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ishootpaper 06-12-2010 11:59 PM

longevity plasma cutter
Need some advice from the metal fabricators on the forum (I know your out there..) -import plasma cutter for hobby use. Im looking at the longevity brand plasma cutter. any experienced plasma users here that could share some feedback? here is the machine that I am interested in:

ForceCut LP-40D Pilot ARC | Plasma Cutters for sale.

they offer a good warranty and its in my price range for the playing around that I will be doing with it. what you guys think?

skullcrusher 06-13-2010 12:11 AM

I had a bit of trouble with the link loading, but I am sure that is my connection. I am not familiar with the brand. What are you planning on cutting in regards to type of metal and thickness? Does it run off of 110 or 220? Personally, I am partial to the Hypertherm Max42.

spittinfire 06-13-2010 09:07 PM

I personally would be a little nervous about a machine that can run of 110 or 220. In my experience with welding and plasma cutters, 110 isn't even worth fooling with. It simply does not get hot enough to do anything, even 16ga is a struggle.
The 40A on 220 should be good for most light metal, I've used a similar sized unit to cut thru 3/8" steel and it was not a problem. I'm not familiar with that brand but if they have a good warrenty you can give them a try.

Have you tried searching for a fabricator's forum? There are a number of them out there. I don't frequent them but a friend of mine does, he's a much better fabricator then I am.

ishootpaper 06-14-2010 09:34 PM

Thanks for the reply.
Just got in to my email and seen that I had some replies. After making my post here, I realized that there had to be some good fabrication forums that could point me in the right direction on this one too. I found a forum called where longevity seemed to have a pretty good presence on. I heard some mixed reviews of the equipment but overall, there was no one on the HUGE forum who had any complaints about there customer service. I went ahead and ordered it since it has the 30 day satisfaction guarantee. Im gonna give it a shot for a couple of weeks and if it turns out to be to cheesy for what I want to do or craps out on me, ill send it back and save my money for something else. Thanks for the feedback.

PS- I plan on running the machine on 220V so hopefully I wont have any problems with the machine not having enough juice. Thanks again.

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