Best Welding Tables

A great table makes welding so much more enjoyable as you have designated, stable workspace where you can work. If you’ve thought about building your own table and priced it up, you’ll realise for the time it takes to build, plus the cost of the metal, you might as well buy a ready-made welding table. Especially with some of the great value options out there.

Here we look at our favorite welding tables on the market, including portable tables for small workshops and larger professional tables.

Best Welding Tables Comparison Chart

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strong hands nomad welding table

Strong Hand Nomad

medal Best all-round portable table
W: 20"
L: 30"
H: 26″–32″
  • Foldable
  • Slots for clamps
  • Great price
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miller arcstation

Miller Arcstation 30FX

medalBest premium portable table
W: 30"
L: 30"
H: 35"
  • Foldable
  • Sturdy
  • Gun holder
  • X-pattern
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Hobart folding welding table

Hobart Folding Table

W: 19.5"
L: 35"
H: 34"
  • Foldable
  • Great price
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klutch steel welding table

Klutch Steel Welding Table

medalBest stationary table for the money
W: 24"
L: 36"
H: 33 1/4"
  • Great price
  • Holes for clamps
  • Tool kit included
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miller 60sx arcstation

Miller ArcStation 60SX


medalBest full workstation
W: 30"
L: 60"
H: 35"
  • Complete workstation
  • Fantastic kit included
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Strong Hand Tools BuildPro Modular

Strong Hand BuildPro Modular

Varies
  • Breathable FR back
  • Holes and slots
  • Solid and sturdy
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strong hand tools fixturepoint table

Strong Hand FixturePoint

W: 24"
L: 36"
H: 34"
  • Holes for clamps
  • Tools included
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Best Portable Welding Tables

1. Strong Hands Nomad Foldable

medalBest all-round portable table

strong hands nomad welding table
Portability:5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Sturdiness:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Price:5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Average:4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

The Strong Hands Nomad is a portable welding table that’s great value for money and easy to put together. It’s lightweight at around 44lb but supports up to 350lb max load, which is more than enough for most hobby welding projects so it’s pretty sturdy. In addition to being light, it’s easy to quickly fold up and it has wheels and a handle on the side so it’s easy to move around.

Welding should also feel pretty comfortable as the tabletop height is adjustable from 26″ to 32″ and there are three horizontal 1.1” x 22” clamps slots in the tabletop which allow you to insert clamps. You can also tilt the tabletop by setting it to either horizontal, 30°, or folded, making it easy to position parts. The surface area is a decent size, but if you want something bigger you can buy a couple of these tables and a Nomad Connector plate extender to join two Nomad tables together to get a 7.5’ long welding table.

If you want something small and foldable, that’s also pretty sturdy with some cool features, then the Strong Hands Nomad is our top pick for a portable welding table.

Specifications

Brand Strong Hand Tools
Model Nomad
Dimensions 30”L x 20″W
Height 26″ – 32″
Thickness 14ga
Max Load 350lb
Weight 44lb
Surface 3 1.1” x 22” clamps slots

Pros

  • Highly portable
  • Slots for clamps
  • Adjustable height
  • Great value for money

Cons

  • Thin surface and lightweight

2. Miller Arcstation 30FX

medalBest premium portable table

miller arcstation
Portability:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Sturdiness:5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Features:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Price:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

The Miller Arcstation 30FX is high-quality, heavier and more solidly constructed than the cheaper foldable tables but still maintains good portability and can support a huge 500lb max load. At 74lbs it is a little harder to fold up and carry about, but it is still manageable for one person and has wheels and a handle to help you.

One of our favorite features is the removable gun holder on the side so you can easily store your welding gun. The powdercoat finish is also very nice and the surface helps prevent MIG slag from sticking. The X pattern on the top allows you to use Miller clamps, however, these don’t come with the table and will need to be purchased separately and are around $75 each. If you’re looking for something that’s sturdy and hard wearing but is still easy to move about or put away, this Miller welding table is the perfect choice.

Specifications

Brand Miller
Model 30FX
Dimensions 30”L x 30″W
Height 35″
Thickness 3/16″
Max Load 500lb
Weight 74lb
Surface X-pattern

Pros

  • Portable
  • Sturdy
  • Gun holder
  • X-pattern for clamps

Cons

  • Expensive

3. Hobart Folding Table

medalBest cheap portable table

Hobart folding welding table
Portability:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Sturdiness:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Price:5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Average:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

This foldable table from Hobart is a simple design with a solid steel tabletop that’s perfect for anyone on a budget. With no assembly required you can use it straight away out the box. The table top sits at 34 inches high, which is a good height for most people but isn’t adjustable so it won’t suit everyone.

The table folds flat very nicely so you can easily move it or put it away when you’re not using it. It also has built in handles to help transport it. It’s pretty sturdy and is a bit more solid than the Strong Hands Nomad, but doesn’t have some of the nice features like the adjustable height and slots for clamps. Clamps are a nice thing to have but not everyone uses them, so you have to decide whether it’s worth it. If you’re not going to use them but don’t want to lose things down the holes then you can happily go for a solid top table like this Hobart one. Finally, it has a nice black-coated frame to help prevent rust and corrosion.

Specifications

Brand Hobart
Model Steel Folding Table
Dimensions 35”L x 19.5″W
Height 34″
Thickness 12ga
Max Load Unknown
Weight 47.5lb
Surface Solid steel

Pros

  • Great value for money
  • Handle for portability
  • Coated frame

Cons

  • No holes or slots

Best Stationary Welding Tables

1. Klutch Steel Welding Table

medalBest all-round stationary table

klutch steel welding table
Sturdiness:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Price:5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Average:4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)

This Klutch welding table is exceptional value for money and is a great small table that will support almost any welding project without taking up too much room. It’s dimensions are 36 x 24 inches, with a 4mm thick surface which supports a max load of 600lb, making it more solid than the foldable tables but without being too big.

It stands at 33 ¼ inches high, but you can also set it up as a stand alone tabletop configuration with short legs if you want it on top of an existing table. The surface is covered in 16mm holes that are evenly spaced 2 inches apart, which allows you to fix almost any project firmly into position. With the table comes a 24 piece kit which includes: 4 threaded adapters, 4 stop bases with stop plates, 4 magnetic rests, 8 V-blocks and 4 inserted clamps. It’s great that the clamps come with this and it means you have the tools to hold your workpiece steady right out the box. Overall, this is our top recommendation for a smaller, stationary welding table on a budget that’s perfect for a garage or shop.

Specifications

Brand Klutch
Model Steeling Welding Table
Dimensions 36”L x 24″W
Height 33 1/4″
Thickness 4mm
Max Load 600lb
Weight 73lb
Surface 16mm holes

Pros

  • Great value for money
  • Tool kit included
  • Holes for clamps

Cons

  • Height not adjustable

2. Miller 60SX

medalBest professional welding station

miller 60sx arcstation
Sturdiness:5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Features:5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Price:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)

The Miller ArcStation™ 60SX Fully Loaded workbench is the ultimate welding station. It’s solid, sizable and comes with loads of great features and accessories to make metalworking more enjoyable than ever. The surface top is made from solid 3/8 inch steel and features an X-pattern on one side for welding clamps (that come with it). Underneath the X-pattern is a dust tray to help make cleanup easy and some drawers to store your tools. There’s also a shelf on the bottom where you can store any larger equipment. Other great features that come with it include a weld curtain to protect anyone else in the workshop, a 5 inch vise with mouth, a gun holder and adjustable leveling feet.

The table arrives in 14 boxes so you’ll need a fair bit of room to assemble it. Some of the pieces are very heavy so you probably won’t be able to assemble it on your own. Miller has easy to follow setup instructions and from start to finish it should take around 5 hours. This welding table is a dream for most welders, if you can afford it then you’ll love it.

Specifications

Brand Miller
Model 60SX
Dimensions 60”L x 30″W
Height 35″
Thickness 3/8″
Max Load 1000lb
Weight 318lb
Surface Solid steel, X-pattern

Pros

  • Lots of storage space
  • Clamps, vise, curtain and extras included
  • Very solid
  • X-pattern

Cons

  • Not portable
  • Takes up a lot of room
  • Expensive

3. Strong Hands BuildPro Modular

Strong Hand Tools BuildPro Modular
Sturdiness:5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Features:5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Price:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:4.7 out of 5 stars (4.7 / 5)

Strong Hands BuildPro tables are notable by their design which encompasses 5/8″. holes all over the surface in a 2″ grid pattern alongside parallel slots so you can attach clamps or mount a vise with maximum ease and versatility. These tables are designed for professionals where precise and complex layouts and very important and setup times need to be reduced. The clamping system is second to none when it comes to capability of setting up and holding complex builds in place. There are a range of different available setups for this table. With adjustable legs, wheels and different sizes to suit every workshop.

Specifications

Brand Strong Hand Tools
Model Buildpro Modular
Dimensions Varies
Height Varies
Thickness 5/8″
Max Load Varies
Weight Varies
Surface Slots and 5/8″ holes

Pros

  • Lots of holes for tools
  • Slots for clamps
  • Customized design
  • Solid and sturdy

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Tools not included

4. Strong Hands FixturePoint

strong hand tools fixturepoint table
Sturdiness:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Features:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Price:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Average:4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)

The Strong Hands FixturePoints is another small stationary welding table that’s easy to put together and is perfect for a small welding shop. It’s pretty sturdy and has a 500lb load capacity, 4mm thick surface and weighs around 85lbs. It’s 34 inches high but you can use it as a tabletop only at 6 ¼ inches high.

The top is covered with 16mm holes that are evenly spaced in a 2”x2” grid. There’s also a great 28-piece component package so you have the tools to easily set your workpiece into place before welding. You might notice the similarities with the Klutch welding table, although it’s worth noting that this model is quite a bit more expensive.

Specifications

Brand Strong Hand Tools
Model FixturePoint
Dimensions 36”L x 24″W
Height 34″
Thickness 4mm
Max Load 500lb
Weight 85lb
Surface 16mm holes

Pros

  • Holes for clamps
  • Doesn’t take up a lot of room
  • Tools included

Cons

  • Relatively expensive

What to look for in a welding table

Size

The size of your welding table should be one of your first considerations when choosing a table. If you haven’t already, measure up the area in your workshop where you want the table to fit and look for welding tables that will nicely fit your space. This will help quickly rule out tables that are too big.

Finally, think about the size of your typical welding projects. If you’re not welding anything longer than 3 feet then you certainly don’t need a 5 foot table. However, a larger table gives you maximum flexibility with your projects. Max load is also worth thinking about, if most of your projects are under 50lb then you don’t need a huge work table.

Portability

You might at first want to buy the largest table that fills your space, however, it’s certainly worth considering a portable welding table that you can fold up and put away, hang on the wall, or move around your workshop. Foldable tables are also a good choice if you want to move sites and take your table with you and they often have wheels and a handle to help you move them around.

Portable tables are great to start out on, because they’re not expensive and even if you want to upgrade down the line, you still have a nice handy portable work table that doesn’t take up much room.

Height

One of the benefits of having a welding table is for comfort. Whether you prefer to sit or stand when welding, look for a table that has the most comfortable height. Lots of tables have adjustable legs or height so you can set it to your perfect height. Others have a removable surface so you can also place it on top of an existing table.

Material

The material of your welding table is crucial to your safety. Steel welding tables are strong and are less susceptible to damage from heat or sparkes. If you have a wooden table then this poses a fire hazard. Even if you’ve welded near a wooden bench before, sparks can fly around and smoulder away for hours in a crevice without being found before they ignite.

Accessories

Look out for accessories that come with your welding table. If your welding table has holes or slots, then you’ll need specific tools that are compatible when the table. If your table includes clamps then these can offer great value for money as you don’t have to buy them separately. Other accessories you might find are a tray to catch debris, angled braces, a welding screen and a gun holder, to name a few.

Surface

Most of our top rated welding tables have either slots or holes, or a mixture of both. These are great for attaching clamps and jigs to hold your work in position whilst you’re welding.

This isn’t a crucial consideration for all welders, but it certainly helps. It’s also worth bearing in mind that welding tables with pre-drilled holes are designed to fit the manufacturers clamps and accessories. You may need to purchase these in addition to the table in order to be able to get the full worth of the table.g only those clamps and accessories that fit those holes, slots, and thread patterns.

If you don’t feel that you need holes or slots and the only thing that will happen is you’ll drop things down the holes and sparks will go through them and make a mess, then you can just go for a flat steel table like the Hobart welding table.

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