Plasma Cutters

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  1. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i'm considering going after a plasma cutter, does anyone here have any suggestions, i have been looking @ ESAB machines.
     
  2. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Need ample air supply and good filter/drier. I love my hobart. It is amazing how many uses it opens up. Get plenty consumables. A straight edge is a must. I have been collecting large washers to use as inside/outside circle templates. Get some sheet stock, you will be amazed how fast it disappears.

    Mark
     
  3. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i saw a hobart with a built in air compressor for right at $1k, looks like the one you have, actually i think it is!! It's an Airforce 250a, in the Northern book, I came across a strange one @ harbor freight for like $500, it looks different that usual:confused:
     
  4. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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  5. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have the 400 no built in air supply. More cutting capacity. That harbor freight thing looks goofy I have about had it with these discount tool places.

    Mark
     
  6. Lohr Equipment & Wel

    Lohr Equipment & Wel LawnSite Member
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    If You want a reliable plasma machine which is built by one of the finest companies in the world buy a hypertherm.Good luck
     
  7. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Wow, hypertherm has a good selection and prices!!
     
  8. sbvfd592

    sbvfd592 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am a Vol. Fire Fighter And we have 2 Plasma cutters a miller witch is the coolest thing i have ever played with and a powermax i think its called its made specifically for rescue but the miller i could cut well for 2 1/2 hrs. with out having to change out the consumables.:cool:
     
  9. LawnCrafters

    LawnCrafters LawnSite Member
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    I use a Miller and love it. Don't remember the exact model. I don't have to replace the tips too often.
     
  10. Robert Doubrava

    Robert Doubrava LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just started welding, I've had lots of fun. We've got a very large Lincoln welder with a 6 cylinder Hercules engine that's mounted in the back of our 70's Chevy pickup. That thing has LOTS of power. It's probably from the 1960's-70's. Works great. I have been doing some light-medium duty welding with it, no problems. But you probably won't find one like this anymore! I'll tell ya, when you start welding that thing revvs up loud!!:D Man, I'm glad I keep earplugs in the truck!:D Good thing I found this thread, we're going to need a plasma cutter soon. Gonna be building lots of stuff over the summer.

    Later,

    Robert
     

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