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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    seaford de


    Quote Originally Posted by Frank865:308506
    It seems like a lot of us are confusing duty-cycle with thermal shut-down.
    Well their not the same thing but they are definetly related... when you exceed the duty cycle the machine will shut down.. you are supposed to follow the duty cycle so you don't overheat the machine

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Reno, NV


    I don't think I have ever exceeded the duty cycle on any of my machines, but I have popped the thermal breaker a few times and also the circuit breaker a couple of times. But, I really only pop either of them when working on THICK aluminum and try to push things a little hard.
    Don J
    Reno, NV

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