Devilbiss dad-500 clean air system for my plasmacam

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I previously posted about my Harbor Freight compressed air dryer that I use with my plasmacam to prolong consumable life and do better cuts.� This article is about the other parts of my plasmacam air drying system including the devilbiss dad-500 clean air system and pre and post filters to this system.

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Harbor Freight Compressed Air Dryer Review

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The Harbor Freight Compressed Air Dryer comes up on many forums and yahoo groups in regards to quality and using it for cooling air that will go through a plasma cutter.  This review is my first hand experience with the harbor freight dryer.

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New hand shop tools

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I got these hand tools a while ago but have been busy with company (visitors and work work) and health problems lately so I apologize for the delay in getting these pictures and information posted.

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JD2 Model 3 Air over Hydro Tube Bender Videos

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I made some videos of my JD2 Model 3 tube bender with the harbor freight air over hydraulic jack conversion.

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Plasmacam Requirements… money!

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So the plasmacam is requiring me to spend some more money 🙁 to get it to run safely, longer, and cleaner. (And so that I can make better cuts and live longer!)

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Plasma Cam and Hypertherm 600 Install

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Well I got my plasmacam all setup in the corner and dialed in. We ran diagnostics on it and made sure everything was working right and reading each other. The plasmacam diagnostics tool is great and makes quick work for checking connections and for fluid movement of the machine.

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PlasmaCam CNC Plasma Cutting Table

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I’ve wanted a CNC Plasma Table for a while now (~6yrs) and had received the Plasma Cam introduction video/sales video and it looked like a great machine so I did some research on it and nothing became of it for many reasons.

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Sears 50% Tools

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Sears is having 50% off select tools right now.

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Tube Bender Stand And Air Over Hydraulic

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I’ve had my JD2 Model 3 tube bender for many years now and had it mounted in the floor in the middle of the garage, this worked great but required me to move EVERYTHING to bend some tube, talk about a major hassle.

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Harbor Freight Bandsaw / Central Machinery Horizontal Metal Cutting Bandsaw

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So the title may be long but I know a bunch of people refer to the Central Machinery Horizontal Metal Cutting Bandsaw as the “HF Bandsaw” (or Harbor Freight). The bandsaw is extremely popular for the “DIY” garage/weekend warriors and even in some small 4×4 shops due to it’s extremely low price.

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