plasma cutter recommendation


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hey folks,

my mom told me she is thinking about buying a plasma cutter for my dad for christmas (heh heh heh... seems i may have to visit more often!). ;)

anyway, she was looking online and saw hobart, miller, etc. but wasn't sure what to get. i told her i'd inquire and get some real world insight, as obviously a salesperson will try to sell what they have...

so, any thoughts? i don't really know anything about them myself (yet). :wave: :dunce:

i'm sure she's not looking to spend a ton of money, as this would be used for hobby/art/sculpture-type stuff, but i don't want her to waste her money either and get something too cheap.

thanks in advance.

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Sarge <3 Ben
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I have this one, from this seller. 100% happy in every way. I have used it to cut 5/16 plate with a fairly clean edge. Cuts 3/16 or less like butter. Used it on steel, Stainless, Aluminum. Works great on all of them. I bought a seperate cleaner/dryer/regulator for my air supply. This unit comes with a regulator on it, but you do need a good dry air source.

This isn't top of the line, but worth every penny for making bumpers, skid, trailers, etc.


Sarge <3 Ben
NAXJA Member
Oh yeah....I've been running it on 110 voltage. If you change the plug it will work on 220 without any other changes. I've been told it cuts even better this way, but I never bothered to try it.


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Check with satan from ILJ or CO4x4 to see what he uses - he seems pretty satisfied with whatever it is.