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  1. #1
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    Plasma cutting machine

    Hello...
    I have a small business of automotive repair.But my old plasma machine is going to be bad.Now,I am searching Plasma cutting machine for my business.
    So,Any recommendation for plasma machine.

    Thank You in advance.

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    Purchase the most expensive one you can afford. Go with a brand name. You implied you have a business to run so that means you will be using it more often than the hobby shop user. If I ever purchase another one it will be one that cuts thru 1" at least. My Hobart air-force is a very good piece of equipment, but there are times I need to cut thru thicker material, such as 3/8 or greater. Thats when I reach for the O/A bottles. Effective yes, but slower and messier. Plasma is quicker, and cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter55 View Post
    Purchase the most expensive one you can afford. Go with a brand name. You implied you have a business to run so that means you will be using it more often than the hobby shop user. If I ever purchase another one it will be one that cuts thru 1" at least. My Hobart air-force is a very good piece of equipment, but there are times I need to cut thru thicker material, such as 3/8 or greater. Thats when I reach for the O/A bottles. Effective yes, but slower and messier. Plasma is quicker, and cleaner.
    You are very correct but the original post wreaks of spam to me as does the reply.
    Thanks for reading/listening.

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    I reported both posts this morning. Surprised they are still here. Obvious spam.

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    Welcome...
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    Effective yes, but slower and messier. Plasma is quicker, and cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by onliner View Post
    Effective yes, but slower and messier. Plasma is quicker, and cleaner.
    Try your plasma on 3-6" material and see how quick and clean it is!

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    As a general rule, plasma is faster at cutting material under 1/2" thick. Even with a larger amp plasma, oxy acetylene is still faster (and cleaner in the right hands) on thicker material.
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    Oxy-acetylene... pic from the old Doxford shipyard. (more here: http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/guides...xford_and_Sons)

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    Some were thicker:

    Planingcrsfwebs1.jpg

    Last edited by usmcpop; 12-07-2017 at 10:01 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by usmcpop View Post
    Oxy-acetylene... pic from the old Doxford shipyard. (more here: http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/guides...xford_and_Sons)

    Flamecutting1.jpg



    Some were thicker:

    Planingcrsfwebs1.jpg

    Great pics of a past we should remember! Thanks for the link.

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