4 Reasons Why A 5x5 Plasma Table Is Better Than A 4x4 Table

You know that you need to purchase a new CNC plasma cutting table. You’ve scoured the web for the best table, and you’ve found Wright CNC. With so many capabilities, it’s not difficult to choose one of our CNC plasma cutting tables. What is difficult is deciding on what size table is the perfect one for you.

You have limited space to set it up, so the larger tables are definitely out. That just leaves the 5x5 table and the 4x4 table to choose from. If you can’t make up your mind, let us help you see why a slightly larger table is going to benefit your interests the most.

More Flexibility With Projects

When it comes to the size of your cutting area, you’d be surprised by how much one more foot in either direction allows for more unique cuts. Whether you’re cutting a custom part for a vehicle or you’re working on a metal sculpture installment, you have the ability to complete a greater variety of projects with a 5x5 CNC plasma cutting table.

On a 4x4 table, you’ll be more limited to the types of projects you can cut because of the smaller cutting area.

Larger Projects

This one is a no-brainer, but a larger CNC plasma cutting table allows you to complete larger projects. When you work on a larger cutting surface, you’re able to make more cuts in a single pass with the plasma cutter. This will save you time and energy so you don’t have to re-calibrate the X-, Y-, and Z-axis with each new cut.

On a smaller table, your projects can only be as large as the cutting area. Not only does this limit the size of your project, but adds more time to it if you have to stop the machine and move the material before continuing a cut.

Scaleable Cuts

A larger table also allows you to scale your work as necessary. If you’ve designed a file but discover that you need to change the angles, length of cuts, or just need to scale up the design altogether, a larger table gives you the flexibility to make adjustments to your project without running out of space to finish the cuts.

When using a 4x4 table, on the other hand, you’ll be more limited in how much you can change your file design because the smaller cutting surface area restricts your ability to expand.

Complete More

With the larger cutting area of the 5x5 CNC plasma cutting table, you’ll be able to complete more projects in less time. Imagine being able to set up several pieces of material and load multiple projects at once onto your cutting software. Once everything is calibrated, all you have to do is press “start” and let the machine do its thing.

With a smaller table, you wouldn’t be able to organize as many projects for one session and will need to take the time to remove the current material, place the new material, and then recalibrate the machine.


If you’re debating on which CNC plasma cutting table to purchase from Wright CNC, the 5x5 table has a lot of capabilities while still being able to fit in smaller workspaces. If you’re still not sure it’s the best fit for you, contact us and we can help you decide on the best option.

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