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  1. #1
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    Default New Plasma Cutter

    Guys Iím going to be buying a new Plasma cutter I was going to get the Powermax 45 but now with the new miller 625 x-tremeís new torch and 110 and 220 v Iím wondering whatís the best for my hard earned money.
    Hope you guys may have some suggestions between the two.
    Thank you
    Millermatic 211
    Maxstar 150 STH
    Miller 375 X-Treme

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    We love blue but we have found Hypertherm in this class of cutters to be better bang for your buck.
    252 Miller Mig
    180 Synchrowave
    R - 45 Milling Machine
    Kingston 1100 Lathe
    Miller 2050 Plasma Cutter

  3. #3
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    Hypertherm

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    I had a 625 extreme good machine

    Get the HyperTherm
    Backed my CATMA over your CARMA
    OOP"S clumsy me

    What would SATAN do ??

    Miller Digital Elite (new)
    Jackson EQC master (old)
    Miller Trail Blazer 302 Air Pak
    Spectrum 625 Extreme
    Suitcase 12RC
    Evolution Rage 3 saw
    Victor O/A
    Craftsmen Atlas 12X36 Lathe
    Half a ton of tooling
    Rusty old truck

  5. #5
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    Default PLease...

    From a guy that has used exactly one plasma cutter once for ten minutes about 17 years ago, could you list why go with the HyperTherm?
    Is it Consumables?
    Air usage?
    Power needs?
    Cutting speed/capacity?
    Reliability?
    Other???
    MillerMatic 211 Auto-set w/MVP
    Just For Home Projects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doughboyracer View Post
    From a guy that has used exactly one plasma cutter once for ten minutes about 17 years ago, could you list why go with the HyperTherm?
    Is it Consumables?
    Air usage?
    Power needs?
    Cutting speed/capacity?
    Reliability?
    Other???
    Finecut technology
    Duramax torch technology
    Other---Jim Colt, Hypertherm Corp.

    Miller Electric builds the finest inverter welders period. Linclone builds the finest tranny welders, Hypertherm builds the finest PlasmaCutters.
    Last edited by shovelon; 07-20-2012 at 02:23 PM.
    Nothing welded, Nothing gained

    Miller Dynasty700DX
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    MillerMatic350P
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    Linde UCC305 (sold 2011)
    Hypertherm 1250
    Hypertherm 800
    PlasmaCam CNC cutter
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    SiberHegner CNC Mill
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    Haberle 18" Cold Saw
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    Actually, Miller builds the best static, plug in welders with a few exceptions, Lincoln builds the best engine drives, Hypertherm and T-dyne builds the best Plasma cutters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelon View Post
    Finecut technology
    Duramax torch technology
    Other---Jim Colt, Hypertherm Corp.

    Miller Electric builds the finest inverter welders period. Linclone builds the finest tranny welders, Hypertherm builds the finest PlasmaCutters.
    I agree with that 100%


    Lincoln builds the best engine drives
    I have run a lot of engine drives and i used to agree with that
    But after going to the under the hood event and running the new Miller PipePro with the Cat diesel
    I don't think so...
    Backed my CATMA over your CARMA
    OOP"S clumsy me

    What would SATAN do ??

    Miller Digital Elite (new)
    Jackson EQC master (old)
    Miller Trail Blazer 302 Air Pak
    Spectrum 625 Extreme
    Suitcase 12RC
    Evolution Rage 3 saw
    Victor O/A
    Craftsmen Atlas 12X36 Lathe
    Half a ton of tooling
    Rusty old truck

  9. #9
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    625 is a good plasma cutter. id go with what the folks above me said tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by killdozerd11 View Post
    I agree with that 100%




    I have run a lot of engine drives and i used to agree with that
    But after going to the under the hood event and running the new Miller PipePro with the Cat diesel
    I don't think so...
    I like the Pipepro 350, however its the same arc as the Vantage/Ranger. They are both taking a rectified arc and running it through a set of IGBT's (high speed switches) chopping it up, supplying a wave form for the final output. Only real differences is Lincoln still has the fully adjustable dig control and is somewhat less expensive.

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