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Simple Grounding Device For Welding Tables
"One of the handiest gadgets in my shop is an auxiliary grounding device for my welding table. It's cheap and easy to make and is a real neat way to complete a welding task without burning up welding gloves," says Morgan Plant, Meridian, Idaho.
  He started with a pair of 7-in. vise grips and attached a 4-ft. length of flexible-stranded no. 10 wire to it by drilling and tapping a 1/4 by 20 thread into the vise grip body. He attached the wire to the handle next to the adjusting screw in order to keep the wire parallel to the vise grip handles.
  At the other end of the wire, he drilled and tapped a 1/4 by 20 thread to a small piece of 1/4-in. thick flat stock. He ground off the protruding thread so the bar would lay flat on the welding table, held down by a regular spring grounding clamp.
  "When welding parts together in odd or unique positions, use the vise grips to grab that piece and hold it in the desired position. This action gives the grounding function a two-way chance to complete the grounding circuit, and it provides a neat way to hold small parts," says Plant.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Morgan Plant, 300 S. Locust Grove Rd., Meridian, Idaho 83642.


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2006 - Volume #30, Issue #1