How to Test your CNC Plasma Cutter and Designs without Wasting Any Metal!

Ever wonder how to test your CNC Plasma cutter without wasting any materials?? Check this video out for a nearly free way to do it!

Metal is expensive! Don’t waste it on new design mistakes or setup changes. Check out this video for tips on how to do actual test runs with your CNC Plasma cutter without wasting any materials.

I hope this video helps you out!

If you do decide to go the route I did, below are links to tools and parts shown in the video to help you do it. Most of these are affiliate links so if you end up buying I will earn a small commission. Thanks for your support!

Hypertherm Powermax 45 Plasma cutter: Baileigh PT-22

Plasma cutter:

My favorite Velcro cable ties:

Fine tip dry erase markers:

My ISO Tunes headphones (also act as ear plugs!) that I am always wearing in the shop:

This is the way I did it, I would love to hear your feedback on what has worked for you in your shop. Hope you get some ideas!

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00:00 Introduction
00:52 Backstory on the tools
03:06 Parts needed for test rig
05:36 How to assemble
07:35 Running a CNC cut test
09:35 Results/Thoughts/Conclusions

Now YOU, go outside and work on something!

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