Is a welding table necessary?

Asked by Maye Rork on September 16, 2021

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A steel welding table is a basic necessity forany welder's workspace, since welding on a wooden surface can present a very real fire hazard. In addition, with a steel table, the welder's work clamp can be attached to it, and parts placed on the table will be electrically connected with the table's surface.

Can you weld on concrete? Welding should never be done directly on a concrete floor. Heat from the arc can cause steam to build-up in thefloor which could cause an explosion. The welder cables should be positioned so that sparks and molten metal will not fall on them.

Can you use stainless steel for a welding table? For quality stainless steel processing it is essential that all ferritic materials are avoided. If a ferritic material like carbon steel is used, any scratches on the surface of the welding table, or adhesion tothe stainless steel work piece, can cause corrosion and pitting.

How thick should a welding table be? 2-3 INCHES

What type of steel is used for welding tables? A36 steel is your basic garden variety hot-rolled steel plate. Most people call it "mild steel". This is certainly a very common choice for a welding table top. You can weld it or bolt it any wayyou like.