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Plasma cutting on Sidepanel?

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I now have free access to a plasma cutter, and other welding supplies for free. Has anyone tried cutting designs out of side panels or even windows with a plasma cutter, or is it just not the recommended tool to use?

Just hoping to look for some advice on how to get a clean and smooth cut from someone who's done it before.


Thanks.
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Also, this is not a table cutter, but a hand held.
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would look HORRIBLE.
    
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I wouldn't recommend a plasma cutter to cut thin case aluminum...and never a case window. Way too much power, it'd turn it into a molten puddle of goo.
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Thanks guys, I figured it would be a little to much :/
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Nothing really beats a Dremel and jigsaw, and you can always smooth out the rough edges with a mini sanding wheel (Dremel)
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lol. If you're really good and have had a lot of practice you could pull it off. I work in a metal shop and see some talented people. However. I highly suggest you don't do this, as something as thin as a computer case is easily cut with a jigsaw.
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you could cut WAY inside the lines then sand/file to the line...
    
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