Sturdy Welding Carts

Here is how this went down. Imagine it's January 2017. My house is full of welding crap because I'm trying to renovate my garage shop. I'm getting sick of tripping over a million cords. My one welding cart is crumbling apart cause it is horrible sheet metal garbage.

So I decide to build an epic set of welding carts for my torch rig, MIG and plasma, and TIG setup. They have the following cool features:

  • Hard bottle brackets with pin lock (no rattling chains)
  • Plenty of hooks and torch hooks to place your cables and torches
  • Integrated drawers to organize all your accessories. (I repurposed and designed around some simple IKEA drawers.)
  • Robust metal construction (1/8 and 3/16 steel throughout, some 1/4 for small parts. These are beasts.)
  • Hoist points for loading the cards with a crane.
  • The MIG and TIG carts have hold down straps for the welders on top.
  • The TIG cart has a built in plug splitter and bench grinder for sharpening tungstens.
  • Wrenches on tethers so you never lose the wrench you need to take off a bottle.

For many more photos, with more details check out this google photo album.

If you are interested in purchasing a kit of parts, please get in touch with me. Thanks!

Original Designs

original cad design of welding cards

Final Product

the finished carts empty

the torch cart

the mig cart

the tig cart

Bench grinder mounted to back of tig cart.

Bench grinder mounted to back of tig cart.

Detail of the bottle bracket.

Detail of the bottle bracket.

Neat drawers to organize all your welding accessories.

Neat drawers to organize all your welding accessories.

Some Build Photos

The parts were all cut out of steel on a water jet cutter, and then cleaned and fitted together. Good cad work up-front made fitment easily. All the welds were done with my Everlast TIG for which one of the carts was intended. After the welding the carts were given a coat of primer and machine tool grey Rustoleum paint. Then final details were added.

Large parts cut out on the water jet.

Large parts cut out on the water jet.

Smaller parts from the water jet.

Smaller parts from the water jet.

Bending the tubes for handles.

Bending the tubes for handles.

Welding together all the parts.

Welding together all the parts.

Carts assembled and ready for paint.

Carts assembled and ready for paint.

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