When it came time to pick a table we had to consider the option of building our own or, getting a table and gantry separate or together. It was pretty obvious for us that if we were not going to build the table we should get the table and gantry from the same location so that they will work perfectly together.
We looked at a lot of manufactures. We were on a tight budget
as nearly everyone is. We wanted the best table we could get
with quality features yet not pay the premium price.
We found that with Precision Plasma LLC. They had several
options for us to consider, with different sizes of tables and
gantry only options if we wanted.
A few things that we really liked about Precision Plasma were
options. We could customize the table with several different
options and upgrades to suit our budget and likes.
We selected the 4 x 8 iplasma model table. We opted for the
stainless steel trays and Igus cable carriers. We also opted for the
Machine torch Z mount verses the hand torch mount.
The table also came with a mount for a trim router to allow us to do light duty routing if we wanted which makes the table that much more versatile for a small shop like ours.
The other thing that we really liked is although we are not ready for a plate marker or a tube cutting option we want to have them available in the future. Precision Plasma has these options that we can add on to our table and grow and expand our options. That is a huge advantage to us. They also have a belt reduction kit that we can add o if we are going to cut very thick plate and want increased accuracy at low speeds.
The factor that really sold us was when we called the owner Ron put up with my questions and spent over a half hour on the phone with me answering all of my questions and explaining all of my options. The customer service and support before we spent a dime speaks volumes for the type of business Precision Plasma is.
Precision Plasma in an effort to save the customer money does not ship the slats for the table. The slats are easy to acquire 1/8 flat stock.
We wanted a water table and they shipped us CAD plans for making the pan at a local facility of our choice.
We wanted a heavy duty water pan and decided to use 1/8 plate. 5 x 10 sheets of 1/8 are beyond our bending capacity so we opted to have a local supplier fab it for us.
We will document the Water table build and install in the build pages.
Like anything in this build there are numerous options when it comes to tables and table manufactures. Make a list of the features you want and see how they stack up.
The table we got from Precision Plasma is quality and expect to have it running in full production mode for many years without any problems.
For more information on Precision Plasma and their tables click the link below. And follow the build for the assembly and set up of the table.