What Tools Are Included
The first question people usually ask when purchasing a new weld table for fixturing is, ‘what tools do I need’? So we’ve assembled this great package to ensure you have a range of useful tools that will help with just about any project you need to tackle.
What You Get – And Why!
30″ x 48″ Welding Table Sidewall Addition
Our Sidewall Addition adds 26 precision 5/8″ holes and 24 Super Slots to the short side of your table. Perfect for mounting fixtures like our 10″ X 10″ Vise Mount, 30″ Table Extension, Chopsaw Extension, or several of our Super Slot accessories. Use your imagination!
We consider the InsertaClamps to be the single most important accessory for our fabrication tables. These clamps can drop in any hole on our table or any of the other fixtures, and quickly clamp down with hundreds of pounds of holding force.
We include 8 in our standard kit because if you wanted to do something like fixture a square tubing frame you’ll need two of these clamps per side to hold it in place.
Stops and Side Clamps
It’s one thing to be able to clamp things downward to the table, but it’s another thing to be able to position things accurately and clamp them sideways. This is where the stops and side clamps come in. First position your materials against the stops.
Meanwhile, on the other side you need to be able to push things together firmly to keep it in place, so that’s where the Side Clamps come in.
Our sliding stops come in handy when you need a little more flexibility, distance and/or a different angle.
Magnetic Rest Buttons
The magnetic rest buttons do two very critical things:
- They raise your work piece up by about a half inch (or more if you stack them), allowing you to actually fully weld seams all the way down without risking welding your project to the table!
- They allow for some critical space for weld BB’s to cool down before hitting the table surface, which prevents a lot of them from sticking.
For even more protection for your table top we recommend spraying Anti-Spatter directly on the table surface before welding over it! Between that and the rest buttons virtually nothing will stick to your beautiful table!
Welding Table Fab Squares
The 10″ Fab Squares do exactly what you would expect them too. Allow you to fixture upwards at a perfect 90-degree angle, meaning you can reliably and consistently fixture in three dimensions!
So that’s what’s included in our Starter Accessory Pack! We think these tools are the most critical for anyone just getting a professional fixture table.