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Old 08-20-2021, 09:36 AM
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Default Pexto plate stake holder

I picked up some stakes and a Pexto stake plate #981 , but no stand. Can anybody post a pic of what the stand looks like for where the plate rests? So I can put the supports under the plate. Thanks in advance. Steve
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Old 08-20-2021, 01:03 PM
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I've got a pair of them, and they came out of an oak table top. The top was rabbited so that the plates set flush.

Here's the current factory metal stand for the 982 plate:
https://www.roperwhitney.com/our-products/985-stand/
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Old 08-20-2021, 08:33 PM
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I picked up some stakes and a Pexto stake plate #981 , but no stand. Can anybody post a pic of what the stand looks like for where the plate rests? So I can put the supports under the plate. Thanks in advance. Steve
Here ya go!

https://www.roperwhitney.com/our-products/985-stand/
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Old 08-20-2021, 10:08 PM
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Default Stake plate

What I'm looking for is the placements ,and the size ( width ) of the braces under the stake plate that the plate bolts to. These support the plate and are part of the base.
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Old 08-21-2021, 12:01 AM
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I have one that I built my own stand for it. Here are pictures and I can go to the shop tomorrow if you want dimensions of what I built.

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I basically built a angle iron frame under the table and then added legs along with the lower shelf for the stakes that were small enough to fit below, the others hand on the wall below my welding table when I need them.

I have metal formed on the stakes and even the table it's self for sheet metal forming, it is very solid. The wheels only touch when you lift the other end so I can roll it under the welding table out of the way.

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Old 08-21-2021, 12:25 PM
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Here is a stand i made I copied a friends

I had to cut a couple of notches in the top to clear the bottom of the plate .


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Old 08-21-2021, 02:21 PM
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Default Stake plate

Thanks guys I got some good ideas
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Mr. Fix It or James, would you mind posting photos of underside of plate and how it connects to the stand?

I have a plate that came on a 2x4 wood stand with just the bolt at each end crudely screwed directly into the wood, and would like to weld up a metal stand.

And James, are those rubber pads under the legs? I was thinking about padding underneath.

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Old 12-10-2021, 02:44 AM
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HI CraftNC,

In my picture you can see the bolt heads from a common carriage bolt that I ground down the sides until it fit in the square hole. It is long enough to go through the steel angle iron that I built the top support out of. the legs are then welded to the table top frame..

Just needs to be held in place, once it's bolted to the table frame it doesn't go anywhere.. it's heavy

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Old 12-10-2021, 09:00 AM
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There's nothing special about it, don't overthink. It needs a little something under all four edges and something through the bolt holes to keep it from bouncing/sliding around. (Mine came in the official wooden tabletop and didn't want to come out even after the bolts were removed. I wouldn't scoff at your crude wooden stand.)

James Bowler's drawing showing a leg-in angle iron frame is all you need.

(Oooh, Mr. Fixit's angled storage sockets to keep the stakes off the floor and clear the top when removing is a neat trick.)
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