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    Force Cut 42i

    HAving just won the contest, I am looking at the Force Cut 42i. Would any owners please chime in with your impressions? I have watched videos from Lanse and Kevin, and read Southpaw's comments already. Thanks.
    4T or not 4T, that is the question.

    Miller Model 88 250 amp AC, Miller MM210, Hobart HH187, Longevity Force Cut 42i, Longevity Tigweld 200EX

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    Cope,
    I have one, and sad to say, I have not had a chance to fire it up yet, and not for the lack of trying.
    I really have to do some cutting this weekend, one way or the other, and the 42i is what I am going to use, and I will let you know how it goes.
    but as for the looks and build of the unit, I feel it is extreemly well done, and looks to be a sound unit.
    the torch also looks to be well made, consumable are not light weight there are very solid, long torch cable is a plus.
    so over all I am impressed with the unit, even though I have not fired it yet
    Longevity ForceCut 42i
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    Thanks, I went ahead and placed my order this evening.
    4T or not 4T, that is the question.

    Miller Model 88 250 amp AC, Miller MM210, Hobart HH187, Longevity Force Cut 42i, Longevity Tigweld 200EX

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    You will be very pleased. Nice unit!
    ProMTS 200 Everlast PowerTig 255ext MigWeld 140 ForceCut 60I ForceCut 42i AHP Alpha Tig 200x

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    Cope,
    was able to get out and FINALLY fire up the 42i
    only was able to cut 22 pieces 1/2" x 6" x 7" and two long 8' pieces rip to 6" so I could cut them into 7" lengths
    but had to hang it up, I have been battling that dang flu for 3 weeks now.
    this little unit never missed a beat.
    the tip still looks great after all of that cutting
    it did leave a fear amount of dross on the back side, but just a couple of taps with a hammer cleaned right up.
    so I am impressed with this little unit.
    wished I did get sick again, would have love to stay out there and cut more, there is almost a ton of steel in my shed, that needs
    cut for varius jobs I have going on.
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    Longevity ForceCut 42i
    Longevity 205p Mig W/spool gun
    HTP 201 Tig
    HTP 2400 Mig
    and more tools then my Wife wished I had

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    Tom, I use an air chipping hammer to remove the slag, it works like a dream.
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    [QUOTE=overdone never finished;46099]Cope,
    was able to get out and FINALLY fire up the 42i
    only was able to cut 22 pieces 1/2" x 6" x 7" and two long 8' pieces rip to 6" so I could cut them into 7" lengths
    but had to hang it up, I have been battling that dang flu for 3 weeks now.
    this little unit never missed a beat.
    the tip still looks great after all of that cutting
    it did leave a fear amount of dross on the back side, but just a couple of taps with a hammer cleaned right up.
    so I am impressed with this little unit.
    wished I did get sick again, would have love to stay out there and cut more, there is almost a ton of steel in my shed, that needs
    cut for varius jobs I have going on.

    Two questions:

    1. What type air fitting is on the rear?

    2. How long is the torch? (Tim said 20' in his video, Longevity says 14')
    4T or not 4T, that is the question.

    Miller Model 88 250 amp AC, Miller MM210, Hobart HH187, Longevity Force Cut 42i, Longevity Tigweld 200EX

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    Dan there was no need
    Even on the long runs I think only took
    4 to 5 wacks with claw hammer

    Cope I guess there is to be one inside
    Unit not shore
    I use multiple desiccant dryers throw
    Out my system
    Hose has to be at least 20 ft
    It really does do a fine job
    Longevity ForceCut 42i
    Longevity 205p Mig W/spool gun
    HTP 201 Tig
    HTP 2400 Mig
    and more tools then my Wife wished I had

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    Quote Originally Posted by overdone never finished View Post
    Dan there was no need
    Even on the long runs I think only took
    4 to 5 wacks with claw hammer

    Cope I guess there is to be one inside
    Unit not shore
    I use multiple desiccant dryers throw
    Out my system
    Hose has to be at least 20 ft
    It really does do a fine job
    Thanks. I use a MotorGuard on my GiantTech plasma, and plan to use one with the 42i. The fitting shown on the rear of the machine is a funky looking brass fitting. I read somewhere that it is a Euro style quick disconnect, but elsewhere I saw a hose and hose clamp set up.
    4T or not 4T, that is the question.

    Miller Model 88 250 amp AC, Miller MM210, Hobart HH187, Longevity Force Cut 42i, Longevity Tigweld 200EX

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cope View Post
    Thanks. I use a MotorGuard on my GiantTech plasma, and plan to use one with the 42i. The fitting shown on the rear of the machine is a funky looking brass fitting. I read somewhere that it is a Euro style quick disconnect, but elsewhere I saw a hose and hose clamp set up.
    Hey Cope, where do you order your MotoGuards from if you don't mind me asking? At some point I'll need to figure out how best to get dry air.
    Is it OK to want to break something just so that you can weld it back together?

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