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by motoguy
Thu May 25, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: Trouble with THC voltage
Replies: 14
Views: 837

Re: Trouble with THC voltage

That pretty much sums up to the T what is going on with mine Motoguy. Every part ends up being 2 weeks of down time. If this was my full time job I'd have to buy 2 machines to keep running. How are you liking your linux upgrade so far, and has the RAV-02 been holding up? That seems like a lot cheap...
by motoguy
Wed May 24, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Hypertherm Plasma Cutters
Topic: Trouble with THC voltage
Replies: 14
Views: 837

Re: Trouble with THC voltage

Just went through the dead hub/bad DTHC IV card/dead voltage divider/main board on my PM85 as well. Same deal...always physically unplug all components during inclement weather, etc.l My PM85 is still under warranty, but nobody in state could look at it for a month. Divider board is around $150, mai...
by motoguy
Fri May 19, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Scrap pieces 14 gauge
Replies: 9
Views: 843

Re: Scrap pieces 14 gauge

The challenge is balancing the time required to set up a small piece, zero the machine in the right place and execute the cut vs what you can sell the piece for. If I've got some time with nothing else to do, I'll cut a pile of bottle openers or small state outline Christmas ornaments if I can get ...
by motoguy
Sat May 13, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: DIY Plasma Table & Accessory Discussion Forum
Topic: Anyone know anything about Premier Plasma tables
Replies: 7
Views: 998

Re: Anyone know anything about Premier Plasma tables

Personally I am not a fan of bolt together table. Same here. Accidentally dropped a 5x12 sheet of 3/4" steel off the forklift, onto the edge of my table. Sheet weighed approx 1900 lbs. It kind of dented/chamfered the top corner of the table as it bounced/slid off the table to the floor. That's...
by motoguy
Mon May 08, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: Scananything camera problem
Replies: 10
Views: 956

Re: Scananything camera problem

I have a bus powered cable (45-50', IIRC) that works fine for my B005
by motoguy
Fri May 05, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Those of you who have gone from Mach3 to CommandCNC
Replies: 19
Views: 2222

Re: Those of you who have gone from Mach3 to CommandCNC

My system is in Dallas, will be at CandCNC on Monday. I had an issue with the system this week. Hub died. Overnighted a new one, only to find no communication output from the DTHC IV board. Rather than play "swap the parts and pray" with a $500 DTHC IV board, I decided to send it all to Ca...
by motoguy
Fri May 05, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Weber Grill Grates anyone??
Replies: 6
Views: 1054

Re: Weber Grill Grates anyone??

What do you cut these from? 1/8" material? 3/16"? I've never made a grille plate, but this looks neat. I'd like to make some replacements for our gas grille as well. They're getting flaky.
by motoguy
Thu May 04, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: help on doing an edge start
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Re: help on doing an edge start

When I edge start on 3/4, I started at my cut height. "No piercing, so no blowback." was my thought process. Worked well.
by motoguy
Thu May 04, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Pricing, Advertising, & Marketing Your Products Forum
Topic: Vinyl cutters
Replies: 25
Views: 2613

Re: Vinyl cutters

I've decided to get a dedicated vinyl cutter, vs trying to use the plasma table in this capacity. I'm looking for a sub $400 cutter. I will be cutting vinyl for masking use, which I'll use on my powdercoat products/projects. Most of these products will be 48"x48" or less in total size. I u...
by motoguy
Thu May 04, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Arclight Dynamics
Topic: Linux
Replies: 12
Views: 1700

Re: Linux

Just placed my order for the CommandCNC upgrade and the hand pendant. Boxing up my unit and will have it shipped today. Looking forward to the Linux setup.
by motoguy
Tue May 02, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Various Manufacturers
Topic: Delusional Designs: CAUTION
Replies: 26
Views: 2848

Re: Delusional Designs: CAUTION

I can highly recommend Bulltear/Starlab.
by motoguy
Tue May 02, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Various Manufacturers
Topic: Delusional Designs: CAUTION
Replies: 26
Views: 2848

Re: Delusional Designs: CAUTION

This is the 2nd time I've heard something like this on DD. Most of what I read seems to be from satisfied customers. I see you registered at the site solely to post this, which seems a bit odd. Usually people will join to ask questions while shopping/prior to purchasing. I'd like to hear from George...
by motoguy
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Cutting a thin width border and preventing warpage
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Cutting a thin width border and preventing warpage

I'm getting ready to cut a multi layer sign, and the 2nd layer will be a thin (width) border layer (same perimeter). Looking at it in my drawing, I can just see that narrow rectangular border warping as I cut it, and no longer fitting the backing plate it's supposed to rest on. What do you use to ke...
by motoguy
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Patina Finishes
Topic: best clear on the market
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Re: best clear on the market

Try the super durable wet clear from columbia coatings. I think it is the best powder clear out there. And for an added touch, you can do a double or triple clear and then wet sand and polish it. super nice finish Great info! I'll have to give it a try. I cannot overstate how enamored I am with pow...
by motoguy
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Patina Finishes
Topic: best clear on the market
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Re: best clear on the market

Clear Vision from Prismatic Powders: https://www.prismaticpowders.com/colors/PPS-2974/CLEAR-VISION/ It's my understanding the P365 Everclear was created to compete with Clear Vision. I ordered several powders from PP last week. Copper and silver veins, clear, ink black, etc. I forgot I had some Powd...
by motoguy
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Patina Finishes
Topic: best clear on the market
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Re: best clear on the market

Applied my first powder clear (P365 Everclear) today on a patina product. Holy cow. CRAZY improvement over the rattle can clear. My Finex FX1000 spray gun arrived just the other day. I had planned on moving up to a real 2k automotive clear, and even hit up my paint guy for a good combination. After ...
by motoguy
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Patina Finishes
Topic: clear powder over patina...
Replies: 7
Views: 1138

Re: clear powder over patina...

I finally got my powder setup going, and powdered my first parts today. I ran into the same issue with a patina test piece. Went in looking normal, came out blown all to hell! Ugly gold/yellow/green looking thing. I did some digging on Bill's site, and found a FAQ where he basically suggest minimizi...
by motoguy
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Patina Finishes
Topic: Tips to get more mileage from Torch F/X application?
Replies: 16
Views: 2033

Re: Tips to get more mileage from Torch F/X application?

I don't have any photos handy, but I gave Flame a shot...it looks very, very similar to Torch, IMO. I'm not sure I could distinguish between them after clear coat. However, it reacts INSTANTLY Are you using Flame over Copper FX or on polished steel? I use Flame over Copper F/X. The diluted Flame F/...
by motoguy
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: Powder Coat
Topic: Hanging / Hook marks and $ question
Replies: 14
Views: 1944

Re: Hanging / Hook marks and $ question

kkroger wrote:I have started making my hooks from Sheet Metal and sharpening the edge to make it as SMALL as possible, the coating generally flows out pretty good.


I know it's an old post, but you're also still active...so... :) I'd like to see your sheetmetal hooks. I'm thinking a triangular profile?
by motoguy
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: CNC Plasma Cutters General Forum
Topic: Adapter fittings for plastic drums
Replies: 12
Views: 760

Re: Adapter fittings for plastic drums

I am ready to plumb in my drums for the water table and bought what I though I needed to make it work, but it appears that I may have gotten some bad info from the interwebs. The plastic drums have two bungs on them. One is a coarse thread which I have found is called a 2" buttress thread, and...
by motoguy
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: SheetCam
Topic: Hypertherm 45-105 Tool Set
Replies: 2
Views: 334

Re: Hypertherm 45-105 Tool Set

Sheetcam, upper right corner, click on help. Click on "show settings folder". Copy that folder.

On the new computer, same thing, but paste that info in there. Should transfer all your settings.
by motoguy
Sat Apr 22, 2017 6:45 pm
Forum: Plasma Cut Quality Forum
Topic: Critique my holes
Replies: 4
Views: 594

Re: Critique my holes

You have my vote for best thread title on this site. :) Have you tried arc lead in/lead out? I've read Jim Colt's suggestions of perpendicular lead in, small overt, and no lead put. However, I seem to end up with flat spots like you have. I do an arc lead in (equal to material thickness if I'm pierc...
by motoguy
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: DXF Art - DXF Clip Art File Sharing Forum
Topic: Fidget Spinners??
Replies: 25
Views: 4019

Re: Fidget Spinners??

My son brought one of those home last week. I played with it a while, too. ;) Didn't know they were called "fidget spinners". The designs above look neat...thanks! I think these would be better suited to a 3d printer, though, vs plasma. My son's plastic one can spin mighty fast...I hate to...

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