Metal Cutting

Best Plasma Cutters – Top Picks, Comparisons & Reviews For 2020

How does 40,000 degrees of cutting power in the palm of your hand sound? Exciting? Welcome to the world of plasma cutters.  Plasma cutters feed a high-speed stream of gas through a negative electrode. This creates a powerful stream of plasma that makes metal-cutting a breeze.  According to a study by Miller, Plasma cutters improve productivity and reduce the cost of cutting. It also requires no preheat, allowing the team to work quickly.  For metals …

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Best Propane Torch

Propane torches are an essential tool. From killing weeds to preheating metal to loosening stuck bolts, these torches are in high demand. With a good torch, you can weld, braze, and solder metal. They are also great for searing meat, killing weeds and DIY furniture blackening. There are a lot of different models. You can buy a cheap, $10 torch that screws onto the top of a bottle. That’ll work just fine. However, the more …

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Best Plasma Cutters With Built-In Air Compressors

ToolTally is reader-supported and earns a commission when you purchase a product through links on our site Plasma cutters are an extremely handy way to cut metal that is less than an inch thick.  Plasma is a gas of ions, with an orbital electron removed. Plasma cutters work by initiating an arc over compressed gas that is being forced through a small opening. While plasma cutters can use an inert gas like nitrogen, they also …

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The 6 Best Budget Plasma Cutters for 2020

Plasma cutting technology offers the ability to cut metal twice as fast as with oxy. It gives you more precision and less heat damage to the metal you are working on. Additionally, you can use them with pretty much any metal types such as stainless steel, and carbon steel as well as non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, copper, brass and cast iron. I was about 14 when I was first introduced to a plasma cutter. …

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Best CNC Router

When I was a kid, the guys who programmed CNC routers were the ones who made the “good money” at the factory. And then, when I started working on programming my first 3D printer, I gained a new appreciation for CNC and what it could do. The other day when I walked into my friend’s garage and saw their programmable router and laser cutter combo that they used for their Etsy store, my appreciation for …

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