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Old 02-07-2015, 11:07 AM
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Thanks for the link. One of my long term want/needs. I'm always leery of low cost off-shore tools, particularly anything as complex as a plasma torch. But for the price, and the very occasional use it'd see in my shop it's looking pretty attractive.

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No offense, but I'd rather save up for a quality Plasma cutter than buy one made in China, or from Harbor Freight



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Here's the original review.
Cheapest ebay plasma cutter review - The Garage Journal Board

I'll give you that, quality often pays. But at the cost of a nice plasma cutter, I'd not see the sense in it. I have a good welder, and yes, it has paid off. But a plasma cutter, while nice, will not be used too often. This model usually goes for $350-400 on ebay, so this is a pretty decent deal. The HF model is also rated pretty well by many.

If this unit I pick up turns into something I like/use more often than I expect, I'll be looking at a Thermal Arc 3-in-1 Tiq machine. That would be something I'd love to have.

I only find myself using the welder 2-3 times a month, so its not a high use tool. My impact, which cost about 1/2 the price, I use a few times to a few dozen times a day, depending on. The welder I have is a 220v Miller mid range mig unit. Before Buying it, I took a welding class, I borrowed a few welders from others, and found it to be something I enjoyed/wanted to do more of.

With this P-cutter, it will be getting my feet wet to see if its a tool I want in the long term. We used a nice miller in school but I don't remember going for it over any other cutting tools in the shop very often. Great for thick plate, though.
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Nice! Thanks for the link.
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Just an update I did order one of these and am expecting it in a few weeks.
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Ditto. Did you go through the group buy or ebay? I think it will be late April. I actually bought two just in case. He's been a great guy to work with overall.
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I did the group buy and was one of the lucky ones to be in the first run. Yep late April is the last I heard too. Are you before or after the paypal split?
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after. He fronted me till I could get the money order, though so that's awesome. My order went out on the 31st. I did send the MO as well.
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So the ebay ad has one listed for 1k+, I have read through the threads on the garage forums and it looks to me like I've missed out? Can I still grab one of these at that price?
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You can always try to email him but I'm guessing you missed out. You may find some for sale in the GJ classifieds, but my recomendation is to never, EVER go there. You will be broke forever after you enter. So many awesome tools. And you need every last one.

Let me find out what I'm doing with my spare one, I had a few people interested, just not sure yet.
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