OK...now a question about the torches. Some are 90 degree. Some 70. I see the term drag torch. What is that. Stand off...I think some torches don't accept one. If understand you want a stand off cutting thicker stuff. Some have pretty short cables.

The extra grunt and lower price of the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 has got me looking at it. But made in China?

Got a bit turned off the HP 30 after talking to dealer. He would not explain the difference between the HP30 and HP30 G3. HP site sort if reads the G3 is assembled by what they call an affiliate company. So why 200 less than the non G3. Anyway I think they are off the list just for avoiding the question.