Mid range plasma

  1. minimutly Member

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    Bought one of these today, let's hope it's OK
     
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  2. Monkx Member

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    Let us know what it's like as I still can't decide!
     
  3. minimutly Member

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    Will do a review!
     
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  4. Robert.

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    I have seen and used these budget plasma cutters , some of them are okay ..they do the job they say they will .. mostly . But the difference between one of them and a hypertherm is huge . Cut 50 Vs powermax 45 ... You might think that sounds comparable . But it's not , the powermax is many grades above the cheaper machine . For a start hypertherm understate the cutting abilities if it says it will cut 10 mm , you can cut 15mm ..when you strip out the shield and run the gun naked , get in good and close with a steady hand and don't touch that tip down your looking at double what it says on the tin . I have had mine for 6 years , it's never missed a beat and I abuse it in the most horrifying ways . Yes I have had to replace the torch a few times , but that's because I have melted it using it for things way outside what it is designed or rated to do ,things no sensible user would ever ask of it .
    Too expensive you say £2000 + is out your budget ...well I kept watching the auction sites and eBay , I waited and watched for about 4 months . Land rover garage going bust sale , one hypertherm powermax 45 still under warranty, only ever used to cut land rover thickness Alloy and steel ...Bid it and brought it home for £500 .
     
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  5. minimutly Member

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    Now you tell me - I did ask ^....
     
  6. Robert.

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    Sorry ..wasn't here before haha
     
  7. Monkx Member

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    Yeah to be fare I'm a bargain hunter for a quality bit of gear and would of been handy many times for my defender, was hoping something would pop up locally but nothing so far
     
  8. Robert.

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    I am hoping to upgrade to a 90 . I have heard a fabricator is possibly shutting down and he has one hooked up to a table . Will let you know if mine goes up for sale .
     
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  9. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    Well worth looking at Jasic. 3-4x more expensive than one of the cheap Chinese ones but 3-4x less expensive than a Hypertherm. I recently bought a Jasic Cut 80 and have been very impressed with it so far and from the issues I have seen a few here have with the Hypertherms I wonder if they are still as good as they used to be. Then again maybe they were never really that great, just much better then the other offerings available but now some of the others have caught up.
     
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  10. Jay1st

    Jay1st AdeptusMechanicus wanna be.

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    Most of the plasma cutting performance comes from the torch design.
    HT makes some really good ones, the spares are expensive as well.

    Have a look at the TECMO torches, they specialize in making only torches.
    And from what i've understood after having a chat with one of the employees they designed the HT ones. And they have consumables compatible with HT torches.
     
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  11. Memmeddu

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    That's exactly what I've noticed just looking at cheap machines .
    But the generator has its importance.
    Cheap cut 50 with cheap PT 31 wouldn't cut over 12mm from what the feedbacks say .
    Cheap cut 50 with p80 torch can reach 25mm (pilot arc start but doesn't matter to the discussion)
    I've seen a 25A plasma cutter with trafimet s45 torches cutting through 16mm armour plate ,it was an ine unit but the current was very low compared to a cheap cut 50
    Andrew Camarata managed to cut a bevel on 1" cutting edge with his cutmaster 40
    I agree with the torch design theory because practically all the cheaper machines have the same output performance but there's an hudge difference in cutting capability Upon the torch they use
    An Rtech 50A unit can cut through 24mm .
    I've also seen a cut 70 on Amazon rated to cut 35mm severance .
    P80 torch .
    Oxford units with 35A can cut through 30mm with good quality trafimet torches .
    I think that the torch is one of the most important parts on a plasma cutter
     
  12. Munkul

    Munkul Jack of many trades, Master of none

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    I'm not sure that's quite accurate!
     
  13. Monkx Member

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    Nice set up
     
  14. Monkx Member

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    Hi, whats the difference between the ifl cut 40 and is the newer version the i-tech?
    Looks like im trying to figure torches out now as well!
     
  15. Bladevane

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    I know nothing about the latest version but here is the spec. of mine.
     
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  16. Munkul

    Munkul Jack of many trades, Master of none

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    mine is the older version as well. It just works.
     
  17. Monkx Member

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    Ah right im getting mixed up then i think, the i-tech is the newer version of the cut40 then theres the i-tech cut40p, which presume is for the pilot arc, may i ask why yoir selling it, no use, upgrade etc, is it still for sale, thanks
     
  18. Monkx Member

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    Is your the itech cut40 or just cut40 model?, when you say it just works, do you mean it does what its meant to or it only just works sort of thing, also what do you think of it, good bad? Cheers
     
  19. Bladevane

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    @Monkx. I’m selling it because I have a plasma CNC table which came with a Thermacut machine for which I also have a manual torch. My iFL machine works perfectly. I also have some standard spares tips and nozzles as well as extended ones. These are particularly useful when cutting freehand as you can see the flame better. And it is the i-Tech Cut 40.
     
  20. Monkx Member

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    Thanks for the info, im trying to take in as much as possible,
    How much was you looking for it or have you got it advertised on a site, thanks
     
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