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Old 05-03-2019, 09:34 PM   #176 (permalink)
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Edit: this is one a buddy turned me on to, since I could pick it up I could probably negotiate a better price without the shipping and Queens cut

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I have the initial $1500 in my table and that is it. I like you already had my plasma. Your only other cost would be what you spend on a laptop.

For me the first few days of ownership were very frustrating. I wanted to smash shit with a hammer and getting everything set up was a colossal pain in the ass. Everything for the langmuir table is on youtube tutorials. I ended up having to have a second laptop playing the videos and stopping at each step when setting everything up. Written instructions would have been way better. If you get all the files downloaded correctly and in the correct place you can be up and cutting parts in a few hours. It seems for me each step took a few tries before I could move onto the next step.

Once I finally got all the files in the right, the cad learning curve was steep, but within a few days I got it down to a smoothly oiled process. Four months in, I can draw up parts now pretty quickly (in less time that actually scribing out my cut lines to cut manually would take) and cutting takes only seconds it seems. Cutting multiples of the same part or parts I have cut in the past is super easy. Once they are in your post process library its literally a few clicks of the mouse to upload and cut the part. For me, the addition of this table has been the best thing to happen to my shop. I can now make complex parts that used to take hours, in just minutes

Whatever table you go with, make sure they have good tech support/ customer service to go with it. Langmuir has been exceptional for me in that respect. With that said i have outgrown my table very quickly, and honestly when cutting larger parts I REALLY wish I had THC. My Crossfire runs non stop 3-4 days out of the week making brackets, tabs and metal art (I'm a registered nurse for my "day job"). It has been a great table for what I spent, but now I am looking to purchase a 5 x 10 JD2 table, to do more production work. Premier also makes a nice low cost table with THC that I likely would have went with had I known about them before I purchased the langmuir table
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Old 05-03-2019, 09:59 PM   #177 (permalink)
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I have the initial $1500 in my table and that is it. I like you already had my plasma. Your only other cost would be what you spend on a laptop.

For me the first few days of ownership were very frustrating. I wanted to smash shit with a hammer and getting everything set up was a colossal pain in the ass. Everything for the langmuir table is on youtube tutorials. I ended up having to have a second laptop playing the videos and stopping at each step when setting everything up. Written instructions would have been way better. If you get all the files downloaded correctly and in the correct place you can be up and cutting parts in a few hours. It seems for me each step took a few tries before I could move onto the next step.

Once I finally got all the files in the right, the cad learning curve was steep, but within a few days I got it down to a smoothly oiled process. Four months in, I can draw up parts now pretty quickly (in less time that actually scribing out my cut lines to cut manually would take) and cutting takes only seconds it seems. Cutting multiples of the same part or parts I have cut in the past is super easy. Once they are in your post process library its literally a few clicks of the mouse to upload and cut the part. For me, the addition of this table has been the best thing to happen to my shop. I can now make complex parts that used to take hours, in just minutes

Whatever table you go with, make sure they have good tech support/ customer service to go with it. Langmuir has been exceptional for me in that respect. With that said i have outgrown my table very quickly, and honestly when cutting larger parts I REALLY wish I had THC. My Crossfire runs non stop 3-4 days out of the week making brackets, tabs and metal art (I'm a registered nurse for my "day job"). It has been a great table for what I spent, but now I am looking to purchase a 5 x 10 JD2 table, to do more production work. Premier also makes a nice low cost table with THC that I likely would have went with had I known about them before I purchased the langmuir table
Thank you for taking the time to put that together, looks like I'll bump a table to the top of my tool list
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Old 05-04-2019, 05:54 AM   #178 (permalink)
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Thank you for taking the time to put that together, looks like I'll bump a table to the top of my tool list
Same here.
Step Son is wanting one.
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Old 05-04-2019, 04:55 PM   #179 (permalink)
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I am still debating building VS buying a table.... Decisions decisions. lol.


in also need a bigger garage.

It has been some time now, how has yall's tables been holding up so far?
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Old 05-09-2019, 05:38 PM   #180 (permalink)
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Maybe this weekend I can get mine up and running. Maybe........
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Old 05-18-2019, 07:52 PM   #181 (permalink)
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. Premier also makes a nice low cost table with THC that I likely would have went with had I known about them before I purchased the langmuir table
So looking around a little, premier is also a 2 hour drive for me, their tackles are a little more expensive, they seem more user friendly, it looks like they sell them with a refurb desktop with some software.

Which one of these were you looking at?

https://premierplasmacnc.com/

Also, should I consider buying a $250 Chinese plasma and keeping it on the table, vs moving my miller 625 back and forth? 1/4" clean is my target, rarely would I ask more of it
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:04 PM   #182 (permalink)
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I’m in the same boat as fl-crawler, need a bigger table but I don’t have space. THC is also an issue for longer cuts although I’ve made the manual set height work. Looking into a 2x4 from Premier unless I can fit a 4x4. Wright CNC has a beefier 2x2 that is identical with features to the Langmuir but no idea on their customer support. Does anyone have feedback on the support from Premier or Wright CNC?

My aluminum water table has galvanic corrosion and now has holes in it. I had one of the early tables so this has since been changed to aluminum. Langmuir gave me free shipping and 50% off a SS water table and it arrived last week. I’ll put it in soon and be up and running again. I run Greencut fluid as well with a zinc anode and it still galvanized. I’m still pretty happy about the whole deal and Langmuir got me taken care of via email within 2 hours. Hopefully I can upgrade to a 4x4 table with THC in the next few months but I am gonna have to find a way to make space in my little 2 car garage! Good problems to have that’s for sure.
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Old 05-20-2019, 06:02 AM   #183 (permalink)
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Iím in the same boat as fl-crawler, need a bigger table but I donít have space. THC is also an issue for longer cuts although Iíve made the manual set height work. Looking into a 2x4 from Premier unless I can fit a 4x4....................Hopefully I can upgrade to a 4x4 table with THC in the next few months but I am gonna have to find a way to make space in my little 2 car garage! Good problems to have thatís for sure.
Sound like you need the table I always wanted to make. I thought a 2ft x6ft or even a 18" x 6ft so it sits out of the way against the wall. For the hobby guy it seems longer parts are more likely to cut than taller parts.
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So looking around a little, premier is also a 2 hour drive for me, their tackles are a little more expensive, they seem more user friendly, it looks like they sell them with a refurb desktop with some software.

Which one of these were you looking at?

https://premierplasmacnc.com/

Also, should I consider buying a $250 Chinese plasma and keeping it on the table, vs moving my miller 625 back and forth? 1/4" clean is my target, rarely would I ask more of it
Their 2 x 4 table would have done everything automotive I needed to do. I would stay away from the cheap chinese plasma
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Does anyone have feedback on the support from Premier or Wright CNC?
So far I'm not very happy with Wright. Today marks 13 weeks since my paid in full order and I was quoted 7-8. I've had the table for a month now and still no Hypertherm. When this started they were quick to reply. Now, they answer about every 3rd call/email I send. Table seems nice but I'd save some time and money and order the plasma from somewhere else if considering Wright (45XP is $300 cheaper and a couple days out on Amazon).

Also, their 4x4 is closer to a 6x6 footprint and they do not recommend throwing it on casters FYI. She's a big girl.
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So far I'm not very happy with Wright. Today marks 13 weeks since my paid in full order and I was quoted 7-8. I've had the table for a month now and still no Hypertherm. When this started they were quick to reply. Now, they answer about every 3rd call/email I send. Table seems nice but I'd save some time and money and order the plasma from somewhere else if considering Wright (45XP is $300 cheaper and a couple days out on Amazon).

Also, their 4x4 is closer to a 6x6 footprint and they do not recommend throwing it on casters FYI. She's a big girl.
Thanks for the feedback. Iíll likely be going with a Premier 2x4 with water table and THC. My main drawback is space and the THC. I am trying to justify fitting a 4x4 in my tiny space so some other things in my shop may have to go to make cutting easier.

If anyone is seriously interested in my upgraded 2x3 Langmuir I might part ways with it later this year. It has full travel of the water table. It has both the aluminum and the stainless water tables and has been well kept and cleaned regularly with a stainless replacement Y axis. Iíll be keeping my Mach3 and Powermax 65 though unless someone gives me a stupid good offer on the Hypertherm. Iíve been eyeballing the 45XP due to the laser engraving feature.
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Thanks for the feedback. I’ll likely be going with a Premier 2x4 with water table and THC. My main drawback is space and the THC. I am trying to justify fitting a 4x4 in my tiny space so some other things in my shop may have to go to make cutting easier.

If anyone is seriously interested in my upgraded 2x3 Langmuir I might part ways with it later this year. It has full travel of the water table. It has both the aluminum and the stainless water tables and has been well kept and cleaned regularly with a stainless replacement Y axis. I’ll be keeping my Mach3 and Powermax 65 though unless someone gives me a stupid good offer on the Hypertherm. I’ve been eyeballing the 45XP due to the laser engraving feature.
how you got the SS water table?

never mind all i had to look up
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I hear ya. Powder coating oven and a few other things had to be relocated. I'm in a 3 car and feeling pretty claustrophobic.
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