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    Default Plasma cutter with pilot ir not?

    Hi,
    Lots of questions but this about a pilot being worth it or what advantages?
    Everlasting p or no p
    Thanks,
    Gray

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    Default Re: Plasma cutter with pilot ir not?

    Read page B-6

    I believe most of the plasma cutters have a pilot arc

    Both my LincolnPro Cut-25 and 55 have it.

    http://www.lincolnelectric.com/asset...oln3/im595.pdf
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    Default Re: Plasma cutter with pilot ir not?

    I would not consider a unit without a pilot arc.
    IF you are asking about our Everlast products (I gather from the word Everlasting), I would recommend the PowerPlasma 50 many times over the SuperCut 50 or the SC 50P. Better built, better technology.
    It has pilot arc and it uses a torch that has consumables commonly available. No high frequency either...which is a good thing. The Supercuts use HF and it doesn't play nice with electronics.
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    Default Re: Plasma cutter with pilot ir not?

    Pilot arc is a MUST if you are ever going to cut any sort of grating or expanded steel. My Hobart has it, and I would not consider one without it after having it!

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    Default Re: Plasma cutter with pilot ir not?

    I hope to do some light fabricating so I woukd guess a 50 amp should do?
    Do these units need a pilot hole drilled to get a good point start?

    3/8 " will be common thickness. I am also looking at a Makita cold cut chop saw for my 1/4 x2.5" angle iron and up to 7 x 3/8 flat also some 3" sch 80 pipe.
    Thank you all for sharing.
    Gray

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    Default Re: Plasma cutter with pilot ir not?

    500-800 for plasma
    450 for cold cut saw
    600-900 for mig,stick spool gun unit?

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    Default Re: Plasma cutter with pilot ir not?

    I find the "consuables" get "consumed" at an expensive rate & grab the O/A most of the time, it may just be me but if I had a do over, I'd a spent that $1200/1400 bucks on something else. (Hypertherm 900 ? I think about 8/10 yes. ago) Now to be fair I do not have a fancy air dryer in my air sys.
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    Default Re: Plasma cutter with pilot ir not?

    Quote Originally Posted by yarg View Post
    500-800 for plasma
    450 for cold cut saw
    600-900 for mig,stick spool gun unit?
    You realize this is 2013, not 1960?


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    Default Re: Plasma cutter with pilot ir not?

    Ok, so take the cold cut saw out and what should I expect to pay for a good 1/2" clean cut plasma and a spool gun with a 180 to 200 amp MTS unit?

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