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Offline MarcV

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Rolling MFT/3
« on: April 07, 2017, 11:44 AM »
I was trying to pack as much building capabilities into a small rolling workbench as I could. I welded the frame and it is the exact height as a unfolded MFT. The sturdy frame underneath takes a away any movement in the MFT and makes it more stable. Underneath I had just enough room to fit the Dewalt Flexvolt cordless tablesaw and their Flexvolt cordless 12" non sliding miter saw. I think I'm going to weld on some brackets that I can hang the tablesaw off of when I use it and possibly under mount drawer slides to get the saws out when needed. For the small production Furniture building I do as a hobby, this should work out for me.

Offline live4ever

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Re: Rolling MFT/3
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2017, 12:33 PM »
Really nicely done!  There's a lot of capability there packed into a small space.  Do you find the casters are able to stay solid when locked?

Man, I really want to learn to weld...

How do you like those DW Flexvolt tools?
"What you have to do tomorrow, do today.  What you have to do today, do now."  - a wise grandfather who was clearly talking about purchasing Festools

Offline MarcV

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Re: Rolling MFT/3
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2017, 01:49 PM »
Thank you. Yes I find the caster solid enough when locked down. I only need to lock 2 to make it sturdy enough for most work. They are bench dog casters and when they are locked down they don't swivel or move. MIG welding is really easy to learn, much harder to make the welds look really nice, but thats what grinding pads are for. I took a 1 day class to learn all the basics and safety precautions, then it just takes a little practice. My favorite things to build are steel frame with wood top and drawers furniture. The Flexvolt tool are amazing. I love that the miter saw is both corded and cordless. I swear they are more powerful than their corded counterparts. That might be due to no power loss through extension cords. Between Flexvolt and my cordless Festools there is almost nothing I can't build and I like the ability to roll the workbench into my driveway, build something and roll it back inside without using any extension cords. Dewalt also has a portable power unit that takes 4 batteries and it can power any 120v tool up to 1800 watts and 15 amps.

Offline StreetMasters

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Re: Rolling MFT/3
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2017, 10:07 AM »
Very nice work!
I need something similar

I noticed you have the SysRock... I get mine today!
Will I be impressed or let down?

Offline MarcV

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Re: Rolling MFT/3
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2017, 11:47 PM »
Thanks. I think you'll be impressed with the sysrock overall. I like the small size and the fact that it has a built in radio. The batteries last a long time. It doesn't have very much base but for what it is it sounds great. IMHO the best portable radio on the market is the dewalt Toughsystem radio. It sounds like a high end stereo system and had deep base, but its a lot bigger. I find myself carrying the sys rock all over the place and using it more because of the size. 

Offline krudawg

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Re: Rolling MFT/3
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2017, 10:31 PM »
Nicely done!  I like it
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