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Here is another topic guaranteed to stir up some heated conversations and debate. Like most of this website the information on this page is based on my experiences and research. I have also included some videos, links to sites and downloadable pdf’s that contain MSDS -
Check out our comparison of Water Table vs Downdraft Table Page.
The use of a water table in plasma serves a few purposes. The idea is to use the water to keep the material being cut cool during the cut process which helps to reduce warping and distortion in thin or highly detailed pieces. The water also is used to capture the smoke and dust created from the cutting process. With using water comes some challenges. Water can go stagnant creating odors, grow things, and cause rusting problems with the metal your cutting. Thus comes water treatment. The goal of water treatment is to prevent rusting both in the table and on the metal we are cutting, and to prevent the water from turning into a science project and growing things like algae since its a stagnant body of water.
I’m on my 3 table and have been doing this almost 20 years. When I started out I began researching and trying various products on the market Here are just a few that I have tried:
Plasma Quench 44
Plasma Quench Home Brew
GreenCut Plasma Fluid
SterlingCool from Cutting Fluids Direct
Plain water -
Plasma Quench 44 -
Plasma Quench Home Brew -
Rust Block -
GreenCut Plasma Fluid -
SterlingCool by Cutting Fluids Direct -
My Observations from using it -
Just think of it this way, is it really worth it so save a couple hundred bucks a year so that in a few years you can end up with health problems? If you answer honestly its not worth it. Use a product that is intended for plasma cutting and safe for you. Use SterlingCool.
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Makers of SterlingCool -
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|WHAT IS PLASMA
|G CODE DEFINED
|WHAT DO I NEED TO GET STARTED
|WHAT CAN I DO WITH A CNC PLASMA MACHINE
|HYPERTHERM PLASMA CUTTERS
|WATER VS DOWNDRAFT
|STEPPERS VS SERVOS
|WESTCOTT PLASMA TABLES
|PLASMA TABLE SHOPPING GUIDE
|DESIGN SOFTWARE CAD/ART
|PRO SERIES TABLE TUTORIALS
|COREL DRAW TUTORIALS
|HYPERTHERM POWERMAX TUTORIALS
|PRICING YOUR WORK
|MARKETING YOUR PLASMA BUSINESS
|WHERE TO BUY SUPPLIES & CONSUMABLES
|NAMING & ORGANIZING FILES
|TURNING YOUR HOBBY INTO A BUSINESS