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Old 09-05-2020, 11:11 AM
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Hey all. Haven't been here in a while, but have always appreciated the knowledge base here. (Need to start spending more time reading here again.)

I didn't find much with search, but I'm sure there must be some info. If there's a thread already, I'd appreciate the title to search.

I bought a Hypertherm 65. Wondering about consumables. Do you all just buy the Hypertherm brand, or anyone using the "other" stuff available? What is your experience? I noticed some reviews on Amazon that indicate some like "other" better than original.??

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Old 09-05-2020, 01:06 PM
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I have a 30, 45, 65 and a 85 amp Hypertherm plasma cutters, I have found NOTHING works better than the factory consumables. I have try various sources and have actually thrown away some off brands, because, they did not last as long and the cut quality was crap. At this point, I’d have to be on a desert island with no other source before I’d use any off brand consumables.
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Old 09-05-2020, 05:04 PM
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Thanks Jack!
That's what I was looking for. I've only ever used original stuff, but because of virus and no local supply, I was looking for online source. That's when I saw the other stuff.

Have you ever used the FineCut tips? I'm thinking about trying some of them for some finer work on 11ga sheet.

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Thanks Jack!
That's what I was looking for. I've only ever used original stuff, but because of virus and no local supply, I was looking for online source. That's when I saw the other stuff.

Have you ever used the FineCut tips? I'm thinking about trying some of them for some finer work on 11ga sheet.

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I also would stick with Hypertherm brand tips. I buy them at Praxair.
As far as Finecut, they are the closest thing to high definition tips you can get for these models. They are mainly intended for machine cutting and not hand held torches.
I use them on my cnc table. The issue for hand held would be having a drag shield so the tip is not buggered by contacting the work.
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Another vote for "genuine" consumables. I have a Max 42 (which is old as dirt) that's been upgraded with a new style torch. A couple years ago I tried some "no name" consumables that I found somewhere and didn't like them. Going back to genuine parts definitely improved the quality of the cuts I was getting...
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Old 09-09-2020, 10:43 PM
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As far as Finecut, they are the closest thing to high definition tips you can get for these models. They are mainly intended for machine cutting and not hand held torches.
I use them on my cnc table. The issue for hand held would be having a drag shield so the tip is not buggered by contacting the work.
Yes. I want them for use on a cnc table.
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I wonder how many people here have used Thermacut consumables in their late model Hypertherm machines? I used both Hypertherm, and Thermacut in my 45XP, and 65 machines. They work as well or better IMO.. The Thermacut has a very interesting patent on the design of it's nozzles. They put the squeeze on the arc in a totally different place then anything I have seen from
Hypertherm/Esab or Thermal dynamics machines have done before.

They cut faster for one thing and last just as well..

https://patents.justia.com/patent/9795024
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