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    I am in search of a new plasma cutter but I am looking to get a reliable an affordable plasma cutter, i have spoken with some of the bigger companies but they are a little to expensive at the time for me and i was trying to stay around the $500-$800 range so f you know anywhere else i can get started then please let be sure to let me know
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    I'm no expert, but it comes down to how thick and what materials you need to cut I believe. At my last shop, ours would cut up to 1-1/4" steel. We sold it on CL for like $500 used. Might be a place to start.
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    you might try Home Depot ...they have a really nice Powertorch P20, portable, 110v...very lite wt. just sayin'

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    They have come very far in the last couple years. I have a big miller. I have not run into anything it won't cut yet. Big machine. Now the same machine is the size of a big lunch box. I'd look for an older used piece. Give it a test run. Buy.
    I did not know when using a drag tip your amperage is about cut in half. So, beware of that, or be ready to use a standard tip. They also need DRY air. Other than that.. buy one that you can get support for if you need it.
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    Oh, and thickness. If you want one to cut 1/8 steel. Hell any one will. If you want one to cut 5/8 alum... now you need some ass.
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    Check with Eastwood they have a home use unit for less than $700.They seem to stand behind their products very well and their tech people have some knowledge.Dont forget you need to have a good supply of VERY dry air.
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    Check here for welding/ cutting equipment. I have mail ordered from them and they have been great. It was anything over 50.00 was free shipping. My plasma is a Miller.
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    Here is the newer model of mine and it is a jewell.



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    SPECTRUM 375 X-TREME
    115/230 VAC, 60 Hz, with ICE-27C 12 ft (3.7 m) Hand-Held Torch

    X-TREME Portability, X-TREME Versatility, X-TREME Performance Price: $1,159.00 Each
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    Description:
    X-TREME Versatility - Auto Line™ provides state-of-the-art flexibility to the end user. The Auto-Line circuitry automatically connects to 115-230 VAC, single-phase power, 50/60 Hz, without removing the covers to re-link the power source. No longer is there a concern if you have the correct machine for the shop or job site. At 18 lb the shoulder strap allows the end user to easily move from location to location.
    LED indicators for pressure, power, cup and temperature allow taster troubleshooting, eliminating unnecessary downtime. (Includes (heavy-duty clamp.)
    Ergonomic design ICE-27T torch with increased comfort, safety trigger, and improved swirl ring and cup.
    Factory pre-set air - no need to adjust the air pressure! The unit automatically regulates the proper internal air pressure to the torch.


    Packaged Items
    • Plasma cutter
    • ICE-27C hand-held torch with 12 ft (3.7 m) cable.
    • Heavy-duty work clamp with 12 ft (3.7 m) cable.
    • 10 ft(3 m) MVP power cord
    • Extra consumables (3 electrodes, 3 tips, and 1 air fitting).
    • MVP plugs 5-15P (115V, 15 A), 6-50P (230V, 50 A)


    Specifications:
    Cutting Capability
    • 1/16 in Stand off Cutting...Drag Cutting
    • Rated: 3/8 in (10mm)...1/4 in (7mm)
    • Quality: 1/2 in (13mm) ... 5/16 in (8mm)
    • Sever: 5/8 in (16mm)... 3/8 in (10mm)
    Rated Output at 104° F (40°C)
    • 27 A at 92 VDC, 35% Duty Cycle
    Plasma Gas Flow/Pressure
    • 4.5 CFM (129 L/min) at 60 PSI (414 kPa)
    Net Weight
    • With torch: 18 lb (8.2 kg)
    Dimensions
    • H: 9 in (229 mm)
    • W: 5-1/2 in (140 mm)
    • D: 13-1/4 in (337 mm)


    Manufacturer: Miller Electric
    Items related to this Product:SKUNamePrice MLR907339SPECTRUM 375 X-TREME WITH X-CASE$0.00 Each


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    Thanks for all the suggestions guys but i have decided to go with a company named longevity due to the price range i could afford, there customer service, and of course that 5 year warranty which sold me so even if it breaks down i'll be covered for some time now.....i'm posting some pics of my cuts and welds with my new toy so be sure to let me know what you think
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    Wow...A mini infomercial.
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