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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2009

    Default Plasma tracer/copier

    Does anyone have any information or ideas on making a parallellagram style of manual tracer/copier for a plasma setup. I can't afford a CNC table but want the ability to trace a template and then have it scaled for the tourch thru a set of articulating arms. Seems I remember a set of adjustable linkages that articulated so one end follows the other but can't think of the name for the life of me. All I can think of is the spring loaded boxing gloves in cartoons. This is something I want to make with adjustment so on one side can be traced and the other side can be scaled for the plasma gun to cut out 2x size (or 1/2 size). I will figure out how to turn on the gun etc. just need help with the linkages.

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    northern NJ


    Pantograph. Search on the web came up with many how to build sites.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2009

    Default Victor Panograph Machine

    Hey my dad and I took a o/a panograph and hook a plasma torch in it then wired the torch with a remote switch to turn on plasma torch inside the mach. If you want to see a Panograph mach go to page 2 on welding projects look for (Victor Panograph Machine ) By Vernon

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2013

    Default Plasma Tracer - Copier - Duplicator

    You can buy plasma pantograph plans for 20 bucks at

    It's simple easy to make. 1:1 Duplication

    video here

    Its really cool. Just trace what you want to cut. Free hand or by using template.

    When using a template your copy is the exact same size as what you traced.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2013


    Here is a link to a tracer for sale, complete or kit form and they have a pdf with detailed plans.

    Video and details.

    Link to pdf.

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