Rock,I was kind of wondering why all makers of plasma torch standoffs don't put some tiny little wheels on them?Kind of like a circle cutting setup.Seems like with a simple setup with shields on the wheels,would really smooth out peoples cut.When cutting thicker type metal,it's hard to pull really smooth with the standard setup.Anybody ever make something like that?
I have something like that in my circle cutter setup.What I was thinking,something built into the little castle standoff that was almost kind of throw away,like the standoff itself.Something that was fixed,and very small.
Scott, I got a Hypertherm 1000 a couple of weeks ago and I haven't used it yet. As I was looking at though the first thing I could think of was a standoff for the cup just as you described. Sort of on the order of a shoe like a jigsaw but very small,maybe with rollers. Do you think it would have to have rollers? or might a plate type situation work? The ones I have seen on the internet look big and bulky. It looks like you would want something small and compact, but since I haven't used it yet ,I don't know the ramifications.If you find anything interesting let me know!
echo8287,I think wheels will help the smoothness,but to have a shoe with a arc might work pretty good?My plasma straight/circle cutter came with a unit like the Miller one,but that one does not fit my torch.A big honky one does,and I don't like it.Mine is the newest Esab torch,and I think they need to fix that in the kit.My kit is one that fits all Esab/L-TEC plasma torches.That reminds me they have a brand new style of standoff for my torch,it's a three legged one instead of two.
Hi Scott, I am very pleased with the cutter so far and it has saved me a lot of labor on these buckets. The stand off roller is ok. I use an old aluminum 48" straight edge to guide the left wheel on. I am thinking about building a track cutter. Going to the local hobby shop as soon as I get a chance to look at motors and speed controls. All my cuts are long (40" to 48").
Speaking of straight edge guides, I found that a 4 foot aluminum sheetrock T square is very handy. Can make square cuts with less measureing . The T square enables me to hold it firmly against the metal without clamping. They are cheap and have a ruler built in.
Originally posted by Vernon Henry Speaking of straight edge guides, I found that a 4 foot aluminum sheetrock T square is very handy. Can make square cuts with less measureing . The T square enables me to hold it firmly against the metal without clamping. They are cheap and have a ruler built in.