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    scissor lift table build

    interested in constructing a scissor lift table ,saw that you had some on your site

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    Hi long259bolt - welcome to HomemadeTools.net

    I'm going to move this into our Tools in Progress subforum so you can get some ideas for your scissor lift table build.

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    Do you have any specific questions? Be glad to help if I can!

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    Hi long, Jon emailed me asking if I might be able to help as I am an old metal fabricator. Perhaps you can elaborate on what you are looking for and perhaps I may have an idea for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph View Post
    Hi long, Jon emailed me asking if I might be able to help as I am an old metal fabricator. Perhaps you can elaborate on what you are looking for and perhaps I may have an idea for you.
    Ralph
    What would like ? A table with scissor arms ? I hope you are thinking of a hydraulic lift cylinder

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    You might take a look at this lift table for ideas.

    ‘Over the Jeep’ Workshop Lift-Table

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    Long259bolt,
    I was contacted from Jon for some ideas on your project, you say it's for a table,saw or do you mean table saw? I want to think a table saw lift table,am I right, if you are I wouldn't think i'd be to hard to fab. Fist though how much weight are we talking, would it need to be hydraulic, or would hand crank be enough?
    skibo

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    What size and weight are you lifting?

    Reason for building, cost saving, special requirements, just because.

    How is it operated, air, hydraulic or electric.

    Lastly, do you have a photo of one similar to what you want.

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    Long259bolt.
    Yes you do need to tell contributors what you would like to achieve,the tools and equipment you have to do it, and the experience you have -newbie - exp diyer -what ever. If you can give folks this information it makes it so much easier to help you. Unfortunately these days people tend not to reply to such inquiries as it means much to and fro-ing until suitable information is teased out to be able to provide a viable answer.

    Jon has also emailed requesting an input from me- an ex trade college metalfab teacher.
    If I were to consider building such a table the following points would need to be considered.

    1.Fitness for purpose - ie strong enough enough for your intended load.
    2.Research prior designs - choose the best that best suits your needs.
    3.Make some sort of drawing - from that develop a list of materials
    4. from the materials list- make a cutting list.
    5. Mark out materials for cutting- match pair and /or mark left and right or front and rear-whatever is applicable.
    6.Fabricate and asssemble by tack welding only- checking for square and parallel.
    7.Check assemblies for correct movement/function and disassemble.
    8.Complete any welding taking care not to everweld thee the fabrication

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    While it's true it's hard to know exactly what the OP wants and can do, I have a quick fix that I use all the time in my shop. It's more of a X than a scissor but it's handy as a shirt pocket.

    ProLine PL400 Double X-Braced Keyboard Stand | Guitar Center

    I'm not sure anybody outside of us musicians would know about these stands. They fold flat, this one is like mine and will easily support 200lbs and is easy to adjust. If you look close there is a lever close to one end and you pull on that and it releases a bar that engages a set of slots at the pivot point. I have several tops for mine. A metal jig top for welding, a regular flat welding top, the top from a heavy duty metal framed table, a wood drawing board top, two cast iron wings from an old table saw, bolted together. There's a wide range of height adjustment and at $65 it's hard to make such a nice sturdy unit for that price. I also have rollers for it to be an out feed support for my different saw's. Yeah, it's not fancy or hydraulic, but it's an easy get 'er done solution.

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