I’ve got two 4x8 of 3/8 AR500 coming. I’ve read to just use the same settings as mild steel, but I’m curious if anyone is cutting the stuff and if they are changing their settings.
I cut a bunch…no change in settings. In my experience your machine doesn’t know the difference.
I’ve cut a ton (maybe literally? That stuffs heavy!) of 1/2" AR500 and the book settings for mild steel worked perfectly. I didn’t see a need to adjust them at all.
Sweet thanks. I cut a bunch of 1/4 and 1/2 with my Harbor Freight cutter a few years back. Sure was fun hitting the duty cycle and waiting, and then the cleanup of the cuts took forever.
This experience will actually be worth the investment.
What do you use the AR500 for?
It’s pretty much the standard material for pistol and rifle targets. Heavy equipment manufactures use it a lot too, like for dump truck beds. But all of us small timers cut it up for target shapes.