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Adjustable Table Makes Welding A Snap
"It makes welding a snap because you can adjust the table to any height that's comfortable for working," says Sam Ellis about a heavy-duty welding table that raises and lowers hydraulically on scissors legs.
Ellis, of Chrisman, Ill., bought the table, which was originally built for working on lawnmowers, five years ago at an auction for $200.
It has a 3 by 5-ft. top that Ellis recovered with 3/8-in. thick steel. A 2-in. air-operated cylinder mountS in the table's scissors system to adjust height from as low as 8 in. off the ground to as high as 4 1/2 ft.
To vent welding fumes out of his 48 by 68-ft. shop, Ellis built a 5 ft. sq. hood ou of sheet metal and suspended it above the table with chains from the ceiling. The hood contains a small electric squirrel cage-type furnace fan that blows fumes out of the building through an 8-in. dia. vent pipe attached to the hood.
"Besides welding, we also use the table to spray paint small parts and the hood is also great for venting paint fumes," says Ellis.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Sam Ellis, R.R. 2 Box 72, Chrisman, Ill. 61924 (ph 217 666-3474).

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1996 - Volume #20, Issue #4