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  • nebraskaboy
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    killer jack stands

    If there are some junior welders on this web site and still in high school or college here is a cool project you can use not only for a shol grade but for drafting. I will get some pics for anyone if they are interested and they are usually cheaper and an almost gurantee to be stronget depends on how you build them.
    I am also haveing some problems with puttin pics on here so if anyone could help me out i would really appreciate it. Thanks

  • nebraskaboy
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    true i hear you there if i knew how to post the pics you would see how i made them i took the base and divide it into three drilled three holes and plasma cut straight to the bottom of the base pipe heated between the two holes and bent the leg out on each leg and to make sure that they were even on all three i pre bend a piece of 1 by 3/8 flat stock then i welded a peice of 1 by 3/8 between the legs after i cranked the welder up a few notches for a hot weld

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  • R W
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    In constructing jack stands,design them so the main post goes right
    though to the floor (less weight is placed on the welds), use heavier
    steel and a larger base than seen on many in auto supply shops.

    R W

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  • Fishy Jim
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    The way you posed this project made it sound like something for the follow up to a persons welding cart. If that is how someone else reads this and does - and they have bad welds, it could be fatal.

    I'm not unsure of my welding ability. I want those who are to not put themselves in danger. New welders can't get any better from 6' in the ground (unless they're welding pipe down there).

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  • nebraskaboy
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    wow i guess some people are un sure of them selves and yes i have already tested mine under a kenworth with out a trailer. I am very confident in my welding abilitys thanks for the input

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  • Danny
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    I don’t know if suicidal/foolish are fair descriptions. I would say that if you are going to take on this type of project and are not experienced to be sure to have them tested in a non destructive and safe way. There are companies’s that do that: it won’t be cost effective, but at least you are using something you made and not Wally world crap. I know 25 years ago we made them in school and tested them with a gage and hydraulic press. We also made pipes in machine shop class and tested those in the back forty, but that’s a different subject and does fall in to the foolish category.

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  • Fishy Jim
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    Anyone unsure of their welding abilities would be foolish/suicidal to take on a project such as this.

    $20 will buy you a load rating and cheap insurance against getting sued or criminally charged with negligence for a faulty jack stand. Stay safe, and leave these types of things to those with the know how to be sure their welds aren't cold. I'd hate to see someone maimed or killed because they didn't know any better and their stand failed.

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  • SPUR8301
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    killer jackstand photos

    i wouls like to see them and any materials list needed are the adjustable and do the collapse away? if you can e - mail me @ canton4frhs@aol.com thanks

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