Introduction: Mini Plasma Cutter

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Effortlessly cut through foil. Only using things you could find at your home

Step 1: Get 4 Nine Volt Batteries

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Step 2: Connect the Batteries Like This

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Step 3: Get Tin Foil

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Normally found in your average kitchen

Step 4: Fold the Edges Down to Make a Stand for Its Self

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Step 5: Get 2 Wires With Crocodile Clips on

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Step 6: Find a Pence and Snap It in Half

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Step 7: Get the Led From the Pencil

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Step 8: Connect One Crocidile Clip to the End of the Batteries and on the Other End of the Wire Connect the Crocodile Clip to the Lead

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Step 9: Connect the Other Crocodile Clips to the Tin Foil and the Other Side of the Batterie

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Comments

Yonatan24 (author)2016-04-30

"Led" From a pencil? Did you mean "Lead"?

Pencils have graphite in them...

basementmaker (author)2016-04-26

That would be a good idea to use to etch metal if you turned the power down

i would not recommend that, i tried it with a solid aluminium piece, and because none of the alum melted away, there was constant contact, the lead heated up so much it exploded, landing on my hand. not a fun experience

Not going to try it

niallaght (author)2016-04-26

or you could just use a scissors.

Rehcaet (author)2016-04-26

Take it from a welder of twenty seven years that is not a plasma cutter. That is a CARBON ARC. Plasma does not use carbon in any form, it uses gas electrified and turned into a Plasma then under pressure blows the metal away so fast that the surrounding metal hardly has time to get hot. If you put a piece of glass between two pieces of ferreous metal and start cutting before you get to the glass you can cut it.

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-04-24

Cool! I might need to try this with a heavy duty bench power supply.

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