I finally decided to upgrade our CNC machine cutting torch. The Hobart is still a great machine; however, it over heats when used constantly like we are on the table. So we really needed to upgrade but funding was a little short of getting the Hypertherm I want by oh around $1500 bucks lol
So I looked at the Harbor Freight alternative with much reluctance; however, figured I really had nothing to loose. If it didn't work out I have 90 days to take it back.
When looking at a plasma machine the actual machine is only 50% what makes the machine perform well, the other 50% is the torch. The machine portion is 220 v and works flawless. They did a nice job integrating the regulator inside the machine as well. Now where this machine shines over the other chinese makes is the gun is a knock of off the Italian made gun. S45 Trafimet torch, you can get consumables directly from your local Harbor Freight that do work decent. But you can also get higher quality ones made for the italian made gun that are direct fit. I ordered these and this machine performs very well. I have yet to see the machine overheat and it runs non stop all day long.