Hello everyone. My name is Bob, and I am from northern Colorado. I have been looking to buy a CNC plasma table and have narrowed it down to a 4'x8' Torchmate 2. I'm sure I will have more questions in the future as I get it set up and ready to run, but here are the frist few that come to mind:
1] Learning the software. I am fairly computer savy, and I work with AutoSketch here at work. How hard is it for someone who is basically green like me to learn the software and, overall, use the machine?
2] AVTHC. Is this absolutely necessary to have from the beginning? The cost of the TM2 and the plasma cutter alone will be high enough for now , so if I can get by without it for a few months, that would be great!
3] Quoting jobs. I am not quite sure how to quote odd jobs. How do you all do this, since there is time involved in creating a CAD drawing, setup, cut time, cleanup, etc. What method do you all use?
4] Kit or Bolt-together? The kit would definately save me some money that could be put towards an AVTHC. Just trying to figure out how to get the best bang for my buck!
A majority of my jobs will be cut from 1/8" to 1/4" A36 mild steel plate, as well as some 16ga mild steel. Occasionally, I will be cutting automotive brackets from 3/8" mild steel plate.
My appologies if this is in the !!!!!!!
Thanks in advance for any replys!