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Severance Cutting... Hypertherm VS Longevity

12-04-2012, 07:28 AM
Morning everyone!!

So, recently here, I've done severance tests with both my Hypertherm Powermax 45, and the Longevity Forcecut 42i that I have.





Both machines are rated by their manufacturers to cut 1"...

And they both do it. The Forcecut struggles to do it, where as the Hypertherm will do 1", and then 1 1/4" easily. As you can see in the video, it WILL do 1.5", although its worse looking than the Longevity at 1".

Long story short, they're both great at cutting 3/4" and below.

And if you cut a lot of 1" to 1.5"... Then... Don't buy a 40 amp plasma cutter :envy

Yes, they both did it, but they were both slow as hell... Both left a lot of slag... And both left a "less than ideal" cut. But, if anyone's ever wondered, the Hypertherm will score an extra 1/2" on the Forcecut, but the Forcecut is still a hell of a lot of machine for $800 (If you tell Simon you watch my videos :2thumbs ). Anyway, enjoy the videos, and have a nice week everyone!!

For such a small forum, theres a lot of activity here, and lot of friendly members. I like this place :1thumbup

12-04-2012, 11:52 AM
Nice comparison! Yeah, severance cuts aren't meant to look pretty huh! I don't think I'll ever be in the position to do that so it's pretty interesting to see what happens when you push the limit of the machines.

12-04-2012, 12:24 PM
Lanse thanks for posting the honest reviews

12-06-2012, 01:32 PM
Greight video, thanks!

12-11-2012, 07:29 AM
good job, good videos lanse..

12-11-2012, 07:46 AM

I have another question, In your longevity test video are you running the longevity 42i on 110v or 220v? I remember there was some confusion about that on another forum...