Don Keddell

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

Phone: 920-734-9821

Proper weld speed

Improving manual plasma cutting quality

March 13, 2007


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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