Can I get fine cuts (Metal Art) from HT45xt

I intend to cut thin metals (metal art) but still want to cut up to 1/2" thick. Can I get the same cut with a 45xp as with a 30xp? In other words, should I give up thick metal cutting for a better thin metal cut with a smaller machine?



“The T30v (Powermax30) 30 amp consumables will have a shorter life when
used on the T45v. However, they provide optimum cut quality for certain applications.”

“When cutting thin metal (3 mm/10 Ga or thinner), you may achieve a higher cut quality by using the T30v (Powermax30)
30 A consumables and cut charts”

Manual link

After I upgraded from my Everlast 60s which actually was a very decent machine. I bought an powemax 85 which has been serving me very well in the crossfire pro.
Unless I’m running material thinner than 18 gauge I don’t even bother using Finecuts.

Is a tenth of a 16th of kerf width savings worth it?

If you want a smaller machine hypertherm 45 XP is a great choice.

Make sure it has a CPC port and buy it with the 180 machine torch.

Here are the consumables available.

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