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pluric
(@pluric)
Joined: 1 year ago
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April 10, 2019 23:12  

I'd been making different targets and having to order silhouettes online. Thought I'd try making my own so I bought a beginner plasma cutter. Reviews were kind on it. 110/220 I did get the 110 adapter but will need to make one to plug into the existing 220 in the garage. Harbor Freight had a welding cart that with a little modification I was able to put the wire feed welder underneath and the cutter on top. Added a outlet in the back so both could power off the cart. With a 25 foot power cord I can roll it outside my garage for cutting. I'll see how it goes. Hints or suggestions are welcome. I've used a gas cutting torch in the past this kind is new to me.

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pluric
(@pluric)
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 335
April 11, 2019 12:28  

Well, I found out the 110 option trips breakers well. I had it turned down all the way and it still tripped a 15 amp garage breaker. Soooooo, off to Home Depot to make a 220 extension cord. 

Keep in mind this is my very first attempt and the metal was a little too thick for the setting I was forced to use.

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Decided to try a simpler cut out.

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I'll play with  it more when I get a 220 supply worked out. Kinda fun. 😀 

 


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pluric
(@pluric)
Joined: 1 year ago
Posts: 335
April 14, 2019 21:06  

More plasma cutting adventures. I did make a 220 extension cord so I could run it at a higher amp. Worked much better. Still getting the hang of it but I like it much more than a gas torch.

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My son loves to get a crow in his sights so I made this for him. I like the white because you can see where the pellet hits.

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The mount bar is removable on the base and bird for compact transport.

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