I have been getting info on a machine for a while now.I really want a 4x4 table but things keep popping up.Had been really leaning towards the plasmaroute turnkey package but looks like I will be stuck in my small shop for even longer than expected.
Im getting jipped at the local waterjet place which is why im eager to move onto my own machine.Im paying atleast $25 each for these shapes. http://i.imgur.com/5tEkb.jpg Im spending no less than $800 every time I place an order with them and the wait is about 10 days before they even cut them out.
While browsing another forum I ran into this new offer from torchmate.
Its really hard to argue with the price of around $5,000.
Torchmate® 2x2™ CNC Prototyping System / Tomahawk® 625 One-Pak®
This is without the torch $3,825 and without the table of course.Im not so worried about it since I know we can fab it here ourselves.
Torchmate - Plasma Cutters, Consumables, Welding Supplies and Torchmate Accessories
The parts I need cut are 3/8 max and are pretty small.They would fit in the 2x2 table pretty easy which makes this deal even more enticing.
I do have a plasma torch already but I do not know if it would even be compatible with the 2x2 table on its own.Also it has a regular hand torch not a machine torch.
Its the Miller 375 right here: Spectrum® 375 - Plasma - Miller
Now my questions -
-Is anyone else on here running the 2x2 and if you are what do you think about it?
-Should I just wait and get the plasmaroute?
-Would height control even matter when only doing these basic shapes on flat steel?
-Anything else I should know,suggestions,etc please let me know.