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PostPosted: October 26, 2020, 12:49 am 
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"Best" plasma cutter on a budget?

Some time ago I asked a similar question on TIG welders.
Very happy with the recommended unit I bought.
Now it seems I may need a Plasma Cutter as the best tool to cut sides out of shipping containers that are to be used to build a 1,650' shop.
Five containers joined side by side with the interior walls removed.
Not my first preference but less than half the price of erecting a building on a concrete slab.
Concrete slab actually cost more per foot than the steel building.

Once the shop is up a Plasma Cutter will be very useful for builds.

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PostPosted: October 26, 2020, 10:34 am 
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I hate to admit it, but I'm terribly happy with my Horrible Fright 40amp machine.
It does everything I ask, up to cutting 1/2 inch plate. I've been running it in drag mode, knowing it works SOOOOO much better with a little bit of standoff.

Today I'll be wiring it into my Crossfire CNC table

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PostPosted: October 26, 2020, 11:10 am 
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RichardSIA wrote:
shipping containers that are to be used to build a 1,650' shop


Richard, I want to see pictures of this! I know that you never/seldom post pictures but this is a build that I'm very interested in and I want to see the process and the results. Movies would be good too. Please. Bill

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Still doing some research as I know two are commonly joined, so five is just more?
Not my ideal shop, but conventional build is crazy expensive.
If I can make this work I avoid the $10.00 per foot concrete floor/foundation.

Camera is working again.

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