Tooling Up Pt 2
More fabrication tools to add to the fun! First up is a Pro Tools hydraulic tube bender. Right now I just bought 1 die (1.5″ 6″ CLR 180 deg) to get started on the car chassis. Next is a Tab and Slot 2′ x 4′ welding table. This is a really cool design and affordable compared to the competition. Stuff like Bluco or Stronghand is out of my price range. This did require a bit of assembly but all the laser cut parts went together very well. The stand is also laser cut so it was a quick build. Speaking of welding, I converted my TIG setup to water cooling. I bought a CK 225 torch and a Dynaflux cooler. This required modifying my cart since the cooler wouldn’t fit. This is a pretty small cart but I like the small size and managed to get everything squeezed in. The new torch is smaller and the water cooler keeps it cool really well.
And finally, a Swag Offroad finger press brake for my Harbor Freight press. This is another kit that requires some assembly & welding, but it looks to be a nice piece also. In the process of assembling the press brake, the original Harbor Freight jack gave up so I upgraded to an air/hydraulic model.