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Old 10-18-2007, 06:55 PM
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Just pick up a new plasma cutter today, a Hypertherm Powermax 30, 30 amp machine, a dual voltage (110-220, switching automaticlly), weighting 21#.
came with both electicial cord ends, a circle cutter jig, and a pair of gloves, and a travel case. Cuts up to 1/2", but really meant fro 3/8" and below.
Just used it about 10 minutes ago, cuts great. Picture 4, shop help.

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Old 10-18-2007, 07:17 PM
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How much did you give for it..... my LWS just got bought out and will be carrying Linc,ESAB,Hyper, and Miller..... may just have a need for a plasma in a few months
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:25 PM
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Mike,

It was about $1200, with the case, about $1000 for the bare machine.

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Old 10-18-2007, 07:35 PM
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Thats close to what I have found online.... have you done any cutting with it yet?
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Mike,

Yes, it cut as good, if not better than the the Powermax 380, that it replaced last year, just in a much smaller package. It did sever 1/2" plate, not real smooth, at 3/8", the cut required some slight final grinding, at 1/4" and below, the cut was like it was done with a razor blade. The machine is the same as the small Miller, some times it can be bought cheaper, than the Hypertherm.

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Old 10-18-2007, 08:10 PM
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My wife is going to be real happy to hear that ...thanks
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Those cuts look really good to me, Jack. I wish I could get my 375 to do that.
Since I opened that old sore spot, I want to ask all of you about my conclusion with respect to it. I have the old Miller ICE-27C torch because of the model, time of manufacture. Drag tips are evidently not available unless I buy the new ICE-27T torch@ about $250. I burn up consumeables so fast it sometimes just ain't worth it. I balk at having to spend more money to make a Miller product work like it should but it is danged near useless to me like it is.

Any advice other than to b*tch & bite the bullet?
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Yup. Throw it out....



I'll be dumpster diving shortly...


So, if this one is comparable to the 375 and as good as/better than the 380, then what is the equivalent to the 600? I've had my secret stash fund going for over a year now on that purchase, have they done gone and changed it all? Those cuts are awesome, and I'd suspect I'd be happy enough with cuts through 1/2" like that. I'm just afraid I'd regret not having a little more power.
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Cutter,

Are you talking about the parts on the top of page four of the link below?

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http://www.millerwelds.com/pdf/spec_sheets/PC9-1.pdf
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So, if this one is comparable to the 375 and as good as/better than the 380, then what is the equivalent to the 600? I've had my secret stash fund going for over a year now on that purchase, have they done gone and changed it all? Those cuts are awesome, and I'd suspect I'd be happy enough with cuts through 1/2" like that. I'm just afraid I'd regret not having a little more power.
I bought this to use on one special job, I already have a Hypertherm 1250, so the new 30 is meant for lighter work, if I was going to buy a machine for general work and have only one, I would have either a Hypertherm Powermax 600 or 900. The 1250 is just too big to drag around all day at 90#.

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