Don Keddell

Contributing Writer
Miller Electric Manufacturing Co.
1635 W. Spencer St.
Appleton, WI 54912-1079

Phone: 920-734-9821

Proper weld speed

Plasma Cutting | Articles | The FABRICATOR

Improving manual plasma cutting quality

March 13, 2007 | By Don Keddell

Some tips and suggestions for best practices that will increase your efficiency and precision and prolong the life of your plasma cutter and consumables include: Take the time to read the manual thoroughly; develop a "preflight routine" visually follow the arc that is coming from the bottom of the cut—the arc should exit the material at a 15- to 20-degree angle opposite the direction of travel; and maintain a 1/16- to 1/8-inch distance between the tip and the workpiece.

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