best plasma cutter

Best Plasma Cutter

For all the plasma cutter lovers, they know how this field is increasing day by day in terms of advancements and prices. You can find a plasma cutter that would fit all your needs and help also suit your pocket. Here is a review of some of the best plasma cutter available in the market.

Best Plasma Cutter 2019

1. Hypertherm Powermax30 Plasma Cutter

The Hypertherm powermax30 is one of the best plasma cutter available in the market that suits the needs of plasma cutting at home and also at work. And all that comes at a reasonable price. Although this model is not exactly capable of engraving like another model of the same company (Powermax 45 XP) this model gives smooth edges to the cut surfaces. It can cut up to 5/8” thick plate. Also, it is a lightweight machine that comes in a strong case. It uses drag cutting technology for cutting, which makes tracing simpler than ever before. This plasma cutter works best in a home setting, though it can be used in an industrial setup as well it would require constant interval air valve replacements.

Pros                     

  • Voltage: It uses 110/120 Volts & 220/240 Volts of input voltage thus saving the electricity bills as well.
  • Reasonable price: It comes in a very moderate price range.
  • Maximum cut: It can cut up to 5/8” of thickness.
  • Output: It has an output range between15 to 30 amps.
  • Latest technology: It uses drag cutting technology for amazing results.
  • Dimensions: It has dimensions of 14” x 5.5” x 11.5”
  • Torch lead: It has a fifteen (15) foot torch lead.
  • Weight: It weighs only 21.6 pounds.
  • Reach gouging: It has an extended reach gouging as compared to another plasma cutter.
  • Results: Its results are quite satisfying as it can cut fine sheet metals.
  • Simple and Handy: It is simple and very handy to use.
  • Warranty: It comes with three years warranty.

Cons

  • Air valve leaks: Its air valve needs to be replaced quite often

2. Hobart Airforce 40i Plasma Cutter

The Hobart Airforce 40i is also one of the top reviewed best plasma cutter. This impressive machine can cut up to 7/8” by using 40 amp output. The company has taken care of the internal components as well, it uses a Wind Tunnel technology to prevent any damage during the cutting phase. these are designed specifically to target the industrial market and it is not much suitable for home use. It is quite simple to be used as compared to other plasma cutters that require the user to go through all the tedious reading of the instruction manuals. It has a smaller lead and usually requires a 50 amp maximum to work at its maximum capacity.

Pros

  • Maximum cut: It can cut up to 7/8” thickness.
  • Output: It has an output range that falls between 20 to 40 amps
  • Reasonable price: It has a fairly low price range for the quality that it serves.
  • Dimensions: It comes with dimensions of 17” x 18.2” x 11.6”
  • Torch lead: It has a 13 feet long torch lead that makes work easier.
  • Wind Tunnel technology: It has this amazing technology that protects the internal components from burning during work.
  • It is very simple to use
  • Drag cutting technology is used in this plasma cutter as well.
  • Warranty: It comes with five years warranty.

Cons

  • Input: It uses an input voltage of 220/240 volts.
  • Weight: It is quite heavy, weighing around 34.3 pounds.
  • Maximum breaker required: It uses a 50A breaker to give its maximum cut.

3. Lotos LTP5000D:

From a selling perspective, Lotos LTP5000D plasma cutter is the best plasma cutter available in the market as it serves what it promises. It can easily cut through painted or rusty metal up to 12” thickness by using its 10 to 50 amp cutting range and its non-touch pilot arc. For tracing lines, it has an excellent drag technology. During the cut, its nozzle stays clean which makes the cutting process smoother and provides effective cuts. It is highly recommended to the people who want to cut no more than 1/2” thickness.

Pros

  • Input: It uses an input voltage of only 110/120 volts & 220/240 volts.
  • Maximum cut: It can cut up to 3/4” of thickness.
  • Reasonable price: It comes in a very low price range as well.
  • Output range: it has an output range between 10 to 50 amps.
  • Weight: it is a very lightweight of only 26 pounds.
  • Dimensions: It has 15” x 6” x 12” dimensions.
  • Torch lead: It has a 13 feet long torch lead.
  • Nontouch starts: It has a very high-frequency non-touch start technology.
  • Cuts cleanly: It cuts smoothly through rusty and painted metal surfaces.
  • Use: It is very simple to be used.

Cons

  • Standoff plasma cutter: It is not one of the best standoffs available
  • Warranty: Other plasma cutters of the same type come with more than a year-long warranty but this one comes with only a year warranty.
  • Maximum clean-cut: It can cut a maximum 1/2″ of thickness cleanly.

4. Miller Spectrum 625 X-treme

When it comes to Miller company this one by far is one of the light weighted and compact plasma cutting machines available in the market that would be a dream come true for any hobbyist. They are more suitable for industrial use due to its high price. It uses Miller’s auto refire technology that automatically adjusts the pilot arc setting for the specific metal user is cutting. It is efficient enough to automatically change the air pressure as well. Thus, it speeds up the work.

Pros

  • Input voltage: it uses an input voltage of 110/120 volts and 220/240 volts.
  • Maximum cut: it can cut through 5/8” of thickness
  • Dimensions: it has dimensions of 25” x 9” x 5.5”
  • Output: it uses output range in between 15 to 40 amps
  • Weight: it is extremely light weighted of only 21 pounds
  • Drag cutting technology: it uses drag cutting technology to provide better results.
  • Auto refire technology: this technology helps in automatically setting up the machine for the specific metal cuts.
  • Automatic air regulator: it adjusts the air pressure during the cut thus providing an amazing cut.
  • Simple to use: best plasma cutter that is simple and handy to be used.
  • Warranty: It comes with three years warranty.

Cons

  • Price: it is quite expensive
  • Torch lead: it has a torch lead that is only 12 feet long

5. Forney Easy Weld 251

Forney’s Easy Weld 251 is one for the hobbyists who want to cut through light sections up to 1/4” thick. As compared to other welding machines available in the market that provide the same specs as this one, it is on the top of the list as it comes at a fairly low price and serves the best quality. It has a bigger size and a larger torch lead as well. It is light weighted.

Pros

  • Price: it comes in the quite affordable low price range
  • Weight: it is very light weighted, weighing of only 21.5 pounds
  • Torch lead: it has a long torch lead of 13 feet
  • Dimensions: it has dimensions of 15” x 8” x 12”
  • Drag cutting technology: like another advanced plasma cutter, it also uses drag cutting technology for efficient results.

Cons

  • Warranty: it comes with only one year warranty
  • Maximum cut: it can cut through 1/4″ only of a surface
  • Input voltage: it uses an input voltage of 110/120 volts
  • Output range its output range falls in between 10 to 20 amps

6. PRIMEWELD CUT50 Portable Plasma Cutter

According to Amazon reviews, PRIMEWELD CUT50 is available in the market that comes at a fairly low price and is able to cut through thick plates even. It can run up to 35 amps to cut through just over 1/2”. Although it automatically shuts off if you overwork it at some point. It cuts smoothly but the quality of the gears is not as good as is expected. It comes with a 14” long torch lead.

Pros

  • Input voltage: it uses an input voltage of 110/120 volts & 220/240 volts.
  • Price: it has an affordable and low price range making it best plasma cutter
  • Weight: it is light weighted, weighing only 25 pounds
  • Output range: it has an amazing output power range between 10 to 35 amps
  • Torch lead: it has a long 14 feet torch lead, which makes work easier.
  • Dimensions: it has dimensions of 15” x 8” x 12”
  • Advanced technology: it uses high-frequency non-touch to start technology that differs it from the lot.
  • Warranty: it comes with a three years warranty

Cons

  • Maximum cut: it can cut up to 1/2″ of thickness
  • Quality: as compared to other plasma cutters offering the same specs, it has a fairly low quality
  • Breaker required: it requires 30A breaker
  • Automatically turns off: if this plasma cutter is overworked, it shuts off itself and one has to go through the hassle of turning it on and setting the machine all over again.
  • It does not use drag cutting technology

These are some of the best plasma cutter available in the market that consumes less electricity, are light weighted and easy to be used as well. Hope this would have given you an idea for the selection of a cutter that suits your need.

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