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  1. #11
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    Smile Cutting

    Torches Oxy Acetylene $ Plasma Band Saw For Straight Cuts
    But I Do Lots Of Intricate Cuts With Torches

  2. #12
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    Cold saw for bar stock, plasma cutter for large flats or sheet, sometimes 4 1/2" w/cutoff. sometimes torch on nasty stuff or outside, just depends.
    Tim Beeker,
    T-N-J Industries
    (my side bussiness)

    Miller Synchrowave 350LX with tigrunner
    Esab 450i with wire feeder
    HH135 mig
    Thermal Dynamics cutmaster 51 plasma cutter
    Miller aircrafter 330 - sold
    Marathon 315mm coldsaw
    vertical and horizontal band saws
    table saw
    Dewalt cut off saw
    Sand blast cabinet
    lots of hand grinders
    Harris torch
    beer fridge

  3. #13
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    Shattuck, OK
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    I use the chop saw for cutting all my pipe, square, angle, etc. I use an Oxy-Acetylene rig for everything else. Thats all i have access to at work. At school, we have a Lincoln ProCut 55 plasma, I've used it one time and hated it. I can make a cut 3x smoother and straighter with my Victor than I can with that plasma. I'm not much on the more modern processes, whether it be my welding or cutting process. I still use a stick machine every day, and refuse to run that plasma cutter again after my last experience. Can't afford no fancy portable band saw or anything like that, though I would like to have one of them cold cut chop saws someday.
    At Home
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    1976 AMC Jeep CJ7
    1980 Ford F150 Custom
    1994 Chevrolet Silverado C1500

    At Work
    Miller Bobcat 250
    2 Miller MM251s
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    Miller Dialarc 250 AC/DC

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  4. #14
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    Dec 2007
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    Scottsdale, AZ
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    4 1/2 in angle grinder with cut off disk, chop saw, plasma cutter in not special order, just depending on what and how much etc.
    Don
    Scottsdale, AZ
    www.savagesun4x4.com

    MillerMatic 211 AS
    Hypertherm PowerMax30
    Bernard 300 Amp Q Gun
    Bernard 200 Amp Q Gun
    Milwaukee Band-saw/stand
    10 Angle Grinders 8, 4 1/2" -2, 7"
    DeWalt Chop Saw
    Craftsman Twin-Blade Saw
    12 Ton Shop Press
    Optrel Satellite Helmet
    Miller Elite Helmet

  5. #15
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    horizontal saw for 90% of my cut and plasma cutter for special cut ( the best buy i could have done ).
    FABRICATION-CRÉATION K ZEN

    MILLERMATIC 210
    SPOOLMATE 3035
    SYNCROWAVE 200
    HYPERTHERM 360

  6. #16
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    Aug 2007
    Location
    So. Cal
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    Default Well..

    Ruff cut stock> Baileigh cold saw.

    Precision cut stock> Baileigh & Jet wet band saws.

    Ruff cut sheet and flat stock> Victor & Smith O/A

    Precision cut sheet and flat stock> Techni i35 waterjet & Esab plasma.

    When I'm pissed> Ridgid chop saw.

    Ruff cut top sirloin> Kmart butter knife.

    Precision cut Prime Rib> J.A. Henckels.

    Ruff cut cheese> Taco Bell.

    Precision cut cheese> El Fiesta Monterey.

    That's about it, if I think of more I'll let you know..


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    Burco/Koco | Onan | BobCat
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  7. #17
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    I have all cutting equipment mentioned on this thread and 99% of the time i'll use plasma. It's fast ,clean,smooth, no chips or metal/abrasive dust.

  8. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by KEENAVV View Post
    I have all cutting equipment mentioned on this thread and 99% of the time i'll use plasma. It's fast ,clean,smooth, no chips or metal/abrasive dust.
    I recently got my Hypertherm Plasma cutter and I am still experimenting with what to cut with it.

    How one one go about cutting square/rd hollow tubing? I currently use my chop saw or my cutoff disk on 1/2" and below. The biggest stuff I work with is 2" with a wall thickness of about .125 +/- .25.

    Thanks
    Don
    Scottsdale, AZ
    www.savagesun4x4.com

    MillerMatic 211 AS
    Hypertherm PowerMax30
    Bernard 300 Amp Q Gun
    Bernard 200 Amp Q Gun
    Milwaukee Band-saw/stand
    10 Angle Grinders 8, 4 1/2" -2, 7"
    DeWalt Chop Saw
    Craftsman Twin-Blade Saw
    12 Ton Shop Press
    Optrel Satellite Helmet
    Miller Elite Helmet

  9. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by SavageSunJeep View Post
    I recently got my Hypertherm Plasma cutter and I am still experimenting with what to cut with it.

    How one one go about cutting square/rd hollow tubing? I currently use my chop saw or my cutoff disk on 1/2" and below. The biggest stuff I work with is 2" with a wall thickness of about .125 +/- .25.

    Thanks
    Mark all sides with a speed square and clamp a piece of angle iron scrap for a guide. Be sure to keep the torch at 90 to the cut even when you go around the 90.
    Last edited by KEENAVV; 02-16-2008 at 12:26 AM.

  10. #20
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    What KEENAVV said, but chop saw or band saw probably quicker since you dont have to mark it all the way around.
    Scott
    HMW [Heavy Metal welding]

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