I have not used argon yet.
This is just compressed air.
I would like to see less clean up, I should try some argon.
I just looked it up quick in the hypertherm manual the f5 gas that would be neat to try.
It cites this application document
F5 stainless cutting charts
I found this little quote about f5 on the internet.
What is f5 plasma gas?
F5 (5% hydrogen 95% nitrogen) is used primarily for cutting stainless steel. F5 provides fast, oxide-free cuts, however the hydrogen gas introduces a lot of heat into the material.
The only reference I can find to argon being used with the plasma torch is with marking on the hypertherm 45xp.
The three gases that I can find hypertherm using and having cut charts for are
f5 hydrogen nitrogen mix.
wonder what f5 is worth?
I’m going to check tomorrow at my local supplier.
With doing the 14 gauge according to their recommendations I wouldn’t be able to use the fine cut consumables and it’s smaller than the 1/4" recommended with using f5
I would like to see how dialed I can get these cards. Some experimenting is in order.