- Apr 18, 2008
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I agree! I have been wanting one so badly! I do have access to my friend's CNC plasma cutter, but it sure would be nice to have my own in-house!Plasma cutters are the fucking bidniz. I want to get one, bad.
Just a possible suggestion, but depending on how many circuits you plan to need to run, at what voltages and amperages, it may simplify things to run a subpanel to your garage from your main panel. Of course, this is excepted if your main is already located in the garage, like many are. I ended up doing a sub-panel for my old garage from my basement when I wired the circuitry for my 220v TIG welder. For me it made more sense so that I could have a circuit capable of supporting a much higher amperage, whether it be 110v or 220v, since garage tools can pull some power!yea like 24 hour deal, I don't have 220 in my garage (even though this plasma cutter says 110/220, videos out there say GO 220). Going to try and run a 20am 110 (for other stuff) and a 220 circuit in the next couple days but now to sit and wait for deals on welders/plasma cutters.
Then to try and go through SOME sort of training or crash course for safety reasons
I haven't had the pleasure of using a laser cutter yet, but I sure would like to! The tolerance to which things can be cut is insane! Just out of sheer curiosity, how many axes is that laser that you use capable of cutting on? Is it just XYZ or can it do a fourth axis for angled cuts?I have access to a laser at work. Oh the things that can be made haha
Anyone know any good deals on a mig? Like 5/700 range?
Only XYZ. We have a 2000 watt fiber optic laser. It's pretty awesome to watch it goI haven't had the pleasure of using a laser cutter yet, but I sure would like to! The tolerance to which things can be cut is insane! Just out of sheer curiosity, how many axes is that laser that you use capable of cutting on? Is it just XYZ or can it do a fourth axis for angled cuts?
I had a big response typed out but it didn't go through.
Miller and lincoln welders are overpriced crap. Hobart is the best of them all. The import market has been doing VERY well with transformer migs. I have yet to find an inverter mig that impresses me. I've doing sales,service,repair and more for welding machines for the past 2 years.
If I needed a 110v mig welder I would go eastwood, lotos, ahp, norstar, longevity. All the 135-140 models come from the same factory and work REALLY damn well especially for the price. The only thing miller and lincoln have going for them resale value. The cheaper imports will out perform those miller/lincoln.
Hobart is good stuff though. Their handler 140 is probably the best one 110v on the market, but it's also got a steeper price tag (around $500)
These are just my opinions