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Loading Sheet metal onto table?

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:59 pm
by ManWithTool
I remember a while ago seeing a cleaver post where someone made a cart (similar to an A-frame style) that would rotate horizontal so that he could hand load his sheet stock onto his table. I'm trying to find something similar as I cannot use a overhead crane or forklift in my small 8' ceiling shop.

Anyone have something I can copy?

I basically use 14ga 4x8 sheets. I usually have about 5 under my table at any given time, but need help loading a new sheet. I'm trying to figure out how I can do this solo!

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

Re: Loading Sheet metal onto table?

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:48 pm
by acourtjester
I think this is what your looking for, fro Seam P. there are 2 video in this post to watch
https://www.plasmaspider.com/viewtopic. ... ver#p90395
another different type
https://www.plasmaspider.com/viewtopic. ... heet+mover

Re: Loading Sheet metal onto table?

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:05 pm
by Ironken
I was eyeballing a shop/engine hoist with a magnet. The industrial plate magnets aren't cheap though.

Re: Loading Sheet metal onto table?

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:20 pm
by tnbndr

Re: Loading Sheet metal onto table?

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:47 pm
by Ironken
tnbndr wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:20 pm
This is what I built:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7YscmOMFwg&t=19s
Well played! Is that a Charbor Freight motorcycle lift?

Re: Loading Sheet metal onto table?

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:08 pm
by tnbndr
Well played! Is that a Charbor Freight motorcyclr lift?
Yes, but watch their pricing!! I bought that lift for $199 in one of their sales. Modified of course with an air/hydraulic jack. Took a little playing around but it works and saves my wife and neighbors from having to help me.

Re: Loading Sheet metal onto table?

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:00 pm
by ManWithTool
Thank you all! I ended up with a Pallet Stacker from CL. I like the lift idea Dennis. Quite smart!

Re: Loading Sheet metal onto table?

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:05 am
by Owens Customs
For people looking into this type of thing in the future.

I found quite a few good ideas when looking up " panel handling carts" on google.

The right search terms can sometimes make all the difference. Hope that helps somebody.

Re: Loading Sheet metal onto table?

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:19 am
by Owens Customs
couple of ideas

Re: Loading Sheet metal onto table?

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:00 am
by acourtjester
Here is an interesting material handler I found on YouTube, looks like he sells a kit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oV4iwzHCTm8