Water jet cutter
|Andy Carruthers||14/03/2019 06:40:03|
198 forum posts
I saw pre-production models in action at New York MakerFaire in 2017 and was very impressed, I have no affiliation with the company, simply spreading the word
|John Haine||14/03/2019 08:01:59|
|2376 forum posts|
At that price hardly every workshop.
|487 forum posts|
I'm not sure I would want that technology in the garage. From their manual in the safety section regarding actions to be taken in the event of injury :
Injuries caused by high pressure waterjets can be serious. In the event of any waterjet injury the Waterjet Technology Association recommends:
This doesn't go as far as a former customer of mine who operated such a machine suggested - he stated that in the event of a cut the affected area had to be amputated two joints back from the site of the injury as a matter of course. His operators also carried a card for information of medical practioners in the event of an accident.
I would rather pay a specialist to produce parts than mess with one of these. I note that they don't give an indication of the cost of rebuilding the high pressure pump, the most expensive ongoing cost outside consumables like nozzles & abrasive IIRC.
|Michael Briggs||14/03/2019 09:10:03|
|143 forum posts|
Aside from the cost of the machine, to make a bicycle belt drive (2 sprockets) from 0.19” aluminium consumed 55 lbs of abrasive !
|Nick Hulme||15/03/2019 23:56:35|
|620 forum posts|
If you're the kinda guy to stick you hand in the working area you're definitely best off without.
Consider that a Pressure Washer presents most of the same dangers to the hard of thinking without any of the safeties!
|vintage engineer||17/03/2019 10:25:40|
68 forum posts
You would need to do a lot of cutting to get your money back!
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