Would this run a plasma cutter?

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    I wasn't sure how to link so just screen shot the page.
    I'm thinking of a small cutter...cut 50 or similar and wondering if this would be adequate?
     
  2. pondy

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    Yes it will run one but depending on how Much cutting you do you may exceed the duty cycle of the compressor as it Will run a lot and it's noisey. I run a cut for off a 50l v twin compressor which can be had for 200 notes and it's a great unit
     
  3. Richiew Forum Supporter

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    That compressor would run your plasma cutter. It looks identical to the Aldi one bar the paint job.

    £24.98 is, I presume, the cost of the five piece tool kit and not the actual compressor though. You cant make them that cheap.
     
  4. cumbriasteve

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    That listing price is not for the comp, there will be a pull down box with a choice of items.

    The comp is worth no more than the £50 to £70 that Aldi sells them at and you get a 3 year warranty there, you won't off an ebay box shifter.
     
  5. Yeah, it's just under 100 for the whole lot.
     
  6. ford34/2 Member

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    They were still available in the reduced section of Aldi here in Cramlington, just last Thursday 26th
     
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  7. Cheers..I'll get the wife nip into our local one while she's out.
     
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  8. Richiew Forum Supporter

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    Just been to my Local Aldi. They are on clearance for 35 quid a go. It's no brainer really.
     
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    Excellent bargain, mine must be around 7 years old now and never a problem.
     
  10. AdrianH Forum Supporter

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    I also run a 25 litre compressor with my cut 40 the longest run I had is 13 minutes of cutting with the CNC cutter, the compressor just about kept up, the motor/pump was quite warm/hot at the end, as it has to keep up with the air flow, if you do manual cutting there is a better chance it would cope, but at them costs, no brainer if you dont have anything buy it.

    One thing to consider is to get a better, bigger air line something like 3/8" or 10mm if you can even the 8mm internal would be better for the plasma then the 6mm supplied in one of the semi ridged plastic coils. Places like K-supplies or other similar places would do them at 10 metres or more for not a lot of money.

    Adrian
     
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  11. Cheers..duly noted.
     
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