help with torches and dross

Discussion in 'Cutting Systems' started by Carl Townsend, 5/20/19.

  1. Carl Townsend

    Carl Townsend registered

    currently cutting parts on my crossfire, with my miller spectrum 375, even if im moving at the fastest the torch will pierce the dross is horrible, 10 minutes cutting a part and 45 mins grinding on it. ive seen AMAZING results with a Duramax torch on the hyertherm from my searching. my question is.... is there a replacement torch or fine cutting consumables for my miller, so I can spend more time drinking, and less time grinding!. I also have an esab pcm-875 in my shop that I can use if there are better torch/consumables options for that.
     
  2. SignTorch

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    not enough info to rule out anything

    neglecting potential ground, height control, and system issues - try many series of simple test cuts covering a range of speed, amps and cut height on clean metal of each thickness used
     
  3. Carl Townsend

    Carl Townsend registered

    thanks for the response! what other information should I provide? it is a brand new cutter with new tips, using the manufacturer recommended cutting speeds (as well as cutting faster/slower to the point that the cutter wont cut through the material, ive tried just about every feasible cutting height/speed over the past 3 months and still haven't been able to cut a part that doesn't need a lot of dross chipped after each cut. im starting to think the miller plasma cutter isn't capable of being used for a plasma table
     

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