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  1. #1
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    Default cutting problems

    I'm having problems cutting with my torch. I'm cutting 16 guage sheet metal. As I'm cutting, the material is melting back onto the cut as I move along the cutting line. I've tried lowering the gas and or oxygen and keep getting the same results. When I cut thicker metal I don't see this problem is 16 guage material just too thin for a torch? Should I just use a cutting wheel on a grinder? Any help is appreciated.

  2. #2
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    Default cutting problems

    It's too thin or your moving too slow. Try turning the torch into the direction and cut it quickly. Good luck.

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    it takes practice, try laying the torch almost flat, move quick and keep feathering the oxy lever, watch where you cut, while laying the torch flat you can cut quite a distance if not paying attention

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    I had this problem the other day. You have to tilt in the direction of travel. What I found works for me too is if you turn up your oxygen it gives just a little more umph to push the metal away and keep it out of the kerf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottis1 View Post
    It's too thin or your moving too slow. Try turning the torch into the direction and cut it quickly. Good luck.
    +1
    Point into the cut and increase your travel speed.

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