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Re: 4x8 plasma cam, has anyone done it?

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:04 am
by Joe Jones
MIFab wrote:
geo4932 wrote:The machines are made in Colorado.
And yes you can buy the Samson rails and gear racks.
George
When I was looking to buy the full length gear racks I was told that you don't offer complete sections of gear racks just like the side rails are in 2 sections its to make it more feasible for shipping . I to had buy the rails that I will have to cut to make a 4x8 table.
Frankly, I would get the longer rails and NOT cut them. Let them extend over one end of the table beyond the legs to make a 4x10 table, and set up an attachment to do pipe cutting at the overhang!

Joe


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Re: 4x8 plasma cam, has anyone done it?

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:17 am
by MIFab
Joe Jones wrote:
MIFab wrote:
geo4932 wrote:The machines are made in Colorado.
And yes you can buy the Samson rails and gear racks.
George
When I was looking to buy the full length gear racks I was told that you don't offer complete sections of gear racks just like the side rails are in 2 sections its to make it more feasible for shipping . I to had buy the rails that I will have to cut to make a 4x8 table.
Frankly, I would get the longer rails and NOT cut them. Let them extend over one end of the table beyond the legs to make a 4x10 table, and set up an attachment to do pipe cutting at the overhang!

Joe .
Good Idea but I was told by Jokecam that they did not offer 10ft rails I was told the longest there is available 5ft. They said it was to keep shipping down.

Re: 4x8 plasma cam, has anyone done it?

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:36 pm
by Rockenjvdesign
geo4932 wrote:I don't know where this is coming from, Joe. "I don't think PlasmaCam makes their tables in America. I think they come from China. Maybe they add the motors here, and a few other components so they can claim they are "Made in America," but the table frames and braces etc., all look like something you'd buy at Harbor Freight Tools."

The machines are made in Colorado.
And yes you can buy the Samson rails and gear racks.

George

I called yesterday to get a quote to expand mine and asked to get the Samson rails and got told ill have to ask my boss and I haven't heard back form them YET and I never got my email form them with my quote that they said they would get to me asap and its almost 24 hours later and still no email

Re: 4x8 plasma cam, has anyone done it?

Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:11 pm
by Joe Jones
They do not sell 10-foot rails, but you can butt two 5-foot rails together on each side.

Re: 4x8 plasma cam, has anyone done it?

Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:54 pm
by MIFab
Rockenjvdesign wrote:
geo4932 wrote:I don't know where this is coming from, Joe. "I don't think PlasmaCam makes their tables in America. I think they come from China. Maybe they add the motors here, and a few other components so they can claim they are "Made in America," but the table frames and braces etc., all look like something you'd buy at Harbor Freight Tools."

The machines are made in Colorado.
And yes you can buy the Samson rails and gear racks.

George

I called yesterday to get a quote to expand mine and asked to get the Samson rails and got told ill have to ask my boss and I haven't heard back form them YET and I never got my email form them with my quote that they said they would get to me asap and its almost 24 hours later and still no email
Dude just order 2 rails and the longer wire harness and then the square stock to make the frame you might have 700-800 tied up into without the hassle of dealing with them on the phone.... They don't offer a full length rail due to shipping cost that's what I got told.

Re: 4x8 plasma cam, has anyone done it?

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:31 pm
by thissideup
I’m back.

Re: 4x8 plasma cam, has anyone done it?

Posted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:01 pm
by rdj357
Welcome back.... that doesn't look like it's 8' long yet!

Re: 4x8 plasma cam, has anyone done it?

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:08 pm
by thissideup
rdj357 wrote:Welcome back.... that doesn't look like it's 8' long yet!
Long story, 1 Divorce, 3000 mile move... this is a table my brother bought a couple years ago, its a dhc thats got no hours on it. its about to get pimped,

Re: 4x8 plasma cam, has anyone done it?

Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:17 pm
by rdj357
Gotcha! Certainly a good and completely understandable explanation! :-)

Re: 4x8 plasma cam, has anyone done it?

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:43 pm
by thissideup
Transformation has begun

Re: 4x8 plasma cam, has anyone done it?

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:20 pm
by rdj357
Looking good!!

Re: 4x8 plasma cam, has anyone done it?

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:26 pm
by thissideup
Getting there.

Re: 4x8 plasma cam, has anyone done it?

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:31 pm
by BlueLineMetalworks
Thissisdeup...

Looking Good!!! Can't wait to see finished product. Gotta love good ol' AMERICAN ingenuity!!

Billy

Re: 4x8 plasma cam, has anyone done it?

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:23 pm
by TTMotorsports
What are you gonna do for the cables going to the motors i don't think they will be long enough as it sits now unless the boom pivots somehow.

Re: 4x8 plasma cam, has anyone done it?

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:23 pm
by Joe Jones
That is a nice job. I have to wonder why PlasmaCam doesn't just sell a "4x4 to 4x8 Conversion Kit" with ALL of the components needed to bolt on four more feet of table space!

Joe

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Re: 4x8 plasma cam, has anyone done it?

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:23 pm
by Joe Jones
TTMotorsports wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:23 pm
What are you gonna do for the cables going to the motors i don't think they will be long enough as it sits now unless the boom pivots somehow.
Look closely. He made the boom swing on a vertical bolt.

Joe

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Re: 4x8 plasma cam, has anyone done it?

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:11 am
by AliC1986
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Re: 4x8 plasma cam, has anyone done it?

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:09 am
by Joe Jones
PlasmaCam is REALLY missing the boat by NOT selling the parts to expand tables. They sell their "Customizable Size Upgrade" but then they leave it to us to make the components. DUMB! They must assume that everyone who buys a PlasmaCam table is a WELDER/FABRICATOR

They already have all of the frame parts, legs and brackets to bolt their tables together. All they need to do is offer expansion kits.

With the current components they have, they could offer everything needed to make tables in any combination of standard parts. Their rails come in lengths of:

2' - Go Torch
4' - DHC2
5- and 6' - Samson 510

Their end frame parts already come as

2' - Go Torch
4' - DHC2
5' - Samson 510

The gantry tubes are 2', 4' and 5'

Do you wonder why other companies are selling 4x8 tables? It is because PlasmaCam doesn't offer a 4x8 size!

After spending $998.00 on their Customizable Size Upgrade, we should be able to order any combination of standard parts for any table configuration we want to build!

Of course ... that would require PlasmaCam to be flexible and innovative, and well ... we're STILL using a parallel port.

Joe

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