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p80 consumables questions

12-17-2010, 10:30 AM
I see there are two tip sizes available for this torch (1.3 mm) & (1.1 mm) .
I'm new to plasma cutting & am assuming that the smaller tips are for lower amp settings & finer cuts ,also would like to know if the ectrodes are all the same.
any info on the subject would be great.
thanks in advance

12-17-2010, 01:35 PM
i doubt that the electrodes are the same size, but could be wrong... you are correct, the larger tips are for bigger amperage which = thicker metals.... a plasma cutter WILL cut anything that conducts electricity, including your fingers.... fyi

12-17-2010, 05:03 PM
I don't think there is any difference in the electrode. I have both and haven't changed electrodes to use them.

12-17-2010, 10:57 PM
Thanks for the info,one more question, on the (1.1MM ) tips ,at what amperage should you change & go with the (1.3 mm ) tips ?

12-18-2010, 06:49 AM
I usually set the amperage based on the thickness of the metal, not the size of the orifice on the tip so I really can't answer that question.

12-18-2010, 09:50 AM
Is there any info posted anywhere that gives an idea of amperage vs metal thickness.