I have the 40 amp northern tools plasma and have had this problem since I bought it last year. Basically, If i hold the torch straight up, the arc will come out sideways and make a side ways cut. I would guesstimate that its close to 30 degrees off. Nothing looks off and it does it with fresh nozzles and electrodes. Im tired of messing with and am completely stumped. I'll post pictures of what ever anyone needs to see.