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  • ASKANDY
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    Have plasmcam...will sell

    JZIMM,

    We just purchased 2 more milling machines and need to make some room.
    It's time to move the PLASMA CAM. It was used to cut some parts for chassis building but the real job it was intended for has now dried up. It was going to be used to cut SS for a local machine shop. I have a complete downdraft system and a Spectrum 625 that can go with it or be sold without.
    Email me if you want some pics.

    Andy

    [email protected]

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  • sstec
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    jzimm...

    JZIMM,
    Where are you located at? I may know of someone in your area that is doing what you are thinking about.
    Here is my nickels worth of free advice.......
    If you want to sell on ebay and ship it to where ever, then keep it small, thin and simple, something you can make a lot of sell and then move on.
    Because someone out there WILL steal your design and make and sell it cheaper then you do.
    Keep your designs Private or you will see them FOR SALE on ebay.

    Next, find yourself a local welding shop or pipe fitter. Get to know them, see what kind of parts they cut out by hand, then offer to do some freebies on your table. Quality and timed saved will sell the jobs for you. Don't under sell yourself on this type of work. It will pay the bills if and when you get good at it. For this type of work I would go with the 2050 for sure.

    If you go with a water pan, you will still need to deal with the smoke on the top half.
    Read up on:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Plasmapig
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PlasmaCAM_TechTalk

    Hope this helps.
    sstec

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  • JZIMM
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    Size of Tourch

    SSTEC:
    I am planning on cutting 12ga- 3/8 but really do not know. How detail I would not know either untill I saw the end result. I would like to supplement my retirement with some use of the plasma table. I am still in the planning stages and trying to come up with products to sell on EBay, or local smaller jobs. Leaning toward water table to minimize dust and sparks. Any suggestions I will take as valuable information. Thank you for the response. JZIMM

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  • sstec
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    Jzimm

    JZIMM,
    Fine cut consumables are a "HyperTherm" brand parts and DO NOT work in Miller plasmacutters.

    Next what is the level of detail you intend to cut?
    What is the thickest material you will be cutting?
    You can always turn the 2050 down but can't squeeze more then 27 amps out of the 375.
    I started with the 375 then bought a 2050 later, now I have the best of both..........
    You will need to deal with the smoke and dust.
    I built my own exhaust for the table with a 14" flex tube to get it outside. I did not want to be fishing parts out of a water pan and unless you cut under water you will still have smoke on the top side to deal with.
    That's why I went with a air system, but I'm in the SW so it works for me all year round to displace a large volume of air.
    Would not work real well in MN in January.......unless you like it cold in your shop...

    sstec

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  • jeffscarstrucks
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    Has anyone had any experience with a "Cutting System " unit? I just got a line on a nearly new one but am having a hard time finding much out about them. I have a model number of S-1000-6 if it is right. I was going to start a new thread to ask this but it seemed to fit here...not trying to hi-jack..sorry! Thanks, Jeff

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  • JZIMM
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    Fine Cut consumbles/ water table or side skirts

    Have any of you used the Fine Cut Consumbles ? The reason for the question is that I am close to buying a plasma Cam table but lean toward an 2050 but from what I read in thread for small gauge sheet metal (12ga) for fine detal I should get an 375 ?? What about water table vs side skirts with ventlation fan?

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  • sstec
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    Pcam price

    Last new price I saw from Plasmacam was $8,9080.00 delivered.
    Now you need to have a PC, plasma cutter, compressor and deal with the smoke/dust......
    So I would say your in for around 12K...........

    3K for a used DHC with controller update and a torch sound like a great price....maybe too good to be true?
    Won't know till you see it.........

    I do know of one guy who purchased a used DHC from a bank that had in on a repo.....he paid $1,800.00. That's all they needed to cover their loss.

    Most of the used tables I've seen on Ebay go for around 6k.
    So even if the table you are looking at is 3k, has some damage or wear, $500 to plasmacam, then belts, maybe gears and a Z motor. your still under 5K at that point.....
    Worth a look IMO

    sstec

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  • alha
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    Originally posted by sstec
    Thanks for all the input, it helps us newbies a bunch! Quick question, if someone were to come upon a PlasmaCAM with a torch in the 3k range used but working, supposedly in good shape, would that be considered a good deal?
    as long as it's a DHC in working order.
    Also know that Plasmacam will charge you $500 bucks to"transfer" ownership in the event you need support and or parts......
    The downside of private software......
    sstec
    sstec, thanks for the advice. Yeah, kinda a bummer to have to pay the manufacturer for the privilege of buying their unit used...

    But, it is a DHC, is only 2 years old, and comes with a torch unit to boot, and I was told that it has had the latest updates to the unit from PlasmaCAM, so it seems like a good deal. I guess I was wondering if it was _Too_ good a deal? Is that price in the ballpark for what I described, or is this one that may be too good to be true. I thought they cost around $10k all set to go?

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  • sstec
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    budman

    send me a e-mail through the board and I'll give the name/number/websight of a guy not to far away from you that has one. I'll check with him today to see if he's willing.
    Plasmacam will not give out names of owners.
    Which is OK by me.
    I know at least 6 around Dallas/Fort Worth.

    sstec

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  • budman
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    Don't mean to hog in on this thread. sstec, I am located in Fort Worth, Texas. I talked with the folks in CO, but they made no mention of an opportunity to see the machine/setup locally. Thanks.

    budman

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  • sstec
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    air and dyna

    katiebo,
    Hit this link to an old thread about CDA and cut quality. I posted a bunch of pictures then, with and with out CDA cuts and dross.
    Should help answer some questions

    http://www.millermotorsports.com/mbo...ead.php?t=3432

    budman,
    I called them yesterday about pricing.
    They are going to give me a price on a 5 X 10 table with no plasma cutter.
    They said they normal supply everything turn key. I told them I did not want their plasma cutter that I have my own Millers and I am quite happy with and that I would do the hook up and cross connection with my equipment.

    Therefore , they will need to figure out a price.
    So as soon as I get it I will pass it on.

    By the way;
    Where are you located?
    There are several Plasmacam forms out there with lots of user. One may be closer to you and willing to let you stop by and look at their set-up.
    Just a thought.

    sstec

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  • budman
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    Apples to Apples

    ScottV,

    What is the cost of the Dynamicplastic table, full up? Is it in line with the Plasmacam? I was going to run out to CO to see the operation, and didn't really see a price-similar competitor. This is good news if there is one.

    Budman

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  • katiebo
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    sstec,

    You mention clean dry air and was wondering what you recommend for starting out. Is a refrigerated dryer required? Will a big 2 stage compressor with an 80 gallon tank (without a dryer) be suffiecent? I'm just trying to plan accordingly.

    Thanks for your input.

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  • sstec
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    alha

    Thanks for all the input, it helps us newbies a bunch! Quick question, if someone were to come upon a PlasmaCAM with a torch in the 3k range used but working, supposedly in good shape, would that be considered a good deal?
    as long as it's a DHC in working order.
    Also know that Plasmacam will charge you $500 bucks to"transfer" ownership in the event you need support and or parts......
    The downside of private software......
    sstec

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  • Scott V
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    Originally posted by katiebo
    On a software note, I do own BobCadCam. Would this software be suitable for getting machine code from artwork?
    You are way better off taking the drawing into SheetCam to set
    all the parameters. SheetCam is $150.00 and is the only reason
    I still have my table. It came with bobcad 19 and it was too much
    work to get it to work right. It can work but it's insane to use it
    for a code generator, when SheetCam is around. You can take your
    BobCad drawing into SheetCam easy enough.

    I think SGV files are where Les is going to go with SheetCam,
    At least Tom has been pushing him that way.

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