Oxy Fuel — a combination of oxygen and gas fuels — surpasses plasma when it comes to cutting thicker layers of mild steel. Due to its oxygen beam, Oxy Fuel also allows frees you up for a steeper angle of cut — 70º as compared to plasma’s 45º. Another benefit of Oxy Fuel is its economy. It’s the most cost-efficient process for cutting carbon steel and costs for initial investment, along with consumables and operating costs, are all lower in comparison to plasma.
Once the torch elevates the metal to its ignition point, a fine, high-pressure stream of oxygen is focused on the metal, burning it into metal oxide, which, in turn, flows away from the material you’re zeroed in on. Little or no slag collects on the bottom edge and any slag that may form is easily scraped away. The end result is a precise cut.
The final complement: Oxy Fuel integrates with Maverick plasma cutting machines, allowing you to turn to the tool that’s best suited to the assignment.