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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09 09 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HillbillySmoker, you still happy with your new plasma cutter?
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jlaudio29
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09 09 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i was going to chime in this post a few days ago but i thought it was dead.

I have had my plasma cutter for about 6 years now and i dont know how i would live with out it.

True story: My buddy was building his first dyno trailer (measure horsepower of vehicles) i asked him if he wanted to try out my plasma cutter, so i let him use it for 2 weeks he was previously using a chopsaw. Well i called him up and told him i would need it back and apparently he felt he could not live with out it either because he bought an identical one a few days later. He brought me on to build the second trailer which we used it to cut up all out box tube. we then proceded to build 4 more trailers.. however the plasma is nice but for such a big project we bought a $5000 Cold saw... another life saver!

Anyways as far as what brand to buy, thermal dynamics is one of the best, im happy with my Miller spectrum 375 i have never had one problem with it. whatever you get make sure it is a drag cut plasma not a stand off. Stand off you can cut thicker and potentially cleaner cuts. (i say potenitally because there are a few other factors when it comes to a clean cut) With drag cutting it makes it a lot simpler to drag against a straight edge.

This is a picture of a drag cut with my Spectrum 375



Here are a few pics of the trailers i was refering to they are not small by any means.



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purplewg
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09 09 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice cuts and nice trailers. My Miller X-treme 375 is supposed to be here today but I am at work and it requires a signature so I will probably get it tomorrow.
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HillbillySmoker
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09 09 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old-CTM wrote:
HillbillySmoker, you still happy with your new plasma cutter?


Yes, i just need a bigger air compressor.
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purplewg
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17 09 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I got my plasma and I have started to play with it. I figure I will learn it a little better before I start my next smoker. I find it really easy to use. I just have to figure out the power and cut speed. I have a tendency to get going too fast. lol

So, I was about to throw the old UDS away when I decided to practice some more. Man cutting these drums is like cutting paper with scissors.




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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17 09 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grats on the plasma cutter Purple, makes it nice doesnt it.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11 10 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a thermal dynamics and have had NO problems with it,dont cheap out unless you wont use it much.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12 10 12:25 am    Post subject: Plasma Cutting Machines Reply with quote

Hypertherm is the way to go with plasma cutters, more money but you will be happy with the machine. 30 + years in the business...
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