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Tips for plasma cutting success

March 28th, 2012

No doubt if you’ve been pondering purchasing a plasma cutter, you have a few questions about the operation and what some of the recommendations are for setting up a plasma. Precious little information is available that give rudimentary plasma settings for given thicknesses of metal. And very little information is out there on the different types of starts, or how they work. Maintenance information is almost zero as well.

One reason for this is that plasma cutting is a skill that is quickly mastered. With a simple point, pull trigger, and go operation, it takes nothing more than practice and a fairly steady hand. There are a few items like guides, and hole cutters that you can add to your arsenal to help multiply the versatility and accuracy of your cutter. But these items are icing on the cake and can be picked up later, after basic skills are acquired. There are also a few “hidden” bits of information that should be covered if you are to be ahead of the game.

Over the next few blogs, will break down the small tidbits of information that you’ll need to make a plasma cutting success. You’ll become familiar with what a dryer is, where it should be used, the different start types, and how each can benefit , and even a few simple guides for setting up your plasma for the first cuts.

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