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Old 05-06-2005, 05:35 PM
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Bud, I make calls next week. Put fire under butt! Bob
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Old 05-07-2005, 10:03 PM
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Also to consider, some machines require some sort of ventilation and good filter dryer system as well as a good compressor. However me being a small shop, I still enjoy fabrication by hand.
I think it be well worth the investment for a big shop,I have seen one of these beast in action, It was AWESOME, the ultimate tool
Just my 2 cents
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Also to consider, some machines require some sort of ventilation and good filter dryer system as well as a good compressor. However me being a small shop, I still enjoy fabrication by hand.
I think it be well worth the investment for a big shop,I have seen one of these beast in action, It was AWESOME, the ultimate tool
Just my 2 cents
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I should have mentioned a lot of this in my earlier post but I was lazy and only type with one finger. This finger is also attached to the hand that holds the silver bullet. If you are seriously considering the purchase of a plasma table watch out for the salesmanís BS. This unit cuts a 1000 inches a minute>BULL. 24 Gauge cuts at 265 to 280 inches a minute and thatís only in the straight aways. It will automatically slow down when cornering. Even when I do a dry run at 800 ipm you can hear the gears grinding. This unit can cut liner? You don't ever want to cut liner with plasma. It splatters every where. Even though the price has come down since the CTI patent ran out ($10,000.00 plus) and there are a lot more manufactures out there, you are still looking at $45,000.00 clams just for the unit. Sounds like a bargain>WRONG. Thatís just what the sales man wants you to think. By the time you sign on to a 60 month lease>electrical>air compressor and drier> proper ventilation and the cost of learning though frustration you are looking at a $100,000.00 investment. This will cost you roughly $1,700.00 bucks a month. What one has to ask is if we run into three months of slow sales can we hold the fort down. I not trying to discourage anyone from upgrading their dream. Hell thatís why most of us work eighty plus hour a week. What I am trying to point out here is a little reality. Bob
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