There are a lot of cheap plasma cutters online and I'm going to need one for the project I'm just starting. Does anyone have personal experience w/ the under $200 units?
If a plasma cutter is under 200 bucks it will be the let down you would expect from a $200.00 plasma cutter.There are a lot of cheap plasma cutters online and I'm going to need one for the project I'm just starting. Does anyone have personal experience w/ the under $200 units?
He is 100% correct. Before I had a plasma cutter 100% of my cuts were made with a 6 inch wheel on a 4 inch grinder or a 3 inch wheel on a 1hp die grinder. With patience and good technique you can be very clean and accurate with your cuts. I still use that method when precision is key.I was going to say a buddy of mine just purchased the floor portion of a 69 Chevy truck bed to put in his 55. I asked how he was going to cut it and he gave me the same answer, cut off wheels. He claims he can do it with surgical quality and save lots of money. I believe him.
I learned not to use any consumables from HF. I bought flap discs and they ended up being confetti, sand paper doesn’t last.... those experiences kept me from trying cut off wheels. I also use diablo, they aren’t cheap but if you take your time they last a long time. WORTH IT.I had a very bad experience with HF cut-off wheels, and only buy the Diablo discs now from Home Depot. A buddy had used my grinder and used up a couple of my disks, so he bought me an entire pack of HF disks. I was using the grinder without the guard as I was cutting tubs out and did not have room for the guard. (OK, who am I kidding, I almost never use a guard!) The first 3 disks out of the HF pack simply exploded with a few seconds of starting to use them. The last one left a large shard of disk stuck into my forearm. I threw the rest of the pack in the trash and went to HD to get some disks.
No more cut-off wheels from HF for me!
Regards, John McGraw