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Old 01-07-2006, 10:28 PM
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At work our plasma cutter is rarely used. The only reason that everyone including me is to lazy to drag it out, It seems a lot easier to grab the torch which is always easy to get at. Its just a big job to grab the plasma drag it out find a a air hose unwind the cord and plug it in. But with the MIG I don't think twice about going threw all the trouble of of plugging it in. I got the go ahead to build a cart for it. The one in the drawing we can buy for $49 plus shipping but I figure that I can build one for about $200. LOL Does anyone know anything I could add to this cart to justify the trouble of building one.
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Old 01-07-2006, 11:18 PM
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Ever need spare cutting parts ? Drawer may be nice or like the old place of mine if parts were left out they were misappropriated .Seems it was like being in service ,you always smoked what Sarg did or you was the water boy,well most bought what the company did ,Tips ,wire, liners,all were high use items.
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Old 01-07-2006, 11:40 PM
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Ever need spare cutting parts ? Drawer may be nice or like the old place of mine if parts were left out they were misappropriated .Seems it was like being in service ,you always smoked what Sarg did or you was the water boy,well most bought what the company did ,Tips ,wire, liners,all were high use items.
LOL I don't think anyone working here has a plasma cutter at home except me but mine is a different brand. The tray on the front end is were I was going to store the consumables.
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Old 01-07-2006, 11:58 PM
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Oxy/acetylene does not have to deal with: air hose & power cords, and the slick outfits even have the cutting hoses on a reel.

Me I would focus on getting rid of the negatives, that cause the Plasma to gather dust, depending on of course your own shop environment.

Things that might be handy in my work areas concerning plasma:
1) boom arm
2) solution to multiple cords
3) PPE storage/access hooks
4) measuring / marking tool tray
5) place for a hammer/grinder
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Old 01-08-2006, 12:36 AM
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This cart was one of my first projects when I started welding a couple of years ago. Credit Dave Haak for the design. He posted his on the Hobart forum and I did some take offs from his pictures. One of the most important parts is the Motor Guard filter which insures dry air. Its got 50' of power calble and air hose.
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Old 01-08-2006, 01:08 AM
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Well all my stuff is for my own hobby use. All welders and Plasma and gas axes. I keep it at an off site shop cause the shop there has a dedicated 200amp service, whereas my home pole barn is mostly for auto storage and light mechanical work with a 60amp slave sircuit from the home panel. I can also run the Plasma Cutter off my Bobcat 225 welder. I like the pictured mig cart adapted really well. I'd probably go for a set of larger casters and rear wheels for rolling ease.

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Old 01-08-2006, 02:28 AM
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For much cheaper than 200.00 and no labor you could by one of Millers carts.


http://cgi.ebay.com/MILLER-SPECTRUM-...QQcmdZViewItem


They also have a new one that is slightly better for 2006. That said, I built mine similar to the Miller one on a slow day in the shop.
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Old 01-08-2006, 09:23 AM
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digr, if I were building a cart using that design I would add a horizontal shelf above the plasma cutter.
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Old 01-08-2006, 10:19 AM
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digr, if I were building a cart using that design I would add a horizontal shelf above the plasma cutter.
As opposed to a vertical shelf?
.... sorry Spencer. It's Sunday morning.....
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Old 01-08-2006, 10:35 AM
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when i made mine i never thought of having hose reel on the cart good idea dedicated hose for plasma might be very smart idea in the long run

i just bent up some 14 gauge with the old hand brake bottom shelf is a grate
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