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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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 FAQ with Metal Artist Stephen Christena

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

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 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?

Plasma Cutting Demo I

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

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.

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