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Old 02-20-2004, 05:26 AM
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Cutting torch ...plasma cutter.....??

................Any body have any experience with this item?

http://henrob2000.freeyellow.com/page44.html

It, supposedly replaces your cutting torch and acts like a plasma cutter, while using very little gas. It doesn't show any prices.

Any thoughts?

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Old 02-20-2004, 03:40 PM
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Found this: http://www.cut-like-plasma.com/ Check the videos on the page. Looks pretty impressive. Don't know anyone that owns one though. Also check this search engine www.ixquick.com and type in Henrob 2000. Quite a few different links to different sites about it.

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Old 02-20-2004, 04:03 PM
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Checked on ebay. they start new ones at $329.

There is a used one right now bidding at $202.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=34099

Seems a little pricey for something that most of us have never heard of. Say they have been around for 10 years.

I will wait until we can find out a little more on how they work.
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I bought one several years ago and fiddled with it for a long time. Never got it to work the way they said it should. Basically runs like a standard oxy/acetylene torch. I wouldn't even consider it for cutting. Plus I never got used to the pistol grip - doesn't give the control that the pencil grip of a standard torch. Finally sold it on ebaY! I think your money is much better spent on the real things.
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I thought as much.......seems there are never any "Magic" tools.....lol
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I bought one several years ago and fiddled with it for a long time. Never got it to work the way they said it should. Basically runs like a standard oxy/acetylene torch. I wouldn't even consider it for cutting. Plus I never got used to the pistol grip - doesn't give the control that the pencil grip of a standard torch. Finally sold it on ebaY! I think your money is much better spent on the real things.
That's interesting. There's a guy that comes to all the central OH car shows demonstrating the Henrob. I've watched him at least a half a dozen times. It seems to cut everything from thin aluminum to about 1/4 in steel plate, and the cuts always look like plasma. Beautiful welds, too. Of course, the guy that does the demonstrating may know something we don't.
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I'm sure the things msut be good 'cause they keep selling them. I just couldn't get it to perform for me.
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my stepfather has one and i have never seen him use it. he bought it about 3 years ago, supposedly tried it once and said screw this and buried it somewhere in the garage... and thats a lost cause lookin for it. i wanted to try it myself, but i cant find it
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I use a henrob 2000.Works great for me.It takes a while to set it up real good though and you have to practice with it a little while.
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Is it anything like a "henway"......about 3 1/2 pounds.....Sorry, old joke.
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Do you mean Herob? Yes the same as that.
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I don't know how safe this is, but I get some thin sticks and turn up the amps on my arc welder. As long as you let the slag drop on concrete, it burns right though. Just sweep up the slag when you're done. Don't know if this works well with a MIG gun though.

I've done close to 1/4 in. thick, but not 1/4. Just a thought.





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I went to the web site and saw the product. I personaly have a plasma cutter and once you have purchased it and a wire feed welder you wont need much else to do your projects. once you own a plasma cutter you well wounder how easy and fun projects can be.
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RE: Henrob torch

I bought the Henrob torch in Ottawa, Canada several years ago. I love it. It does cut very nice. The cuts are similar to the quality of a plasma cut but you must remember that oxy/acetelyne gases are much more expensive than electricity. On the plus side, with oxy/acetelyne, you don't have to worry about duty cycles, etc. The Henrob torch runs much more quiet than my Victor torch.
The flame feather on the Henrob torch is over a foot long. When welding, the pressures are always set to 4 psi for both acetelyne and oxygen for any of the different sized welding tips. It is my preferred method of gas welding. I sometimes end up using my Victor torch for welding exhaust systems on cars because the Henrob's pistol shaped design does not allow very good access in small areas. The Victor has a curved tip and allows me to reach around the top of the exhaust system while it is on the vehicle. I have used the Henrob torch for welding aluminum and it works great. A tip for welding aluminum is to get the proper goggles for your eyes. Aluminum does not change color, like steel does, when it heats up. With the gold tinted goggles, you get a much better view of when the aluminum suddenly skins and at that precise moment you begin welding and controlling your welding puddle.
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Has anyone tried the Henrob on 4130 Chromoly Steel tubing?
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