Plasma cutters

#2
i picked up a new chinese made one from FB marketplace. got it cheap and it works good. made sure i got more consumables. My last one was also a import. Abused it for a long time and it destroyed itself gloriously a few years back. If it is going to make you money then a name brand is probably the best for support. but for playing around the cheapies are not that bad
 
#3
i picked up a new chinese made one from FB marketplace. got it cheap and it works good. made sure i got more consumables. My last one was also a import. Abused it for a long time and it destroyed itself gloriously a few years back. If it is going to make you money then a name brand is probably the best for support. but for playing around the cheapies are not that bad
I’m thinking about a Holbart from Northern Tool so I know I can get consumables and parts. But you got to pay a little more.
 
#7
I've been thinking about one of these for years. I've heard good things about Everlast. Is Hypertherm considered the best?
 
#9
Hypertherm is definitely the class of the field. From my fairly extensive research the Everlast is a very powerful and dependable machine that is easy to fine tune to a table and get precise cuts with clean air. With clean air they have about 70% consumable life in comparison to a Hypertherm. Considering the cost difference and all of the other things that had to fall in place for my project is why I went with the Everlast. (I had to add on to shop, purchase new compressor, a CNC table, etc.)

That said, if I was ONLY buying the cutter i'd likely buy a smaller Hypertherm unit.

Keep in mind that the CFM ratings on your compressor and air quality (dry air) have more to do with the life of consumables and quality of cut than the machine itself. If you have a baby compressor spitting air through the machine you will never have a nice end product.
 
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