Don't you hate when people ask why you want to 'buy' a welding cart instead of building one, simply because you're a welder? It's like asking an aeronautical engineer why he can't build his own plane for travel.
Don't worry, though. If you're on the look-out for a durable and affordable welding cart to save you some time and effort - you've come to the right place.
But before we tell you our top picks, let's go over some of the factors you need to keep in mind when looking to purchase a cart.
The Angle Of The Welder
We can't tell you the number of times people have asked us why welding carts are angled?
The answer is pretty simple. If your welder isn't at an angle when placed on the cart, then you won't be able to access its control panel and knobs. That's why it's crucial to purchase a welding cart that allows you to do this.
Number Of Shelves And Space For Your Tools
How many shelves and how much space your welding cart should have depends entirely on you. For instance, if you have two welders, then you'll require more shelf space.
Also, because you're looking to buy a welding cart for convenience, you should look for one that allows you space for all tools and equipment.
Many welders prefer to buy a welding cart with drawers instead of shelves because it helps keep the tools clean and dust-free.
Last but not least, your requirement of load capacity should play a role in your decision-making process.
It's a well-known fact that welders and gas cylinders are pretty heavy, but if the overall weight your working equipment is heavier than most - then you should avoid welding carts made of cheap and thin steel.
- Top Carts For Welders In 2020
Top Carts For Welders In 2020
Made from high-quality metal, this welding cart by Yaheetech has a load capacity of up to a whopping 176 lbs. That's about 80 kgs. The all-black cart doesn't only look nice - it can withstand rough-use without denting, and it's rust-resistant.
As far as ease of use is concerned, the welder has 4 high-capacity PVC casters, the front two casters have a 360-degree swivel ability, and two big rear casters for extra stability.
Apart from that, the cart has three separate shelves that provide plenty of space, along with an angled top shelf, for your plasma-cutter or welder. It also comes equipped with a chain placed on the back of the welder to keep the gas cylinder bound up and safe.
Next on our list is the compact-looking welding cart by Klutch.
It's somewhat unique amongst welding carts because it doesn't have shelves or drawers.
Instead, it has a roomy cabinet for storing all your supplies, an angled top for any welding machine, and a cylinder section with a chain clamp.
Its load capacity is somewhat lesser than our first choice welding cart at 135 lbs. The cart has a total of four wheels - two small solid rubber casters in the front and two 6" hard rubber casters at the back.
The cart also has a sturdy steel construction, with a powder coat finish to repel and wear and tear.
If you were waiting for a welding cart that is ideal for commercial use, then feast your eyes on the MIG TIG Plasma Welding Cart by Eastwood.
Let's start with its loading capacity, which clocks in at 350 lbs. That's pretty impressive. Apart from that, its top and bottom shelf are designed to hold machinery - like the MIG135 and the Versa Cut Plasma Cutter.
Aside from that, the gas bottle mount can store up to six different tubes of filler rods, and it has a front-mounted handle to encourage ease of usage.
The Metal Man welding cart is 31 x 17 x 4 inches in dimension and has a load capacity of around 110 lbs.
The cart has no drawers or cabinets, but it does have a new fold-down handle - which can lower when you're trying to access your welder's control panel.
Much like all welding carts, the UWC2 also has a single-cylinder rack that can hold a cylinder up to 7-1/2" in diameter.
The WC100 has been designed by Hot Max to hold pretty all brands of welders and plasma cutters. The cart has three open shelves, and the top-shelf is angled like most welding carts.
The cart has no cover, or drawers to protect your tools or machinery from dust or dirt, which is a minor disadvantage compared to its sturdy construction.
Thus, far we have commented on the absence of welding carts with drawers, but that can stop now. The portable welding cart by ZENY not only has four drawers, but it also has two shelves. Talk about storage space.
While the top shelf may be a little steeper than required, overall, this cart is an excellent choice for anyone looking for lockable storage space.
It also has a load capacity of 100 lbs, and it can hold most MIG, TIG welders, and plasma cutters.
If you're looking for an uncomplicated and durable welding cart with three tiers and a reasonable price, then look no further.
The welding cart by Giantex has all the necessary features - heavy-duty steel construction, easy maneuverability, cable hooks, and it's ideal for most MIG and plasma machines.
Goplus not only has highly-rated plasma cutters, but its welding cart comes highly recommended as well.
The cart has a 100 lbs load capacity, along with two tiers, and four lockable drawers. It also comes with a back shelf for gas cylinder placement with dual chains.
The front and rear caster wheels provide easy maneuverability, and the cart also cable hooks to make your life easy.
All the welding carts on our list have some great features, and you can easily choose one based on your needs.
Our top pick has to be the Goplus Welding Cart. It has a sturdy construction and an angled top tier to promote ease of use. Aside from that, one of its best features is the four lockable drawers that provide ample room for items such as consumables.
Covered storage space on a welding cart is necessary to protect your tools and equipment from the dust and debris of the work environment. And, while assembly may be a little complicated for some, most users tend to overlook this because of its other positive aspects, like reasonable price range.
So there you have it, folks. You can now choose your cart of choice from 8 of the best welding carts available on the market.
Remember that research always pays off. So be sure to conduct your own survey (reading user testimonials always helps) and get one step closer to getting the welding cart you deserve.