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Old 02-01-2010, 10:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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2x2 table with Longevity Plasma

Worth the trouble? or should I wait some more and get a brand name plasma cutter?
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Old 02-01-2010, 01:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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We have tested the Longevity briefly on the 2x2, and we know that one or two models in particular work. In comparison to the Thermal Dynamics CutSkill 40, the cuts did not seem as good of quality. I think that for a little bit more cash you can get a plasma cutter that works well, but it is not required.
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I say save a couple hundred more and get a hypertherm powermax 30. They can be had for right around $1k
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I say save your cash I bought the thermal dynamics cutmaster 39 and love it! buy it once buy AMERICAN MADE!
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I'd like to Clarify that when we tested it and it does work on the system as is, however Longevity has been very eager to ask our opinion of the machine and make improvements on their cutters to make them work better.
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I agree. It may be worth saving more cash and get a good quality plasma. Doesn't make much sense to get a good CNC table and use a not so good plasma.
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Save your money. You are about to buy a great quality 2x2 why put a polished turd on it to do the cutting?

I just got rid of my Miller spectrum 375 for 900 bucks and it worked great. I bought a new Hypertherm Powermax 45 and this thing is amazing. The few hundred extra is worth the wait.
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Question I have a longevity machine that works great, so whats the problem?

I actually own a Longevity weldall 200PI. The machine comes standard with an IGBT resistor set up inside. The machine has a 50amp pilot arc plasma cutter that has an AC or DC function for cutting all materials very clean. the plasma cutter has constant arc technology. The machine cuts great, and clean! not to put a stake in the conversation, but what machine from Longevity does not work good? it certainly is not mine. Is there a cnc connection issue that I was unaware of?
on the lighter side, I just heard that Hobart ( owned by miller ) just fired someone for stating that there machines are built with components made in china.
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