The Essentials of Equipment – Breaking Down the Basics
Is a New Plasma Cutter Right for You? A plasma cutter is the best tool when it comes to cutting metal. These tools are effective and convenient and because technology has come a long way, it is possible to use these tools and cut metal with close to laser precision. This article looks at plasma cutters and the technology that has made them a great tool for every shop. Plasma cutters work differently than older more conventional torches used for welding. Plasma cutters use inert gases, compressed air, and a high voltage charge; while conventional torches use a flame that is produced by burning gas. This process will ionize the gas, which will become very hot and will become plasma. The charges plasm has the ability to melt through metal upon contact, it will do this without impacting the surrounding areas of metal. This is how you can make precision cuts with a plasma cutter, and why it is such a great and effective tool. Plasma cutters are not only for people with a large or commercial workshop. You can use them for small jobs, such as body work patches or replacing metal panels, it is really these jobs that make a plasma cutter an ideal choice. These are also better then conventional torches because they do not use explosive gases, this mean your workshop will be a safer place to work.