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#1 Team_Green OFFLINE  

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Posted December 23, 2013 - 12:57 AM

A very useful tool is in my shop.. I bought a Hypertherm 65 plasma cutter..   Any of you guys that have one, what did you do first.. Tomorrow i will be home by three pm to try it out. I've been watching videos on youtube for a few hours now. I can't wait to get in there and try that machine out.


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Posted December 23, 2013 - 01:35 AM

Yep, show us the results of your new tool!


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Posted December 23, 2013 - 04:25 AM

WEll i went to use it tonight and i got looking at my shop set up.. my metal working tools are far to close to my wood working tools. So.. A major over haul of the shop started. I managed to move my welding table over 8 feet, all the toolboxes under it. I will continue tomorrow when i get home. I have a vision for how i want my shop set up. It will be much better. 


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Posted December 23, 2013 - 05:42 AM

So I'm to presume you didn't try it out then?


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Posted December 23, 2013 - 05:52 AM

I've got a miller 625 extreme and after reading the manual , I just grabbed a piece of steel and practiced making crazy lines to see its capabilities. You definitely have to watch your floor for sawdust and other combustibles. You will get more creative with your fabrication with this tool in your arsenal.
Enjoy and good luck, Tom.
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Posted December 23, 2013 - 05:57 AM

Congrats on the Plasma cutter. It's like magic!


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Posted December 23, 2013 - 11:18 AM

Congrats on the new toy err tool,I don't own one but it's definitely on my wish list,I got to use one at a trade show a few years back and was quite impressed with it.It was an hvac show so they were cutting sheet metal and pretty much if you could imagine the design you could cut it into the metal.


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Posted December 23, 2013 - 06:22 PM

So I'm to presume you didn't try it out then?

Only a 4 inch cut in some scrap steel i had to move.. ohh i cant wait for my load of steel to be ready for pick up..

 

I've got a miller 625 extreme and after reading the manual , I just grabbed a piece of steel and practiced making crazy lines to see its capabilities. You definitely have to watch your floor for sawdust and other combustibles. You will get more creative with your fabrication with this tool in your arsenal.
Enjoy and good luck, Tom.

The sawdust was my concern.. That's why i stopped playing er errr practising and decided on a full shop clean up and set up. I need to be safe. I always have lots of saw dust, pine, cedar and mdf for the most part here.. I figured it could actually become a fire ball if enough dust int he air..


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Posted December 23, 2013 - 06:31 PM

You're gonna like it. My SIL has one in Western Kansas. Loved that thing!


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Posted December 23, 2013 - 06:59 PM

Next on the list is a tig. Sounds like i may actually get a free one.. its a older unit that weighs around 700 lbs. But its free and it comes with free lessons. What more could a guy ask for.. 


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Posted December 23, 2013 - 07:10 PM

You lucky dog!



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Posted December 23, 2013 - 07:11 PM

Next on the list is a tig. Sounds like i may actually get a free one.. its a older unit that weighs around 700 lbs. But its free and it comes with free lessons. What more could a guy ask for.. 

Free tig with free lessons on how to use it? Man it doesn't get much better than that,let the fab work begin! :thumbs:



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Posted December 23, 2013 - 07:17 PM

Way to go.

I was just reading up on it. That's a nice one.

Have fun with it.

One of these days, I'm going to treat myself to one too.



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Posted December 23, 2013 - 07:21 PM

Man some people have all the luck!  One of these days I might be able to afford one for the shop.

 

When I built the new shop, I worried about sawdust getting into the engines and other mechanical things so I use my old shop for wood work and of course my new on for welding and mechanical work.


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Posted December 23, 2013 - 07:59 PM

Man some people have all the luck!  One of these days I might be able to afford one for the shop.

 

When I built the new shop, I worried about sawdust getting into the engines and other mechanical things so I use my old shop for wood work and of course my new on for welding and mechanical work.

I put socks and cloth over the opening of everything.. rubber band to secure em.. I'm working on setting up my dust collector better.. I need to build a few things to make the system work better and longer between empties..


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