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Offline Musto

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hydraulic workstation
« on: September 27, 2018, 02:53 AM »
last year i started building a new workshop in the backyard. now im in the proces of interior design. (this will be a topic of an other post)  this week im buzzy on my hydraulic work bench, this is a central workbench that is flush with the floor and can reach a height of 1.1m.
the idea is that it can be used as an extension of the other (future) workstations. (extra surface area for table saw, welding table, moto and bicycle lift…) and when not needed gives me free motion in my small workshop.

For the top of the workbench i will use a "costume" MFT template and instal 2 T-tracks.
The holes in the table top will have a center to center distance of 125mm, I will machine my own bench dogs of D25mm so the distance in-between the dogs will be exactly 100mm.

Im still thinking wat will be stored inside the workbench and figuring out some minor problems but the biggest issues are solved.

MVH.





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Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Re: hydraulic workstation
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2018, 10:01 AM »
I think you are better off using standard 20 mm holes -- there are a lot of products for that that are hard to build yourself (like the Bessey hold down clamps). The 96 mm grid Festool uses is a derivative of the 32-cabinetry system, which has its advantages but any other base value would work, I think.
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Offline Musto

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Re: hydraulic workstation
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2018, 10:07 AM »
my writing was probably a bit confusing the holes will be 20mm so that i can use all the standard accessories but the costume bench dogs will have an outer diameter of 25mm.

can someone maybe point out the advantages of the 96mm grid? I know that most welding tables also have this grid so there must be some reasoning behind this.

Offline neilc

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Re: hydraulic workstation
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2018, 10:18 AM »
Biggest advantage I see in the 96mm grid is that it aligns to the 32mm system for hole drilling guides.

I was not aware that welding tables had a similar dimension on their grid.

Offline Musto

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Re: hydraulic workstation
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2018, 10:37 AM »
just measured on the welding table it's 100mm grid  [embarassed] was thinking that it was the same for some reason.

Online Peter Halle

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Re: hydraulic workstation
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2018, 10:43 AM »
I don't think that the grid is any magical number (obviously 96mm on center), BUT the Festool clamping items are designed around that placement and pretty much eliminate dead spots on the table so to speak.

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Offline Svar

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Re: hydraulic workstation
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2018, 12:05 PM »
Biggest advantage I see in the 96mm grid is that it aligns to the 32mm system for hole drilling guides.
What practical implication does it have? How are holes in the bench involved when drilling using 32 mm system?

Offline Svar

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Re: hydraulic workstation
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2018, 12:10 PM »
Do you have a basement under the shop? This must be really expensive bench [scared]. In addition, I would prefer not to walk or move equipment over the bench surface when its lowered.
« Last Edit: September 27, 2018, 12:13 PM by Svar »

Offline zapdafish

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Re: hydraulic workstation
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2018, 12:26 PM »
pretty cool. would help with large or tall items. I've run into issues with things like dressers and cabinets where  I had to climb onto the table to work on them because I didn't feel like moving it to the floor. Been thinking of something like a converted carlift.
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Offline Musto

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Re: hydraulic workstation
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2018, 01:40 PM »
Do you have a basement under the shop? This must be really expensive bench [scared]. In addition, I would prefer not to walk or move equipment over the bench surface when its lowered.


The hydraulic table was a great bargain from a shop that was closing, the table is welded from some leftovers and for the rest it's some extra concrete [wink]
the biggest "cost" where the countless hours preparing for concrete, restoring the hydraulic table, welding the table.

I'm not to strest about going over the bench the top is 30mm the mdf 18mm and the hydraulic table can lift 1Ton  [big grin]

Offline neilc

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Re: hydraulic workstation
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2018, 02:37 PM »
Biggest advantage I see in the 96mm grid is that it aligns to the 32mm system for hole drilling guides.
What practical implication does it have? How are holes in the bench involved when drilling using 32 mm system?

I was referring to the guide rails for creating a pattern for the holes.
If you want to use the LR32 or similar guide system to drill pilot holes and then finish off with a 20mm bit in a drill or a router, the 96mm could be an advantage.

Offline Svar

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Re: hydraulic workstation
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2018, 03:05 PM »
Biggest advantage I see in the 96mm grid is that it aligns to the 32mm system for hole drilling guides.
What practical implication does it have? How are holes in the bench involved when drilling using 32 mm system?

I was referring to the guide rails for creating a pattern for the holes.
If you want to use the LR32 or similar guide system to drill pilot holes and then finish off with a 20mm bit in a drill or a router, the 96mm could be an advantage.
Thanks. I see, use lr32 to make bench top.