What is a Welding Table?
Knowing what a welding table is and some of its different uses can help you make an informed decision about whether or not you should purchase this type of workbench. At Commander Warehouse, we understand how important it is to have the right workbench setup for your particular wants and needs. That is why we carry a wide range of workbenches, including welding tables.
What are Welding Tables?
A welding table is a type of workbench that is considered a necessity for any welder’s workspace. Welding tables are made from steel to prevent fire hazards and to provide the best surface for both welding and metal fabrication. Welding tables are also available in a range of different dimensions, making it easy to find the perfect welding table for your space and needs.
Why Use a Welding Table?
Welding tables are designed to provide welders with a stable working surface for performing a range of different tasks, such as:
- Bending brakes and jigs
- Electrical grounding
- Squaring corners
Since most welding tables come with adjustable legs, they provide the ultimate comfort by allowing the welder to sit or stand in an ergonomic position while working.
What to Look for in a Welding Table
Other than comfort and sturdiness, the type of welding table that will work best for you will depend on your workspace, project, and budget. Some of the features that you should consider when choosing a welding table include:
Welding Table Size
Knowing how big your average project tends to be will help you determine the size of the welding table you should purchase. If you need more space to work with, consider choosing a large modular table to allow for projects that tend to vary in size.
Welding Table Accessories
While most welding tables can easily be fitted with clamps for keeping work from sliding around and for keeping cables out of the way, some of the other accessories that can be added to a welding table include:
- Angled rails or braces to keep workpieces in specific positions
- Magnets to hold work in place
- Trays to catch debris
Welders who have large shops or are planning on working on heavy-duty projects should consider purchasing a large table with fixed legs. These tables can often maintain greater weight and are available in both modular and portable options.
If you would like to learn more about what a welding table is, or if you are interested in one of our welding tables, please contact Commander Warehouse at one of our four locations across Western Canada or by filling out a contact form on our website.