Excel Spreadsheet For Quoting Plasma Cutting

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Re: Excel Spreadsheet For Quoting Plasma Cutting

Post by Jeff M » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:30 pm

Thanks to winecountry & mdwalker. Lots of good vauable info. on the money matters. People don't realize the investment we make to do what we do. This is site is the best.

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Re: Excel Spreadsheet For Quoting Plasma Cutting

Post by hayseed » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:00 am

This spreadsheet is great in my opinion. I just wanted to say thanks for shareing it!

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Re: Excel Spreadsheet For Quoting Plasma Cutting

Post by SouthernDove » Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:10 pm

What kind of pricing are you guys using now?:) (I see 2009 was the year for the pricing below.) Thank You Kindly!:)
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Re: Excel Spreadsheet For Quoting Plasma Cutting

Post by mdwalker » Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:11 pm

SouthernDove wrote:What kind of pricing are you guys using now?:) (I see 2009 was the year for the pricing below.) Thank You Kindly!:)
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I keep the steel prices updated. Everything else stays the same.

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Re: Excel Spreadsheet For Quoting Plasma Cutting

Post by RobertJohnson » Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:02 pm

Thank you for this spreadsheet, just like everyone else, I wonder, am I outrageous on my pricing, or am I way under priced. I think I'm in the middle, but seems like people want metal art for free. Still trying to get a foot in the door, and hopefully people are getting the word that there's a new guy in town. ;) Thankfully I have people out of state that are promoting my work also, so, I hope to eventually make this a full time gig, until then, just do what I have to do to pay the bills.

With that said, I was talking with a friend the other day, and I think I need to set 3 price ranges, LOW, HIGH and what I feel like will keep me going with some profit. Not saying that I'll make a 100 dollar piece for 20, but I will start making more 20 dollar pieces. Then some 60 dollar pieces and some 120 pieces, that way if they see the 120 and think, that's too high, but I would like this 60 dollar piece. I'll let you know if this theory works, LOL Like I said, still a hobby right now. But I do love it! ;)

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Re: Excel Spreadsheet For Quoting Plasma Cutting

Post by artistic touch metals » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:09 am

Several years back I asked the question... How do I charge for this metal work.... Since then several of our peers have added their two cents. I whole heartedly THANK ALL OF YOU!...

The costs of running this equipment, the shop, wear and tear on tools is deceptive. It was easy to figure out the cost of materials and charge enough to replace them with a profit.... but then what about the welding wire and gas, the electric bill, the consumables.....the list is long on the hidden costs.... I just had an overhead gas shop heater burn out a circuit board. It was two years old... came to the conclusion that plasma dust got on the circuit board and fried it. Soooooo another hidden cost, and more scheduled maintenence, plus two days of hard labor moving the welding tables, welders, benders etc. out of the way so I could relocate the CNC table out from under the shop heater... go figure....

These excell sheets are a great tool. They open your eyes to see what you charged and what you should be charging. This is a specialized field. Metal fabrication alone costs big bucks in an established shop. They dont do artwork.....
The charges outlined are fair and reasonable and if we keep using them we can all stay in business. If we keep this brother in law attitude of covering the cost of material, giving price cuts to be a nice guy..... might as well plan on being out of business in a short time span.

Thanks again to all of you who have contributed your opinions here, and on the excellent artwork you post as well.
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Re: Excel Spreadsheet For Quoting Plasma Cutting

Post by mjbdesigns » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:20 pm

Thank you very much for taking the time and effort to share knowledge you have compiled thru years of experience. This helps me immensely as Im trying to get my Pcam business off the ground after working 30+ years for "The Man"
I love to listen to people who are willing to share what they have learned and will do the same with my knowledge as I feel this is one of the things that makes this country what it once was and hopefully will be again some day...
Sorry but this was a long winded thank you :)

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Re: Excel Spreadsheet For Quoting Plasma Cutting

Post by mody454 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:39 pm

I think this spreadsheet is great. I. Was wondering if anyone could add 3/4 to it though. Or tell me how to

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Re: Excel Spreadsheet For Quoting Plasma Cutting

Post by Gamelord » Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:12 am

Here's my version of the same sheet. I tweaked it a bit for my own use.

I wish to thank the original maker of this sheet for sharing it to all of us.

It is in Open Office format - but should open up in Word/Excel no problem.
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Re: Excel Spreadsheet For Quoting Plasma Cutting

Post by acourtjester » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:58 am

Thanks for you input.
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Re: Excel Spreadsheet For Quoting Plasma Cutting

Post by plain ol Bill » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:29 pm

Thanks gamelord. I want to take a look at anything you do buddy.
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Re: Excel Spreadsheet For Quoting Plasma Cutting

Post by motoguy » Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:54 am

Interestingly enough, I am starting to find myself going the other way. I swore by the spreadsheet/app for a while. Now, though, I'm looking for a quicker way to estimate pricing. One that the customer can understand easier, as well. I think I'm going to go with the $/sq ft model. I think my pricing is a bit low right now, based off the spreadsheet. For 14ga artsy stuff, anyway. I seem to come in around $17-$20 /sq ft for bare, and about $25/sq ft painted. If I bump those up to $25/sq ft bare, and $30 / sq ft painted, the prices start to seem more "in line" with what I'd expect. We'll see how it goes.
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Re: Excel Spreadsheet For Quoting Plasma Cutting

Post by FENT1 » Sat May 11, 2019 6:12 pm

Thanks, mdwalker for the spread sheet, just finished my table, and hungry for info on pricing. I can tell this is going to be a bit of a learning curve.

That usually converts to $, so any help is greatly appreciated.

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