grateing system on plasma tables
Posted 06 March 2012 - 06:34 PM
Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:16 PM
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 09:14 PM
When I built my table, I made it so the grate slats could first be turned over, then replaced if and when needed. I've been using my table now for about 5 years and have only had to weld one grate slat back together when I was doing some Ace/Ox cutting and got a bit carried away and sliced it in half. I usually don't do as much damage with my plasma. I have turned over my slats in the middle part of the table where I do most of the cutting.
My slats are 1/8" X 1" strap set in 1 1/2" square tubing making up a square frame with "slits" made so they drop into the cuts and can be pulled up, moved around,flipped over or replaced as needed.
With the 1" depth of the slats, I haven't had a problem of cutting through them in general.
Hope that helps.
Posted 07 March 2012 - 07:24 PM
my table is pretty new, how much $ would it take to replace the slats on a 4x4 table?
Posted 07 March 2012 - 10:12 PM
Posted 08 March 2012 - 05:30 PM
Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:06 PM
Okay -- so 11 gauge is 0.125 inches which is 1/8" so 1" flat should do. You need 80 feet or 4 - 20 foot lengths. My last purchase (about 6 months ago) the cost was about $8.75 a stick. So IF you can buy in 20 foot sections (have them cut 12 feet and 8 feet not in half for hauling -- or at least in something dividable by 4 feet) and not from a Box store, it should come out around $36.00.
Hope that helps.
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