What abou this Plasma Cutter

36amp for $500
item # 91814
what do you guys think of this unit ??
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Kryptoknight
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sorry, harbor freight part #
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Kryptoknight
"item # 91814" WHERE???
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MikeR
230 VOLT, 36 AMP PLASMA CUTTER
NEW INVERTER TECHNOLOGY a.. Slices through steel up to 3/8'' b.. 40% duty cycle @ 36 amps (full power) c.. Arc pilot feature with 2 second delay d.. 9 ft. ground lead e.. 16 ft. 3 in. torch lead f.. Lighted rocker switch Includes torch assembly, grounding clamp, inlet regulator and shoulder strap; 230 volt, 15 amp, Single phase, Air requirement: 3.5 CFM @ 65 PSI, Overall dimensions: 16-3/4'' L x 14-3/4'' W x 8-1/8'' H; Tool weight: 28.8 lbs., Shipping weight: 26.5 lbs.
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MikeR
If you want a plasma cutter, buy a plasma cutter, not a bargain. How long will it last? How long will repair parts be manufactured for this unit? How avilable will they be? For how long? How long is the warranty? What consumables does it use? Are they aviable? From who? For how long? Keep in mind, the torch design accounts for depth and speed of cut more than output current does. Hmmm, I wonder who has the best torch design? Could it be Miller? The Italians? Ni hou ma Inustrial Toolworks? Here's where a little research will pay off. If you are capable of acquiring two complete paper original editons of the Washington Post, for yourself, to keep, one from Sept, 8 2001, the early ediion, and one from March 11 2002, the Final edition specifically, within 72 hours of reading this, then I wouldn't worry too much about your ability to quickly locate parts, long term. Here's a machine that cuts 3/8" plate at 12"/minute.
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Has a 3yr unlimited waranty. And may just last you into your 80's,( which could come in handy if you ever find yourself desperate to escape fom a nursing home). ASSUMING equal cuting efficiencies of the torches (unlikely), then a 36 amp machine will cut 3/8" plate at 21"/minute. But, given Hypertherm's tendency to way outcut the even the best competition, which the HF unit is not, I'd say they probably cut the same speed at best. The 380 will run on 115V or 220v also. If you look hard, you can get it for under 1075.00 delivered.
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Ben Woodward

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