This is my new project: modyfing my new plasma table. I started by replacing the 2" X 2" tube by 2" X 3"
The table extension is looking really good, I have had my table up and running for about 5 weeks now and absolutely love it, but I already wish it was bigger. I’m already debating about expanding my table to be like yours or buying a new 4x4 or possibly a 4x8. (shops a little snug to fit a 4x8 though but can do it)
Never run my table since i received it last week! Soon i will, but i already thing that my powermax45 plasma won’t have enough power (i already took some jobs that require 1" plate…) If you want to modify it to be 2’ X 4’ like mine, it will cost you around 600$ CAD for the material. I would like to have a 4’ X 4’, but the space is limited in my garage. You also need some lifting device the be able to move the steel plates.
that is great fabrication work, like the idea of you going with 2x3 vs just using 2x2, I plan on doing the same to mine eventually, just content with it size now, when I start using it more that will be one of the first thing i do to it and maybe sometime in the future upgrade the cutter, to be able to cut 1 inch plate, my razorweld cut45 is just right for now
one question, where you order the new 1/2 acme thread and did you have to machine the ends down
Today, i add the flatbars in the water pan, made a shelf and change the wheels for bigger one, to be able to take more weight
Looking great. Outstanding work on this.
What gauge of tubing did you use for the 2 x 3 rectangular and stainless 2 x 2 square tubing? and do you have a part number for your Acme 1/2 lead screw?
Hi! I used 1/8" thick wall for both. Wanted to buy the stainless square tube with 0.188" wall, but my local dealer were not able to get it.
Hello! This morning a worked on my plasma table. I don’t have a lot of place in my workshop, so i move my table very often, and sometime, i bump a corner somewhere. Last time, i bump the Y axis step motor, and it’s very fragile. So i made a protection:
After, because the table is now 48" long, i had some problems with the cable of the X axis. I installed a drag chain cable carrier.
I am really happy with the result.
Bought the part on amazon so if you want to do the same:
I bought the ACME screw on ebay. At 38$ US it’s a great deal now : https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F132450480303