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  • Sundown
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    Originally posted by KB Fabrications
    Hey George,
    You might have already seen this but if not,

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Propane-Torch-Ic...QQcmdZViewItem

    From the same guys where we got the rollers. Seems like a good price and would make that pancake attachment for your welding table a reality.
    OK, now I know you have too much time on our hands I am not sure but I think thats the same one HF has, I will look into it as I need one anyway.

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  • KB Fabrications
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    Hey George,
    You might have already seen this but if not,

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Propane-Torch-Ic...QQcmdZViewItem

    From the same guys where we got the rollers. Seems like a good price and would make that pancake attachment for your welding table a reality.

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  • fun4now
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    I still think waiting for the next Miller would be smart. I just know it's coming
    what ya think they got in mind, they just came out with the spec1000 then the 1251 all up in the cut your house in 1/2 size range you think they are also going to change up there lower end 1's as well? didnt they just buy into another comp. or was that a bad roomer.

    Sundown
    although you probly already checked the air use on the 375 is only 4.5CFM at 60PSI so i cant see the new 1 if there is needing much more is any so you would likely be fine on air, just gota get a water filter and trap ready for the line.

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  • Sundown
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    Originally posted by Scott V
    <snip>I still think waiting for the next Miller would be smart. I just know it's coming.
    If it can run on input of 30 amps and on a compressor that is 3hp, 8.6 SCFM @ 40 psi I might be interested. One thing I don't want to do is end up having to replace my Black Max cast iron compressor.

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  • Sundown
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    Fun,

    I hear ya, I was gettin good at using the mini grinder when I got the sharpie, I will think hard before I get rid of it though as you are right about stuff being hard to come by ... higher priority things keep coming up.

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  • Sundown
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    Originally posted by jarto017
    The best thing to do is try to sneak a piece in with a batch in progress! Usually you have a good chance if you stick with basic colors. I do some powder coating on a hobby basis, and I've had good results with the IR cure system. It definitely comes in handy with those large awkward pieces, it just takes awhile to completely cure them.
    http://eastwood.com/shopping/product...iProductID=404
    Ok, I put that link in my tools to look at getting folder, thanks ...

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  • Sundown
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    Originally posted by Dan
    George, Someone has too spite Scott V. I don't seem to be able to do this very well anymore. With my SP 175+ and ESAB Migmaster 250, I 'm starting to look more like one of his groupies. And now he has me thinking about that darn PM 215. You know how my boy loves those red welders.

    On a more serious note, I have the cousin (same unit different package) to the Miller and Hobart unit, which is Hypertherms Powermax 380, and it is a very good unit performance wise. I haven't ran the compariable TD unit, however I suspect its a darn good unit too. Flip a coin if you have to, in the end you'll have a quality unit no matter what route you take. I suspect Andy would like to see you go with the Miller unit though.
    Yeah, we can't let him get away with telling us what to buy anymore even though he is right most of the time ...

    I have settled on either the Spectrum 375 or the Hobart 400 even though both the Hyperthrem 380 & and Thermal 38 are a few hundred cheaper. I have ran them all and even though I am a novice at this they all seemed fine to me, and like you say I don't think I can go very wrong with any of them. The main thing is that the dealer here will give me a great deal on either the Hobart or Miller and they are a Miller/Hobart authorized repair station on site and after they fixed my STL I do trust them. If Andy will get me a few hundred off I will do whatever he wants me too.

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  • Scott V
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    Originally posted by Dan
    George, Someone has too spite Scott V. I don't seem to be able to do this very well anymore. With my SP 175+ and ESAB Migmaster 250, I 'm starting to look more like one of his groupies. And now he has me thinking about that darn PM 215. You know how my boy loves those red welders.

    On a more serious note, I have the cousin (same unit different package) to the Miller and Hobart unit, which is Hypertherms Powermax 380, and it is a very good unit performance wise. I haven't ran the compariable TD unit, however I suspect its a darn good unit too. Flip a coin if you have to, in the end you'll have a quality unit no matter what route you take. I suspect Andy would like to see you go with the Miller unit though.
    Look over the SL-60 torch (60 amp) on the Thermal and notice it takes the same comsumables as the SL100 torch (100 amp). There is no swirl ring because it is built into the nozzle. (Thermal patent) I really like how far the arc starts from the plate with the Thermal torch setup. The Esab 1500 with
    it's strong hi-freq might be the best in that area but the Thermal is really
    close. I like the smaller Miller units pretty well in performance. Remember
    with the Thermal you can drag cut at 40 amps (51 model) and use the exposed tip for following a template.

    I still think waiting for the next Miller would be smart. I just know it's coming.

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  • jarto017
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    Originally posted by Sundown
    Thanks for the kind words, we will need photos of the cart and then the table when you get it done. Also I would like to know what size oven you need to power coat a tig cart, or is there another way to cure the paint? Powder coating seems a great deal to me but they wanted to charge me $100 to do a small project, something about the cost to fire up the oven, so I didn't do it.
    The best thing to do is try to sneak a piece in with a batch in progress! Usually you have a good chance if you stick with basic colors. I do some powder coating on a hobby basis, and I've had good results with the IR cure system. It definitely comes in handy with those large awkward pieces, it just takes awhile to completely cure them.
    http://eastwood.com/shopping/product...iProductID=404

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  • fun4now
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    I can get better service on either one of those here and can also get a good deal locally below any internet price I have seen.

    i cant think of any way to argue with that your on the right track with a statment like that

    I am thinking of selling my Sharpie tungsten grinder to get the rest and go back to grinding on my mini grinder
    although i understand, i realy hate to see a fela parting with any tool, he who dies with the most toys wins, and you are handy capping your self with a move like that.

    all kidding aside i try to make selling any tool as a last resort, if you are any thing at all like me getting it was hard enough. try to keep it if ya can, once ya get the plasma cutter prity will be on the top of your list and TIG'ing will likely take on a higher priority. just some thing to think about.

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  • Danny
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    Originally posted by Sundown
    Scott,

    No I haven't seen that yet, very cool ... my wife is wanting some fish type stuff to mount on the walls around the pool. Problem is I still havn't decided on a plasma cutter ... I don't need a big one and I was thinking about the TD38 but I keep comming back to the spectrum 375 or Hobart 400 as I can get better service on either one of those here and can also get a good deal locally below any internet price I have seen. I almost have the money saved, I can't take the money from anywhere else so I am thinking of selling my Sharpie tungsten grinder to get the rest and go back to grinding on my mini grinder.
    George, Someone has too spite Scott V. I don't seem to be able to do this very well anymore. With my SP 175+ and ESAB Migmaster 250, I 'm starting to look more like one of his groupies. And now he has me thinking about that darn PM 215. You know how my boy loves those red welders.

    On a more serious note, I have the cousin (same unit different package) to the Miller and Hobart unit, which is Hypertherms Powermax 380, and it is a very good unit performance wise. I haven't ran the compariable TD unit, however I suspect its a darn good unit too. Flip a coin if you have to, in the end you'll have a quality unit no matter what route you take. I suspect Andy would like to see you go with the Miller unit though.

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  • Scott V
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    Just so you know George this is a Thermal machine cut at 40 amps on
    .250 mild steel.

    It's finish looks like a good laser cut.
    Attached Files

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  • fun4now
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    Sundown

    my wife is wanting some fish type stuff
    that should be a lot of fun to do, are you planing on drawing them your self or do you already have a plan???a book of scrol saw pattern would be good place to start looking for a desine. if you plan on drawing it your self it probly would be a good ideal to look at some scrole saw type work as it will help you to get the negative space thing under controle and getthe hang of leaving things slightly conected so they dont fall out leaving you with a big hole.
    I keep comming back to the spectrum 375 or Hobart 400
    i wish i had saved up a lil longer and gotten the spec375 insted of the spec125, not that i dislike the spec125 its done a great job and i love it just that the consumibals are less $$ for the spec375 than they are for the 125. a lil more cut would come in handy down the road also, but for now its doing fine. oh ya i also diidnt have any air when i got it so if i had gotten air first odds are the spec375 would have been my choice also.

    Scott V
    You seen this haven't you? It's putting my plasma to work for me.
    great looking porch accents, that will likely pay of come selling day

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  • Sundown
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    Originally posted by Scott V
    George,
    this spring or summer. My house is in a slow resto-phase at the moment,
    and when it's done I am out of here!!!

    That is the populated side of the mountain.

    You seen this haven't you? It's putting my plasma to work for me.
    Scott,

    No I haven't seen that yet, very cool ... my wife is wanting some fish type stuff to mount on the walls around the pool. Problem is I still havn't decided on a plasma cutter ... I don't need a big one and I was thinking about the TD38 but I keep comming back to the spectrum 375 or Hobart 400 as I can get better service on either one of those here and can also get a good deal locally below any internet price I have seen. I almost have the money saved, I can't take the money from anywhere else so I am thinking of selling my Sharpie tungsten grinder to get the rest and go back to grinding on my mini grinder.

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  • Scott V
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    Originally posted by Sundown
    Nice barn, I gotta find some way to move to the mountians that are in my back yard and that I'm on the wrong (populated) side of. When you getting to move there?


    George,
    this spring or summer. My house is in a slow resto-phase at the moment,
    and when it's done I am out of here!!!

    That is the populated side of the mountain.

    You seen this haven't you? It's putting my plasma to work for me.
    Attached Files

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