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Old 02-07-2019, 06:04 AM
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I think I'd have to figure a way to put a roof over that nice rack... perhaps, build a shed around it.
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I did start using a cut off wheel. Cut for a foot and decided it was too slow. Switched to the torch and speed of cut improved by twice as fast.
Plasma cutting will double cutting speed again because there is no preheat needed.
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Plasma cutting will double cutting speed again because there is no preheat needed.
That did cross my mind.
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:13 PM
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Looks good, Chris!! Also like the PVC pipe idea for shorts.
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I did start using a cut off wheel. Cut for a foot and decided it was too slow. Switched to the torch and speed of cut improved by twice as fast.
You must be using an inefficient cutting disc or something else is wrong. We cut expanded metal quite often and since we started using zip discs (actually many years ago now) it's been a lot easier. The cut is straighter and there's usually no cleanup involved. I can't imagine going back to using a torch.

What discs do you use? We have found that a quality brand name disc--like Klingspor, Pferd and Camel, to name a few--in a 3/64" (.045") thickness works much better than some of the cheaper, thicker discs...
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Old 02-08-2019, 08:55 PM
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You must be using an inefficient cutting disc or something else is wrong. We cut expanded metal quite often and since we started using zip discs (actually many years ago now) it's been a lot easier. The cut is straighter and there's usually no cleanup involved. I can't imagine going back to using a torch.

What discs do you use? We have found that a quality brand name disc--like Klingspor, Pferd and Camel, to name a few--in a 3/64" (.045") thickness works much better than some of the cheaper, thicker discs...
It was a Dewalt 1/16" disc.
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