I'm a bit confused on the moisture issue.... seems like some plasma users spend a ton of money on equipment to remove moisture from their air lines to extend consumable life while others spend under a hundred bucks. Something don't jibe.
I don't spray paint or use air tools that often I should sink a bunch of cash into a airline so I can cut steel faster than the speed of light. 99% of my saws and drills run off electric not air. I don't work with roller skates on either.
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Thread: Bought one of these today
06-02-2013, 11:45 PM #21
06-03-2013, 04:25 AM #22turbo38t Guest
well...I do a lot of bucket repair and you would have a hard time cutting through hard surface with a torch.....air arc or plasma is a must.if this is a pride thiing well ok then....I do plenty of my sidework with TIG just because.....but when someone is paying u to do work u do the most efficient job u can, no?
06-03-2013, 07:20 AM #23Senior Member
- Join Date
- Oct 2006
It's the same with buying quality tools. Everybody likes the big buck stuff. If you can afford them great. I was gonna buy the Milwaukee metal cutting circular saw for a specific project. Saw the price and figured it would take a long time to pay for it self . I bought the cheap harbor freight one and I can't believe it is still running. I've had such great results with it I know it will die now that I said this.
06-03-2013, 08:24 PM #24turbo38t Guest
I am not trying to be an ass with my replies. It just sounded like he was saying that a plasma wasn't worth it's weight.....two weeks ago a coworker and I had to skin 14 wooden concrete radius forms. This required upwards of 50 sheets of 14 gauge sheet metal. We had to trim every piece **** near......don't know what I would have done without the plasma....
06-05-2013, 12:44 AM #25Senior Member
- Join Date
- Jun 2009
- greenfield new hampshire
holy crap, makita still makes them things, i bought one back in 1987 for 500 bucks, i still have it, cutting 10 ga is a work out, especially long straight cuts, the steel after the cut rides up on the base, you will need to grap that thing real hard to keep it going and muscle it thru. also watch for sharp small pieces of steel coming up from underneath just trying to nail your fingers to the tool, have fun,
06-05-2013, 05:49 AM #26
You guys arguing with tackit are spitting in the wind. He never said Plasma was bad, just that in HIS experience, HE did not need it. YMMV
06-05-2013, 09:23 AM #27Senior Member
Miller 251...sold the spoolgun to DiverBill.
- Join Date
- Sep 2005
- WY...armpit of U.S.A.
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.
06-05-2013, 10:39 AM #28
After all the negative comments about the machine I'm going to send it back. I asked about the machine on a couple of websites before I ordered it and no one brought up these serious problems .... Thanks for the negative information, I'll be sending it back...TODAY.
06-05-2013, 11:05 AM #29
It's just I don't have the proper air system to run Plasma full time and I'm not going to spend a lot of money on a air system I use mostly to pump up tires and run air tools occasionally, which do fine with the $100 NAPA filter/regulator I have coming off the tank.
I have an electric powered Evolution circular saw, Ellis 1600 bandsaw, Milwaukee Port a Band, Milwaukee Chop Saw and my O/A outfit and tip cleaners to cut steel with, I'm in no bind because I don't use Plasma. All I'm saying is I'm not investing in an expensive air system just to run a plasma machine that I can do without.
Last edited by tackit; 06-05-2013 at 01:23 PM.
06-05-2013, 11:18 AM #30