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  • blackbeard's welding
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    pipe stands

    i am looking to buy some new pipestands. i was looking at the GRB brand, but i got a real good quote on one made by javelin industrial. i have looked at them, and they are quite a bit heavier than the blue ones, are they built better? has anybody used either or both brands?likes or dislikes?

  • cope
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    Originally posted by JTMcC View Post


    I'll add that only thru the sacrifice of life made by many young Americans in uniform across the globe are we able to debate with humor the proper terminology of welding pipe in jacks. All respect to those who died in service to the country in dangerous places and to their friends and families as well. Safe Memorial Day to all.
    Makes all the welding arguments seem trivial, doesn't it.

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  • JTMcC
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    Ridgid is a company that makes plumbing tools. You can't really expect a plumber outfit to understand proper welded piping terms. I hear they make a good tubing cutter tho. And aluminum pipe wrenches.
    I'll add that Ridgid jacks are the worst of the commercially available bunch. Almost to the point of dangerous they're gonna kill somebody.

    But the facts remain, pipe jacks are where pipe fabrication takes place.

    Good luck with your "helmet". Wear it the next time you ride on a "jet". Or on a "motorbike". It's safer that way.

    I don't care what jacks you love, as long as they are Made in America by American citizens. Use with pride.

    JT, welding pipe in jacks almost 1,974 times per day : ), smiley face, smiley face.

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  • aametalmaster
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    Sorry J, Here are the pipe stands i use at work http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/V-Head-Pipe-Stands while welding in my helmet. And i agree on the aircraft Bob

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  • JTMcC
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    Originally posted by aametalmaster View Post
    A 3 legged thingy with an adjusting screw and a plate or vee angle on the top I saw a pipe welders truck a few days ago from Oklahoma and he had a bed full of them...Bob


    Bob, Bob, Bob. You saw jacks, jacks, jacks. I just can't stand idly by and let you continue to butcher correct piplical terminology. Jacks.

    I've never seen a jack with a plate atop it unless it was homemeade but I see em with ball rollers, round rollers, little and big V's all the time.

    Hotdogs are sold in "stands", pipe rests comfortably in jacks.

    Unless you weld in a "helmet", then you're just too goofy to debate proper terms.

    It's like calling an aircraft a jet. Stop it.

    JT : )


    I'll add that only thru the sacrifice of life made by many young Americans in uniform across the globe are we able to debate with humor the proper terminology of welding pipe in jacks. All respect to those who died in service to the country in dangerous places and to their friends and families as well. Safe Memorial Day to all.
    Last edited by JTMcC; 05-25-2013, 02:32 PM.

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  • Helios
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    Originally posted by bayweld View Post
    Doesn't anyone make their own pipe stands or roller stands any more??
    Nice idea, but then you'd have to buy a welder and filler and material and learn to weld...

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  • tackit
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    Originally posted by JTMcC View Post
    What the heck is a pipe "stand"???????

    I understand jacks, supports, nodes, slides, anchors and guides. never heard of no pipe "stand".

    J
    I have a pair of them here being used to paint my new flag pole

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  • aametalmaster
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    Originally posted by JTMcC View Post
    What the heck is a pipe "stand"???????

    I understand jacks, supports, nodes, slides, anchors and guides. never heard of no pipe "stand".

    J
    A 3 legged thingy with an adjusting screw and a plate or vee angle on the top I saw a pipe welders truck a few days ago from Oklahoma and he had a bed full of them...Bob

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  • JTMcC
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    What the heck is a pipe "stand"???????

    I understand jacks, supports, nodes, slides, anchors and guides. never heard of no pipe "stand".

    J

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  • G.Blackbeard
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    I bought javelins and havent looked back

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  • atc250r
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    So any updates?? what's better? GRB or the Javelins?

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  • Cornerstone
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    Originally posted by maharg View Post
    I have used GBR stands for the past 20 years or so. IMO these stands are the best on the market and i have tried most all of them over the years. They are sturdy, SAFE and they carry a mulitude of accessoies for them not to mention ENGINEERED. Do yourself a favour and buy GBR you wont regret it.
    I've had the GRB stands since I rigged up in '96 and the only drawback with those stands is the wobble factor. Where the V-block sits in the adjustable post of the stand, it'll wobble when there's pipe resting in it and when your leveling pipe or two-holing a flange that becomes a big factor in quality work.
    I was in Arrow Welding last week and seen those Javelin stands and they are a good looking stand. Foldable is another factor when carrying a dozen or so on your rig and I'm actually considering picking up a couple and give them a try.
    Oh yeah, have a look at the Javelin ground clamps. Awesome!

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  • Rig Hand
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    Originally posted by bayweld View Post
    Doesn't anyone make their own pipe stands or roller stands any more??
    My buddy built some jack stands, while he was at work . They still cost him about $30 even with most of his material being free. Took all week to build 4 stands.
    They weigh a TON, there not folding, they don't have the quick adjustment sleeve, and they weigh a TON.

    Its like building your own remote box for a SA 200 or 250. It just don't pay to do it yourself.

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  • maharg
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    I have used GBR stands for the past 20 years or so. IMO these stands are the best on the market and i have tried most all of them over the years. They are sturdy, SAFE and they carry a mulitude of accessoies for them not to mention ENGINEERED. Do yourself a favour and buy GBR you wont regret it.

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  • Alberta rig welder
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    Originally posted by c wagner View Post
    As was mentioned in an earlier post some sites will ask you what the weight rating is... that means engineered weight rating. It's WAY too expensive to get an engineers stamp on your design just so you can spend YOUR time building stands that are engineered, built and cost WAY less than your going to end up spending.

    Like Fluke said, let the stand guys build stands, that's THEIR business.

    Well said guys! By the time I drive around picking up material and cutting and prepping the stuff and the fitting it together then welding it out and then giving it a paint job!!! I might as well let a pipestand company make them! Not to mention the pi$$n around trying to build a jig!
    There's nothing wrong with building your own stuff but like it was said what's your time worth?

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