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    Spectrum 2050

    Hi All,

    I have been looking around at Plasmas for a while now and I am at a crossroads! I found a used 4yr old 2050 in my area for $1800CAD, no plug, no separator. The other options are a new 375 extreme, a new PM30 or a China machine.

    I am a hobbyist and really want to get away from abrasive etc currently I would be in the cutting range of the 375, PM30 might be a little small, just going by the specs.

    The 2050 is more than I can ever foresee needing but I would never have to worry about capacity. I figure with Miller I shouldn't ever REALLY have to worry about it crapping out. And the Miller would actually be worth something if I wanted to get rid of it in a few years.

    I also thought I could buy a cheapo Chinese multifunction and use it until it dies. But there is no local support/consumables etc near me and it seems like a bit of a crapshoot getting a good one.

    The only reason I would decide now is that this 2050 popped up, it seems like a good price for a $2500 machine. I was thinkin to offer the guy $1500.

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    Re: Spectrum 2050

    This will answer all your questions about the newer machines

    http://weldingweb.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=34109
    If you cannot convince them, confuse them.
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    Re: Spectrum 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by 500HpSilverado View Post
    This will answer all your questions about the newer machines

    http://weldingweb.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=34109
    I have read most of that thread. Like I say I would go with a PM30 or 375 I think if not for this used 2050 that popped up. I know it is overkill but if I can get it for a couple of hundred bucks more than a small machine (no sales tax) then maybe it would be worth it AND be worth more for resale.

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    Re: Spectrum 2050

    Quote Originally Posted by salem747 View Post
    Hi All,

    I have been looking around at Plasmas for a while now and I am at a crossroads! I found a used 4yr old 2050 in my area for $1800CAD, no plug, no separator. The other options are a new 375 extreme, a new PM30 or a China machine.

    I am a hobbyist and really want to get away from abrasive etc currently I would be in the cutting range of the 375, PM30 might be a little small, just going by the specs.

    The 2050 is more than I can ever foresee needing but I would never have to worry about capacity. I figure with Miller I shouldn't ever REALLY have to worry about it crapping out. And the Miller would actually be worth something if I wanted to get rid of it in a few years.

    I also thought I could buy a cheapo Chinese multifunction and use it until it dies. But there is no local support/consumables etc near me and it seems like a bit of a crapshoot getting a good one.

    The only reason I would decide now is that this 2050 popped up, it seems like a good price for a $2500 machine. I was thinkin to offer the guy $1500.


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