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    Default Severance Cutting Test with my PowerMax 45

    Morning everyone!!

    So, I've had this plasma cutter since I bought it new in the summer of 2011, and let me tell you, I love it. Its been very good to me, never had any problems with it, cuts great, etc...

    But, I've always wondered how thick it can REALLY cut, and I decided I'd do a severance test with it when I bought it, and now a year and a half later, Im actually doing it

    I had some plate laying around in increments of 1/8" all the way up to 1 1/2" steel... I didnt think I'd need the 1.5" because Hypertherm says the plasma is recommended to cut 1/2" plate and the maximum severance is supposedly 1", but I was wrong. This picture is of a cut on 1 1/4" plate:



    I was pretty impressed... The video tells the story better than I can. Hope y'all like it, was pretty fun to make



    Anyway, have a nice week everyone

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    i have it's little brother the powermax30, and i too get better preformance than what it claimed it would do. And very long consumable life too.
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    Very impressive. Nice video.
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    Default Re: Severance Cutting Test with my PowerMax 45

    I've had my Powermax 45 about 6 months, and already it'd be a tough call whether that or "something else" would have to be "pried out of my cold, dead hands"... Steve

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    Default Re: Severance Cutting Test with my PowerMax 45

    Thank you for doing this. I have been kicking around getting a plasma cutter. I kept hearing how good the hypertherm45 is, but this actually shows it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckE2009
    Morning everyone!!

    So, I've had this plasma cutter since I bought it new in the summer of 2011, and let me tell you, I love it. Its been very good to me, never had any problems with it, cuts great, etc...

    But, I've always wondered how thick it can REALLY cut, and I decided I'd do a severance test with it when I bought it, and now a year and a half later, Im actually doing it

    I had some plate laying around in increments of 1/8" all the way up to 1 1/2" steel... I didnt think I'd need the 1.5" because Hypertherm says the plasma is recommended to cut 1/2" plate and the maximum severance is supposedly 1", but I was wrong. This picture is of a cut on 1 1/4" plate:

    I was pretty impressed... The video tells the story better than I can. Hope y'all like it, was pretty fun to make

    YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tf6LnpCJ52M

    Anyway, have a nice week everyone
    Very informative video!

    Any chance you could borrow a Miller Spectrum Xtrem 625 and do the same test?

    Debating between these 2

    Miller being attractive for MVP
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    Default Re: Severance Cutting Test with my PowerMax 45

    Glad y'all like it...

    ENG: You're welcome!! I debated on buying this machine, and now I'm really glad I did... I'd highly recommend it.

    ERicher: I really like my Hypertherm... IDK anyone with a Miller plasma... If I did, I'd see what I can put together...

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    Default Re: Severance Cutting Test with my PowerMax 45

    Kinda cool to see the cut. To me it actually shows you were the cut started to get a bit weak. I have the same one and so far its been good to me too.

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