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Old December 29th, 2009, 08:38 PM   #1
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Looking to buy a plasma cutter, most to cut out plates 1/8" to 3/16" thick. A lot of them.. Sculpture stuff. Tired of torching shit... Can I get one of these taht claim they have a built in air compressor? What should I be looking at, how much???? Need the help.. Thanks much.....
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Old December 29th, 2009, 08:49 PM   #2
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hobart air force is a poor decision I would look at miler,hypertherm, or a new company out of michigan called avortec they make some cool welder/50a plasma cutters for great prices
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I do not recommend the type with built in compressor. If you really want one there is a guy I work with that would probably sell you his.
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I have a 55 gallon Kobalt air compressor if that would help with deciding on a unit....
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I highly recommend Hypertherm Plasma Cutters. I have one at work and love it.

Small and very portable, 110 or 220v.

I have the Powermax 30, but would love a Powermax 1000.

Not cheap but awesome machines.

http://hypertherm.com/en/Products_an...asma/index.jsp
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how much is your unit firehawk??
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http://www.airgas.com/browse/product...&WT.svl=153797
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sorry i had to lol at that ! ok back to topic
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Ask if your local welding shop has any used ones. I picked up a commercial unit for $700.
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I did too and then answered appropriately but that was not fun.
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some jokers on here are doing a group buy on food stamp plasma cutters maybe you can send in your money and get screwed to
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Found them locally for 1K... Just worried if my air compressor will have enough to run it for long periods of time?? Appreciate ur help and u jokesters too!!! LOL
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I got mine from craigslist, new in box for a good deal. So that is another option.
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I have a 625 miller I am thinking of selling, extra tips and a cart for it PM me if interested.
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