Buying equipment for your business is no easy task. You need to get it right, and you need to get it right first time. We’ve come up with a couple of tips on some factors that are more easily forgotten. Everyone always considers price, everyone always considers what the machine can do, but not always do we consider the simple practicalities. They’re simple so there often taken for granted.
Now, to some of you this may seem a little silly, but for others it’s entirely vital. Regardless of whether you need to move your plasma cutter around it’s important to consider how portable you need it to be.
If you’ve got a workshop that you plan to stay in for the rest of your working days you can go for a plasma cutting table that does everything you need and you could get away with buying something big, however, that does decrease your flexibility.
Site to Site
If you move from site to site you need something portable that’s easy to transport. There are too many specific considerations to list here, but think the way you’ll use the plasma cutter and what suits that work best.
Best of both
If you don’t particularly move around a lot but what the flexibility then you can choose something between the two. Again, you have to weigh up what you need from the cutter to see how portable you can go, but it should be a consideration in your purchase.
Now it may just be a case of work space. Some plasma cutters come with built in storage, which is handy if you’re on the move but even more convenient if you have a small work space. If you’ve got a small workshop you don’t want a huge plasma cutting table giving you no room to work, you want something neat and tidy which makes the most of your space. It may not just be a case of portability but practicality.
Just be sure to think about what you need from a plasma cutter in terms of portability. How much you’re moving around and what type of work you do will really change your requirements. Space is probably more of a pressing issue to most of that, and you can take advantage of what’s in the portable market to make the most of your workshop space.
If you’re unsure you can always come to us for a demonstration where we can show you what our cutting tables do and help you decide which one is best for you.