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Old 04-30-2012, 03:15 PM   #31
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Here's mine!! 10'x20' cutting area, 250 amp, and 2.5" stainless steel thickness cutting capacity!
But all jokes aside, we have Miller hand plasmas, but they are damn good but dam expensive
I'm jealous

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Old 04-30-2012, 03:26 PM   #32
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I have a torch, and have used it a lot, but it sucks on anything thinner than about 1/8", even with a 00 tip. I want one of these bad! Cutting stainless and aluminum is another huge advantage of a plasma torch over an OA torch.

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Old 04-30-2012, 06:29 PM   #33
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The mig worked great welding the chain hooks to the thin tube, and also the bottom plate to the heavy angle iron....The Harbor Freight oxy/fuel rig cuts really smoothly, as good in quality as Victor.




Glad I got the Hobart and Harbor Freight rigs....these are going to come in handy on the TJ....

Now for the plasma cutter
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:33 PM   #34
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I have a torch, and have used it a lot, but it sucks on anything thinner than about 1/8", even with a 00 tip. I want one of these bad! Cutting stainless and aluminum is another huge advantage of a plasma torch over an OA torch.
That thang is pure sex! They sure proud of it tho....Check out their youtube commercial vids about it
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:26 PM   #35
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That thang is pure sex! They sure proud of it tho....Check out their youtube commercial vids about it
yeah. They have reason to be proud, its one of the few plasma cutters that comes with a shoulder strap! It looks like a toy, but has balls.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:40 PM   #36
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I got a Hypertherm powermax30. Picked it up for about 1100 new. The thickest I've cut so far was 1/4 and it sliced it no problem with as much accuracy and speed as my hands have. The consumable life is very long, though I do run filter on the back of the machine. It is an extremely compact unit and came with a shoulder strap as well. If you read my build thread you probably already saw this picture, but for those who haven't, the lettering is cut from 1/4 and the other pieces are 3/16. This was one of the first things I cut with it and have since gotten much more steady.
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Old 04-30-2012, 09:11 PM   #37
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I got a Hypertherm powermax30. Picked it up for about 1100 new. The thickest I've cut so far was 1/4 and it sliced it no problem with as much accuracy and speed as my hands have. The consumable life is very long, though I do run filter on the back of the machine. It is an extremely compact unit and came with a shoulder strap as well. If you read my build thread you probably already saw this picture, but for those who haven't, the lettering is cut from 1/4 and the other pieces are 3/16. This was one of the first things I cut with it and have since gotten much more steady.
I want the Hypertherm 45 BAD, and I mean BAD....Cancelled the Everlast.....Maybe the Hypertherm next month
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It's like most things - price and quality are opposites.
Go quality - it's something you'll have for many years.

YOU SOON FORGET PRICE, POOR QUALITY YOU NEVER FORGET.
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:30 PM   #39
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It's like most things - price and quality are opposites.
Go quality - it's something you'll have for many years.

YOU SOON FORGET PRICE, POOR QUALITY YOU NEVER FORGET.
YUP! Yaknow, those Longevity and Everlast rigs seem to be identical Chinese imports just a different color. They market them WAY too hard, and pay Google to bury the poor reviews by forcing their sales sites and their own forums to the top. They got all the bells and whistles, but when talking to them, it's all marketing and sales pitch, plus they have constant new models-too many changes too fast to ever be able to support you when their stuff breaks.

I want something I can take to town and set on the dealer's counter when it needs work, with no shipping and waiting, even if it is imported inside, as long as it has USA brand on the case and a local sales/service counter nearby, I'm good with it.
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:20 AM   #41
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I buy nothing but blue and never look back!
Shucks..I'm really leanin toward the Miller Spectrum 625 X-TREME with XT40 Torch.

Spectrum® 625 X-TREME

I got to looking at my sales receipt for the gas bottles...They charged me $95 for 75CF Acetylene bottle, and $125 for a 125CF Oxygen bottle, then $32 to fill the Acetylene and $15 to fill the Oxygen bottle...And those bottles are now mine, and they don't charge to recertify them, just refill as priced above...That's damn good prices, heh?

So ok, I'll ease in there later this month and get a large Argon/CO2 bottle for the mig and see if they will go $1600 cash on the Miller out the door. Looking at internet pricing with free shipping and no sales taxes, I bet they do it....If they don't, I can save a few bucks buying it from Cyberweld, but would rather buy local.
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Old 05-02-2012, 04:33 AM   #42
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Yeah, after beating it to death, I've decided on the Miller 625.

I'll print this out and tote it into the local welding supplier who sells Miller...

Miller Spectrum 625 X-TREME Plasma Cutter w/XT40 Torch 907531

I'll drop it on the counter and say, "Hello Boss, I want this plasma cutter if you can get it for me, this exact one.....Please take a look and see if you have it in stock or can get it...I'ma shop for a few things I need while I'm here and I ain't in no hurry." LOL, that usually works just about anywhere in town.....

Then when he says he can't match it, I'll offer $1,600 plus sales tax...The worst he can say is 'no'.

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