***** The eyebolts are for crane lifting - tested ok... the cover will go over the top with 4 holes for the eyelets
***** Will soon be replaced with some sort of metal grate
**** So Far so good - but it is heavy I'm guessing in the 300 - 400 lbs range
***** Fixed wheels on the back - Casters on the front (600lb rating)
The hooks that hold the wires are made from 1/2 inch colid bar The eylets are purchased from Brafasco - they are cast iron I think.
***** Was going to powdercoat but ended up 2 coats of red oxide primer and some rustolean metal paint
**** This is actually the most expensive part of the project. The enclosure is about $25 - there is about $40 in plugs the wire that plugs into the wall (6 gauge) was about $20 for 6 feet. The real expensice part was the buss bar inside the box for connecting the power inside the box. Ant the really really expensive part was the 2" Greenlee punch to knockout the hols for the receptacles on the front cover
***** My old one had this - used to run it from a 4-wire stove plug - so it had the neutral for 110V and was great for the grinder. This version is 3 wire 220V only so I loose the 110V unless I go to ground but I'm not comfortable doing that. I suggest you use GFCI receptacles for the 110 if you have ground and neutral.
Some nice ideas there. I second the comment on bigger wheels. I recently made 8 welding carts at work and thought the boss was wasting money on the big wheels till I saw how well they worked. I'll have to remember the offset plugs. Rosco