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by Brand X
Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: 45xp or 65 xp
Replies: 22
Views: 737

Re: 45xp or 65 xp

Makes sense, and like I said before, I was not worried about the duty-cycle of the machine. I personally like to know the fan works. The older Miller passport had a fan that would cycle on and off quite a bit when using on 120 volt input.. Kind of nice to just to work the machine to the fan cycle.. ...
by Brand X
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: 45xp or 65 xp
Replies: 22
Views: 737

Re: 45xp or 65 xp

I was not worried about the duty-cycle, but was supersized just how warm the air was blowing out of the machine..I was cutting with my A-60 comparing the two.(Similar duty-cyle to the 65 I had) cool air coming out of it on the same cuts. I know heat when I feel it , and had probably had about 100 + ...
by Brand X
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: 45xp or 65 xp
Replies: 22
Views: 737

Re: 45xp or 65 xp

Here is one difference between the 45XP, and 65 machines.. Cutting 3/4 by hand with the 45xp, the fan came on and ran quite a while.. Not that long of cut either.. The 65 would of never turned the fan on unless pushing it for a much longer time.. The air was pretty warm coming out of the 45XP too. L...
by Brand X
Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Victor thermal dynamics A60 questions
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Victor thermal dynamics A60 questions

There is going to be help in the torch for Thermal-dynamics machines. Thermacut has some torches coming out with there patented consumables. Great stuff.. It will be a game changer for the victor machines,and maybe it will light a fire under Victor to do something with their consumables.(maybe)
by Brand X
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Victor thermal dynamics A60 questions
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Victor thermal dynamics A60 questions

Here are some # to compare too.. 40 amps .250 with shielded consumables was running over 130 volts on my machine.Book has it a 126 volts 25 ipm.. a bit over 30 amps input. Measured the input amps with my hand torch, and shielded drag setup.. .120-.375.ms.@ 27-32 amps input.. Running 50 /55 amp consu...
by Brand X
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Any idea why I am getting angled cuts?
Replies: 12
Views: 604

Re: Any idea why I am getting angled cuts?

I tried a P-80 panasonic machine torch with the smallest 1.1mm nozzle. (supposedly for 40amp) That is the only other torch I can find made for pilot arc cutters. Really made no discernible difference. . Maybe, but there still are other excellent torches.. :lol: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Thermal-Dynam...
by Brand X
Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Thermal Dynamics Plasma Cutters
Topic: thermal dynamics 100xl
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: thermal dynamics 100xl

80 amps max... 100Xl = 1 inch thick/ 38XL = 3/8, and so forth..
by Brand X
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Trucut CNC
Topic: SUMMER GIVE AWAY - THIS IS HUGE!!!
Replies: 24
Views: 2794

Re: SUMMER GIVE AWAY - THIS IS HUGE!!!

jimcolt wrote:I hear that Jim Colt is going to autograph the Powermax45 XP, does that make it a "Colt 45"?


No, but this sure would.. :mrgreen:
by Brand X
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: 45xp or 65 xp
Replies: 22
Views: 737

Re: 45xp or 65 xp

I figured the 45XP was out of the picture anyway, so no real loss to me.. I have the 15 degree torch, and the HYAcess consumables for it. Just tried it out today.. I also have the gouging nozzle too But did not get that far testing it.. Looks like I can get under a .250 pretty easy, and 3/16 should ...
by Brand X
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: 45xp or 65 xp
Replies: 22
Views: 737

Re: 45xp or 65 xp

I was going by this info from Youtube..

https://youtu.be/Bu0x2SvbLRA?t=11m16s
by Brand X
Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: 45xp or 65 xp
Replies: 22
Views: 737

Re: 45xp or 65 xp

You really should put three phase in the shop, and go for a water-cooled setup. Then you will gain cut quality on .500 and above. Otherwise you are still playing with toys..The 45XP is newer tech,does thing the larger machines are not capable of. Save the $2000.00 and by a machine O/2 torch if you w...
by Brand X
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: 45xp or 65 xp
Replies: 22
Views: 737

Re: 45xp or 65 xp

The 45XP also has low amp precision gouging available , but the 65 supports the flushcut consumables. two more difference's
by Brand X
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: 45xp or 65 xp
Replies: 22
Views: 737

Re: 45xp or 65 xp

Was for me.. The 65 is a very nice machine.Had one, and now own a 45xp.. I have larger Victor, that will cover anything the 65 will do, but neither one will do what the 45XP can do with it's marking,low amp gouging.. Only downside is i keep looking for the on switch on the back of the machine.. 26 p...
by Brand X
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: PlasmaCam
Topic: plan to run a TD120 on a 5x10 PlasmaCam any feedback?
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: plan to run a TD120 on a 5x10 PlasmaCam any feedback?

I had a Hypertherm 65, and i could beat it sometimes with my A-120..Both machines on my table. Right now i have a A-60, and 45XPp and I expect the A-60 to beat the Hypertherm in certain applications..Then again, the 45 XP will certainly have it's many sweet spots too.. Just like tables, there is a o...
by Brand X
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: PlasmaCam
Topic: plan to run a TD120 on a 5x10 PlasmaCam any feedback?
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: plan to run a TD120 on a 5x10 PlasmaCam any feedback?

You can buy a 85 or 65, but if you know what your are doing with a A-120, it will give excellent results. If you don't then Plasmacam/Hypertherm is a safer option.. (IMO) Victors are not for the average guy starting out...Takes a long time to learn their secrets..
by Brand X
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Overcut issue or ????
Replies: 20
Views: 915

Re: Overcut issue or ????

45 would work.. Standard model 45 specs was used before the 45 XP came out.. I've seen my friend cut with 65 amp book specs, and it was just excellent. Tons of brackets, and i looked them all over good.. Was really better then I could get with my Hypertherm 65. I could really do better with my Victo...
by Brand X
Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Overcut issue or ????
Replies: 20
Views: 915

Re: Overcut issue or ????

I would not use 85 amps for best quality on .500 simple as that.. Depending on shape, the loop corners (Triangle) Tangent lead-in, and out can get excellent results.. Don't make me post my Thermal dynamics .750 ms cut at 60 amps.. :) So I will post a 90 amp cuts out of 1 inch MS (Esab) :mrgreen: one...
by Brand X
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Thermal Dynamics Plasma Cutters
Topic: Trying to hook up sl100 machine torch to cutmaster 101
Replies: 2
Views: 299

Re: Trying to hook up sl100 machine torch to cutmaster 101

The machine torch is really made for a pendant to control the torch manually. track burner etc... I just used the plug/wire off of the pendent to go to my start pins on my cnc control. The SL-100 SV torch is the automation torch for CNC. Works much better overall in timing from the first cut to seco...
by Brand X
Wed May 31, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: 45A cut chart differences...PM45XP vs PM85
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: 45A cut chart differences...PM45XP vs PM85

I like the new format of the 45 XP charts as the kerf width is included...instead of in a separate chart. Jim Colt

I posted Esab had that format with the PT-37 torch for a real long time. Since i used Thermal dynamics, and Hypertherm,I could not understand why it took so long to figure that out.?
by Brand X
Tue May 23, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Dan's 5x10 PPLLC & CandCNC Build
Replies: 60
Views: 3850

Re: Dan's 5x10 PPLLC & CandCNC Build

With my very low drag z slide/correct spring, I have found absolutely zero need for a sensor setup, Down to the .030 anyway. (Handsaw blades) Most people really never setup refine the z slide to get where is works flawless. (IMO) If the floating head is not tuned, then the sensor is a good option.
by Brand X
Tue May 23, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Dan's 5x10 PPLLC & CandCNC Build
Replies: 60
Views: 3850

Re: Dan's 5x10 PPLLC & CandCNC Build

I ditched the little cheap roller setups, and just use a bent tang. Slides past, and back from trouble areas.. Old Microwaves have some pretty good switches in them. Found in my friends junk collection.. :mrgreen:
by Brand X
Sun May 14, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone know anything about Premier Plasma tables
Replies: 7
Views: 814

Re: Anyone know anything about Premier Plasma tables

I like the versatility of bolt together 80/20 tables.. Plenty strong, but expensive to do correctly.. Way more cost then steel overall to get it there.
by Brand X
Thu May 11, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Thermal Dynamics Plasma Cutters
Topic: Cutmaster 82 without automation interface board?
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: Cutmaster 82 without automation interface board?

Just talked to Thermalcut the other day... There are going to be some great torch options in the near future.. Themacut is bringing out a torch around the 3rd quarter of this year.. After using their consumables (great performance but totally discounted by the people that make money on their own stu...
by Brand X
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Which CNC plasma, sub 40K range
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Re: Which CNC plasma, sub 40K range

Maybe look at Koike Aronson for some of their lower end stuff.. Might be a bit higher $$$, but worth checking out..(IMO)
by Brand X
Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 152
Replies: 6
Views: 577

Re: Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 152

I have went many years without a o-ring failure. Ir's just not a common problem with them if you take care of them.. I replaced my first o-rings this year, and only because I Had some. One of the most knowledgeable people on Victor machines was Mike at this site,, Have not seen a post for a while. B...

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