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Chinese plasma tips

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busterm8
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Chinese plasma tips

Postby busterm8 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:50 am

Anyone out there had experience buying tips or consumables from china?they are cheap but are they a ny good?

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Re: Chinese plasma tips

Postby jimcolt » Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:43 pm

I know our tech service group troubleshoots a lot of issues that get traced back to aftermarket consumables.....from short life, to bad cut edge angularity, to damaged torch bodies. Hypertherm currently has a patent infringement case against at least one Chinese consumables supplier.

Generally...buying consumables that are not genuine for a modern plasma torch is a crapshoot at best. In most cases you save a lttle at the time of purchase....but over time you lose a lot through additional grinding, changing the parts more often, as well as potential system downtime.

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SomethingMetal
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Re: Chinese plasma tips

Postby SomethingMetal » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:00 pm

Not worth the head aches that come with the cheap prices. Seeing what great cut quality I get from the Hypertherm consumables I have no reason to try and save a couple of dollars....
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cstroke
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Re: Chinese plasma tips

Postby cstroke » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:54 pm

I have never gotten anything of quality from China..

not worth the hassle IMO..

Hypertherm parts is my choice..

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Re: Chinese plasma tips

Postby metalworxfabricators » Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:23 pm

I recently unknowingly bought some knock off consumables on ebay. After using a few I noticed short consumable life and lots of fault errors. After some research I found out they came from China. They were about 1/2 price but not worth a crap.


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Re: Chinese plasma tips

Postby DXF » Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:35 am

metalworxfabricators wrote:I recently unknowingly bought some knock off consumables on ebay. After using a few I noticed short consumable life and lots of fault errors. After some research I found out they came from China. They were about 1/2 price but not worth a crap.


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I had the same experience.....never again!

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