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ScooteK 10-15-2010 10:16 PM

Torchmate 4X4
 
I must start this thread with a HUGE thanks to the Torchmate team.
Especially Bill, Joe, and Jacob. After talking with Bill, he suggested going with the 4X4 table. He also wanted to send Jake to my house to make sure everything was the best it could be. Let me tell you, THIS is a freakin sweet, well built machine.

Parts showed up and I tried to get the base setup before Jake got here.

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/h...k/CIMG1630.jpg


I was asking about the water pan support. I used the slat support mounting plates to pinch it to the frame. I also have a temporary support underneath untill I can build something else. A drain with hose going through the garage wall to the back yard.


http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/h...k/CIMG1633.jpg

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/h...k/CIMG1634.jpg

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/h...k/CIMG1636.jpg

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/h...k/CIMG1638.jpg

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/h...k/CIMG1637.jpg


I am running about 3 3/4 deep of water in this 5 inch deep pan. Seems to work just fine.

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/h...k/CIMG1635.jpg

ScooteK 10-15-2010 10:32 PM

Then Jake showed up. This guy is way cool. At about 3:30 he shows up and says "hi Im Jake" and goes right at it.
He was working way north of me in Fresno that morning and then drove down to my house..... and worked till 11:30 last night!!!
Very dedecated man, and was as excited as me to get into this. He knows the Torchmate machines and software very well and it showed. More pics!!!

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/h...k/CIMG1640.jpg

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/h...k/CIMG1646.jpg

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/h...k/CIMG1650.jpg

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/h...k/CIMG1651.jpg

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/h...k/CIMG1654.jpg

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/h...k/CIMG1657.jpg

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/h...k/CIMG1659.jpg


Good thing he is skinny to cause there was not much room for working around this table.
He came back this morning and we got to cutting. Jake showed me the ropes on the software and he dialed in the machine. Then we just had fun with it.


http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/h...k/CIMG1662.jpg

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/h...k/CIMG1663.jpg

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/h...k/CIMG1667.jpg

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/h...k/CIMG1668.jpg

ScooteK 10-15-2010 10:42 PM

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/h...k/CIMG1679.jpg


http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/h...k/CIMG1673.jpg


I got a cut video coming, as soon as I can get it uploaded.

ScooteK 10-15-2010 11:30 PM

Click to play!

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http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/h...h_CIMG1670.jpg

Rokcrler 10-15-2010 11:51 PM

Congrats Scootek!! Glad youre happy:beer:
Bill... kudos sir.... that there is customer service...:beer:

CarterKraft 10-16-2010 12:42 AM

Sweet, a big depArture from the 2x2, looks like a smart choice.
Could you have cut either of those large pieces on the 2x2?

RedHawkFab 10-16-2010 05:24 AM

i like your water table. does it keep down the dust? my plasma cam has my whole shop black. everymonth i fire up the leaf blower and blower it out but think a loan for water jet

ScooteK 10-16-2010 07:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CarterKraft (Post 100698)
Sweet, a big depArture from the 2x2, looks like a smart choice.
Could you have cut either of those large pieces on the 2x2?

Sure, these were cut from 2x2 sheets I had ready for the other table. The images were scaled to the sheet. You can make most things any size.

Quote:

Originally Posted by RedHawkFab (Post 100700)
i like your water table. does it keep down the dust? my plasma cam has my whole shop black. everymonth i fire up the leaf blower and blower it out but think a loan for water jet

What dust. Its the way to go. Its seems to catch most if not all dust and smoke.

Torchmate 10-16-2010 08:39 PM

You are smiling! :biggrin:

Thanks for working with us Scootek!

balterbuilt 10-17-2010 09:09 AM

i've been wanting one of those. might have one in my future too =)

baxter 10-17-2010 11:29 AM

Glad to see they made it right with you Scoot.They are pretty good people from what I've dealt with them.I wish they would send a tech to my house!:thefinger:Happy cuttin

TheBandit 10-17-2010 02:13 PM

Wow, I can't wait to see how you apply your talents to CNC cutting. Looks like Torchmate is as awesome as their reputation! How many cases of beer and sheets of metal should I bring over? I think you need some practice. Yeah, that's it... practice. LOL.

ScooteK 10-17-2010 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rokcrler (Post 100696)
.... that there is customer service...

You cant have better customer service than that.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Torchmate (Post 100725)
You are smiling! :biggrin:

Thanks for working with us Scootek!

Bill, thank you. If I can be of any help let me know. If you need to demo this machine for someone around here I would be happy to help.

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheBandit (Post 100751)
How many cases of beer and sheets of metal should I bring over? I think you need some practice. Yeah, that's it... practice. LOL.

Get your a$$ over here and lets cut up a freakin storm!

TheBandit 10-18-2010 02:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by scootek (Post 100753)
Get your a$$ over here and lets cut up a freakin storm!

Gotta find a babysitter first :laughing1: My wife has been wanting a CNC plasma for the last two years. You don't have a basically new 2x2 for sale now do you? :laughing1:

Sarcastro 10-18-2010 06:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheBandit (Post 100795)
Gotta find a babysitter first :laughing1: My wife has been wanting a CNC plasma for the last two years. You don't have a basically new 2x2 for sale now do you? :laughing1:

wait, your wife wants a CNC Plaz? KEEEEPER!!!

mine wants a CNC router for sign stuff / home crafting but I cant seem to get her to notice plasma cutting... what's your secret?

Shox Dr 10-19-2010 02:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sarcastro (Post 100801)
wait, your wife wants a CNC Plaz? KEEEEPER!!!

mine wants a CNC router for sign stuff / home crafting but I cant seem to get her to notice plasma cutting... what's your secret?



She's called Bert and was a welder/fabricator from Arizona, in a previous life:laughing1:

Sarcastro 10-19-2010 04:57 PM

riiiiight *gestures hook in mouth*

TheBandit 10-19-2010 05:03 PM

:laughing1:

You guys are too damn funny. Yeah I definitely married the right woman. She spent days on youtube watching CNC plasma videos. We don't have the room or coin right now, but I'm sure one is in my future. Until then, we'll live vicariously through scootek.

CarterKraft 10-19-2010 05:24 PM

do it
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sarcastro (Post 100801)
wait, your wife wants a CNC Plaz? KEEEEPER!!!

mine wants a CNC router for sign stuff / home crafting but I cant seem to get her to notice plasma cutting... what's your secret?

Holy crap get one. You do know you can run both on the same machine right!!
Go ahead and get one with the router and then sneak the plasma torch on the back side, she won't know any better until it's too late!!:beer:

Sarcastro 10-19-2010 05:28 PM

yeah I know, although the stuff she's found is made out of MDF... not so good with the flamze shooting and plazmaing :)


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