Forney 325 P Plasma Cutter Quick Start Guide

Posted by Katelyn Crocker on Jun 21, 2018 11:03:48 AM

In Forney Industries, Plasma Cutting

Plasma cutting

Get started with the Forney 325 P Plasma Cutter! This is a breakdown of the Quick Start Guide that is included with your new machine.

FIRST STEPS

1. To prevent serious injury, read manual warnings and instructions before use.

2. Use dedicated 120V electrical circuit and quality compressor with moisture and dirt filter. (Compressor performance can directly affect plasma cutting performance)

a. Optimal Pressure = 65 PSI

b. Optimal Flow = 3.5 cu ft/min

Dedicated 120V electrical circuit

3. Use a piece of scrap sheet metal and perform a test cut.

Test cut Clean Cut

4. Make sure your tip stays in contact with the work piece.

Tip staying in contact with work piece Tip staying in contact with work piece while trigger is pulled

5. Replace electrode or tip when damaged or if they show excessive wear.

Damaged electrode and tip New electrode and tip

Cutting Tips

Contact cutting

  • Drag torch while holding at a 15-30° angle.
    15-30° angle

Cutting Capability

  • Stay within cutting limits of the machine.
    1/4" OK; 3/8" MAX

Cutting Guide

  • Use a metal straight edge to control cuts.
    Using a metal straight edge to control cuts

Remove Moisture

  • Built in moisture trap extends tip life, and needs to be drained periodically.
    Warning sign

Warning: To prevent fire and serious injury: Keep torch and wire clear of grounded objects while welder is plugged in. Be sure to follow safe welding procedures and wear proper PPE (clothes, welding helmet, safety glasses, welding gloves, boots, etc.)


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