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Just got the new Miller plasma Xtreme 375. what's your thoughts.

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  • Aeronca41
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    Originally posted by jimcolt View Post
    The first commercial plasma systems (1957) were from Union Carbide (Which became L-Tec and now is Esab), then came Thermal Dynamics in 1959, then along came Hypertherm in 1968. Hypertherm was founded by Richard W Couch and Dr. Robert C Dean after doing research at Dartmouth College in Hanover NH. Today Hypertherm is the world largest manufacturer of plasma cutting equipment, is owned by its employees, and still is based in Hanover NH.
    Jim Colt, Hypertherm
    Jim, thanks very much for the more accurate info. "As far as I knew" wasn't very far!

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  • jimcolt
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    The first commercial plasma systems (1957) were from Union Carbide (Which became L-Tec and now is Esab), then came Thermal Dynamics in 1959, then along came Hypertherm in 1968. Hypertherm was founded by Richard W Couch and Dr. Robert C Dean after doing research at Dartmouth College in Hanover NH. Today Hypertherm is the world largest manufacturer of plasma cutting equipment, is owned by its employees, and still is based in Hanover NH.
    Jim Colt, Hypertherm



    Originally posted by Aeronca41 View Post
    Hypertherm is the company that made the first commercial plasma cutting equipment (as far as I know) after some smart guys working for DoD sort of stumbled upon the rudiments of the process. Couch and Dean founded Hypertherm and made the idea practical.

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  • benny365
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    Used my 375 x yesterday, I cut 1/4" aluminum.

    take your time and it'll slice right through.

    I smile every time I use it

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  • Scott V
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    Originally posted by BUDDY JR View Post
    So far great.
    I think if you buy it right, it's a very good option. It's 30 amp machine, and will cut about as well as a Hypertherm, Esab, Victor. Torch is a bit large, and it really won't have a good as view of the arc as a Hypertherm 30XP, or Victor 42

    I know with a Zoro tools discount ,and Miller rebate it can be had for about $970.00 Pretty good price to performance ratio..

    There is a new Extreme 625 on Craigslist.. Excellent machine.. and way better price then you will find on a Hypetherm. It's 120/240 volt 40 amps.. Much more machine then most other 120/240 volt plasma cutters. Might be a scam, but one never knows..

    http://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/tls/5084715098.html

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  • Aeronca41
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    Hypertherm is the company that made the first commercial plasma cutting equipment (as far as I know) after some smart guys working for DoD sort of stumbled upon the rudiments of the process. Couch and Dean founded Hypertherm and made the idea practical.

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  • BUDDY JR
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    Originally posted by Tryagn5 View Post
    Just dont use a hypertherm, if you do u will wish u had bought it in the first place. With that said i have been very pleased with my spectrum 625 but i bought it very cheap.
    Kevin
    What is a hypertherm

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  • Tryagn5
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    Originally posted by BUDDY JR View Post
    So far great.
    Just dont use a hypertherm, if you do u will wish u had bought it in the first place. With that said i have been very pleased with my spectrum 625 but i bought it very cheap.
    Kevin

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  • Just got the new Miller plasma Xtreme 375. what's your thoughts.

    So far great.
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