Make the right cut with the right equipment when you buy one of our CNC or manual plasma cutters for sale. Choose from several models of plasma cutters, designed to accommodate everyone from a weekend handyman to a seasoned tradesman.
There of a number of things you need to consider when you are looking at plasma cutters for sale, as different models cater to different needs and frequencies of use.
Cut capacity: Consider what thickness of metal you will be cutting, then select capacity based on the thickness of the metal you plan on cutting 80% of the time.
Cut quality: In this situation you need to consider what it is you are cutting, how you want the finished product to look, and if the cut pieces will be going through other production phases. The goal is to have a smooth, clean cut that requires minimal secondary work. Spending more on a higher quality or CNC system will also result in a narrower kerf.
Reliability: If you are using this machinery on a regular basis, selecting something with increased durability is important. Generally speaking the more reliable cutters have less parts, use software, and incorporate a centralized fan configuration.
Duty cycle: This is important to consider if you're going to be working with the cutter under time restraints, as duty cycles can vary widely depending on the model you choose.
Ease of use: This is important to consider in two senses. Foremost, if you know you're going to be moving this machinery around with you quite a lot, the size and weight of the plasma cutter should be taken into consideration. Secondly, ease of operation is also important to consider, as this will both cut down the time on a professional job and allow an amateur to get a reasonably good finish.
Operating cost: This can be difficult to take into account, consider all of the above as well as the plasma consumable cost, which can vary quite a lot.