Stahlwerk cut-50st

  1. anto44

    anto44 Member

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    This is 10mm mild steel done free hand and holding a small gap not dragging. I need more practice doing free hand cutting, I get a lot better results guiding off a straight edge or template. There was a good bit of dross on the backside but it chipped off really easy.
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  2. anto44

    anto44 Member

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    Here's a sheet of 5mm I cut a few weeks ago dragging along a straight edge, I haven't cleaned the dross off this.
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  3. zzr1200

    zzr1200 Working at 650 ft on open steel work

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    I use the Aldi V twin compressor with my R.tech 50amp plasma, pressure holds at 70psi when cutting.
     
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  4. gt6s Member

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    That looks the same clamp as my 55S Stahlwerk. Actually I find the clamp okay, no worse than on other machines I have seen. The plastic sheath on the lead I made short work of tho. I set fire to it. Now a denim one on her.

    Laurence
     
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  5. d.kenny Member

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    would you recommend this plasma cutter to a first timer?

    I cant decide between the draper, this one or one of the Chinese ones

    I must admit though looking at this one and then back at the draper, the stahlwerk definitely appears to have a better torch and earth cable
     
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  6. anto44

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    Yeah I'd have no problem recommending it, so far it's been perfect. Only thing I don't like is the earth clamp, it's a bit crap.
     
  7. d.kenny Member

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    im going for it

    the 5 year warranty surely means they think its of fairly good quality and it does look better than the draper on so feck it

    il update when I have tried it out on a few rsj's I need to cut down!
     
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  8. whm_fab

    whm_fab Motorsport fabrication

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    i got one of these delivered yesterday, looking forward to trying it out!
    i must check my box again, but i didnt see a water accumulator/pressure reg. @anto44 did you order that seperately or came in the box?
    cant wait to give it a run
     
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  9. anto44

    anto44 Member

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    Mine came with it in the box, I just had to fit it onto the machine.
     
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  10. whm_fab

    whm_fab Motorsport fabrication

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    was it in the blue bag? i honestly only had a quick look at the machine but it defintely wasnt in the box, il check when im home.
    still happy with it?
     
  11. anto44

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    Yeah it's been faultless so far. The reg might have been in the blue bag with the torch I can't remember now but it was definitely included with the machine
     
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  12. whm_fab

    whm_fab Motorsport fabrication

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    great thanks, any tips on setting sweet spots after using it a good bit ?
     
  13. anto44

    anto44 Member

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    On steel I use 10 to 15 amp up to about 3mm, 20 to 25 amp for 6mm, 30 amp for 8mm and just turn it fully up for anything thicker. I've been leaving the pressure at about 65 to 70psi, seems to work well. Above about 35 amps it will need a 16amp plug, below that ut will run fine off a 13 amp plug
     
  14. whm_fab

    whm_fab Motorsport fabrication

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    super thanks!! :thumbup:
     
  15. gt6s Member

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    Indeed it really needs a 16 amp supply First thing I did was chop the stupid euro plug off and fit a 16. Dog supervised (as she does). Odd the Stahlwerk 200 amp AC/DC TIG came with the same stupid plug and adaptor, replaced that with a 32 amp plug. Dog supervised that too.

    Laurence
     
  16. whm_fab

    whm_fab Motorsport fabrication

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    bit of a pain if you dont have a 16a socket, im only buiding my workshop so ive basic power, and ideally need to be bringing it around the yard on a long extension lead.
     
  17. anto44

    anto44 Member

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    You should still be able to go up to 30/35amp on the 13amp plug.
     
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  18. Wightsparks

    Wightsparks Forum Supporter

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    My TCT cutter is on it's way out after much abuse so thinking about a 40/50A plasma and this seems to fall nicely between the risky but cheap £130 of ebay unbranded, and the branded but expensive £450 UK supported versions. Obviously once things (that shall not be discussed :rules:) have settled down the exchange rate should become a bit more favourable so around the £230 mark. One worry is that Stahlwerk are no longer on ebay so reliant on dealing direct.

    @anto44 @gt6s @whm_fab are yours still running OK ?
     
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  19. anto44

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    Yeah mine is still running fine. I only use it for diy use so it hasn't been used day in day out, probably once or twice a week but so far it's been faultless. I wasn't aware of them being gone off Ebay, that is a bit worrying if things go wrong, hopefully I won't need to find out.
     
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  20. gt6s Member

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    Mine is fine too. Not that she is used often.

    Laurence
     
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