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    Hypertherm vs Thermal Dynamics

    I used a Cutmaster A40 for about 3 years. I'm glad I got rid of it. I built a new machine and put a Powermax 45 on it. It's worth its weight in saved consumables.

    I'm getting anywhere from 5 to 10 times the life out of consumables now. The thermal dynamics machine ate consumables like popcorn. Everything else about it was fine, I guess, but it cost too much to run it.

    Anyway, at one point I asked everyone what I should get and they all said Hypertherm ... and they were right.

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    Thanks for buying the Hypertherm Powermax 45 system from all of the employee owners that built it for you!

    Jim


    Quote Originally Posted by aaronbee View Post
    I used a Cutmaster A40 for about 3 years. I'm glad I got rid of it. I built a new machine and put a Powermax 45 on it. It's worth its weight in saved consumables.

    I'm getting anywhere from 5 to 10 times the life out of consumables now. The thermal dynamics machine ate consumables like popcorn. Everything else about it was fine, I guess, but it cost too much to run it.

    Anyway, at one point I asked everyone what I should get and they all said Hypertherm ... and they were right.

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    I did the exact same thing last month. We purchased a Thermal Dynamics A80 a couple years ago. It was a cronic problem and the consumables were junk. A couple months ago I posted information on all of the modifications that I was having to make to the consumables just to get my TD A80 to work. I finally had it to the point of where it would work but there was still too much money being spent on consumables and too much down time with consumable cleaning and part reworking.

    To make a long story short, we decided to follow some recommendations and we purchased a Hypertherm Powermax 85. What a pleasure to run. I wish I would have never bought the TD brand. We can now finally cut out an entire 4x8 sheet of steel without having to change the consumables or clean the consumables. I would say that we get roughly 3-4 times the life out of consumables now. Our time per part has also been significantly improved.

    Thank you for making a great product Hypertherm.

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    I will have to second that!
    I went through the same thing with TD, I wouldn't say junk but no where near what the Hypertherm Powermax 85 is!
    I would say consumable life is more than 4 to 1, more like 6 to 1!
    Best to date is 1071 pierces in 3/8 AR plate with 4966" cut distance!
    I was skeptical that 85 amps would be enough coming from an A120 but it has been a pleasant surprise!

    I too will highly recommend the Hypertherm line. :-)

    Steve

    BTW I have a TD A120 for sale...

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    I will add my TD A80 to the "for sale" list also.

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