I’m just getting started with my Crossfire, and I’m using a Hypertherm Powermax 30 XP.
The stock consumables have an offset built into the shield, so they’re intended to drag across the workpiece when cutting by hand. The stock consumables hold the nozzle about .067" above the surface when dragging, which is just about the cutting height I’ve seen recommended.
With the THC and IPS, though, if I set the initial height to .065", the measurement will be taken from the shield, and the actual nozzle height will end up about double this. If I set it to zero, the shield will drag on the workpiece.
How are other people handling this?
I considered just popping the shield into the lathe and cutting off the standoff fingers for CNC use, but maybe I’m overthinking it?