Today was finally the day I got to make my first cuts! I chose to buy the Everlast 50s basically it seemed like the most affordable unit that would allow 120/220v. At the time when I bought it, I intended on running on 120v but I was able to work things out and install a 50 amp breaker and outlet right where I needed it.
I have a small background in CNC for tech school but it’s been years since I’ve done any CNC work but never anything with plasma. So I’m relearning a lot of things over again.
I’m pretty happy with the Everlast 50s so far. For anyone trying to connect the CNC port its Pins 1 and 2. It’s kind of hard to read on the plug it looks like a 12. Also, I turned my post flow air to 0. I initially had it set to 1-2 seconds and that caused issues.
My first project came out…but not great I’ve definitely got some programming issues with my lead-in and out. I also had it set to cut 4 .125 holes in each corner. The first hole it started but never finished and the second hole it cut way too big. I checked my program and the arrows are on the correct side, so it kind at a loss on that one.
My next step will be tracking down some steel. I bought my test steel from lowes but its only 26g and it was expensive. I’m sure there’s a closer place but the closest place I found with a quick web search is about an hour away.