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    Waterjet

    Im new to this forum and I thought I would see how many Waterjet Operaters/Programmers there are on here?
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    Re: Waterjet

    I would love to say that I have one in my garage, but they are a little too steep for me. LOL!

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    Re: Waterjet

    What do you guys think, will we someday see "Homeshop" Waterjets? It hasn't been that long ago that MIG and especially TIG was out of reach for "normal" people.

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    Re: Waterjet

    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    I would love to say that I have one in my garage, but they are a little too steep for me. LOL!

    Welcome to the forum.
    Thanks. I have been around Waterjets for awhile, Cutting/Stripping Systems and I would love to have one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonRock View Post
    What do you guys think, will we someday see "Homeshop" Waterjets? It hasn't been that long ago that MIG and especially TIG was out of reach for "normal" people.
    They arent that far out of reach for the normal person. I think that one of the main reasons we probably wont see normal people with Waterjet System is Maintanence costs.
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    Re: Waterjet

    What would be the range for the "normal person" out of curiosity. The ones I seen were up around $100K.

    Also, if you could give me an idea of what the maintenance costs would be, I would be interested to know.

    I don't think I need one, but I would love to have one.
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    Re: Waterjet

    I think a CNC Plasma is more along the lines of what a home shop can afford. The pressure generator for the water jet is a bit expensive, as is the head. And the abrasive. And the upkeep. And....

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    Re: Waterjet

    I designed a 5 head waterjet machine five years ago for cutting foam. It was considered a low pressure intensifier at 30,000 PSI using only water - no abrasive. If I recall, just the intensifier and the five heads were over $48K.

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    my last job was with a large Military Aircraft related company and we ran and maintained 2 Large Arm Fanuc Systems 24/7/365 and our budget for a year was 100K. Sometimes we went over our budget and sometimes we would only spend around 40K.
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    Re: Waterjet

    That is kind of where I was in my research too. Would be fun to have, but too much money.

    I don't ever want to buy a tool that I have to put to work to afford. LOL!
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