It is currently Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:07 pm Advanced search

Mig Vs Stck for project???????

General welding questions that dont fit in TIG, MIG, Stick, or Certification etc.

Re: Mig Vs Stck for project???????

Postby homeboy » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:37 pm

Don't have any idea what you have for stands but if they are decent size can you just make longer extensions to slip In with a pin to keep the bottom off the floor for stability? Clamp or weld on a crossbar to height req'd to spin and clamp or weld some X bracing if the stands don't have enough stability on their own. You only need a crossbar 2ft or less because steel on steel slides real easy. Just a bad habit of mine always trying to figure how to do stuff! :?: :idea: :ugeek:
Posts: 123
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:52 pm

Re: Mig Vs Stck for project???????

Postby Poland308 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:51 pm

Not a genius. It's just that doing field work in mechanical rooms I have a 50/50 chance of supporting stuff from under or above. Sometimes a combination of the two to be safe.
I have more questions than answers

Posts: 1792
Joined: Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:45 pm
Location: Iowa

Re: Mig Vs Stck for project???????

Postby thatoneguy » Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:19 am

I just have some 3 ton normal height jack stands. I think I'm just gonna do the supporting from the rafters idea. Build some rigid and reusable shackles hanging from them and tada!
Everlast Power I-MIG 275P
Everlast Power TIG 250EX
Everlast Power Plasma 80S
Lincoln AC/DC Tombstone
Smith OxyAcetylene
Posts: 79
Joined: Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:08 pm


Return to Welding Forum General Shop Talk