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LONGEVITY PLASMA CUTTER REVIEW LP-40D --- A new tool for the project



kb3gun
02-17-2009, 05:33 PM
Hello all. I purchased the LP-40D last month. First off, let me say how impressed I was with the shipping. I ordered it on Friday and DHL delivered it Monday afternoon. It made it all the way to PA without a scratch.

I've been doing a frame off rebuild (not a restoration) on a 1966 Toyota Land Cruiser (FJ-40). I've been buying more tools than parts over the past year and I had a lot of tools to begin with. I've probably gone thru over 100 4-1/2" cutting wheels since the start. Never thought about plasma because of cost. I couldn't really justify the expense. Then, about 6 weeks ago while reading the forums at WW, I saw the name Longevity. After reading everything I could find on this company's products, I made the call. Wish I would have heard about you guys a year ago. The amount of time I could have saved... I don't want to think about it.

Well anyway, here are a few pictures of the machine:

http://www.swronline.com/webpics/lp40d-1.jpg
It was like Christmas!

http://www.swronline.com/webpics/lp40d-2.jpg
Great packaging. Not a scratch.

http://www.swronline.com/webpics/lp40d-3.jpg
Out of the box.

http://www.swronline.com/webpics/lp40d-4.jpg
Front view

http://www.swronline.com/webpics/lp40d-5.jpg
From the back after mounting the regulator/water sep.

http://www.swronline.com/webpics/lp40d-6.jpg
In its new home under my mig.

Thanks to all at Longevity for supplying an affordable plasma for those of us that can't justify "Name Brand". As far as I can see, fit, form and function are outstanding.

Smitty

LONGEVITY
02-17-2009, 05:53 PM
kb3gun,

Thanks for the order and choosing Longevity over the competition. We are glad to have you as a customer and please post some pictures of the machine in action!

Longevity

kb3gun
02-17-2009, 06:02 PM
Been having so much fun cutting, I keep forgetting to snap some pics. I'll take some this weekend.

svd
02-19-2009, 05:45 PM
Looks great! Can't wait to try mine out.

Jake
02-24-2009, 10:14 PM
What kind of stuff are you cutting? How does it look?

kb3gun
02-25-2009, 09:17 AM
Cutting out 3/16" plate for brackets right now. My quarter panels are made out of the same material and I'll use it to trim them once I get the tub back on the frame. I've made a couple of brackets out of 3/8" that will be used to mount my anti-wrap bars on the rear axle. I also used it to clean old brackets off my axles. Sorry, no pictures yet. I'll take some of the finished products tonight.

Jake
02-26-2009, 02:50 PM
I am interested in seeing how clean the cuts are and how much cleanign up they would take with a grinder afterward. I enjoy metal working, it is much more forgiving than wood. If you cut too much with metal, you can add more. As for wood, well board stretchers are getting in short supply these days.

kb3gun
02-27-2009, 09:06 AM
It's been a busy week at work. I'll get some photos up tomorrow (Saturday).

busdvr
05-12-2009, 08:28 AM
congratulations on your machine, I also have one on the way. I'm impatiently awaiting it's delivery. Working on a project that I need to cut something out so I can finish it.
Larry

kb3gun
06-08-2009, 10:28 AM
Sorry I never got any pictures uploaded. Made a video the other day and upon review, I realized I moved between the camera and the cutting. It's a great video... if all you want to do is hear the machine in action. lol. Will see what I can come up with next weekend.