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Old 01-03-2010, 03:20 PM
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I want a Plasma Cutter

I am in the market for a plasma Cutter. I have two MIG's and an ARC machine along with a torch and a chop saw. I am ready for a plasma cutter and want to know what you all suggest. I do not have a big bugget.

Are these any good?

NEW 3in1 50A PLASMA CUTTER 200 AMP TIG STICK/ARC WELDER - eBay (item 330391314715 end time Jan-07-10 12:08:53 PST)

NAMEBRAND 230 VOLT INVERTER DIGITAL PLASMA CUTTER 95136 - eBay (item 360221412235 end time Jan-04-10 06:00:26 PST)
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:23 PM
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Im not sure on brands and all but they are super nice to have!
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:24 PM
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Give me a budget and I'll see what I can do.
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Old 01-03-2010, 03:58 PM
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Bumping this up.
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:35 PM
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We used to have an Esab and it worked very nicely...
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:43 PM
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not familure with plasma cutters but im not to much of a fan of chicago tools just my 2 cents.
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:48 PM
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The second one you linked to is from Harbor Freight (the blacked out Chicago Electric on the box):
- Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices

Check prices and availability of consumables, like can you get them locally or will you always have to pay for shipping to get the parts you need (and maybe need to wait a week or so to get said parts).

Too bad you weren't looking 2 or 3 months ago, Sears was selling a Hobart for about 75% off. I picked up one, should have picked up as many as my credit card would have taken and resold them.
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:51 PM
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The harbor freight ones suck.

Ryan how thick is the material you want to cut? That will be the deciding factor as to your needs for a plasma cutter.

The harbor freight ones wont cut through much more than 1/16th inch thick material
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:55 PM
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+1 on Harbour Freight sucking.......If I need a tool for a one time use...I'll buy a Chicago or whatever they have, but for "real" use...Nope.
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