I am newly trained on the plasma cutter and did a couple practice cuts last weekend using the consumables that were there. I am looking to get started cutting some more stuff, but the consumables seem to be really expensive. I am probably looking at the wrong thing, but this starter set (linked on the training page) is around $200.
Do I need to get Hypertherm brand consumables? There seem to be some cheaper options on Amazon. Do I need to get all of the pieces or can I use the community retaining cap, swirl ring, etc and just buy the electrodes and nozzles?