The plasma cutter’s cap also is the right size for what Kevin calls his “training wheels,” which let him roll along on the metal to get a nice smooth cut.
On the control panel, the machine has a selector for auto restart, tip saver and gouging modes. Gouging is one of the cool new features on this machine. To the left is a lock for the control panel so you can get your settings just the way you want them and then lock them into place.
This plasma cutter also has a CNC selector, which is another new feature. Kevin shows the amperage display, cutting pressure display, air pressure display and post-flow adjustment.
When you fire up the machine you see the 60 amp display – this plasma cutter’s maximum amperage. Kevin then starts adjusting the cutting pressure. The pressure regulator itself is on the back of the machine. By watching the display while adjusting the knob, when you get the pressure where you want it, you just push down on the knob to lock it into place.
Another cool function with this pressure display is that it doesn’t matter where you set your amperage, you can play with the air pressure. By watching the colored dots across the top, the machine tells you when the pressure is too high or too low, helping you dial in your air pressure. You don’t want to damage the machine.
And of course, the air pressure you’re going to run is directly related to not only the amperage, but also the size of the hole in the end of the nozzle you’re using. If the hole is smaller, you get lower pressure. If the hole is larger, the higher pressure gives you a better cut depending on what kind of amps you’re running and what kind of thickness you’re cutting. There’s a whole, long list of things to keep in your brain while you’re using a plasma cutter.
Kevin is ready to make some sparks!
He’s put on his safety gear and has a piece of 1/2″ cold rolled steel plate in front of him. He puts on his safety glasses and, after setting the plasma cutter to 60 amps, easily cuts the 1/2″ steel.
Kevin shows the cut, pointing out that he was probably moving a little too slowly because of the dross still hanging off the metal. But boy, the machine didn’t quibble about 1/2″ plate at all.
So that’s the Everlast PowerPlasma 62i. In this free how-to video Kevin Caron has been using the Everlast PowerPlasma 62i CNC package, and there’s another version without CNC. The 62i plasma cutter without the CNC package is regularly $1,200 but is on sale right now [02-2020] for $1,100 on the Everlastgenerators.com Website. The CNC version of this machine is regularly $1,500 but right now is on sale for $1,350 [02-2020] .
Of course, this plasma cutter has IGBT inverter technology, which means there’re fewer parts to wear out. That makes machine lighter and makes costs go down on.
It has a big cooling fan, too, to help keep it cool – That’s where that 60% max output duty cycle comes from!
So all in all, Kevin says it’s a pretty darn good machine, especially for the price.
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