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    I was looking at the Hypertherm PowerMaster 45. In the future i might purchase a Torchmate or similiar cnc table. Cut small parts for my car and maybe try selling something to make some money with the machine. Thoughts?Better choices?

  • #2
    It's a good machine I hear. I always say, buy the best you can afford.

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    • #3
      I have the PowerMax 45. Probably the best tool investment I ever made! Ive used it for angle, bar stock, sheet metal (next best thing to cutting on a shear), expanded metal. Speed and precision are just amazing. Does everything to perfection. Other than when away from home, I haven't cut anything with the torch since I bought it. Search here and on WeldingWeb for Jim Colt's posts. He works for Hypertherm but is a straight shooter and a very knowledgeable guy. He even angle-cuts square tubing with it using a simple jig.

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      • #4
        I have had a PowerMax 45 for about 6 weeks now - WOW! Wish I had bought one long ago now. It is a great machine.

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        • #5
          Mine just stopped working, show the LED light with the cutting head, it was cutting fine, lost the spark and read the book with trouble shooting changed the tips and the guts, checked with Air-Gas in Sulphur, La. they said they would have to ship it to Houston, anyone got any ideas, thanks, Joe
          Last edited by Tinker Joe 2; 08-13-2016, 04:28 AM.

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          • #6
            Yup. Ship it to Houston. <br />
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            What happens to it in Houston? Under warranty?

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            • #7
              +1 to buy what you can afford. No sense in getting in debt with something you "hope" to make extra money with. The PowerMaster 45 looks decent, I've never personally used it though.

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              • #8
                The PM45 is Hypertherms biggest seller, and this is the first failure I've heard of. Hope you get a quick fix.

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                • #9
                  hope it not much wrong with it, It's a nice light machine and did cut good, hope it is not gone long or I will have to have counseling ?

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                  • #10
                    purchased a hypertherm 45 form local welding supplies. Got a great price 1500 dollars there is a new model 45 coming out and they wanted it gone.

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                    • #11
                      Well fellow mine Hypertherm has been at this repair shop that Air Gas told me does there work in the City of Sulphur for a month now I had to call him he said the printed board is out, this would be the second one, the thickness thing I cut is some 14 gauge and a total of about 10 feet, it is kept in an AC shop, super clean did read and saw the video's and followed them to get the best use for my money, I am going to get it tomorrow and going to Air Gas and let's see what is going to happen, very disappointed in this product, if I would have abused it would have been something I could understand using it for what it was not designed to do and would expect the results but was not so, will post the results of the visit, the fellow wanted $700.00 the board plus labor, I will ask the question and wait for an answer.

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                      • #12
                        Bought my PM45 a little over a year ago. Absolutely love it. Down the road looking at getting a CNC table, but for the time being it goes great. I have cut expanded metal, angle, larger sheets. Saves money, cheaper to buy a big sheet and cut down to the size you need then have the metal yard make all your cuts.
                        -Jimmy
                        Syncrowave 200
                        Millermatic 211
                        Hypertherm Powermax 45

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                        • #13
                          Dang Joe, that's no Bueno. How long you had that machine?

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