The 10P gear-driven positioner is engineered to provide versatility and safety. Variable speed drives and motors are provided to maintain precise rotation speed and control during the welding process. 135° forward tilt is powered by a constant speed motor. A hand pendant control includes Start/Stop/Forward/Reverse, 10-turn speed potentiometer, and rapid traverse. An adjustable base provides five separate height settings for various size workpieces. Table slots are provided for easy fixturing and mounting of weldments. The tilt protractor enables the operator to repeat welding positions quickly and precisely.