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Ordered my Dynatorch Super B

Postby btburn » Sun Apr 20, 2014 5:43 pm

I put my deposit on my Dynatorch 4x4 Super B, I'll be running my Miler Spectrum 875 on it.
I was torn between ArcLight and Dynatorch. Dynatorch won even though it's costing me a bit more than I had in my budget and Ric sold me on it from the start.
I still have to pick out a new laptop and learn how to run everything. I need to be able to work on it in the house so I can keep an eye on the kids then go to the garage when everything is ready.
I'm new to CNC so I'll be learning from scratch.
Any recommendations for a new guy?
What software are you guys running to edit images? I was going to try InkScape since it's free or Corel Draw if it's better.
I want to be able to snap a picture and "trace" it.
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Re: Ordered my Dynatorch Super B

Postby JJsCustomDesigns » Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:46 pm

No matter what program you chose, your gonna have a learning curve with em. Nothing that i have found is a snap a pic and trace it. On some of my more detailed projects ive spent up to 3-4 hours drawing files. I use Coreldraw and im satisfied with it, now that i know how to use it.
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Re: Ordered my Dynatorch Super B

Postby Metriccar » Mon Apr 21, 2014 7:36 pm

You obviously want to spend as little on everything since you just made a large purchase.
I tried Inkscape but prefer Corel Draw.
Corel Draw is the only program I could learn quickly with no manual. You can download a trial version of it and a lot of other programs out there, then settle on the one you like the most.

I personally puruchased a USED computer off eBay for like $250 for everything. Laptop? Don't you have to run a parallel port? Generally it's Dell desktops that these are most readily available. Purchase a used deslktop with the OS of their suggestion, and parallel port if needed, and you could apply that savings to a CAD program.

There are a few out there, like TurboCAD, that I didn't try.

I actually use Corel Draw and DesignEdge (PlasmaCAM) because while overall I like Corel Draw a lot better, there are a few things Design Edge is better at.

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Re: Ordered my Dynatorch Super B

Postby CNCCAJUN » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:40 pm

If you want to invest the time and effort to learn a real CAD program you can download Draftsight.

It is free & also a perfect 100% clone of AutoCAD LT.

I have bothe AutoCAD LT 2014 & Draftsight and can not tell the difference.

I realize there is a learning curve. I am lucky that I have drawn 2D in AutoCAD for over 20 years.
But it is really not that hard to learn. I need to lear Corel Draw

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Re: Ordered my Dynatorch Super B

Postby CNCCAJUN » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:54 pm

btburn wrote:I put my deposit on my Dynatorch 4x4 Super B, I'll be running my Miler Spectrum 875 on it.
I was torn between ArcLight and Dynatorch. Dynatorch won even though it's costing me a bit more than I had in my budget and Ric sold me on it from the start.
I still have to pick out a new laptop and learn how to run everything. I need to be able to work on it in the house so I can keep an eye on the kids then go to the garage when everything is ready.
I'm new to CNC so I'll be learning from scratch.
Any recommendations for a new guy?
What software are you guys running to edit images? I was going to try InkScape since it's free or Corel Draw if it's better.
I want to be able to snap a picture and "trace" it.
Thanks


What are you looking at as far as delivery? I have had mine for 3 weeks. Still not up and running. Nothing to do with the table, I have so much stuff left to do in the shop I did not think about. More electrical, airlines, exhaust fan, & the list goes on. I hope the actual learning curve is short . . .lol lol
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Re: Ordered my Dynatorch Super B

Postby btburn » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:42 pm

I put the deposit down last week 4/15 so Hopefully I'll have it in the garage by the end of May. I'll check out Draftsight. The DynaTorch just needs 2 USB ports and I was told a laptop will be fine. I plan on it taking a while to learn but am looking for suggestions from everyone and any preferred programs. I've got a co-worker that has a plasmacam that I can get some help from for the basics.

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Re: Ordered my Dynatorch Super B

Postby calsdad » Tue May 06, 2014 11:56 pm

Just joined up here because I see a few of you guys are getting the Dynatorch Super B table.

I'm VERY seriously thinking of getting one. Already talked to Rick and got the quote. Ordered an air dryer, got a new compressor coming - and working on finishing out some stuff in the shop to get setup for it. What swayed you towards the Dynatorch over the other ones?

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Re: Ordered my Dynatorch Super B

Postby calsdad » Wed May 07, 2014 10:56 pm

What kind of turnaround was Dynatorch giving - how long between when you put the deposit down and they could get you the table?

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Re: Ordered my Dynatorch Super B

Postby CNCCAJUN » Thu May 08, 2014 12:58 am

My turn around time was a little longer than quoted.

But I know for a fact that their delivery is based on the number of machines ahead of you.

Besides, what is the hurry, unless you already have a CNC Plasma Table and are upgrading, you have A LOT of stuff to get done before it gets there.

I received my table March 31 this year. . . It is in place, leveled. . . now the table is waiting on me to complete the air system & exhaust system. Then I can fire up the table. I am one man show with zero help beyond the wife so everything goes slow.

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Re: Ordered my Dynatorch Super B

Postby calsdad » Thu May 08, 2014 4:48 am

I'm in a very similar situation. Im still finishing out the barn it will be going into, working on the electrical - etc. I'll be receiving an air dryer today - and I've got a compressor on order.

I was just curious how long it took from the point you put in the order until you actually received the table so I could plan around it a little. I'm a one man band too (besides the wife).

Why did you pick the XLS over the Super B? I've only really looked at the SuperB - haven't really compared it to the XLS at all. Was there much of a price difference?

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Re: Ordered my Dynatorch Super B

Postby btburn » Sun May 11, 2014 8:35 pm

I picked the Super B because it was in my budget, Kinda. I went over my budget by a couple grand but decided on the Dynatorch. Ric told me about 4 weeks before it ships from my deposit. I'm not really worried about the delivery time right now. I've got plenty to do before it comes and my work schedule got busy so as long as it gets here in one piece I'll be happy.

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Re: Ordered my Dynatorch Super B

Postby calsdad » Sun May 11, 2014 9:55 pm

Thanks!. I'm planning on putting down a deposit in the next few weeks. I've got a ton of work to do also to get my barn setup for this. Once I get the table I'll still have to build a water table and/or a downdraft setup. Haven't quite made my mind up which way to go on that yet. Good to know I can plan around it taking 4 weeks more or less for the table to arrive.

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Re: Ordered my Dynatorch Super B

Postby CNCCAJUN » Sun May 11, 2014 10:10 pm

I think the SuperB is a little faster and will deliver closer to quoted date.

I don't know that for sure, but I was under that impression hanging around Dynatorch's shop the day I drove over to place my order. I saw at least 1/2 a dozen SuperBs going at one time, where as the XLS & XLR8 Series I think are a little more cumbersome to handle & build. This is just my opinion. I know they are real picky about everything they build. You would have to go there and meet their crew. I think just about anyone of them would be capable of building a plasma table from the ground up. I am the kind of the customer with many, many questions & I did not get one "dumb look" or a single hesitation prior to an answer from anyone. Not many places will let you roam freely in their shop with their crew asking questions.

As to my actual delivery date versus quoted date. It would not be fair to DYNATORCH to quote my delivery time. I was in contact with Ric, Leon or Russel at least once a week asking for info or minor changes to accommodate my situation. i.e. I need a single exhaust exit hole on the back of my air handler versus their normal two holes. Once I got to see how their air handler is designed you might say my appreciation grew for what "I THOUGHT" would be a minor change.

Hopefully in the next few weeks I'll be ready to power up . . .even more so hoping for few or no glitches . . . at least none caused by anything other than me.
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Re: Ordered my Dynatorch Super B

Postby btburn » Tue May 13, 2014 4:12 pm

I checked with Ric and he said it was going to ship next week but I asked if he could delay it a week because my work schedule got insane. So right now order time looks to be around 3.5 to 4 weeks then ship time depending on where you live that could be a day to a few days.
They have been great to deal and I can't wait to get up and running.

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Re: Ordered my Dynatorch Super B

Postby CNCCAJUN » Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:23 pm

Did you take delivery yet?

If you have and already up and running you are going to make me really jealous . . .OK,embarrassed . . . :oops:

I got mine March 31st.

Still readying shop . . . :(

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Re: Ordered my Dynatorch Super B

Postby calsdad » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:53 pm

If you guys get your tables going you've got to post some updates.

I sent email to Ric asking about the XLS table - and he got back to me within a day. I'm glad I asked just so I know (now) what the difference is - but I think if I go with Dynatorch it will be the Super B . The XLS is going out of my price range.

The freight company came by today with my new compressor in the back of their truck - too bad they didn't call first like I asked them too because I wasn't prepared to get it off the back of the truck for them. I'll have to get over to their terminal and pick it up tomorrow night or Wednesday. I already got an air dryer a few weeks back - and I've been working on getting the shop cleaned up and ready to take in the table - probably still have a few weeks of work to get that all done.

I'm probably still 2-3 weeks away from being ready to pull the trigger on getting the table - you guys should be up and running before then!.

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Re: Ordered my Dynatorch Super B

Postby CNCCAJUN » Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:11 am

[quote="I'm probably still 2-3 weeks away from being ready to pull the trigger on getting the table - you guys should be up and running before then!.[/quote]

I sure hope you are right on the up and running . . . If you want to do it right there is a LOT TO DO getting your shop setup from scratch . . . ! ! ! !
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Re: Ordered my Dynatorch Super B

Postby calsdad » Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:18 am

Just out of curiousity - what have you had to do to get your shop setup to get the table up and running?

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Re: Ordered my Dynatorch Super B

Postby wilber » Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:37 am

For me I had to upgrade electric panel, upgrade air compressor, buy air dryer, and the hardest part is make room..
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Re: Ordered my Dynatorch Super B

Postby CNCCAJUN » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:53 am

calsdad wrote:Just out of curiousity - what have you had to do to get your shop setup to get the table up and running?


Build shop from scratch . . .and everything else you need to do . .

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Re: Ordered my Dynatorch Super B

Postby calsdad » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:39 pm

CNCCAJUN wrote:
calsdad wrote:Just out of curiousity - what have you had to do to get your shop setup to get the table up and running?


Build shop from scratch . . .and everything else you need to do . .

Steve


Ok - you have me beat there. I've got a barn built - I just have to finish the inside off so it's actually useable - get electricity run - and order all the supporting equipment.

I've been in the process of buying equipment over the last year so I can do more metalwork. Most of my equipment was just not up to the tasks I wanted to do. I picked up a BuildPro welding table last year and a Miller 350P MIG welder. Just got an outlet installed in the house to run it off of last week. So for now - I run a big ass extension cord from the house to the barn when I want to use the welder. I've already been able to get 3 different projects done using the table and the welder in the last week - that likely would have taken me weeks to do with my old equipment.

So now I'm getting work done - while trying to get all the work done to finish off the barn around that. And I've got to make space - because in the last couple of years since I finished off the structure - it seems like "stuff" has taken over all the inside space. Amazing how that happens.

I did get a refrigerated air dryer in a few weeks back - and I'll be going to pick up the compressor tomorrow night. So I've got most of the support pieces - now I just have to finish off all the details.

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Re: Ordered my Dynatorch Super B

Postby btburn » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:53 am

My Super B gets delivered today 6/18/14. Then it will sit in the garage over the weekend until I get back from camping.
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Re: Ordered my Dynatorch Super B

Postby btburn » Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:52 pm

Well, I ditched work and lost a day of pay just to have UPS Freight say that they were having trouble figuring out how to deliver it to my house and get it off the truck. I'm out of town until sunday so hopefully I'll have better news next week.
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Re: Ordered my Dynatorch Super B

Postby calsdad » Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:04 pm

I don't know what it is with freight companies - they don't seem to be able to follow directions. I have a truck and a trailer - so what I usually do is tell the shipper to instruct the freight company to hold it at their terminal - then I go to the terminal - pick the thing up - and bring it home. With the trailer I can just back right up to the garage and unload. Even though I have to drive - I think that's easier than horsing something down my driveway.

I picked my new compressor tonite. Got a Champion PL series 7.5HP 80 gallon. Pretty sure that will give me all the air I will ever need. Had a little bit of a hard time getting it off the trailer - almost tipped it over on my myself but luckily disaster was averted.

Why is UPS having a hard time figuring out how to deliver it? Too big for the liftgate on their trailer?

If they can't figure out a solution - and you have access to a truck to pull it - maybe think about getting a U-Haul trailer and just pick the thing up yourself?

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Re: Ordered my Dynatorch Super B

Postby btburn » Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:51 pm

First they said that the lift gate truck was broken, then I was told that that was a white lie and that is was too large for the lift gate. All this after they had it sitting there for a day and a half and the knew how large it was. Hopefully they have it figured out tomorrow.
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