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  1. #1
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    Question Portable pipe stand

    Hey, guys,

    I am looking for a small, portable way to hold fittings and/or pipe while brazing them. I am getting tired of using wrenches, flaring blocks and tubing cutters to support the work while I grab the torch.

    I don't do a whole lot of soldering and brazing, so I don't want to spend a fortune and I can't afford the room for a full sized pipe stand.

    What do you guys use?

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    When installing I like to take along one of those plastic work stand-tables, it folds to transport, and holds things up where I can work on them.

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    I picked up a scrap piece of 2X8 at a job site and mounted one of my old swivel vises on it. I can take it anywhere and it works for most any size tubing. And it just sits on the floor of my van.
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    an old Workmate Jr.
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    I use a portable work stand. I have a vise that is connected to 2 2x4 . I just clamp them to the stand and off I go

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    rigid makes a smaller version of the big one. don't take up alot of room. way better to handle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaT View Post
    I picked up a scrap piece of 2X8 at a job site and mounted one of my old swivel vises on it. I can take it anywhere and it works for most any size tubing. And it just sits on the floor of my van.
    Since I typically only use smaller diameter pipe. 1 5/8 would be about max for me to do any fitting on, I think I will run with this idea. I have some scrap lumber laying around and might just have an old vise somewhere...

    Thanks to all.

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