Saturday, April 22, 2017

Three Legged Tool Stands

If you have been reading my blog, you have seen a few of these in my posts. Three legged pipe tool stands. In the marketplace a similar product is sold as bench grinder stands. They work great for that as well and I have yet to mount one of my grinders on one. I have found they work well for many other tools especially vises, they are very stable, easy to move around and if you need a more solid mount the feet are drilled to bolt down in selected locations.

I use 2" and 2 1/2" pipe mainly because one slides nicely inside the other but you can go larger or smaller depending on the application. Construction is all welded. As with most weld assemblies it is important for a good look to make sure all angles are set up right before tacking things down.

Dies and tools for my sheet metal former are all conveniently stored in a scrap aluminum container on the stand.

Wing nut on the vise stands locks a sliding fit to adjust the height of the vise.

The 3 legged stance is stable in any location and can be bolted down, were anchors are provided, for extra heavy work.

I am sure I will be making more of these as the need arises.