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post #1 of 9 Old 01-14-2011, 07:06 PM Thread Starter
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Recommend a Plasma Cutter

I need a plasma cutter and can't afford a name brand. I need to cut 3/8" and sever 1/2" Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 9 Old 01-14-2011, 07:14 PM
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Check out craigslist and ebay. You get what you pay for when it comes to plasma cutters.

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Miller 375 extreme, up to 5/8 cut. About 1300 new, weighs 23 lbs.
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post #4 of 9 Old 02-02-2011, 09:33 AM
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Check out craigslist and ebay. You get what you pay for when it comes to plasma cutters.
Agreed. Plasma cutters require consumables. Consumables will be hard to find for an off brand unit. Unfortunately this is one of those situations where you get what you pay for.
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post #5 of 9 Old 02-02-2011, 10:25 AM
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I have a miller spectrum 625. Great machine. I bought it used on CL.

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post #6 of 9 Old 02-02-2011, 10:57 AM
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I have a used ESAB PCM875 that I bought off of CL. Great machine. I'd second the CL recommendation, you really do get what you pay for with plasma cutters. Mine is older, and at some point I may need to upgrade to an SL60 thermadyne one torch, but probably not any time soon. I was able to get it for $500 which is a damn sight cheaper than any well made newer system I could find.

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Sell a kidney, blood plasma.. whatever it takes.. and buy a Hypertherm. A PM45 would fill the bill for about $1500ish..

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post #8 of 9 Old 02-02-2011, 07:27 PM
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If you buy an off brand I would also buy enough replacement consumables to last a a year or two. Which should be the lifetime of the unit. That will give you enough time to save for a good name brand. But then I would have to agree with the rest. Buy once and do it right.

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post #9 of 9 Old 02-02-2011, 07:41 PM
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Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 82 here 3/4" recommended, 1 1/2" max! Paid the extra and no regrets!

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