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Old 02-17-2009, 11:37 AM
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Cutmaster 52 or Hypertherm 45..which plasma to buy?

My trusty Powermax 380 needs to be replaced with something that I can use better on a CNC table and I am very torn between the Hypertherm 45 and the TD Cutmaster 52. Due to the great feedback from users here and other places I thought I was set on the 52 until I spoke to a Hypertherm rep and I realized I have had great results with my Hypertherm 380 and I can find parts all over the place. The Thermaldyne products do not seem to have as readily available consumables, etc.

So, the question is...which would you buy and why? They are within $100 of each other so that is not an issue. The use will be typical fab shop with ramping up use on the CNC table on nothing thicker than 3/8", 1/8"-1/4" probably 90% of the time.

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Old 02-17-2009, 01:53 PM
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My trusty Powermax 380 needs to be replaced with something that I can use better on a CNC table and I am very torn between the Hypertherm 45 and the TD Cutmaster 52. Due to the great feedback from users here and other places I thought I was set on the 52 until I spoke to a Hypertherm rep and I realized I have had great results with my Hypertherm 380 and I can find parts all over the place. The Thermaldyne products do not seem to have as readily available consumables, etc.

So, the question is...which would you buy and why? They are within $100 of each other so that is not an issue. The use will be typical fab shop with ramping up use on the CNC table on nothing thicker than 3/8", 1/8"-1/4" probably 90% of the time.

Thanks for your help.
Zach.
For the reason of parts being more readily avaliable parts and the fact that you have had good experience I would go with the Hypertherm
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Old 02-17-2009, 03:42 PM
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Hypertherm, I have the powermax 1000 for a few years now with no problems.. parts and consumables are no problem to come by as well...

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Old 02-24-2009, 01:28 PM
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I can only speak for the hypertherm 45.
I just bought one and really like it.
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Old 02-24-2009, 01:41 PM
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Yup, I wound up going with the Hypertherm unit based off my past happiness with the 380 and great customer service from the company. With our limited use so far I can say that it is a very nice machine. Amazing what such a light tool can do.
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Old 02-24-2009, 04:45 PM
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Yup, I wound up going with the Hypertherm unit based off my past happiness with the 380 and great customer service from the company. With our limited use so far I can say that it is a very nice machine. Amazing what such a light tool can do.
So What did you go with a powermax 30 or the 45 . Im in the same boat looking for a new plasma .At this moment looking at two flyers a picked up today one ht powermax series 30 to 1000 ,30 price starts at $1310 ,45@ 1900 and cut master 39 @1279 ,52 @1919 keep in mind these are canadian prices .Just wondering what unit you went with and cost wise .
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:01 AM
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Remember a plasma cutter can only pierce half it's rated capacity.Something to think about for a CNC cutting table.
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