Plasma Torch

PrimeWeld CUT60 — plasma torch with CNC connector.

Per Tripod’s Garage uses a Husky 20 Gal. Vertical Electric-Powered Silent Air Compressor that delivers 4 CFM at 90 PSI.

Per a post on the Langmuir Systems Forum regarding an air compressor for the PrimeWeld CUT60, you’d want at least a 30 gallon tank, but a 60 gallon tank with be preferable. You need a minimum of 6 CFM at 90 PSI.

Twitter conversation with Tripod’s Garage and others regarding CNC port on PrimeWeld CUT60.

Air Compressor

Candidates for the 60 gallon are:

A Handyman’s World article states that the difference between Husky (Home Depot’s brand) and Craftsman (Sears’ brand) is:

The decision here is really quite simple. If you need hand tools or mechanic’s tools, Husky is the way to go. However, if you need power tools and outdoor lawn and garden equipment, Craftsman is the only option out of these two.

Tripod’s Garage reminded to get a water/oil separator for the air compressor. Additional parts (including separator):

FRL (Filter-Regulator-Lubricator) being used with Rapid Air distribution system — overkill for the time being. FRL is something to keep in mind for pneumatic tools but not for Plasma torch.

Additional suggestions from friends: