/ Hypertherm 30 vs Hobart 40i for first plasma cutter. #21
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- Jun 9, 2013
- Seabeck, Washington
- Kubota BX-25D, Kubota Z122RKW-42
I've been looking at plasma cutters for awhile. I plan to use it on 1/4" and less for most of the cuts. An occasional severance of 3/8" or 1/2" steel bar so Hypertherm's 30xp should do the job. However, I have one project coming up that I will need to cut a curve in 1" steel that is 5' long. The 45xp can do it according to the specs. Since this is a single instance of the 1" material, i'd rather farm it out to a machine shop, but all the ones around here can't do 1" either. So, even though the 30xp is rated at 5/8" severance can it be made to cut 1" even if the cut is not clean? I figure I can always clean it up with a grinder.