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Unread 12-10-2010, 07:19 PM   #1
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i have a guy who has approached me with one of these. he said it works great but he is unsure of the size. i asked him price and he humhawed in at $1500. i don't know enough about them to know if this is worthwhile. i came on here to see what ya'll thought.

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Unread 12-10-2010, 10:53 PM   #2
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buddies machine shop has one. it is nice, but IMO does nothing he can't already do on other machines in the shop. not sure on the size on his either.

but it will notch plate, cut plate and angle, bend plate, punch holes in plate. all things that can be done on a number of other machines in his shop. granted, it is a machine shop so he has more tools than the average joe.

it does work well, and nice to do all those processes in one place on one machine but i know personally i would never use one enough to warrant owning it.
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Unread 12-10-2010, 11:41 PM   #3
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Which Model?
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Unread 12-11-2010, 12:54 AM   #4
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I'd also like to know what model too..Piranha'a are good quality machines made in america..1500.00?...if you can USE IT..i'd JUMP on that....even the small models are 10k and more
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Unread 01-13-2011, 09:58 PM   #5
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deal! as long as it works and you have cash/ space. id snatch it up, you could always resell it for double. ask him if he has the tooling for the punch and in what sizes.
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Unread 01-14-2011, 10:49 PM   #6
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the one i used was great! it was a big one.
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Unread 01-19-2011, 01:33 PM   #7
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Like everybody else said, if you have the funds and the space, jump on it. We had one at the metal shop I worked at in high school and I loved it.
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Unread 01-19-2011, 03:59 PM   #8
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We have a Piranha 70 ton ironworker at school and it is great, we just sheered 60' of 1"x4" flat bar into 6" lengths no problem (the feed table flexed a little every cut, but it cut easily) We normally sheer 3/8" and 1/4" plate on it, but we are making test plates for MIG certification. Personally I like to use it for smaller fab work on the end sheer/notcher thing, makes cutting small plates to size/shape easy. Anyway, I think it was like $23K new, $1500 for any working model would be a good price if you have the space and use for it. Keep in mind they do weight a lot. The 40 ton models are like 1700lbs, the 70 ton we have is 4K+.
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