Best plasma cutters in the market
The process of cutting through electrically conductive materials by use of an accelerated jet of hot plasma is called plasma cutting. The equipment used for plasma cutting is referred as plasma cutters. The fight for choosing the best plasma cutter has many contenders. However, among all the numerous plasma cutters in the market, the one’s that stand out are two different kinds of Lotos plasma cutter and Ramsond plasma cutter.
- Lotos LTP5000D 50Amp Non-Touch Pilot Arc Plasma Cutter
This particular plasma cutter is very compact. It employs the use of non-hazardous compressed air to cut through stainless steel. The Lotos LTP5000D Plasma Cutter can efficiently cut through painted, rough and rusty surfaces which cause minimum slag. It has been integrated with Robust Infineon IGBT Power Drive Matrix that has been developed by Siemens. This also includes the integration of Pilot arc Function. The heating of the cutter is kept in check by PAPST Advanced German Cooling System.
A few of the drawbacks of this cutter include short ground and a significantly weak ground clamp. The other drawback of it is that it allows only 70lbs of air line.
Overall, it is a practical plasma cutter that allows for multiple uses, which can be made possible by using a brush to clean the tip every two points.
- Ramsond CUT 50DX 50 Amp Digital Inverter Portable Air Plasma Cutter
It comes with an Automatic Dual Voltage Frequency of 11/220V, 50/60Hz. The Pressure Gauge display has been integrated into the cutter. Along with that it has been equipped with digital AMP display. This cutter also comes equipped with a fully insulated foldable handle. It has an upgraded German cooling system. It is very versatile and adaptable to either of the two, a hobbyist or a professional. Due to its significantly lighter weight, it is easier to carry than previous models.
There are certain failings, such as the size which can be misleading. When approaching maximum thickness, it loses neatness. The angles can be somewhat unpredictable. It is a good choice for simple and low-demanding jobs. It might cause certain issues for more challenging tasks.
- Lotos LT5000D 50 Amp Air Inverter Plasma Cutter
Similar to the other two plasma cutters, this too has an Automatic Dual Voltage/Dual Frequency capability. The cooling system used in the plasma cutter is the PAPST Advanced German Cooling System. It is suitable for cutting through different kinds of metal materials some of which are stainless steel, aluminium and copper. To list out a few stats, it can cut through a maximum thickness of ½ inches and severance thickness of ¾ inches.
It works wonders for cutting through thin materials, which happen to be lower than 1/8 inches. The spare parts associated with this plasma cutter are difficult to obtain. Apart from these drawbacks, standard consumables may also not work on the machine. It is a great machine for home usage and small DIY projects.
The above reviewed plasma cutters are the best available in the market. Choosing from the above three will make for a wise decision.