I am getting a new plasma cutter. I have decided on HyperTherm ONLY. I
have a Victor smoke wrench for big stuff now, and am considering this for
small stuff, including some 20somethingish gauge paintlock, which I shall
shape into sculptures and works d' arte.
I was wrestling with what size to get. I tend to overbuy on stuff, but I
think with this, I can go with what I need. The larger ones need more air,
hence bigger compressor. It already looks like I'll need a compressor to go
with this anyway. There is a huge difference in price for each jump in
capacity, so one of those jumps could easily pay for the compressor. I
would be doing a lot of cutting, so wonder if a 30 would be hearty enough
for high duty cycle. Or would a 45 be better, or just overkill, which I
How about used units? Are gently used units a good risk? Is there a lot
that goes out on these things when used correctly?
I would have to say that one with 3/8 capacity would do the work I want to
do, and for all the extra money, I can live with my gas rig for thicker
- posted 10 years ago