Metal Cutting Guide - How-To

Metal Cutting Guide

Check out our step-by-step Plasma Cutting tips and training materials, and watch videos to improve your plasma cutting skills.

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Welding Project: How To Make a 3-Legged Stool

Learn how to make a three-legged stool with steel by following these instructions from metalworker Ron Covell.
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Choosing Between Plasma Cutting and Oxy-fuel Systems

Oxy-fuel and plasma cutting systems both have advantages and disadvantages. Learn more about how to choose the right one for your needs.
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Oxy-Acetylene Welding 101

Welding is a fundamental skill needed for many truck modifications and repairs. Once a person can cut metal and join parts by welding, an entire universe of possibilities will open for you. This is the start of a four-part series, which will give an overview of the most popular cutting and welding processes.
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How to Create Skull Metal Wall Art

Create this skull wall art using a plasma cutter and MIG welder with these step-by-step instructions from Barbie The Welder.
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DIY Welding Project: Side Table [Guide]

Blur the lines between art and function with this sculptural side table. See how to make one of your own!
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DIY Welding Project: Dog Bowl Stand [Guide]

Looking for an easy welding project for your furry friend? Learn how to make a DIY dog bowl stand with this guide.
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How to Create a Custom Metal Sign With a Plasma Cutter

The sky’s the limit when creating a DIY custom metal sign — and metal sculptor Barbie The Welder gives you all the steps you need.
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Welding How To: Building a Stainless Steel Car Grille

Metalworker Ron Covell demonstrates how to build a stainless steel car grille using a TIG welder and plasma cutter.
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Welding Project: Create a Work Platform for Your Shop

Add a work platform to your welding space with these ten simple steps from metalworker Ron Covell.
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DIY Welding Project: How to Build a Fire Pit [Guide]

A DIY fire pit is the perfect addition to any backyard. Follow these steps to build a fire pit of your own.
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Plasma Cutting Safety Makes Sense

Plasma cutting is easy and extremely efficient, but is not without its hazards: electricity, gas, ultraviolet light, etc. This article details a few key safety factors to consider before striking an arc.
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Plasma Cutting with Ron Covell

Building or modifying a car involves a lot of cutting and welding of metal. In this series of articles, we'll look at some of the most modern equipment available for these tasks – this time we'll focus on plasma cutting.
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Plasma vs. Oxy-Fuel: Which Metal Cutting Option Is Right for You?

Plasma vs. Oxy-Fuel: Which metal cutting option is right for you? This discussion covers all angles on the question for metal cutting in different applications.

Plasma Cutting FAQ with Metal Artist Stephen Christena

Metal Artist Stephen Christena of Midwest Metalworks answers some commonly asked plasma cutting questions.

How to Create Skull Metal Wall Art

This skull metal wall art is a fun and easy plasma cutter project perfect for Halloween or any time of the year!

DIY Welding Project: Side Table

A DIY side table is a functional welding project that can be an attention-grabber in any space. Follow these steps to create one!

How to Make a DIY Dog Bowl Stand

A DIY dog bowl stand is an easy welding project your furry friend will love. Get the steps for this project from Josh Welton.

Plasma Cutting Demo I

Watch the speed and ease of cutting with Miller plasma. Miller Electric has a large line of plasma cutters.

How Plasma Cutting Works II

How Plasma Cutting Works I

Miller Plasma Cutting Tips Part 2

Part 2: Safety Gear, Parts Life, Consumable Wear, Ground Clamp, Amp Draw, Standoff or Drag, Using Guides and Templates for metal projects.

Miller Plasma Cutting Tips Part 1

Part 1: learn best-practice tips for working with a hand-held plasma cutter. Tips for Speed, Cutting Thick Material, Piercing Thick Metal.

What Is Plasma Cutting and Gouging?

Learn the basics of plasma cutting and gouging.

What Is Plasma Arc Gouging?

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