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    Default Cast Iron & plasma

    Can you plasma cut cast iron or if not .........what? I have to cut the center out of a cast iron floor drain cover.
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    Yes, plasma cuts cast well.

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    I second that... plasma works well on most anything that conducts electricity
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    Thanks guys...........Nick
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyro2 View Post
    I second that... plasma works well on most anything that conducts electricity
    I thought I heard one could not plasma cut aluminum.....?????
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    Default nfinch86- Canadian Weldor:

    Quote Originally Posted by monte55 View Post
    I thought I heard one could not plasma cut aluminum.....?????
    NOT TRUE!!....... Norm :

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    It cuts aluminum great. It's just that raw plasma-cut edges aren't ideal for welding because of the oxides, and the HAZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spotsineyes View Post
    It cuts aluminum great. It's just that raw plasma-cut edges aren't ideal for welding because of the oxides, and the HAZ.
    Could you explain more. I'am thinking about buy a plasma cutter and don't know a alot about them. what do you mean buy "HAZ" I understand the oxides part. I think. This can be cleaned up by a stainless wire brush then welded. thanks daye

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