Plasma cutters are very much popular amongst mechanics, fabricators, welders, salvage yard workers and enthusiasts who use it in their homes. The perfect plasma cutter will be portable and not too heavy, have a high power input, high amperage output, and the most recent features where metal cutting is concerned.
Before purchasing a plasma cutter, you need to put some factors into consideration; how much money you have, the material and thickness of the metal you want to cut, how often you intend to use the machine among others. It is also important to note that even though all cutters require accessories, some need more accessories than others.
The best plasma cutters are quite pricey but the people who have the use for it consider it money well spent. Below, you’ll find the top 5 plasma cutters review:
- Miller Spectrum 625 X-TREME
At just 21 pounds, this model is mobile and easy to move around by just one person without difficulty; however, it packs a punch and has an input of up to 240V with a power output of up to 40V and this bad boy can cut up to 0.4-inch thick aluminium.
It has an XT40 torch at the end of a cable that is 12-foot long (meaning it gives lots of room for manoeuvring) and it has adapters that accommodate different plug shapes.
- Hobart Airforce 700i
This model comes with a new inverter design along with an easy-to-use power torch; it also has adjustable power factor, an inbuilt fan, and an innovative wind tunnel function that protects the machine fr0m dangerous particles. It also comes with a thermal overload safety feature.
The 700i cuts up to 1-inch thick steel as well as other materials.
- Miller Spectrum 375 X-TREME
At 19 pounds and with an output of 30 amps, this baby is both portable and powerful. As with all Miller machines, the 375 cuts really neatly and its long cords means you don’t need to be too close to the emitting sparks and hot metal. This model is top quality and as soon as you open up the box, you’ll know you got good value for your money.
- Longevity Forcecut 40D
Folks that are new to plasma cutting are advised to get this model as it is easy-to-use, easy to set up and doesn’t way too much. The 40D also cuts for a stretch without stopping and this makes it ideal for a large project.
This model also comes with an easy-to-read digital display, adjustable air control switch and with a maximum output of 40 amps; it cuts all metals, aluminium included.
- Everlast Supercut 50
A fairly cheap cutter with good performance levels, the Everlast Supercut 50 is so easy to work, you can power it up as soon as you have it out of its carton and start cutting metals. It has output up to 30 amps and cuts up to 0.7-inch thick metals.
It comes with power plasma and an air-pressure gauge to read and adjust pressure levels.