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Do I need a CNC Plasma Cutter?

Does my business need a CNC Plasma Cutter?

There are many reasons to add a CNC plasma cutter to

Your home shop or your business.  If your like me  

When  I first started my shop I dreamed of adding

The mythical, amazing, awesome plasma cutter to the

List of equipment in my shop.


My first plasma cutter was a Miller 375 Extreme

It was and still is a great plasma cutter.  It

makes a Great intro plasma cutter for a few

reasons.  It works 110 or 220 power, it comes

ready to use  and it  works Great and can cut

up to ¼ plate with no problem.  This Machine

took my shop to a new level and got me

thinking  What if I had a CNC Plasma Cutter, just

think of all of the things I could make, the increase in production that I could achieve, the sky and my imagination were the limit.    So with little to no research I went out and purchased a turn key custom built machine.   You can check out our first machine here:  Our First Machine


I can not stress enough do your homework before you buy.  Plan for the future, just because a machine can handle all you can think of and dream of now it may not be able to handle what you want to do tomorrow.


So back to the question!  Do you need a CNC Plasma Machine for your home shop or for your business?


Ask yourself these questions:


Do I really need it or do I just want it?

What do you want to cut and is plasma the answer?

What materials do I plan to cut and how thick?

What’s my budget?

What’s the biggest piece of material I will ever cut L x W?

Is this going to used to create a new product(s) or increase production of current products?

Is it cheaper to have someone else cut my parts for me?

Will this add sufficient income to justify the cost?

Is there room / infrastructure at my location to handle this machine?

Are you going to use it for art  or precision parts or both?

Is this what my shop needs or is there other more pressing needs?


Do I need this machine to do more than plasma cutting?

Do I need a combo machine that can  do plasma cut, routing, and plate marking?


Do you have the necessary components that go with a CNC Plasma cutter:

Air compressor (That's able to handle the requirements of the plasma cutter)

Electrical connection able to handle the load



That was just a partial list of all the questions you should be asking.   Once you have gone through these questions and have come up with an answer of yes I need a CNC Plasma Machine its time to do your homework and Research.


You can head over to our Research Page where we have done some of the research for you and where you will find lots of information to get you headed in the right direction for your machine.