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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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Choosing Between Oxy-fuel and Plasma Cutting Systems

Both oxy-fuel and plasma cutting systems have their advantages and disadvantages. Deciding which to use depends on factors such as material type and thickness, available power resources, and the cost and location of the job.
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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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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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8 Tips for Using a Plasma Cutter in Custom Car Builds

Ensure proper plasma cutter settings with a sample cut and use faster travel speeds for cleaner cuts. Read more plasma cutting tips.
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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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How To Select And Operate A Hand-Held Plasma Cutter

The actual process of operating a hand-held air plasma cutter unit is relatively simple. In fact, the hardest part comes before ever striking an arc: selecting a machine that best matches your application and choosing the right accessories.
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Getting The Most From Your Plasma Cutter

Learn about a plasma cutter's rated capacity, proper tip selection, the benefits of using a guide and how travel speed effects performance.
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Fabrication Education: Supplying an Industry in Demand

The Fab School in Riverside, California trains young fabricators on Miller inverters and plasma cutters. The fleet of equipment includes 13 Dynasty® 200 DXs, two Syncrowave® 250 TIG welders, 10 Millermatic® all-in-one MIG welders, and Spectrum® 375 X-TREME® and Spectrum® 1000 plasma cutters.
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Plasma Cutting in Action with Miller Spectrum® Cutters

Take a look at three easy car body modifications, done in a snap with plasma cutting. Miller Spectrum plasma cutters make quick work of car modifications.
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Making the Cut: Plasma Cutting For Home Repair and Hobby

Many home repair and renovation projects, as well as hobbies, involve cutting metal materials. With new technological advances, air plasma cutting has become an affordable way to cut metal. This article will explore plasma cutter selection, set-up and operation, as well as proper safety procedures.
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An Intro to Plasma Pattern Cutting using Miller's Spectrum® 375 X-TREME™

An introductory look at plasma pattern cutting featuring Miller's Spectrum® 375 X-TREME™ plasma cutter. The article focuses on equipment selection, pattern design and selection, safety, set-up, best practices and clean-up.
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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.

Save on the Spectrum 625 X-TREME Plasma Cutter

Jerry Miller, fabricator at Hot Rods by Dean regularly uses the Spectrum® 625 X-TREME™ for the shop’s cutting needs.

How Plasma Cutting Works II

What Is Plasma Arc Gouging?

How Plasma Cutting Works I

What Is Plasma Cutting and Gouging?

Learn the basics of plasma cutting and gouging.

Plasma Cutting Demo I

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

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.

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