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sodfarmer
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Thermal Dynamics Plasma Cutter Arc Pak 5XT

Postby sodfarmer » Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:41 pm

I have a chance to buy a Thermal Arc PAK 5XT plasma cutter that isn't working. I was wanting to know if anyone has had any experience with one of these. Such as: cut thickness, reliability, overall good or bad. The seller says that it won't stike an arc. I know this is hard to trouble shoot, but has anyone had this problem? I plan on trying to buy it CHEAP. I have a Hypertherm 1000 on my table, but it would be nice to have an extra plasma cutter for hand cutting.

Thanks

srp
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Re: Thermal Dynamics Plasma Cutter

Postby srp » Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:52 pm

I had a pak 5 XR 3 phase 240v dual gas set using air on both. I used it many years and it worked great. The arc start is a Hi freq and requires good shielding for your control system. Let me know if you get it working and I will check out misc. parts & pieces I might have kicking around to give you. John

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Re: Thermal Dynamics Plasma Cutter Arc Pak 5XT

Postby Pay1920 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:14 pm

I also have a pak5xt that will not start an arc did you get yours running or is it still dead like mine. The contacts were set at about .035 and the manual suggest .022. But I also read it they are too close it would cause it not to create the nice blue spark. I made this adjustment before I found a wire disconnected from the push button on the torch, should I set the points back the way before I found the wire broken

srp
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Re: Thermal Dynamics Plasma Cutter Arc Pak 5XT

Postby srp » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:35 pm

I adjusted mine to specs one time and left it there. Worked fine


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