jwb wrote:Thanks for bringing the stuff in! I'd love to check out the plasma cutter.
Devil's advocate: do we really need a another MIG? Aren't there two already? Do we even have enough electrons to run three simultaneously? As a non-welder I'll accept whatever you guys say. I just think we should be cognizant of unneeded duplication in big tools.
mcsteve wrote:if you do blow a circuit with your gear, you will probably find that a screw-in fuse in one of the junctions above the office has blown. There should be some spare fuses nearby. It's been known to happen, and it took a while to figure out there were fuses up there, so this should save you some trouble if it happens again.
nickbauman wrote:I have a class put together for next wednesday to teach people how to use the plasma cutter. I think I can cover all the classroom basics in 30 minutes, leaving an hour or so for everyone to execute one cut with it. I have goggles for 1 person, though. Do we have at least one other pair of #5 goggles? If not I'll buy one more and include it with my rig, but this limits the number of people who can watch people cutting.
That's great, be aware that classes on Wednesday nights are frowned upon by some as it the open house night and the classroom is "reserved" to support this. If another night will work for you, you may want to consider it.
I haven't wielded in many years, but would like to get back into it, and on the goggles front, I've been curious about this, I think I asked if it would make sense to get a few of the auto-darkening helmets from Harbor Freight, they are frequently on sale for about $40. Do those work for plasma cutting or are special goggles needed? I'm not sure what #5 goggles mean.
( I took a quick look the auto helmet is #9 to #14 and mentions plasma cutting as a use, as well as MIG and TIG )
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