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    Purchased an Everlast machine in February, and it has been nothing but a headache, didn't work out of the box and I still dont have a working machine.

    Who's got a cheap unit from ebay/amazon that they have had good luck or good customer support with?

    Looking to stay sub $1k and around 50 amps with pilot arc.

    #2
    Well damn it, I was thinking about upgrading my cheap Amazon plaz to an Everlast ​​​​​​

    I have the....... 520 something..... Multi process (no idea why I did that) it's been fine. Can't complain for $400

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      #3
      Originally posted by YotaAtieToo View Post
      Well damn it, I was thinking about upgrading my cheap Amazon plaz to an Everlast ​​​​​​

      I have the....... 520 something..... Multi process (no idea why I did that) it's been fine. Can't complain for $400
      Not impressed with Everlast customer service, not even a little bit.

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        #4
        Ive been please with my Eastwood unit for the last few years. Versa Cut 60

        https://www.eastwood.com/versa-cut-6...ma-cutter.html

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          #5
          Shit maybe eastwood was the one I wanted

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            #6
            Originally posted by YotaAtieToo View Post
            Shit maybe eastwood was the one I wanted
            Goddamn, that's hilarious!

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              #7
              Originally posted by YotaAtieToo View Post
              Shit maybe eastwood was the one I wanted
              Originally posted by OHV Wildcat View Post

              Goddamn, that's hilarious!
              Yea, Dont get those mixed up, Id bet Eastwood would've solved this issue by now.

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                #8
                The ultimate cheap metal cutter for all the thickness
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                Up is difficult, down is dangerous

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Provience View Post
                  The ultimate cheap metal cutter for all the thickness
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                  I actually miss having a torch, last I checked, they are not cheap though?

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                    #10
                    https://www.weldersupply.com/P/1175/...ediumDutyOutfi

                    $300 for everything except for gas. not as cheap as i feel like they used to be, but my torch and such is all probably 20 years old at this point (guess i should probably buy new hoses at some point, just 'cuz). no generator or electricity needed, cuts from 3/16-? without issue. consumables? What's that

                    don't need to worry about supply air quality or if it can sever 1/2" in a pinch.

                    "one of these days" i'm going to actually buy some standoff rollers so that i can maybe get halfway straight lines, but that goes for either setup


                    Up is difficult, down is dangerous

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                      #11
                      Just get a hypertherm. How many more are you going to buy until you like it?
                      - Buck

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by dnsfailure View Post
                        Just get a hypertherm. How many more are you going to buy until you like it?
                        This. I've run powermax machines on my cnc table almost daily for years. No issues, great cuts, support a great company.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Provience View Post
                          https://www.weldersupply.com/P/1175/...ediumDutyOutfi
                          $300 for everything except for gas. not as cheap as i feel like they used to be, but my torch and such is all probably 20 years old at this point (guess i should probably buy new hoses at some point, just 'cuz). no generator or electricity needed, cuts from 3/16-? without issue. consumables? What's that

                          don't need to worry about supply air quality or if it can sever 1/2" in a pinch.

                          "one of these days" i'm going to actually buy some standoff rollers so that i can maybe get halfway straight lines, but that goes for either setup
                          I'm not anti torch by any means, but bottles aren't cheap.

                          Torches don't have consumables huh?

                          What about the 2 giant bottles like like to run out at the worst time.

                          Originally posted by dnsfailure View Post
                          Just get a hypertherm. How many more are you going to buy until you like it?
                          Originally posted by Dethmachinefab View Post

                          This. I've run powermax machines on my cnc table almost daily for years. No issues, great cuts, support a great company.
                          That's great for some. I had to replace all my tools in the last 18 months. I bought a big name welder, bender, and a few others. Could not justify $1800 vs $300 for how much I use it. No way I would buy a $300 plaz for a table though.

                          I don't know how some people can understand that everyone doesn't need the best of everything, especially when you only need it a dozen times a year.

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                            #14
                            I'm just saying, he's already got a cheap one he doesn't like, and he's looking for another cheap one. Pretty soon he's gonna have just about the same amount of $ in it, as if he just went for a good one from the get go.

                            I don't know what everlast machine he has, but the cheapest one I see on their site is almost $700.
                            Last edited by dnsfailure; 05-29-2020, 07:20 PM.
                            - Buck

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                              #15
                              I'd sell my pm45 for 750, but it's got a machine torch. Only replaced because I bought a pm85. I think I'd rather have a used quality unit over a China cutter. One of my first plasma cutters was a cheap one that sat under the bench because oxy acetylene was better.

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