This is not the cart, brackets, or any physical thing in any of these pictures. It is just the plans/digital download. This was generated in Fusion 360, but the files generated should be able to be imported into any major CAD/CAM software.
Standard issue welding carts start at $300 and just go up steeply from there. Especially if you have a multi-purpose rig like the ESAB 205ic that I have. There’s one bottle for CO2/Argon and one bottle for straight up 100% Argon. I also have a growing collection of TIG filler rod and needed a better, more moisture proof storage/access solution.
Harbor Freight sells carts for $160 (after all the coupons) and with these brackets, you can convert them into welding carts.
- I extended the wheelbase to make sure the heft of the tanks are inboard of the back wheels so it doesn't tip.
- The curved edges are to be hammered into shape around the base of the bottles so there’s no chance of them slipping off.
- The lid can be used for a light-use table with some of angle welding magnets to prop it up.
- You can mount the brackets to either end of the cart. I'm left handed, so the welder sits to my left and the drawers face me. If you're right handed, you can mount them to the other end.
What you will need to supply (aside from a welder and the tools to cut the parts out):
- Appropriately thick enough steel to support the bottles
- Tabs/loops for the straps to hold the bottles to the brackets
- Straps to hold the bottles in
I've had great success cutting these with my Langmuir Crossfire plasma table.
A great DIY project for the budding welder!
(If you don't have something to cut these with, message me)
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