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  • df5152
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    thanks for all the replys

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  • dyn88
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    we pay around 80 cents more per pound or more for 6061t6 than 1018.

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  • Paul Seaman
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    Dyn88 where you been the last steel I got cost within a nickle a foot of Aluminum! Steel will last alot longer and is less likely to crack with heavy use.

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  • dyn88
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    you will also find that since aluminum is softer than most other alloys, when it gets warm, any projects you are working on will drag and become difficult to move. I would recomend that you stick with steel. steel will also cost less and last much longer.

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  • ASKANDY
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    The aluminum placed on a steel table will also tend to buckle when it gets hot so, you will need a few bolts or get a thicker piece of aluminum. I use a steel table that I brush and wipe off with cleaner before I do a bunch of aluminum.

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  • aametalmaster
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    If i had my choice i would just top it with 1/4" or thicker AL plate and bolt it down. The big problem will be gouges in the AL if you drag steel across it. Also if your part arcs it will leave a black spot on the AL. Most of my welding jigs are AL "skinned" to keep the splatter off. I just keep them hosed down with WD40...Bob

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  • df5152
    started a topic aluminum welding bench

    aluminum welding bench

    Is it worth while to make a bench from aluminum for aluminum welding or it doesnt really matter what about just topping my steel welding table with aluminum?
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