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post #1 of 12 Old 12-30-2002, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Readywelder Welding Cart

After gettin my readywelder.. i decided that instead of picking up 2-3 70lb batteries to move them to where i was welding, i would instead make a cart which would hold the batteries, as well as the charger, and double as a welding table (with a shield of course over the batteries to prevent errant sparks from cooking them)

I decided that in order to make this thing decent, it should be made from 1/8" angle and some pieces of 1/8" flat stock.

i will add some pictures shortly which detail the creation of this cart, which will likely work for any welder by putting it on the bottom shelf


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Awwwwwwwwwwww... So he wants to go OFF-ROAD does he????

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Will you post us some pics of what your Welder looks like too?

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Man I need to build a cart for my mig and stick welder. I'm tired of lugging that mig around (old Craftsman.. heavy). I was really interested in picking up the Ready Welder to use with my Premier Power Welder until I read that I can't weld on my own vehicle with it while it's hooked up to the PPW. The PPW can weld on the Jeep as long as it's in reverse polarity but the Ready Welder uses straight polarity so I'd have to do the 2 battery thing (the whole reason I picked up a PPW was to avoid having to do that). Like the cart though. I'm gonna have to make a couple of those with heavy metal tops for welding.

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Man I need to build a cart for my mig and stick welder. I'm tired of lugging that mig around (old Craftsman.. heavy). I was really interested in picking up the Ready Welder to use with my Premier Power Welder until I read that I can't weld on my own vehicle with it while it's hooked up to the PPW. The PPW can weld on the Jeep as long as it's in reverse polarity but the Ready Welder uses straight polarity so I'd have to do the 2 battery thing (the whole reason I picked up a PPW was to avoid having to do that). Like the cart though. I'm gonna have to make a couple of those with heavy metal tops for welding.
actually.. the readywelder works in both straight and reverse polarity..

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added the bottle holder.. it holds my weight easily.. oh and here's a picture of the welder for those that asked..


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here's a closeup of one of the practice welds on 1/4" with it.. it appears to work great on 1/4" whereas the thinner stuff takes a little more work..

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Theres alot of splatter on there, but that looks pretty good.

Is it easy to weld with?

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yeah it's pretty easy to weld with.. the splatter is mostly because that's flux core wire.. regular gas shield mig splatter doesnt stick like that..
anyway.. i finished the cart..


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actually.. the readywelder works in both straight and reverse polarity..
Sorta yeah... still has to be isolated from the vehicle that it's being used on. Can't ground the positive to the vehicle ground, so it's no better off than the PPW if you're alone.

Beserk, using the PPW in reverse is pretty transparrent. It does an awesome job because of the high frequency. Have you played with it yet and who paid for the new one? The polarity doesn't even become an issue until you start doing some thicker stuff (or have sensitive rods)

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wel duh.. everyone knows you have to isolate it if you're doin gun-negative welding on your own vehicle by disconnecting all the wires that are hooked up to the positive hook on the battery..... i'm not too-pid..

he cant use his PPW because his engine has to be running

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wel duh.. everyone knows you have to isolate it if you're doin gun-negative welding on your own vehicle.. i'm not too-pid..
Everyone knows of someone who's grounded their battery to the chassis before... I've even been hit with the question of why Jumpers cables come with two leads, the vehicles are already grounded...
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