View Full Version : Any way to turn an old buzzbox welder into a plasma cutter?
11-20-2002, 08:53 AM
I have an old AC buzzbox stick welder and am wondering if it can be converted to a plasma cutter. Am I way off base, or what?
11-20-2002, 11:17 AM
11-20-2002, 11:30 AM
I am no authority on plasma cutters.
From what I read the power supply has to output a very high voltage for the arc, about 300 DC volts. OCV. Open Circuit Voltage. Your buzz box is AC and its OCV is about 40 volts.
I don't think this is going to fly.
11-20-2002, 01:06 PM
Thanks for that. I thought I saw somewhere that either old buzz boxes or battery charges could be used for this somehow. I may have misunderstood what I was reading.
11-20-2002, 01:23 PM
Some of the other guys are now talking about converting them for TIG welding but I haven't done it myself.
It'll be real basic without a hole lota voltage control but Hey, go for it!
Checkout what the guys are talking about, their experience and ideas is fun to read about.
11-20-2002, 01:47 PM
This is the link to where Dan is talking about converting a buzz box to TIG. He was using DC though, oh well.