the carriers require us to put them on a pallet. But normal pallets won’t work, so we manufacture custom pallets specifically for shipping these bad boys.
Each table is bolted directly to a custom pallet with heavy-duty hex head screws to ensure it stays put during transport. If you choose the option with casters or purchase accessories, they’ll be placed in a box and safely strapped to the pallet.
Blue heat shrink wrap is used to protect the tabletop against dust and water. It also serves as the perfect visual indicator of topside damage resulting from delivery. We encourage customers to fully inspect their tables upon delivery and before signing the trucking company’s Bill of Laden.
Pallets are loaded onto a truck at our dock via forklift, and we use long fork extensions to put them in the truck. Shipping companies only carry a small pallet jack on the truck, and those jacks can reposition many of our tables up to our 40×80 size. Larger tables can’t easily be moved via pallet jack. So on the receiving end, it’s going to require a similar setup for unloading purposes. Please note: If you don’t have a forklift, you’ll need to purchase optional Liftgate Services.
At a bare minimum, you’ll need 48″ forks to lift the table out of the truck. For our 40×80 or larger tables, we recommend 72″ or 84″ fork extensions. Amazon sells a bunch of extensions in case you need them. We’ve used these 72″ fork extensions to get the job done, and these 84″ fork extensions work even better. When buying forklift extensions pay particular attention to the width of your forks to make sure you get the right size!
If you can get heavier duty fork extensions we HIGHLY recommend it! Especially if you order your table along with several accessories that will ship on top. The tables plus accessories can often exceed 1,000 pounds, and the light-duty extensions may flex or bend. Please contact us if you have any concerns about receiving, or if we need to make special plans to get things delivered safely!
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