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 three optional packages to ensure you have a range of useful tools that will help with just about any project you need to tackle. Check out our Starter, Advanced, and Pro Accessory Packs.
We’ve assembled everything you need to get started fixturing on a new welding table, including clamps for holding down, stops for alignment on the table, and right angles to make sure things are straight (and we’ve discounted the overall kit). And, for those of you ready to tackle more, we’ve got you covered too!
What You Get – And Why!
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. So let’s say you want to build a frame that’s almost as big as your table surface. You can use the side stops to push your material right up to the edge.
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.
Sometimes your materials don’t fit conveniently between our precision holes and other stops just don’t work. Enter our Sliding Stops. Position them where you need ’em and they will hold!
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!
10″ Combo Accessory Tool Holder
Because you don’t have time to look for lost tools, we’ve created the Combo Accessory Tool Holder. Our 10″ x 7″ tool holder offers plenty of space for hanging clamps/pliers and comes with a top-shelf with five 5/8″ precision-cut holes for extra tooling.
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.