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  1. #11
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    Default air carbon arc gouging?

    That would be great if you could thanks

  2. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by rustymfg@hotmail.com View Post
    That would be great if you could thanks
    .070 is about as close as I can tell.. Get you real close anyway. The lower (Aluminum on the K-2000) pad unscrews on this unit. It has the holes in it. Might see if they would interchange with the K-4000 pad. Might be a simple/cool fix.. It's good for 450 amps..

  3. #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by gnforge View Post
    Mostly use my Hypertherm 85 with gouge tip, you turn it up or down as needed. I bought another hose so i can just plug & go when need.
    Still keep carbon arc for hard to get into areas but hardly ever use it anymore
    I use my plasma frequently for gouging as well.
    Problem is, the arc air set up costs 1/10th of what your plasma costs to buy.
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  4. #14
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    Default air carbon arc gouging?

    If your gouging a lot don't use your own machine. Rent one. It's a good way to burn your machine out. The rentals are recalibrated often cuz everyone uses them for gouging.

  5. #15
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    Why not just buy a K2000 instead of messing with a K4000? Do you already own a K4000? The K2000 is plenty beefy enough for 3/16"/1/4" carbons. The K4000 is larger in physical size also. It would be overkill for running 3/16" carbons.

    See my post #3. You need a K2000 & it work well with your wheelbarrow compressor.
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