5 Best CNC Plasma Table (November 2019) – Reviews

If you’ve used a handheld plasma cutter before, you know how useful and powerful they can be.

However: 

It’s impossible to achieve the accuracy or edge quality required for most metal fabrication...

...unless you’ve got a CNC table.

A CNC table will allow you to cut metal sheets with precision and speed in a way that your hands just... can’t. 

We’ve picked out the best cnc plasma table for you below. Here we go...

5 Best CNC Plasma Tables - Reviews 

1. Baileigh PT-22 CNC Plasma Cutting Table 

TOP PICK
Why it's our top pick:
  • Cooling water bath included.
  • Comes fully assembled
  • Option to use AutoCad files.
  • High quality stepper motor


Editors Rating:
TOP PICK
Baileigh PT-22 CNC Plasma Table
Why it's our top pick:
  • Cooling water bath included.
  • Comes fully assembled
  • Option to use AutoCad files.
  • High quality stepper motor
TOP PICK
Baileigh PT-22 CNC Plasma Table
Why it's our top pick:
  • Cooling water bath included.
  • Comes fully assembled
  • Option to use AutoCad files.
  • High quality stepper motor

A brilliant little table:

We love the attention to detail on the PT-22. The table is made with the customer’s needs and desires fully in mind.

High-quality stepper motors for clean cuts:

A single motor drive on the X-axis and double on the Y-axis will cut efficiently. The motor controllers and electronics are housed in an enclosure for added safety.

Program nearly any design...

The software included with the PT-22 is a cinch to use.

Not only that:

You can load DXF files, so you AutoCAD fiends out there will be right at home. Just pop the USB stick into the table and get cutting.

Full assembly means no hassle:

We love that this cutting table comes fully assembled. No fuss, no risk of messing anything up or losing any parts.

Not only that:

A water bath is included with this table, a definite bonus. The good folks at Baileigh didn’t have to go and do that: this table is already solid. 

The water bath is just the cherry on top.

Before you buy...

...make sure you’ve got a plasma cutter with clean dry air. This table comes with a hand torch adapter, but look:

Save yourself the trouble and use a nice machine torch. And use with metals!

  • Cooling water bath included.
  • Comes fully assembled
  • No torch height control.

A caring touch:

This table comes with fully assembled with a water bath. You can use AutoCAD files.

Look:

That tells me very clearly that Baileigh is committed to making a great product with the customer’s satisfaction fully in mind. 


2. Newlin CNC Gas Oxyfuel Flame Plasma Cutting Table

Make sure you’ve got space...

‘Cuz this Newlin plasma cutter table is BIG. I’m talking over 5’ x 8’ big. Probably not for the average DIYer.

Automatic plasma torch height control...

Keeps the business end of your cutter from getting too close to your material. Too close and you risk overheating the areas around your cut...

...too far and you risk not cutting at all.

Starcam software...

...lets you draw on your computer, then copy straight to the machine.

That’s not all:

Starcam will also convert DXF files from AutoCAD, giving you full creative control of your cuts.

Massive cutting range:

A cutting area of 59” x 98” means this table can handle everything from small signs to huge slabs of sheet metal.

That’s not all:

It’s got a thickness range of 6-150mm. That means you’d be an inch shy of cutting through the material as thick as a football.  

Water tank not included, but...

...it does come with a draught fan, so you’ll still be cool as a cucumber.

It should be said:

This table is massive. It’s a serious machine, so make sure you’ve got room for it. It weighs about 3000 pounds, give or take. 

But that doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

  • It’s huge.
  • Plasma torch height control.
  • Starcam software.
  • It’s huge.
  • No water tank.

The nastiest kid on the block:

This big bad boy is not for the hobbyist. Unless you’re very rich and very bored.

The tank of plasma cutter tables, this one is for the big jobs.


3. FireBird CNC PLASMA CUTTER TABLE 

Bon appetit:

The Firebird CNC plasma cutter table is like a medium-rare steak:

Common and dependable, yet fancy and desired.

A healthy middleground:

The cutting size on this machine is a healthy 48” x 48”, with the overall machine being 60” by 60”.

Look:

That’s a beautiful middleground between the petite Baileigh (#1 on the list) and the massive Newlin (#2). It can still handle pretty serious cuts, but at half the price of the Newlin.

Like the Newlin...

...this FireBird has got Torch Height Control included. That means X, Y, and Z-axis control, with multiple motors, ball screw drives, and linear guide rails.

What does that give you?

Unparalleled accuracy and precision.

Don’t burn yourself:

This table doesn’t have a cooling system, so keep that in mind. While you’re cutting you’ll have to make sure your materials aren’t getting too hot.

  • Goldilocks size: not too small, not too big.
  • X, Y, and Z-axis motors for precision.
  • No cooling system.

The goldilocks cutter:

We love the Firebird. Not too big, not too small, torch height control, and high-quality materials. Doesn’t come with a cooling system, but if it did it might be TOO powerful...


4. CROSSFIRE Personal CNC Plasma Table 

The Crossfire’s a hot table...

...that gives you control over your cutting. It’s not the fanciest machine out there, but a great affordable option.

Vroom vroom:

The Crossfire sports two NEMA 23 stepper motors and a plug-n-play motion control unit. That means only X and Y-axis control.

However:

The Crossfire also has manual Z-axis height control with a quick-adjustment knob, so you’ve still got some height control with this table. 

Plenty to choose from...

The Crossfire supports both Autodesk Fusion 360 and CAM Toolpath Generation Software (free to use for hobbyists and small startups).

Modest and portable:

25” x 23” cutting space matches the PT-22 (#1 on this list). Of course, it’s not going to do huge jobs but it’s acceptable.

At just 110 pounds, this cutter table also has wheels on the legs for portability. Move it around the shop with speed and ease.

12 Month Factory Warranty for emotional security:

If something happens or your Crossfire breaks within the first year, not to worry!

That’s not all:

Once you’ve joined the Crossfire club, you’re given access to a lifetime of customer support. 

Not the coolest kid in school...

This table doesn’t come with a cooling system, though you can buy a drop-in water table as an accessory.

  • X and Y-axis stepper motors give you precision and control.
  • Great customer service/warranty
  • Somewhat small.
  • Manual Z-axis control.

Short Summary:

The advanced hobbyist will find this table a good upgrade from normal no-frills plasma cutter tables. It’s discreet yet powerful at the same time.


5. Eastwood-Plasma-Cutting-Table   

An honest table:

The barebones Eastwood table cuts the crap and gives you no more than you need.

Forget about fancy motors, software, etc.

This is just a cutter table--nothing more, nothing less.

Surface area...

...comes in at 30” x 21”. Not too big, but also not smaller than any other table on this list.

The table can support up to 250 pounds.

23 replaceable steel slats...

...let sparks or arcs from your welder or plasma cutter go right through to the ground. At 32” tall, this table stands at a comfortable height as well.

The bones are bare:

This is a table. It’s got no frills whatsoever.

No cool software hookup, no stepper motors, no attached water tank.

Look:

Cutting on a table like this, though it does nothing, is still more comfortable than cutting on the ground. The price is right too.

You won’t find a more honest plasma cutter table out there.

  • Not too big; perfect for garage..
  • Minimalistic.
  • No motors.
  • No software.
  • No cooling system.

What you see is what you get:

This is a great purchase for the hobbyist that just wants to be able to cut with comfort. It’s got no gadgets, no doo-dads, nada.

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