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I'm at the point where I think I really Need a plasma cutter..... But really want a good TIG welder to. Has anyone had any experience with the new multi process machines out there Good/Bad or am I just better off waiting and getting 2 separate machines?



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While the multi use idea is cool and saves space, I'd rather have the reliability of two separate machines and the ability to use both at once...

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I have a new HOBART plasma machine for sale not sure of model (I'm out of town working ) but I can find out if your interested

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I'll think about it for sure Dave, but was kinda hoping Brink would see this because the machine I'm looking at is the Longevity WeldAll 250PI seems like a pretty good machine and a great price for want your getting I think.



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If you decide to buy a plasma separate I have a hypotherm Powermax 65 that I bought just before x mas. It is a kick ass machine, you gotta pay a bit more $$$$ for a powermax but the quality is worth every penny. Ive been cutting 1/2 steel single pass the last couple days on and off without a single issue.

Be careful when buying multi-process machines in my and my buddies experiences they arent usually as good as everyone expects them to be, one side of the machine usually isn't up to par and it's usually the plasma cutter end of things.

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If you want multiprocess with tig, get a smaw/gtaw machine. You can actually use a tig torch on most normal dc smaw machines with good results (I have a miller machine at the farm with a tig torch setup that works great).
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