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    Quote Originally Posted by mjncad View Post
    If you can afford 3/8" or 1/2", I'd go that route.
    I looked up a steel weight calculator. 3/8 plate = 183lbs. 1/4 = 122lbs. 1/2" = 244lbs. I have to manhandle it by myself. No forks, lift or hoist unfortunately. I think 3/8 is the most I can do without risk to life, limb, and herniated disk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chopped View Post
    ok ill bite whats a highway plate?
    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    My thinking is it is a steel plate they put over an opening in the road that was dug up so people can still use the road until the opening (hole) can be filled in. Like a temporary bridge, heavy steel plate. Probably need to re-mortgage your house in order to buy one.
    Gizmo got it right. The size I mentioned to Shield Arc is one size that is typical for use on the highway. There are several sizes which are common. They usually have holes around the edges so that pins can be put into the roadway to keep the plate from moving as traffic hits it while driving over it.
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    No welding table for me unless I happen onto some free plate. I was quoted $267 for the 3/8 this morning. I'm not willing to pay even half that.

    oh well, was a good idea for a few minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dcyrilc View Post
    why so small?
    I'll have you know my welding table is proportionate to the size of my shop, thank you very much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haywire View Post
    No welding table for me unless I happen onto some free plate. I was quoted $267 for the 3/8 this morning. I'm not willing to pay even half that.

    oh well, was a good idea for a few minutes.
    Ian
    was that a drop or cut from a full plate? a drop will be cheaper. I dont think i paid much more than that for the 3/4" plate i bought for my welding table.

    my top weighs about 400lbs, to put it on the table i drilled a hole in the center for a lifting eye and just chained it to the chain hook on my FEL.

    Having a heavy table is nice, The other day i clamped a 13' piece of 4x4 square tubing to it and it was still quite stable even with all that weight hanging over the end.

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    Default Re: Welding Table

    "No welding table for me unless I happen onto some free plate. I was quoted $267 for the 3/8 this morning. I'm not willing to pay even half that."

    For me, going from welding on the floor to a table was priceless...
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    Default Re: Welding Table

    ahh yes i thought that also..
    that would be some heavy Id think..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shield Arc View Post
    I'll have you know my welding table is proportionate to the size of my shop, thank you very much!
    Let's not go there. Otherwise I'll just end up being as jealous of your shop as I am of your welding ability.
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    Default Re: Welding Table

    They usually have holes around the edges so that pins can be put into the roadway to keep the plate from moving as traffic hits it while driving over it.[/QUOTE]

    So the holes are to anchor it down so that it doesnt become a welding table??

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    Quote Originally Posted by chopped View Post
    They usually have holes around the edges so that pins can be put into the roadway to keep the plate from moving as traffic hits it while driving over it.
    So the holes are to anchor it down so that it doesnt become a welding table??[/QUOTE]

    Yep. You wouldn't want cars tearing their axles off from dropping into your welding table would you?

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