plasma cutter

Bob lincs

Member
Arable Farmer
I have a Hypertherme 65 and it has been good until recently , now it keeps cutting out . Error code say replace torch consumables but makes no difference . It’s been away to two different dealers one couldn’t get to the bottom of the problem and sent it back and the other says there’s nothing wrong with it . Works ok for two minutes and that’s it . Hypertherme their selves are no help at all . If anyone knows someone who may know something about them pls let me know .
 

Phil P

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
North West
+1 for R-tech, I have a HF40 that will be 10 years old now and only thing it’s needed other than consumables was a new trigger switch as it got stood on 🤦🏻‍♂️ was only a couple of quid though.
Says it will cut 16mm but I have cut thicker, it was very steady though!
Uk based company with excellent backup and support. I also have an R-tech 200A ac/dc tig which is a great bit of kit.
 

Abacus

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
South east
I have a Hypertherme 65 and it has been good until recently , now it keeps cutting out . Error code say replace torch consumables but makes no difference . It’s been away to two different dealers one couldn’t get to the bottom of the problem and sent it back and the other says there’s nothing wrong with it . Works ok for two minutes and that’s it . Hypertherme their selves are no help at all . If anyone knows someone who may know something about them pls let me know .
These boys do all my welder reapers the serves they are good but very busy Foster Industrial Ltd
 

Fraserb

Member
Location
Scottish Borders
R-Tech P50HF here and I think it's pathetic tbh. Supposed to cut 18mm clean. Not a chance. It struggles to clean cut 10mm. Have a heavy 32amp supply for it too... It might have to go back yet.
R-Tech P50HF here and I think it's pathetic tbh. Supposed to cut 18mm clean. Not a chance. It struggles to clean cut 10mm. Have a heavy 32amp supply for it too... It might have to go back yet.

Have you a decent dry air supply for it, that makes the biggest difference to my cut quality.
 

mattfoz

Member
Mixed Farmer
You get what you pay for with plasma cutters, I made the mistake 10 year's ago when semi-decent brand's were selling them for £2k+, I stupidly bought an SWPcut-40 for £500 and it was a terrible machine with very expensive consumables which never seemed to last longer than 5 minutes each. Was supposed to be able to cut 10mm clean and struggled to cut 6mm, it was in and out with the service engineer.. Stopped using it for a long time!
2 year's ago I bought another machine, ex-demo with a 3 year warranty, capable of cutting 18mm clean and 25mm severance on a single phase supply. The consumables are quite expensive for this one but they last a long time.
BUY ONCE, CRY ONCE!
 

snipe

Member
Location
west yorkshire
The cheaper machines often are very expensive in consumables.
have a look at Oxford cut makers. Not the lightest of machines but durable. Cheap to run and made in Uk. They can also heat things up( no way like a gas torch but ok for heating nuts)
 
I just so happen to be looking for a new plasma cutter.

My ancient unbranded one has died again.
Had it repaired a few years ago for about £280, not spending that on it again.

Half tempted to get a £200 one as I don't use it a lot but I am a believer in buying good stuff.
Looking at the Warrior machine as I have a Warrior welder and it's excellent
 

Munkul

Member
I had an IFL cut 40 for a few years, was a good machine, could cut 10mm as well as i could with an oxy torch (which is to say, not amazingly but it got the job done!)
Could sever 12mm. Good machine, and cheap consumables.

I now have a tec arc 65, it's a different class of machine. Being able to get a nice cut on 30mm is a bit of a game changer.
 
Bit more description on this please
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1 on the left I had from the middle of lidl and the 1 on right came with the cutter
1 in left is full of these
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and 1 on right full of tissue paper

Now I know my compressor puts out water but I've never had a issue cutting with the plasma🤷‍♂️
 

Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

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Update on the Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot

Written by Lisa Applin

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In July, we opened the applications window for farmers to join our Sustainable Farming Incentive pilot.

The Sustainable Farming Incentive is 1 of the 3 new environmental land management schemes. It sits alongside the future Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery schemes.

Through the Sustainable Farming Incentive, farmers will be paid for environmentally sustainable actions – ones that are simple to do and do not require previous agri-environment scheme experience.

We are piloting the scheme to...
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