One thing that impressed me with Langmuir was the quality of their videos. In the ‘budget’ world of commercial CNC plasma tables I’ve seen a lot of crappy videos that left me less than inspired by the manufacturer. If you’ve ever made your own videos you know it can take a significant amount of effort to pull off. A 5 minute video can easily burn a day or two of time from shooting to editing. Langmuir not only put the effort into the sales video, they also did the same for the many many tutorial videos.
Anyway… as for faith have you done any research into CNC plasma tables? What province are you in? In Ontario there’s three companies offering 4’x4’ tables: plasmaTECH over $10k CDN (No THC), over $13K for pro model with THC; fab-cut 4’x4’ “compact” fold up table over $10k CDN; tracker nitro over $10k CDN.
Or you can buy a 4’x4’ ‘kit’ with no THC (http://www.motiontek.ca/cncplasmakit.html) for $3700, no frame, it’s less a kit and really just a bunch of parts. If you have ever built a CNC machine of any kind, you can appreciate there is a big effort to take those parts and turn them into a functioning system.
Do those compare one to one with the Pro? No there’s going to pluses and minuses to every table. All of these systems uses steppers without feedback. Unless the machine is poorly built, cut quality will have more to do with your plasma source than whether the machine has linear rails vs bearings, or ball screws vs rack and pinion.
When I saw the Pro announced and the intro pricing I knew there was no way I could build something of similar quality myself for the same price/effort. For the money I don’t think you will do any better.