80/20 - The Adult Erector Set

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80/20 - The Adult Erector Set

Post by Retired BLM Rig » Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:57 am

I was just wondering if anyone here has ever built anything using products from 80/20 Inc.?

It looks like once you become familiar with their products the only limitation is your imagination.

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Re: 80/20 - The Adult Erector Set

Post by PWJouster » Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:11 am

i literally watched the first video, then was like, WOW i could build my own sliding bed rack.

moving to a new home in june. i will be building a rolling tool wall/box with this
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Re: 80/20 - The Adult Erector Set

Post by DamageWagon » Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:09 am

I have worked with it a ton. I don’t know how many thousands of pieces I’ve made with it. It is expensive, especially the corner fittings and nuts. It is cool, the hole in the center is the drill size to tap a 1/4”-20 thread. You can cut it with a wood cutting chop saw with a carbide tipped metal cutting blade. They make it in several sizes as well like 1/2”x1, 2”x1, 1”x1”, and then all sorts of options of which slots are open or solid.

It is aluminum and it is soft. If you want to a bed slide or something cantilevered like that you’ll want to design some structure into it.

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Post by Limamikemike » Sun May 05, 2019 1:29 pm

My Truck bed boat lift was made from this stuff. Clever design, but the joints loosened up overtime with mild off-road use. Was a lot of maintenance.
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Re: 80/20 - The Adult Erector Set

Post by PWJouster » Mon May 06, 2019 8:36 am

loctite
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Re: 80/20 - The Adult Erector Set

Post by DamageWagon » Tue May 07, 2019 11:37 am

80/20 states the 2-degree draft designed into the parts is a locking mechanism. In our experience it did not work. Loctite everything.

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