Which Plasma Cutter

  1. George Erasmus New Member

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    Hi guys another stupid question looking at Plasma cutters I found a Hypertherm powermax 380 but a bit concerned over torch spares I have only found one online retailer selling consumables very tempting
    If it was your money what would you invest in

    What do you guys think is it worth the investment



     
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  2. DTS Member

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    Old machine the 380. Budget?
     
  3. George Erasmus New Member

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    I am also looking at these I like the fine cut feature of the Hypertherm although the Esab kit seems a lot included for it's price and gives a thicker cut but does not offer the fine cut that is where I thought the
    Hypertherm powermax 380 will fit the budget with change to spare but a bit worried over torch parts availability

    Esab Cutmaster 40 Plasma Cutter
    Hypertherm Powermax 30Xp 240 Volt Plasma Cutter

    Hypertherm Powermax 30Xp Plasma Cutter 240/110 Volt

    I will prefer the 45XP but that is just waaaay out of my budget
     
  4. George Erasmus New Member

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    Yes that is what I thought with only one supplier selling parts in the UK I have doubts about its longevity. And it is a fixed torch
     
  5. Appyasme1

    Appyasme1 Member

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    Hypertherm without a shadow of a doubt!
     
  6. George Erasmus New Member

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    What does Hypertherm do differently than all the others that makes your statement so confident
     
  7. zzr1200

    zzr1200 Working at 650 ft on open steel work

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    They make the Rolls Royce of plasma cutters and charge you for it......simples
     
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  8. Hood

    Hood Forum Supporter

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    I bought a TecArc Opticut 65 and it works well. Not as portable as an inverter though still not that bad as it is on wheels. As long as you don't have to carry it then it is fine.
    The one I have is dual voltage, so either single or 3 phase but if using on single phase you need a 32Amp supply for it.
    It will cut up to 28mm clean cut and 35mm severance.


    TecArc also do the Oxford range of Plasmas.
     
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