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by leggman
Mon May 29, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Best way to learn this stuff
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Best way to learn this stuff

I built my table last year and still am working out issues with my cheap torch but I am very lacking in just how to make the g code files for cutting. I would like to be able to make my own drawings then digitize them into g code but for someone like myself with limited resources it can all be very ...
by leggman
Mon May 29, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: My New Hypertherm 45 XP
Replies: 15
Views: 856

Re: My New Hypertherm 45 XP

Can the 45xp be purchased directly from Hypertherm?
by leggman
Sun May 28, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Nooby needs some hep
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Nooby needs some hep

I could not agree more but being new to this I am struggling to understand exactly what I need. Thanks
by leggman
Sun May 28, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Nooby needs some hep
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Nooby needs some hep

About a year ago I built a 4 x 4 plasma table and almost got it running but It had some issues so it sat collecting dust while I pursued other intertests . Today I dusted it off and tried to get it running but it still has some issues. What I have is a homemade table, mach 3 software, Chinese cut 60...
by leggman
Thu May 25, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Water Table Bladder Build
Replies: 15
Views: 1501

Re: Water Table Bladder Build

Mine uses an old air compressor tank laying on its side. Like you said it only takes about three psi to fill my table. Works great for a first build.
by leggman
Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Vibratory Tumbler
Replies: 21
Views: 1645

Re: Vibratory Tumbler

I have heard of people using cat litter for media... Just keep the lid closed when not in use :D
by leggman
Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Plasma trigger wiring
Replies: 21
Views: 1616

Re: Plasma trigger wiring

Plasma cutter is not attached at this time. I was just running the table to make sure it still works when I saw the sparking. Very small sparks going from the torch tip to the metal. I will try to make a video soon
by leggman
Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Plasma trigger wiring
Replies: 21
Views: 1616

Re: Plasma trigger wiring

I have not bothered with my plasma table build for several months because I hit a major snag. I have a homebuilt 4 x 4 table using the longs motors kit with the longs motors, power supplies, and drivers. I have it moving like it should finally but when I trigger the torch on it kills the keyboard an...
by leggman
Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Hypertherm 30
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Hypertherm 30

I am looking at buying a hypertherm 30 for use on my plasma table. Anyone out there with experience on the 30???
by leggman
Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Plasma trigger wiring
Replies: 21
Views: 1616

Re: Plasma trigger wiring

I went with the cut 60 because frankly that was all I could afford. I built my own table because well, same reason. Of course I would rather just buy a plasmacam and have all the buttons and whistles but there again is the money thing. I had hoped to make enough money with the homemade table to affo...
by leggman
Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Plasma trigger wiring
Replies: 21
Views: 1616

Re: Plasma trigger wiring

I am getting so close but have hit a new snag. When I turn the torch on manually (f5) It comes on but I lose motor control, The keyboard and mouse die and I have to do a hard shutdown to get everything back up. Everything works fine before that and I do have the water pan grounded to earth via a hea...
by leggman
Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: limit switch wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 608

Re: limit switch wiring

I GOT IT I hooked a cheap 12 volt power supply ( I think it came from a old phone or something) to the board and it works. For some reason it needed 12 volts to work the input switches??? Now everything works. Time to move on to whats next and that would be setting the torch height control with the ...
by leggman
Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: limit switch wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 608

Re: limit switch wiring

I have 5 volts coming into the board. Do I also need a 12-24 volts coming into it??????
In the specs it says
Input Voltage
USB port from PC and 12-24V power supply.
This has me wondering
by leggman
Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Plasma trigger wiring
Replies: 21
Views: 1616

Re: Plasma trigger wiring

I changed breakout boards and now the plasma toggles off and on. Getting closer to cutting plate.
by leggman
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: limit switch wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 608

limit switch wiring

I have been changing breakout boards trying to get the plasma trigger to work and that has been accomplished. But now I cannot get the limit switches to show up in mach3. This is the board I am using http://www.ebay.com/itm/US-Ship-5-Axis-MACH3-CNC-Breakout-Board-Interface-for-Stepper-Motor-Driver-/...
by leggman
Sun Jun 05, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: home built z's postem up if any
Replies: 10
Views: 1344

Re: home built z's postem up if any

My first build. works great
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by leggman
Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Plasma trigger wiring
Replies: 21
Views: 1616

Re: Plasma trigger wiring

In testing the breakoutboard for voltage I do not get 5 volts when I turn on the torch in mach3. I might have to switch breakout boards but I really don't want to
by leggman
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Plasma trigger wiring
Replies: 21
Views: 1616

Re: Plasma trigger wiring

Awesome, Thanks Tom.
by leggman
Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Plasma trigger wiring
Replies: 21
Views: 1616

Re: Plasma trigger wiring

So I guess I should make the floating head switch a separate wire that would go to the Z home in my input settings? it sounds confusing but I think I have the idea. One wire to ground on the breakout board and the other wire to say pin 16 on the breakout board. For the trigger wiring I will use a wi...
by leggman
Thu Jun 02, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Plasma trigger wiring
Replies: 21
Views: 1616

Re: Plasma trigger wiring

So I guess I should make the floating head switch a separate wire that would go to the Z home in my input settings? it sounds confusing but I think I have the idea. One wire to ground on the breakout board and the other wire to say pin 16 on the breakout board.
by leggman
Tue May 31, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Plasma trigger wiring
Replies: 21
Views: 1616

Re: Plasma trigger wiring

Just purchased some 5volt relays on amazon
http://www.amazon.com/uxcell%C2%AE-240V ... ge_o01_s00
hope this will do it
by leggman
Tue May 31, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Plasma trigger wiring
Replies: 21
Views: 1616

Re: Plasma trigger wiring

I have a floating head switch but at the moment it's hooked up in the limit switch loop. I checked the voltage at the trigger connector and it was 1.8 volts
by leggman
Mon May 30, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Plasma trigger wiring
Replies: 21
Views: 1616

Re: Plasma trigger wiring

I have some bosch 12volt automotive relays laying around. With a 12 volt power supply I could trigger a relay or would it be better to find a 5 volt relay? I am using the longs bob that came with my motors. I have a touch off switch built into my z axis but right now it's wired into the limit switch...
by leggman
Sun May 29, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Plasma trigger wiring
Replies: 21
Views: 1616

Plasma trigger wiring

I am using a cut 60 chinese plasma cutter and I need to know how to wire the cutter to come on. I am Assuming the switch/trigger wires go to a pin on the breakout board maybe with a relay?
Thanks
by leggman
Tue May 24, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Kentucky 4 x 4 build
Replies: 7
Views: 1054

Re: Kentucky 4 x 4 build

One more question should the limit switch on the z axis down be a stand alone switch? It will be the switch that tells the machine the tip is on the plate. ?
All my other limit switches are hooked up in series

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