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What cutter, CHEAP

Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by BryanDowdy, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. BryanDowdy

    BryanDowdy New Member

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    I have a welding business and always needs signs and stickers. So I wanted to get a cutter so I could just make what I needed when I needed it. This will not be used for production work by any means. I'm only wanting to spend a few hundred dollars. Is this possible? Thanks
     
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  2. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Get a few hundred packs of Xacto knife blades with a few handles. That shouldn't cost much more than $150.00 Is that cheap enough for ya ??


    Oh.... and welcome to :signs101: from PA.............
     
  3. Shovelhead

    Shovelhead Major Contributor

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    Hire a professional.
    I don't do my own welding!
    :cool:

    In a year it will be "I decided to start a sign business doing small banners...etc."
     
  4. wingman

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    try this one![​IMG]
     
  5. Gino

    Gino Premium Subscriber

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    Is that the Chinese version of 'Alien' ?? lol
     
  6. MrKoob

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    EBay, or see if one of the vendors like SignWarehouse, Ordway, or JSI has anything cheap. Nothing personal, but a lot of the sign makers on here will get "up-in-arms" when someone not in the Sign industry is looking for a cheap alternative. It would be like me (someone without welding experience, or not eager to learn about it) asking if you knew where I could get a cheap welding rig so I could save a few hundred bucks on my next project.
     
  7. jiarby

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    Find you a sign guy that needs welding.

    BTW..

    I am thinking of making a BBQ smoker, not for commercial purposes.. just for personal use (me and buddies). Can you recommend a cheap stick welder..maybe $150 or so. Also.. do you know where I can get wholesale steel?
     
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  8. autodoc

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    Let the flames begin

    I went through e-bay -- got this as a hobby -- I don't want another business!!!

    Got a PCUT 25" Vinyl Sticker Cutter with SignBlazer and stand for about $275.00.

    I have no intention of taking business away from the "real" sign guys (except my own) if these "real" sign guys have a problem with that - so be it!! If they want to manage there own self storage - go for it - you wont here any arguments form me.

    I hope you find something that will work for you -- and ignore these idiots -- if they needed to do some small welding they would go to Sears and buy a buzzbox and burn their house down before spending money on a professional.

    Just my 2 cents worth.

    And yes I don't post much (yet) I also don't ask a lot of questions - I just read a lot!
     
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  9. njsigns

    njsigns Very Active Member

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    I have to wonder why you read so much of what these "real" sign guys post - especially after you advise to "ignore these idiots"? You don't ask a lot of questions, and after an introduction like that, I can't imagine that if you did ask - that you'd get much help. Great intro autodoc!

    :U Rock:
    "Just my 2 cents worth."

    Gene
     
  10. WhiskeyDreamer

    WhiskeyDreamer Professional Snow Ninja

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    i want a sticker cutter so i can cut 20 8in high letters in a 24in space, cuz that'll look GREAT!!!!
     
  11. Techman

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    I have to wonder about these types of posts. I wonder if they are a salesman trying to drun up business? I think they are.


    welderman...
    have a professional sign guy do em for ya.. After you spend a couple of grand on the rig you will never earn it back making stuff for yourself.

    Its the same thing at my house. I could spend a couple of grand getting set up to cut my own grass. But why? i can pay $25 each time to have some pro do it. Even my times is worth more than that an hour. And I am not busy..

    It would take a few years paying someone that make the difference. So I pay to have it done. Same with making your own stickers. Plus if you purchase some el cheapo hobby casula use machine it will haunt you more than you know. There is an active thread right now using this BB as a FREE tech support with some innocent noob who cannot get his machine running.
     
  12. Gino

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    Hey autodoc….

    With a title bar like…. ‘Let the flames begin’…. seems more that YOU want to start something rather than your poor excuse that old idiots are trying to burn their houses down. Believe it or not…. It’s usually the stupid people like yourself that are trying to cut corners and getting their paws on something they know nothing about is what gets one into trouble.

    How on earth could you post anything as you put it ?? You admitted you know nothing about this industry, you don’t have a spec of equipment and therefore probably don’t have much more than a notion that you’d like to get into something you can’t do and try ruining something for someone else at their expense. Way to go….. autie.

    If everyone used your rationalization, there would be no business for anyone. You’re the true blue DIY’er. Your theory states you do everything on your own no matter how inept you are at it and cut the professionals out. I pity your wife when you build her a vacuum cleaner or decide to install the shower on the third floor without someone that knows what they’re doing do it. You’re a real all-around ‘American’ jerk with that kind of attitude. Maybe you could conjure up a meal tonight for your wifey and the kids over a pit fire…. because you sure don’t want to use a grill made by anyone else from Sears and blow yourself up there Kiddo…...



    Really….. where do these people come from ??​
     
  13. autodoc

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  14. Replicator

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    Stay away from CHEAP Chinese crappy plotters . . . !
     
  15. autodoc

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    This is getting to be too fun!! Where do you get all the information you put in your post? It surly was not from anything I said!!
    My intention was not to "start something" but was to let Bryan know that there are options out there that may fill his needs as the nearest "sign guy" is not able to do the job to his liking, but you guys are so hell bent on driving everyone out of this field.

    I did not get a plotter to do work for others - I got it as a hobby for myself - period -- end of story!!! I also do graphics and web design as a hobby -- I am not out there trying to take business away from the web design guys. I am not out there trying to take business away from the graphics guys.
    I am not out there trying to take business away from you guys.
    I am doing this for my own enjoyment! I know that is hard for you guys to grasp, but that is the way it is.
     
  16. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    to reprase this so you can understand it.....

    I have a SIGN business and always need WELDING AND METAL WORK. So I wanted to get a WELDER & METAL WORKING TOOLS so I could just make what I needed when I needed it. This will not be used for production work by any means. I'm only wanting to spend a few hundred dollars. Is this possible? )))))))))))))))))
    NOW YOU GET IT??????
    heres what an IDIOT WITH AN ARC WELDER GETS......when welding without a shirt!!!!!!!!
    [​IMG]
    i can just image the dumb stuff you can do with a plotter and vinyl)))))))))
     
  17. WhiskeyDreamer

    WhiskeyDreamer Professional Snow Ninja

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    actually he said he just wanted to make stickers that he wanted when he needed...not that a sign guy wouldn't make the stickers how he wanted them

    i personally don't see this as a hobby because it's what i do for a living

    then be my guest to buy a machine and make "stickers" for other people...i'll be happy to help the customer you make run away with a horrible design

    i would too.....just as soon as i decide to weld something and post it to show just how atrocious it is


    i have no problem helping someone that's coming into the sign industry either as a "hobby," second business, or full time business...hell, if it weren't for other people i wouldn't be here....i do have a problem with someone that thinks they can make "stickers" and sell them without any knowledge of typography, sign design, design software, or i don't know the MACHINES ...i'm not going to go out an buy an arch welder because i need a little welding done around the house for the simple fact that i'll probably cause great bodily harm to myself because i have no idea how to use an arch welder....
     
  18. autodoc

    autodoc Member

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    I give up

    You win.

    I do not wish to be associated with people who can not answer simple questions without sarcasm.

    If the owner of this board is watching please remove my information from this forum.
     
  19. WhiskeyDreamer

    WhiskeyDreamer Professional Snow Ninja

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    i'm not being sarcastic...only trying to explain why i don't like being called an idiot
     
  20. freshdesignfast

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    Easy on the guy. He's going to hate all sign makers after this flame throwing thread.
     
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