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    Anyone on here running a CNC plasma table?

    about 2 years ago i was close to pulling the trigger on a 4x8 table, but never did. i've kicked myself ever since because i spent 12K on laser cutting and the plasma would've only cost me 16K to startup. I'm thinking about starting to put some feelers out and see if I can get some business for it.
    F450 crewcab flatbed
    Miller Bobcat 250
    Miller 8VS suitcase
    Millermatic 251
    Millermatic 180
    Miller Spectrum 375
    Miller Econotig & 150 STH
    Enough snap-on tools to prevent my future kids from going to college

  • #2
    This site maybe of interest to you
    http://plasmaspider.com/index.php
    glen, If your not on the edge, your wasting space

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    • #3
      PT
      neat site!!! am running a PLASMACAM...

      tnx
      Heiti
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      The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

      “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

      Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

      My Blue Stuff:
      Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
      Dynasty 200DX
      Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
      Millermatic 200

      TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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      • #4
        i was looking into plasmacam, but to be honest, it wasn't heavy duty enough, and the price tag was way too high for what it is. for a couple thousand more, you can get a 4x8 torchmate that'll handle 1 1/4" plate
        F450 crewcab flatbed
        Miller Bobcat 250
        Miller 8VS suitcase
        Millermatic 251
        Millermatic 180
        Miller Spectrum 375
        Miller Econotig & 150 STH
        Enough snap-on tools to prevent my future kids from going to college

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        • #5
          Hawker
          you might be surprised.. the plasmacam is not a high production super duty tool but is not a toy either.. for my purposes it works out just fine..and will cut the occasional one inch piece.. but to each his own.. good luck in your quest..
          thanks
          Heiti

          Addl Info: That (plasmacam) table coupled with a Hypertherm Powermax 1000.. allows the power to cut fairly thick stuff and with the Finecut consumables.. it makes really nice cuts on the stuff thinner than 12ga.
          Last edited by H80N; 10-01-2009, 02:13 PM. Reason: Additional info
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          *******************************************
          The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

          “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

          Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

          My Blue Stuff:
          Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
          Dynasty 200DX
          Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
          Millermatic 200

          TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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          • #6
            Originally posted by H80N View Post
            PT
            neat site!!! am running a PLASMACAM...

            tnx
            Heiti
            Heiti,
            At the High School where I work, we bought the plasmacam about 3 years ago. Had SOO many problems with it, and calling them was/seemd so useless....
            Software, hardware, they couldn't help us at all......So this past year it's just been just sitting lonely. I"m dying to use it....
            can you e-mail me??
            thanks,
            Bert
            hawaiianmetalwor[email protected]
            I'm not late...
            I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Bert View Post
              Heiti,
              At the High School where I work, we bought the plasmacam about 3 years ago. Had SOO many problems with it, and calling them was/seemd so useless....
              Software, hardware, they couldn't help us at all......So this past year it's just been just sitting lonely. I"m dying to use it....
              can you e-mail me??
              thanks,
              Bert
              [email protected]
              There is a whole independant help group for Plasmacam. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Plasmapig/

              The archives are tremendous, and the participants are fantastic. Just don't try to advertise anything there.
              Nothing welded, Nothing gained

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              3 ea. Miller Dynasty350DX
              Miller Dynasty200DX
              ThermalArc 400 GTSW
              MillerMatic350P
              MillerMatic200 with spoolgun
              MKCobraMig260
              Lincoln SP-170T
              Linde UCC305 (sold 2011)
              Hypertherm 1250
              Hypertherm 800
              PlasmaCam CNC cutter
              Fadal Toolroom CNC Mill
              SiberHegner CNC Mill
              2 ea. Bridgeport
              LeBlond 15" Lathe
              Haberle 18" Cold Saw
              Doringer 14" Cold Saw
              6 foot x 12 foot Mojave granite

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              • #8
                Originally posted by shovelon View Post
                there is a whole independant help group for plasmacam. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/plasmapig/

                the archives are tremendous, and the participants are fantastic. Just don't try to advertise anything there.
                thank you shovelon:d:d:d!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                I'm not late...
                I'm just on Hawaiian Time

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                • #9
                  dynatorch 4x8

                  i might be selling my dynatorch 4x8.i bought it in 09 set it up and havent used it yet. im so busy with everything else, i never seem to find the time to use it. im on the fence about selling it.

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                  • #10
                    Convert!!!!!

                    Hiya Bert!
                    Been a while..
                    Go to Artsoft.something or other... Maybe you can convert the thing to run on Mach3? My CNC table is down right now and I am getting a hands on lessin in CNC controls! Its actually kinda cool! The break down licks, but the lessons rock!

                    So maybe one day I wll be ablet o build myself a funky chain driven CNC table of sorts.. That would be a great addition to the shop!

                    Hey I bought a new CNC mill Too! built by Novakon

                    Hope this doesnt constitute hijacking the thread.. Sorry if it does!

                    Hope youre well Bert! I need a vacation old man.. Got my passport too.........

                    Cheers!

                    Rick.
                    Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

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