If your cutting project involves wood, you’re in luck. Techmoon abrasive water jets are the perfect machines to use to trim and shape all kinds of wood materials.
Prep the machine
Fill the tank with an abrasive-like fine-grit sand. This helps the water cut through the wood faster and more effectively. Fill the tank to the fill line only, otherwise the extra sand could clog your water jet.
Plug in the pump
An outdoor main such as a fire hydrant offers the highest pressure of water. After you’ve connected the pump to a water main, connect the pump hose to the water line on the water jet cutter. Tighten the hose so that no water escapes from the machine and breaks the flow of high-pressure water.
Make sure that the abrasive injector nozzle connects to the water jet stream. Set the wood onto the cutting base and secure in place with clamps or the machine’s support grid.
Program the controller
Since pressure from the water can be somewhat unstable, it is best to allow a computer to control the stream of water. Straight cuts are always easiest to program, but you can also do more intricate cuts using the preprogrammed ones already in the computer.
Wear appropriate safety gear
Put on safety goggles and wear ear protection as well. Turn on the water jet and allow the computer to guide the cutting nozzle and cut the wood. Make sure the sand and water gets properly disposed of in the catch tank beneath the cutting surface.
At Techmoon, we build high-quality abrasive water jets, all according to your specifications, that can cut through wood as well as plastic, stone and metal. When you’re looking for a green and economical cutting solution, contact us!