Eastwood plasma cutter not working

Posted: August 23, 2012 By: --X--

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    I ordered the Eastwood Versa Cut Plasma Cutter and Tig welder combo back on April 23, 2012. The tig works great, but I didn’t have my garage set up to run/test the plasma cutter until tonight (Aug 22). It’s been a while.

    I set everything up according to the directions, and I have a clean dry air supply going to the machine. The ground cable was attached to the test metal piece, and it just kind of sporadically sputters. The air is flowing fine. I’ve adjusted all the nobs and it doesn’t seem to want to stay on and cut. I’ll get an occasional flash or two, but then it stops. I’ve tried three different pieces of metal too. The last one was bare thin flat stock with the ground at one end and the torch at the other and it cut a few holes in it, but nothing even remotely consistant. It’s really thin metal too, maybe 1/16th thick at most. Any ideas what I’m doing wrong?

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