The Ultimate Most Expensive Workshop Tool Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

With ever-increasing technological advances, more and more user-friendly tools have flooded the market, suitable for the professional and the layman alike. But what about the price? The most expensive workshop tool on the market is the plasma cutter. Find out why by taking this quiz.

Which of these is the most expensive item on the workshop tool market?

The plasma cutter! In fact, it's probably the most expensive workshop tool there is.


How does a plasma cutter work?

The plasma cutter cuts metal using plasma.


If plasma is matter's fourth state, what are the first three?

Matter, in its coldest state, is solid. As temperatures rise, matter can be liquid and then gaseous. The fourth state is plasma, charged particles of superheated gas that conducts electricity.


What is the most common form of visible matter in the universe?

Plasma is the most common form of visible matter in the entire universe.


What happens in the ionization process?

During the ionization process, great heat causes the atoms to break apart into their component electrons and nuclei.


Plasma cutters create an electrical circuit between the power source and the metal that's being cut. What is the nature of this power source?

This power source is essentially a negatively charged electrode right at the tip of the nozzle.


In a plasma cutter, what is turned into a plasma state?

Pressurized gas travels through the nozzle at great speed and is heated and ionized. It is this that turns into the state of plasma.


How much does a Torchmate XS2 Precision Plasma and Oxy-Fuel Water Table Cutting System cost?

It costs around $220,000, including the accessories.


Why would you operate the oxy-fuel cutting system instead of the plasma cutter?

The oxy-fuel system is much better if you have a thick piece of steel to cut.


What is the maximum cutting speed of the Torchmate XS2?

It can move at speeds of up to 1,500 inches (3,810 centimeters) per minute.


How accurate are the precision resolutions of the Torchmate XS2?

The Torchmate plasma cutter has a high accuracy of around 0.0015 of an inch (0.00381 centimeter).


What monitors the plasma flow?

A special torch-height control system monitors the plasma flow.


The plasma cutter is a CNC (computer numerical control) machine, so it has its own:

As a CNC, it has its own computer (Dell) and software that allows you to create, scan, scale and import shapes and patterns.


What can you achieve if you duplicate shapes and condense them?

A way to conserve metal is to duplicate the shapes and condense them.


What allows you to set the plasma cutter to exact and precise settings?

Since it's a computer-operated tool, it has digital controls that allow for precise settings.


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