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Hypertherm MAX 100 opinions?

Post by sm2wmv » Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:28 pm

Hi,

I see a MAX 100 out for sale with a machine torch. Are these still good machines? I am currently running a "70A" chinese machine with a PT80 torch. Would this old machine be worth buying? I will be running it on my CNC plasma table and I believe it is possible to get it cheap.

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Re: Hypertherm MAX 100 opinions?

Post by weldguy » Tue Jun 08, 2021 6:08 pm

I would pass on that. Old technology, low output power, and i am pretty sure it is a high frequency start machine which can be problematic with cnc equipment.

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Re: Hypertherm MAX 100 opinions?

Post by adbuch » Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:31 am

sm2wmv wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 5:28 pm
Hi,

I see a MAX 100 out for sale with a machine torch. Are these still good machines? I am currently running a "70A" chinese machine with a PT80 torch. Would this old machine be worth buying? I will be running it on my CNC plasma table and I believe it is possible to get it cheap.
The Max 100 was apparently manufactured and first sold in 1996, so this is 25 year old technology and pretty much obsolete I would guess. I doubt replacement parts are available, although I have seen some "reproduction" replacement consumables offered by at least one vendor. I wouldn't waste my time and money on a plasma cutter this old. My best advise to you is to save up for a Hypertherm 45xp (new or used).
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Re: Hypertherm MAX 100 opinions?

Post by sm2wmv » Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:31 am

Thanks for suggestions. I will pass on it, I think shipping would get rather expensive as well.

I want to be able to cut pretty thick material, so I feel the 45XP is a bit on the low side of what I want. Buying a Hypertherm 85 in Sweden will cost $8800 which is quite a lot for a hobby shop. An Everlast 102i CNC would cost me about $2400. So the question is if its worth the extra money.

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Re: Hypertherm MAX 100 opinions?

Post by weldguy » Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:27 am

For a hobby shop and that kind of money I would opt for the Everlast 102i.

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Re: Hypertherm MAX 100 opinions?

Post by Rodw » Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:10 am

i would try and skip the Everlast if you can. I used to use one. You could also look at the ESAB 60i in Europe.
https://www.esab.de/de/de/products/plas ... er-60i.cfm A machine torch and cnc interface is available.

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