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If bought from them before. More you buy, cheaper stuff gets. They do charge enough up front to cover their azz though lol.
I think shipping works the same way. Like the shipping isn't much different if you buy 2 sticks or 10. Something like that. Can't remember:dunno:
 

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@shady not bad from the prices I was seeing and finding on phone calls . But then cut and drill and add stiffener ring with more cuts and welds .

I am hopeful of a qty buy price from the few ebay sellers I asked .
 

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@swettysblazer might be a curt vendor through one of his distributors. If you have a part number and quantity ready maybe they would all drop ship?
 

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local friend said 2 sticks of angle iron and make my own .

thats a cheeper material price option but labor and supply cost = a lot . and if not dont right will not fit correct or hold up .

all 3 places got back to me and said no go on a 50+ qty price break . :surepal:
 

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Got 22 of these curt 2" weld on builder hitch tubes . Now to lay out how i want them on the tables .

The curt tag shows there made in the great white north home of the big red maple leaf .

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Load testing the table today with a doubler . :haha:. . . But why is my trucks doubler on the table :thinking::dunno::doah::1zhelp:. . . Thats in the other thread .

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Need to finish weld them but layout works . I did do a 1/2in pinch bolt on each tube bottom back side . Did 8in c-channel fot the pads on the 2x2 tube .

This table is for a friend so the layout was his request. Once welded then blast top and deliver .

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so i sat here tonight and went off a popular web sites prices only not including shipping for the metal only and 4 trailer hitch tubes . WOW are these tables CRAZY beefy and expensive if you had to buy it all new and still put it together .

$2,464.00 JUST in material . not include cutting / grinding / welding / labor & time / welding gas and wire and electric bill .

oh and thats a SMALLER 47.5" x 69.5" table just under the 4x6 size . my tables i dont even want to add up .
 

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1 oiled up and ready for new home . Cut rubber pads for feet . Did 6 hitches for 1 of my 4x8 tables BRENDA . Also did a 3/4in wrench holder and 1/2in bolt welded to a leg on both for the pinch bolts and dedicated weld wire ground point hook up .

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So table #2 BRENDA got 6 hitches and then i made 4 mounts for my first round of tools on quick mount .

And YES that Yost vice is HEAVY ! Its off a military m936a2 wrecker truck front bumper .

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Nice setup. Two bench grinders, huh. Adding one of those multi-grinders setups to it would be perfect.
 
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