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    Welding positioner

    Anybody here own one? Have always wanted one, makes life easier especially welding small OD tube. Would like something with adjustable table, & a foot pedal.

    Few I've spotted so far:

    -The Ebay special - https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rotary-W...QAAOSwBPRcHY~4

    - https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/W07849.

    Bit pricey and have to still use a powertool to drive it. No foot pedal either.

    - The alibabs special - https://www.alibaba.com/product-deta...5b036fb09H1Xwb

    Looks alright?

    #2
    I have zero personal experience, but the click together certiflat one has had good reviews and is cheap...

    Same as their tables it comes pretty and needs a bit of welding. But works. And uses a drill as a turn engine.... #shrugs

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    http://www.performanceforums.com/for...#post842594902 - making little toys for the big boys

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      #3
      Have you watched the This Old Tony vids on building one?
      "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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        #4
        Side bar.....But God I love Tony...

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        06/07/2011

        http://www.performanceforums.com/for...#post842594902 - making little toys for the big boys

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          #5
          A positioner will be my next purchase for the shed, I was looking at the certiflat unit as I've got a Certiflat table and it would bolt to the side nicely, but I'd then have to sort out a motor and speed controller to work with a foot pedal also. There's a couple of video's on youtube of people who have done the same with the certiflat kit.

          It was also pointed out to me that you can get a cheap 3 jaw chuck meant for a wood lathe which works quite well and is lower profile than the metal lathe chucks

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            #6
            Originally posted by jasonp1977 View Post
            It was also pointed out to me that you can get a cheap 3 jaw chuck meant for a wood lathe which works quite well and is lower profile than the metal lathe chucks
            Good call - you don't need the holding power or precision of a proper 3jaw for this stuff.
            "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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              #7
              Originally posted by fantapants View Post
              Side bar.....But God I love Tony...

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              How good is it when AVE and This old tony post a video on the same day.

              Tony was the one that drove me to get a TIG.

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                #8
                I dont have one at the moment, most of my gear is all in storage until we are setup in new house, but this is what i'd be looking to DIY, pretty cool idea.

                **Edit, i quickly breezed over and neglected to see the rotating part.

                I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me...

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                  #9
                  For motorising stuff old wiper motors are usually a pretty good bet. Good reduction gearing, easy to adapt to most things, and 12v so foot pedals are simple.
                  Chris
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                    #10
                    Is it possible to back purge the job with these? Had been thinking about one for doing fittings for the brewery.

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                      #11
                      As long as it's not a short hose it should be fine, only has to do one rotation in theory.

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                        #12
                        Yes, the stainless fabricator I worked at back in ~1996ish back purged on a positioner - not sure how though.
                        "Where can we get hold of a Vincent Black Shadow?" "Whats that?" "A fantastic bike," I said. "The new model is something like two thousand cubic inches, developing two hundred brake-horsepower at four thousand revolutions per minute on a magnesium frame with two styrofoam seats and a total curb weight of exactly two hundred pounds."

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                          #13
                          Ended up buying this - https://www.machineryhouse.com.au/W07849

                          & a 100mm 3 jaw chuck to wack on it. A very heavy box arrived today, some assembly required. Pretty keen to give it a go, will assemble this weekend and report back.

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