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Old 04-08-2010, 05:49 PM
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These days you can get a 50 amp Chinese import shipped to your door for under $300. I have one and it gets the job done. Should pay for itself on this one project. The only waterjet machine I've seen must have cost deep into 6 figures, I'd expect the hourly rate to program and run one of those is going to be a lot of cabbage...
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:49 PM
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like he says you could just cut it up with a torch and weld it all up in panels....
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Old 04-09-2010, 07:58 AM
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These days you can get a 50 amp Chinese import shipped to your door for under $300. I have one and it gets the job done. Should pay for itself on this one project. The only waterjet machine I've seen must have cost deep into 6 figures, I'd expect the hourly rate to program and run one of those is going to be a lot of cabbage...
What brand/model did you get and from where?
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Old 04-09-2010, 08:22 AM
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thats what i said (in pm) the cheapest iveseen is like 800
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:20 AM
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http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_trkparm...&_sop=15&_sc=1

I bet you could score one cheap..
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What brand/model did you get and from where?
I got a new CUT50 off of Ebay from a Denver seller that doesn't appear to be around anymore. But I saw some others on Ebay yesterday that were just under $300 with shipping.

Oppps - Sorry I just looked again and its $399 w/free shipping. Memory is one of the first things to go with age.... Still it's a bargain for a no fuss way to make small pieces of metal out of big pieces of metal.

BTW, if anyone wants to buy my year old CUT50 I could be convinced to upgrade. There's a couple of features I miss that you don't get on the cheap imports, like continuous pilot to make cutting expanded steel easier.

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Old 04-11-2010, 08:57 PM
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I went the custom route.

If it would help I could come over and make your first cuts!

I would make your 416 into whatever you want...
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Old 04-11-2010, 10:31 PM
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well i would make it what ever i want, but a friend and i went in on it.. 50/50 and i know he'd love to buy my half.. and because if the spray in lyner it would just make modifications more time consuming than needed.. and as it turns out. the tub is not going to cost as much as i was planning.. for 100%new.. and if i cut it with a plasma it will be cheaper.
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What's his area of expertes ? Or busniess ? Does he own a shop ? Or just know who to go to ?
He runs Epocs Manufacturing. Roughly 50 or so machinists and fabricators I think, world class equipment. There is pretty much nothing he can't build in the shop. You see his work all over the Cruiser world even if you don't know it.

http://www.epocs.com/
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He runs Epocs Manufacturing. Roughly 50 or so machinists and fabricators I think, world class equipment. There is pretty much nothing he can't build in the shop. You see his work all over the Cruiser world even if you don't know it.

http://www.epocs.com/
Every cruiser-head should take a tour of Epoc... its simply an amazing business. Not only that but Bruce and Nathaniel are TOP NOTCH!
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