Welding Table Description
Texas Metal Works offers fully fabricated tables shipped FREE – saving you time, hassle, and money. Our 70″ x 140 welding table is one of the biggest in the industry, and the largest table in our lineup. When it comes to having plenty of room for multiple stations, or just accommodating very large products, it can’t be beat.
The surface is a true 70″ wide and 140″ long, and the 8″ 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. That makes it possible to increase the work surface to an astonishing 110″ x 180″, or just bolt on another table for added length!
Table Top Features
- A full 70-inch wide x 140-inch long work surface.
- Standard 38″ surface height (Check out Custom Height – Cut To Order).
- 8-inch table sides also allow fixturing.
- Accommodates 5 foot x 10 foot materials with plenty of room to spare!
- Over 3,290 precision CNC cut holes (5/8″ / 16mm).
- Accommodates Stronghand and similar tooling.
- Available in 1/4″ (A572-50) and 3/8″ (A572-50) thickness table tops with 1/4″ sidewalls and rib structure
- Professionally assembled and guaranteed forever!
Table Base Features
- 2 in x 11 gauge heavy tubular steel legs.
- 2in x 16 gauge tubular steel cross bracing.
- Optional Casters: 8″ swivel and fixed casters with Total Lock Brakes rated over 1,200 pounds per wheel. Non-marking polyurethane wheels with iron hubs.
- Optional Leveling Feet: Glass-fibre reinforced tube ends and self-leveling swivel stud feet.
- Weighs 1,450 lbs. with legs and casters.
- Check out our line of BASE SHELVES, DRAWERS, EXTENSIONS, and REMOVEABLE COVERS.
- For fixturing and productivity, check out our: RISER BLOCKS, FAB SQUARES, and SUPER SLOT ACCESSORIES.
- Need a splash of color and some anti-rust protection, check out POWDER OPTIONS
- Need a custom height table (standard top is 38″)? Check out Custom Height (Cut To Order)
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
Read our full article: How We Build Super Flat Welding Tables
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 of welds – we also fabricate all of our tables 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 tabletop 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.
- How to Keep Welding Tables from Rusting.
- Accessories that work well with our welding tables.
- Understanding welding table flatness.
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 84″ fork extensions to get the job done. 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 1,800 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!