X2 for hyperthermHypertherm I believe is the most recommended here. One that maxes out at 1/2" runs about $2200 or so. I agree with Alfred you still need a torch. Unless you're doing a lot of fab work on heavy plate etc does it justify a $5000 cutter? I would love the $2200 cutter as cutting 2/7/8" pipe it works good and the thin stuff especially. But for the amount of anything over 1/2" I cut I'd be wasting my money with a big one.
Same here. Wonderful machine. If you really feel the need to cut 1" all day long, get the Powermax 65.I've got a hypertherm Powermax45 it has been a good machine for general farm shop work. The oxy/acetylene setup has been semi retired only getting used for heating and bending stuff.
AGREE! I have the cut master 82, I'm often running it turned right up. Wish I got the 102Go big. I have a Thermaldynamics 102. The salesman didn't want to sell me the 100amp model, but I am glad I spent the extra $600 on it.
Same problem on a 82 or anything above 40amps really. I run mine on a 100amp breaker using 50amp welder plugs. I was skeptical at first but nothing has melted or fused together.Only drawback of the 102, is that it needs to be direct wired, as plugs that large are cost prohibitive, and likely to fail.
I made that mistake once, I would install one right at the back of the plasma thats about the best you can do.The other thing to make sure of is to keep an extra air dessicant/filter on hand. It will work extremely poor with damp/dirty air.