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FeSpark 09-12-2016 09:09 AM

Hypertherm vs Miller plasma cutters
 
In a recent thread I posted we discussed plasma cutters. Most everyone felt strongly twords hypertherm, but some folks felt that Miller was still pretty good. Since I don't want to spend too much money for a garage plasma cutter I wanted to see how people really felt about it

My ultimate goal would be to have a portable plasma cutter with a built in air compressor that I could also hook up an external air compressor if need be. I just don't want to buy an air filter for it. I'm only cutting thin gage stuff.

The Miller: http://store.cyberweld.com/miplcusp375x.html

Hypertherm: http://www.weldingsuppliesfromioc.co...FUEfhgod3MQPkw

I'm curious to hear if anyone has had a good experience with a Lincoln cutter

tackit 09-12-2016 09:45 AM

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I don't have a repair shop so I put these filters on all my air powered equipment, I have never experienced a moisture problem since using them.

http://www.usaweld.com/Super-Dry-for...p/superdry.htm

platypus20 09-12-2016 09:50 AM

Deleted, I'm staying out of this

cutter 09-12-2016 10:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FeSpark (Post 669773)
I just don't want to buy an air filter for it. I'm only cutting thin gage stuff.

Fine, have it your way. :D
You can learn your lesson the hard way by blowing out a couple hundred dollars in consumables the first week because you insist on ignoring common sense. Then you might figure out that Motorguard filters are a bargain.

weldor2005 09-12-2016 10:13 AM

Only thing I will say is that if you get the Hypertherm 30 (not the XP model) it has a built in air compressor, which it seems is one of your biggest requirements.

Shade Tree Welder 09-12-2016 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FeSpark (Post 669773)
I just don't want to buy an air filter for it. I'm only cutting thin gage stuff.

That would be a very foolish decision. Electrodes life can be cut in half with
wet air. Price electrodes. See what you think doubling that cost will do to
your budget.

BTW, wet air doesn't care if you are cutting thin or thick.

Since you seem to like to waste money, do me a favor and send it to me
versus Miller or Hypertherm, I will spent it better.

Quote:

Originally Posted by tackit (Post 669780)
I don't have a repair shop so I put these filters on all my air powered equipment, I have never experienced a moisture problem since using them.

http://www.usaweld.com/Super-Dry-for...p/superdry.htm

Quote:

Originally Posted by cutter (Post 669783)
Fine, have it your way. :D
You can learn your lesson the hard way by blowing out a couple hundred dollars in consumables the first week because you insist on ignoring common sense. Then you might figure out that Motorguard filters are a bargain.


FeSpark 09-12-2016 11:15 AM

Guys guys guys I was trying to prevent some drama by starting a new thread but it appears the redundancy has only made tempers rise, my sincere apologies

I didn't say I was refusing to get an air filter, I was saying I wanted a model with an air compressor built in with the the option of hooking up an air compressor to it. Some research showed me that any model with an air compressor already in it has an air filter standard, which is what I wanted, was all I was saying. 100% I will have an air filter in some fashion. I shouldn't have assumed all you guys figured a plasma with an AC had an air filter ( I don't know how this was overlooked, but I guess I'm not the best communicator)

@platapus20 I didn't mean to overlook your response in the first thread. I've been at work trying to look busy on job with nothing to do with a bunch of bird doggers. im doing everything through my iPhone

I'm pretty sure I'm going to go with a plain hypertherm with an external air filter and external air compressor. But I was just hoping to get as many opinions on the subject as I can. The heated discussion in the last thread made me confused on whether the millers really were terrable or if one person who had a bad experience and just wanted to demonize Miller.

if this thread is that big of an offense to you guys, then not commenting on it will make it go away faster

platypus20 09-12-2016 11:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FeSpark (Post 669789)
Guys guys guys I was trying to prevent some drama by starting a new thread but it appears the redundancy has only made tempers rise, my sincere apologies


@platapus20 I didn't mean to overlook your response in the first thread. I've been at work trying to look busy on job with nothing to do with a bunch of bird doggers. im doing everything through my iPhone


No problem on my part, I have a minor burr up my ass on other issues, it will pass and life will go on. Keep posting and asking questions, at times we get a tad testy, but it usually settles out.

Shade Tree Welder 09-12-2016 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FeSpark (Post 669789)
Guys guys guys I was trying to prevent some drama by starting a new thread but it appears the redundancy has only made tempers rise, my sincere apologies.

Let me clue you in on something, the name of the forum is ShopFloorTalk.
We are an honestly blunt group. SFT got started by a bunch of us getting
tossed off other "overly moderated" forums.

We scream and yell at one another, cuss, etc. But I and the other admins will
not moderate discussion. Occasionally as a thread changes direction we may
move it but we do not delete or edit posts. BTW, I cannot count the number
of time Jack and Scott have 'disagreed'. They both have strong opinions.

So there it is, the short story. SFT is populated by hardworking but very
knowledgeable members, but few of us have the patience or time for fools,
I am not implying anything toward you with that comment. Your are
welcome, if you can handle us.

A little advice, don't apologize, it is like tossing chum to sharks...

FeSpark 09-12-2016 12:53 PM

I appreciate your post platypus ^_^

So I did finally buy a plasma cutter! I went with this one.

http://store.weldersource.com/p-3906...ch-088079.aspx

Still gotta get an air filter for it


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