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Old 10-15-2010, 10:16 PM
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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.




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.













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

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Old 10-15-2010, 10:32 PM
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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!!!
















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.








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Old 10-15-2010, 10:42 PM
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I got a cut video coming, as soon as I can get it uploaded.
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Old 10-15-2010, 11:30 PM
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Click to play!

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Old 10-15-2010, 11:51 PM
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Congrats Scootek!! Glad youre happy
Bill... kudos sir.... that there is customer service...
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Old 10-16-2010, 12:42 AM
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Sweet, a big depArture from the 2x2, looks like a smart choice.
Could you have cut either of those large pieces on the 2x2?
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Old 10-16-2010, 05:24 AM
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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
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:30 AM
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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.

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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.
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Old 10-16-2010, 08:39 PM
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You are smiling!

Thanks for working with us Scootek!
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Old 10-17-2010, 09:09 AM
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i've been wanting one of those. might have one in my future too =)
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Old 10-17-2010, 11:29 AM
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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!Happy cuttin
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:13 PM
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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.
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Old 10-17-2010, 03:06 PM
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.... that there is customer service...
You cant have better customer service than that.

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You are smiling!

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.

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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$$ over here and lets cut up a freakin storm!
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Old 10-18-2010, 02:09 PM
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Get your a$$ over here and lets cut up a freakin storm!
Gotta find a babysitter first 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?
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:21 PM
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Gotta find a babysitter first 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?
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?
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Old 10-19-2010, 02:28 AM
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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
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Old 10-19-2010, 04:57 PM
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riiiiight *gestures hook in mouth*
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:03 PM
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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.
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:24 PM
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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!!
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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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