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Plasma versus Laser for a dummy
« on: July 01, 2006, 03:10:47 AM »
I am in the middle of building a plasma cutter xyz table and was wondering if it is possible or practical to use a Laser rather than a Plasma ?
Does anyone know where I can get a reasonable cost Laser
Barry (Aussie)
Re: Plasma versus Laser for a dummy
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2006, 08:32:31 PM »
Well, since you a building a plasma table then you will be cutting metal.  If you are going to cut only 1mm sheet a ~300+ watt laser will do the trick at a price of about $7,000 +/- 2K for good working one.  If you need to cut thicker... just ad $$$.  Look around on the web for used machinery and alike.