It cuts metal, it shoots cool sparks and stuff, and we have info on it. It will cut steel, aluminum, and stainless up to 1/2" thick like it's butta. It's fun to use but requires training.
Plasma CNC classes are scheduled periodically -- check the MakeIt Labs calendar or our EventBrite calendar page for upcoming classes. Once you've completed the training you'll be signed-off to use the tool. Contact the Plasma CNC resource manager for details.
Plasma Torch and Power Supply manual:
Shield: Part# 120828 (hand-cutting shield), approx. cost $18
alt. Part# 120827 (machine-cutting shield), approx. cost $18
Electrode: Part #120826, approx. cost $10
Nozzle: Part# 120573, approx. cost $6
Consumable items can be obtained through the resource manager at cost, or at:
- ArcSource, 60 Crown St, Nashua, NH (right at the start of our dirt road on Crown St.)
- Maine Oxy, 185 Lowell Rd, Hudson, NH
- AirGas in Nashua, Manchester, or Salem NH
- Online through Harris Welding Supplies - http://www.harrisweldingsupplies.com/ - they stock all and have the best prices.
IF the torch looses arc around corners
THEN: Increase cornering acceleration and/or enable perforated metal mode. (Toggle switch on the front of the plasma cutter box, switch it to the dotted line option)
(To be continued...)