How to correctly use a plasma cutter

Carl
By Carl Heideman
Dec 4, 2021 | Shop Work, Plasma Cutter | Posted in Shop Work , Restoration & Renovation | From the Dec. 2012 issue | Never miss an article

Photography by Carl Heideman

Cutting metal is no picnic. Thinner metals can be cut with hand tools, but once the material thickness starts to build, so does the difficulty of cutting—and more drastic tools become necessary. 

These heavy-duty tools usually involve a saw blade, an abrasive wheel or directed heat…

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fearlesfil
fearlesfil New Reader
12/6/21 4:36 p.m.

Should the tip rest on the workpiece?

Cousin_Eddie (Forum Supporter)
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12/6/21 4:42 p.m.
fearlesfil said:

Should the tip rest on the workpiece?

My Miller has a drag tip that is meant to touch the work. I assume other brands offer similar.

Cousin_Eddie (Forum Supporter)
Cousin_Eddie (Forum Supporter) Dork
12/6/21 4:42 p.m.
fearlesfil said:

Should the tip rest on the workpiece?

My Miller has a drag tip that is meant to touch the work. I assume other brands offer similar.

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