Anyone have any input on the best brands of plasmas out there? Like miller, but never used any other brands. Thanks!!!
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Thread: Plasma Brands
08-17-2012, 09:58 PM #1
08-17-2012, 10:12 PM #2Senior Member
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- WY...armpit of U.S.A.
That question may just have been answered more times than the Internet has capacity to hold. Try the search feature at the top of the page!Miller 251...sold the spoolgun to DiverBill.
Miller DialArc 250
Lincoln PrecisionTig 275
Hypertherm 900 plasma cutter
Bridgeport "J" head mill...tooled up
Jet 14 X 40 lathe...ditto
South Bend 9" lathe...yeah, got the change gears too
Logan 7" shaper
Ellis 3000 band saw
Hossfeld bender w/shopbuilt hyd.
Victor Journeyman torch and gauges
3 Gerstner boxes of mostly Starrett tools
Lots of dust bunnies
Too small of a shop at 40 X 59.
08-18-2012, 04:24 AM #3Senior Member
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08-18-2012, 08:30 AM #4Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
08-19-2012, 08:50 AM #5Senior Member
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My money goes to Hypertherm for anything plasma related. I've had a PM 1000 G3 for about 5 years and it has never failed to make the cut every time I pulled the trigger or hit start on my plasma table. I'll never go to any other vendor, ever.
08-19-2012, 03:02 PM #6
as much as I love my Miller welders...and.... believe they are the best in the world...
my money for the best plasma cutter still goes to Hypertherm....
my Hypertherm Powermax 1000.... has been flawless for the last several years...
would buy another in an instant....(was a perfect match for my PlasmaCam CNC)
search old threads... on the subject, see what others say....
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