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  • Lu47Dan
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    2050 Plasma cutter

    Has anyone used the Miller 2050 Plasma cutter ? I am looking for a plasma cutter for my shop . I have read it will cut to 7/8" , this is thicker than I use normally . I use 1/2" , 5/8" often , and 3/4" once in awhile , the cutter I was looking at goes to 5/8" . Being a pipefitter , I use a torch mostly on the job and do not have a lot of exprience with plasma cutters .

  • overkill 19
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    Originally posted by lilredex View Post
    Hi Squig.... just bought some 4 1/2" off ebay at a good price and curious to know how thick a material you cut with them (curves, etc.)

    Here is info and a source for these Walter ZIP CUTS:

    http://www.industrial-supply-store.c...f4zbbu8ACo.php
    Zip Cut disks are Gods best friend! So be careful with them or you might meet God in person! Make sure you wear the proper protective gear, when those blades come apart its nasty. That said they truly are great! I use them all the time.

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  • Sberry
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    That price doesnt sound right. I called, it sounds like they are out of stock but the service rep sounded kind of confused??
    Last edited by Sberry; 12-07-2010, 02:37 PM.

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  • Joe from N.Y.
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    Miller 2050 on clearance

    I know its a bit late for this thread, but the Miller 2050 plasma cutter is on great sale at Grangier for $1046-

    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/MIL...928?Pid=search

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  • Lu47Dan
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    Update on the purchase of the Spectrum 2050 Plasma

    I bought the 2050 last summer , and really like it . I added a Motor Guard filter to it to keep the moisture and the dirt out of it . The 2050 has done everything I have asked it to do and I am well pleased with its performance . Like anything it had its learning curve . Dan

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  • arc
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    this might not go over well here but i have had nothing but the best experience with hyperthrem 1000. in my opinion it is better than my 2050 miller. just plainly the best one i have used so far and i have used almost all of them.

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  • abprt
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    Miller 2050 plasma cutter

    Originally posted by Lu47Dan View Post
    Has anyone used the Miller 2050 Plasma cutter ? I am looking for a plasma cutter for my shop . I have read it will cut to 7/8" , this is thicker than I use normally . I use 1/2" , 5/8" often , and 3/4" once in awhile , the cutter I was looking at goes to 5/8" . Being a pipefitter , I use a torch mostly on the job and do not have a lot of exprience with plasma cutters .
    Hey Lu47Dan; I use the 2050 all the time instead of the torch even doing pipe work. Power it off from my miller 250 trailblazer. Things that I wanted when I bought the 2050 was being able to cut stainless, alumimun, and steel along with being able to be portable, and being able to handle material immediately. Never used it's scarfing feature since I use an air arc alot also. Will use a torch when you have to reach into a bad area that the plasma can't get too and also if I have a lot of heavy metal to burn. If you plan on using a plasma in the field, remember the weigh that you will have to handle. Well worth the money if you have enough business to justify buying.

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  • lilredex
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    Originally posted by squig View Post
    If you dont plan on doing alot of work with the unit i'm in the habit of using zip cut blades theve vitually eliminated my use of torches in many ways nice straight cuts and minimul affect to the material
    Hi Squig.... just bought some 4 1/2" off ebay at a good price and curious to know how thick a material you cut with them (curves, etc.)

    Here is info and a source for these Walter ZIP CUTS:

    http://www.industrial-supply-store.c...f4zbbu8ACo.php

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  • Jordanste
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    i have herd them called zip disks or cut off wheels. i guess they have different names depending on where you are from.

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  • Lu47Dan
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    Thanks guys .

    I use some 1" in projects and jobs , but 5/8" quite often mostly 1/2" and down . I have been cutting the 1" on my band saw but it can only cut to 6" wide so I use torches to cut thick stuff wider than that . As soon as I get my new shop up I am going to build a water stove out of a couple of steam condensate tanks I have laying around . I have been looking for a plasma cutter for a few years now and have seen the 2050 and was wondering what it ran like because of the drag feature on it . This water stove has a lot of parts that are the same shape and size . I figured to make patterns and cut them with the plasma cutter to save time and effort and a lot of (*&@!%*&+-). Save me a lot of grinding on this project too. Dan

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  • HAWK
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    Lu47Dan,

    I own a 2050 and use it in shop and mobile with my TB302G. Powered from the TB it does fine on 3/4" clean cuts. From my shop I can get fairly clean 1" cuts with slow steady travel and a slight forward torch angle. Most of my cuts are 1/2 aluminum and 3/4" steel.

    The unit does a great job. If I were to replace it, the Miller Spectrum 1000 is my first choice. I demoed one last April and it zips through 1" steel and a 2 (1/2") plates of stacked aluminum is really no challenge for it either! If you cut a lot of 3/4" steel, take a look at the 1000.

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  • MAC702
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    Yep. It's right here, too:

    http://www.millerwelds.com/products/...spectrum_2050/

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  • BillyD
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    my book shows a quality cut at 1'' and sever at 1 1/4''. This came from the 05 miller catalog.

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  • Lu47Dan
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    ? for Miller Scott

    The 2050 information I have been reading says it will cut 7/8" steel but it did not say what it would sever ?
    Dan

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  • Lu47Dan
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    Shop under repair .

    Originally posted by Miller Scott
    Dan, I am a factory service rep and I may be able to help you out with a demo. Give me a call at 920-831-4854 and I will see if I can get you a Spectrum 2050 to demo. Our District sales managers get involved when we need to demo equipment and they should be able to set something up at a local distributor or even at your shop. The Plasma is definitley faster at cutting than a grinder. Remember, if it conducts electricity, a plasma arc will cut it.
    Scott , I will take you up on your offer as soon as I get my shop repaired . Lost a wall in this last wind storm , so it looks like its time for a new shop . No insurance on the building but didn't lose any tools or equipment when the wall came down . I learned a valuble lesson , when building on a budget be very very careful where your lumber comes from . Two of the wooden beams I used had powder post beatles in them , by the time I discovered them it was to late . Was planning on a new shop this year anyway . Dan

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