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Old 03-21-2012, 08:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cutting 6061-T6 Alum. with 2x2?

Has anyone used their TM 2x2 with manual torch height and a 40amp plasma cutter (I have the Tomahawk 625) to cut this type of Aluminum and if so what feed rate and torch height did you find worked best? Any surefire method of keeping the spatter from sticking to the nozzle? Thanks.
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how thick?
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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how thick?
Duh... Can't believe I forgot the most important part. LOL 1/4" thick. I ran a test cut on some .090 and it came out great!
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Here is the cut chart for the 625 for reference, it doesn't go up to .25" but it should be capable:


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Here is the cut chart for the 625 for reference, it doesn't go up to .25" but it should be capable:

I was looking for a chart like that but couldn't find one. Thanks!!

Also, what exactly is the "Tool Compensation" and how do I set it? Or is that for AVHC?

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I think what they mean by tool compensation is kerf width and thats done in torchmate CAD.
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I think what they mean by tool compensation is kerf width and thats done in torchmate CAD.
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