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Old 06-17-2007, 04:46 PM
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Default Miller Spectrum 2050 Plasma Cutter

I finally parted with some of my hard earned money and bought the 2050 plasma cutter off of IOC on ebay , My welding supply would not or could not come close to their price . I have been looking at them for quite awhile now and will need it to cut 3/4" plate for friend soon . I was researching filters for the air supply , I have read a lot about the Motor Guard filter and was wondering if I could substitute a regular air filter for air tools until I get the motor guard filter ?
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The XMT-304 should compliment the 2050 nicely . Dan
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Old 06-18-2007, 08:43 AM
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Yep, I used my air tool filter for my Spec.2050 first off, later acquired a Motor Guard, and then a freebie refrigerated air dryer. As has been said before, the dryer the air the longer the life of your consumables.
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:23 AM
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Thanks , Leon . I have to get a price for one from my LWS . I forgot to order one when I ordered the plasma cutter off of IOC . Dan
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:27 AM
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Dan, I bit the bullet and bought both the plasma cutter and the Motorguard from the local largest Miller dealer a couple of years ago. Got roundly screwed on both. The Motorguard was about $30 higher than buying online at the time. Last year I bought another one at a yard sale for about $5; changed the element and put it on my blasting cabinet.
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:34 AM
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Cutter , I bought the XMT-304 from my LWS , but they would not match the price of IOC on ebay so I just got tired of arguing with them . I will give them the chance to sell me the filter , miller lists them at over a $100 on their site and I just don't want to pay that much . I know a guy in the local that works for a control company that can get them at the companies cost . So if the LWS does not have a good price I will use the air filter and regulator from the new set that I bought some time ago until I can check with him at the next union meeting .
I was looking at the spectrum 375 until I read about your problems . Thanks for posting that information . Besides more capacity never hurts , I my only cut 1" twice a year but with the price of acetylene and oxygen lately , the plasma cutter makes sense . Dan
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Old 06-18-2007, 11:52 AM
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Let us know how she cuts. I am finally in the position I might be able to afford a plasma cutter, and want to cut at least up to 1/2"

more than that might be overkill, but I do have some thick stuff laying around here. and most of the stuff I do is heavy.

I've been wanting a plasma for YEARS.
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Old 06-18-2007, 03:20 PM
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the deal with plasma is you want a unit rated for about 30% more than the thickest metal you expect to cut since the reflected heat off the surface cooks the tips.....

so the faster the torch travel, the less heat pounds on the torch and hence the longer the stuff lasts.....

I have a 2050 on the way and 1/2" iron is what I'm getting it for....
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Old 06-18-2007, 08:29 PM
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Actually my tip are throw aways when their hole is wallered out by the swirl of the plaz which in turn will make a bevel, ugly cut.
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Old 06-19-2007, 03:53 AM
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Leon , does the drag shield on your torch help when following a pattern , I have had several different people give me conflicting information on it . As of now the 2050 is in Columbus , Ohio and is scheduled for delivery on Wednesday of this week . Dan
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Old 06-19-2007, 08:21 AM
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Yeah I use the drag tip exclusively, the biggest problem I have w/it is the roughness of the mat'l., meaning if it has rust, dragging it along will sometimes create an ugly cut along the straight edge or template. The extended works well w/the Spec circle burner attachment because it will hold the torch at the specified 1/16"-1/8" stand-off.
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