Amazon Stuff That Doesn't Suck

Larry Caldwell

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Not from Amazon, but I just bought a YesWelder Cut-55 DS plasma cutter online for $290 and free shipping. I'll have to see if it works out, but the YouTube reviews look pretty good. I accidentally bought 305# of 3/8" armor plate at a steel recycler that I thought was hot rolled mild steel. It eats my drill bits and sawzall blades, so anything but an abrasive linear cut is impossible.

I think I'll go shopping for replacement mild steel and turn the armor plate into steel targets. I have a railroad tie anvil in the junk pile, and maybe I'll weld a piece of hard steel on top of it for a portable work surface.
 

ponytug

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Aren't you lucky! That's enough to make a tractor bucket, or a whole bunch of targets.

I have had good luck with a Lotos plasma/TIG/stick welder, though I am thinking of putting a hypertherm cutting torch on it when I use up the consumables that I have. Having a plasma torch really expanded my metalworking abilities.

All the best,

Peter
 
 
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