Jim, I currently have a 600, in the past I have been some what unhappy with this unit. I have found new hope though. I had basically moth balled the unit and recently tried gouging with it. Wow is all I can say. I had always used drag tip consumables, not a happy camper. In my experience with drag tips. A friend stated he pulled off some amazing gouging with a 600. I thought I had better give it another try. I pulled off the drag tip consumables and found I did not have gouging (currently some on order) but tried the pipe saddle consumables and wow does this thing cut and gouge. My questions are why such a difference in pipe saddle from drag tip? I am in the learning stages of gouging with plasma. I have searched and searched but really not much info out on gouging with plasma. Can you steer me towards anything concerning gouging? While waiting for the correct gouging consumables, do you think gouging will improve with the correct consumables over what I am getting with pipe saddle?
Still waiting for the new 85/with machine torch, I am thinking of ordering a hand torch also, what kind of lead time can I expect on adding a hand torch?
I had planned on the 85 just being used on cnc, why limit myself. Thanks in advance.