Chances are, if you are into high performance street machines or doorslammer drag cars, you fall into one of two categories: you either can fabricate parts yourself or you wish you could. Unfortunately, around the RPM Hardcore Horsepower Garage, our fab skills aren’t yet where we’d like them to be. As a result, we decided to start to solve that problem by setting up a new fabrication workstation thanks to our friends at Miller Electric and WeldingSuppliesfromIOC.com. Eventually, we plan to learn to TIG and MIG weld, plasma cut various materials, and use a sheetmetal brake and beadroller. However, before we started working toward any of those goals, we needed a heavy duty and versatile work bench. Enter Miller Electric.
We first selected a Miller ArcStation 30SX (MSRP $590), an entry-level 30×30 inch bench that features a sturdy 3/8-inch thick top with a unique X-pattern slot system for use with their exclusive clamps. After receiving the bench from Miller, initial assembly took about 45 minutes and we were ready to go.
The legs and cross braces are manufactured from sturdy powercoated steel and the frame bolted together easily with the supplied hardware. The only real problem we had was the Miller catalog, as we realized that for just a few hundred dollars more we could double our workspace, add more storage, and equip our 30SX with all kinds of cool matching accessories. So we did. … Read more of this article. Just click on the digital feature below this introduction.
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