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ST. LOUIS, October 12, 2012 – Customers who purchase a Thermal Dynamics® CUTMASTER® TRUE Series manual plasma cutting system between October 1 and December 31, 2012, can receive a free Thermal Arc 95 S Stick welding kit valued at $341. The offer applies to CUTMASTER 52, 82, 102 and 152 models. Redemption forms and instructions may be obtained on the Thermal Dynamic’s web site — www.thermal-dynamics.com — or at participating distributors.
“The CUTMASTER family offers powerful and portable plasma cutting, so we wanted to thank our customers with a complimentary product and additional processes that also offer portability, a Stick/TIG welder than weighs less than 10 pounds,” says Michelle Chamberlain, brand manager, Victor Technologies.
Thermal Dynamics plasma cutters and Thermal Arc welders are used in heavy fabrication, sheet metal fabrication, mobile fabrication, construction, mechanical contracting, maintenance and repair, automotive, farm and metal art applications.
Power and Portability
Thermal Dynamics designed the CUTMASTER TRUE Series with the idea that the recommended cut capacity should also be the true cut capacity. A recommended cut will have a smooth cut face with little or no dross, requiring little or no rework or grinding. All CUTMASTER products provide “more punch” when needed, offering a maximum cut thickness that ranges from 60 to 150% greater than the recommended cut. CUTMASTER products eliminate the concept of having to “buy up,” or purchasing a machine larger than end-users actually need.
The TRUE Series brochure provides complete specifications and cutting speed graphs, but here are details on the products involved the free welder promotion:
CUTMASTER 52: weighs 43 lbs. and provides a 1/2” recommended cut at 25 inches per minute, which is 25% to more than 100% faster than competitive models. It delivers a 1-1/8” maximum cut and offers the industry’s only 60-amp drag tip. Users prefer drag tips for cutting light gauge metal up to 1/4” thick because they produce the best cut quality and narrowest kerf width.
CUTMASTER 82: also weighs 43 lbs. but provides 80 amps of output power for a 3/4” recommended cut (1-1/2” maximum cut).
CUTMASTER 102: Weighs 62 lbs. and provides 100 amps of cutting power and delivers 1-3/4” maximum cut.
CUTMASTER 152: weighs only 62 lbs., offers multi-voltage 1- or 3-phase input capability and provides 120 amps of cutting power for a 1-1/4” recommended cut and 2” maximum cut.
All these power sources come standard with a 4-year warranty and feature a roll bar that provides easy transportation and protects the front and rear of the power supply for unmatched durability. CUTMASTER systems come with the Thermal Dynamics 1Torch®, which is also available as replacement torch. The 1Torch works on the majority of most plasma power sources in the market today, enabling users to standardize on one set of consumable parts for all their air-plasma systems. The ergonomic handle has an easy-to-use trigger release that provides comfort during prolonged use, while 75° and 90° heads offer operators a choice of positions.
Lunchbox Size Welding Power
The Thermal Arc 95 S weighs 9.7 lbs., measures about the size of a lunchbox and uses 115V household power to provide 90 amps of Stick welding output at 20% duty cycle. While extremely compact, the 95 S uses inverter technology to provide positive arcs starts and stable arc performance. It can weld with 6011, 6013, 6014 and 7018 electrodes up to 3/32” diameter.
The Stick welding package provided as part of the offer includes the 95 S power source, Tweco style electrode holder and ground clamp with 10ft. leads and 20-amp adapter plug and cable. The 95 S can also Lift TIG weld at 95 amps (20% duty cycle) when paired with Thermal Arc’s 17V TIG torch and argon regulator (each sold separately).