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Since we plan on cutting metal, placing the metal on a surface that is safe and allows for freedom of movement is critical. A "grate" or similar surface that functions as a table is perfect.
Ensure that the unit is off and plug it in.
Connect the external air compressor to the plasma cutter. This is to ensure that the stream of plasma remains under high pressure. To attach the fittings, recede the outer flange of the female connection and insert the male connection.
Turn on the air flow. In this case, turn the lever ninety degrees from perpendicular to the air line to inline.
Set the metal that you are using on the table and attach the ground clamp close to where you will be cutting.
Turn on the machine by flipping the switch behind the unit into the ON position.
In this case we will set it to 25 for 18 ga sheet metal.
Use the trigger on the gun to activate the plasma cutter. Note the trigger has a safety that must be lifted before you can depress the trigger. Keep the cutter (nozzle end) close to the metal and use the guide surrounding the nozzle to trace templates if you have them.
When you are finished cutting your metal, turn off the machine.
Disconnect the ground clamp from the metal you are working on.
In this case turn off the air by rotating the lever 90 degrees, from inline to perpendicular to the line.
Wrap up the plasma gun line, air line, and ground line.