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Anyone know anything about Premier Plasma tables

Postby topkote » Sat May 13, 2017 12:17 pm

Is anyone familiar with these units?

https://premierplasmacnc.com/

Thanks,

Mike

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Re: Anyone know anything about Premier Plasma tables

Postby acourtjester » Sat May 13, 2017 2:23 pm

Personally I am not a fan of bolt together table.
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Re: Anyone know anything about Premier Plasma tables

Postby motoguy » Sat May 13, 2017 7:54 pm

acourtjester wrote:Personally I am not a fan of bolt together table.


Same here. Accidentally dropped a 5x12 sheet of 3/4" steel off the forklift, onto the edge of my table. Sheet weighed approx 1900 lbs. It kind of dented/chamfered the top corner of the table as it bounced/slid off the table to the floor.

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Gouged some hellacious marks out of the concrete floor, though. I can't imagine what that may have done to a lesser-framed table.
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Re: Anyone know anything about Premier Plasma tables

Postby Brand X » Sun May 14, 2017 12:06 am

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.

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Re: Anyone know anything about Premier Plasma tables

Postby _Ogre » Sun May 14, 2017 11:40 am

i'd be afraid to put a full sheet of 10ga on that table
the legs and frame are bent 10 or 12ga attached with 1/4'' bolts from what i see on their website
zero cable management, everything hanging from the ceiling
gear rack drive system, but it's welded on
straight slats are spaced 4'' apart

imo you should look around, you'd be looking to make improvements on that table from the get-go
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Re: Anyone know anything about Premier Plasma tables

Postby tcaudle » Sun May 14, 2017 6:51 pm

If all you want is something to play around with and don't mind doing some upgrades (like adding in a THC) and being limited to lighter gauge material ,then it might be a reasonable starter table . If its going to set most of the time unused than no reason to spend more. I would worry more about table vibration and flex than how heavy the sheet it will hold. Slinging the gantry around at 200 + IPM and reversing it causes the table to flex and then spring back and the table has a different inertia than the material so you get waffle cuts on the corners. Don't expect good cuts at higher cut rates with roller bearings rolling down square tube. Don't expect a lot of tech support. There is not enough money in the price to have a crew in place to take calls and answer questions. Ask about a warranty (who handles the warranty on the electronics and what is it) It's not going to be a precision table but it beats cutting by hand. Is there any other way to get help than calling on the phone? It won't have much resale value because most buyers are looking for something that is not a weekend hobby tool. Be careful and never send money to a company where you have no recourse. If they won't take Paypal or a credit card don't do the deal. Remember, that you have a limited time to file a grievance that starts the day you pay. Its a common misconception that you can get a refund from your CC company but if they ship you SOMETHING and have proof it gets a lot harder. Get a written invoice with a projected delivery date and expense. A website with videos and pretty pictures is no indication of the quality of the merchandise or of any guarantee you will even get what you pay for. The price point this is in has a history fo being a scam area so be careful. If you can't find other (real) users on this list or places like CNCZone then be wary. You certainly don't want to be either the first or the last customer they sell to.

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Re: Anyone know anything about Premier Plasma tables

Postby topkote » Sun May 14, 2017 9:12 pm

Thank you guys for the replies. I will take your advice. That's why I joined this site... you can't replace experience. I appreciate you taking the time to reply.

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Re: Anyone know anything about Premier Plasma tables

Postby little blue choo » Mon May 15, 2017 7:28 pm

Just looked at their website. It states the unit comes unassembled with instruction to assemble. Most of the people who would purchase a table of this quality would not be able to get it set to cut properly. I would want my table assembled and tested before shipment. Just my 2 cents.

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