Hey everyone I put in my deposit for the XR. I am looking to use the machine as a hobby at first, then hopefully get into doin side work for people in my geographic region. Looking mostly at thinner material, hopefully nothing over 3/16" on a regular basis.
I have an old garage that I am going to turn into a small fab shop.
I have a couple questions to help me get started on the right foot.
- I am looking at the Hypertherm 45XP with CNC port, 35’ line and remote pendant. Is this remote pendant worth it? Any suggestions with this machine? pros or cons? anything better out there?
- I need a compressor, any suggestions? looking at 60gal, 15.4 CFM @90PSI.
What type of filtration? Looking into the harbor frieght air dryer($400). Anyone have experience with this?
- Power supply. I currently have 50A circuit at my shop. I am looking to run a new line with 100A service. Will this suffice?
- Ventilation. I seen an earlier post about a ventilation hood for the XR. Im sure this would be great, but is it necessary?
Anything else that will make my life easier to run this machine? Im trying to have a lot of this installed and purchased before the delivery so I can get goin as soon as i get the table.
Any input would be greatly appreciated.
THANKS! - TacosandRoadSodas