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larrycameron44
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Shop Miracle

Postby larrycameron44 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:08 pm

So today while doing some cutting I had forgotten to turn on the compressor in the shop. I have 3 air reservoir which enable me to cut for 7-10 mins with my powermax 45. Torchmate 2x4
Well as I was wondering what was missing, which was the noise from “the compressor humming away “, I looked at the powermax and noticed the air light was in the orange not green.
I stopped immediately thinking the cuts must be crappy with so low air pressure......... but to my surprise, the least dross on 2mm CR mild steel in 6 years.
So lesson for me was reduce air pressure a bit and better cutting. It was initially set at the upper green light.

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Re: Shop Miracle

Postby beefy » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:30 am

Thanks very much for sharing that Larry.

I'm guessing you were using Finecuts on 2mm thickness.

I would never have thought to try turning the air pressure down that far to get a better cut.

Keith.
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Re: Shop Miracle

Postby RAD » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:14 pm

Happened to me before along with forgetting to attach the work clamp! So now I have this checklist in my head before I start a job
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Re: Shop Miracle

Postby larrycameron44 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:39 pm

beefy wrote:Thanks very much for sharing that Larry.

I'm guessing you were using Finecuts on 2mm thickness.

I would never have thought to try turning the air pressure down that far to get a better cut.

Keith.


Yes was using the 30 amp consumables. :)
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