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What does a plasma cutter need to run?
Last Updated: 12th June, 2020
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In respect to this, what kind of gas do you use with a plasma cutter?
Similarly, what air pressure is required for plasma cutting? For the majority of the Everlast product line, air pressure required to operate the torches is anywhere between 55 to 70 psi. Low amperage cuts will require less air pressure for more stable operation, sometimes down to 45 psi or so, or the arc will be blown out.
Accordingly, what does a plasma cutter run on?
Plasma cutters work by sending an electric arc through a gas that is passing through a constricted opening. The gas can be shop air, nitrogen, argon, oxygen.
Do you need a compressor for a plasma cutter?
All plasma manufacturers include minimum air flow and pressure requirements in the owner's manual. If you do a lot of cutting, or plan to cut thick plate, we recommend using a compressor that is 1.5 to 2 times the plasma system requirement.