Plasma cutters slice metal with quick and clean cuts. Such machines are really useful tools for cutting sheet metal. With a plasma cutter, you can cut carbon and stainless steel, aluminum, nickel alloys, titanium, cobalt, magnesium, copper, and cast iron. Plasma cutting provides numerous advantages. It does not require a preheat; cuts faster; produces more precise and a small kerf, and affects a smaller width of the metal being cut. As a result, surrounding area warps less.
Some welders always prefer to have a separate unit dedicated to an each task. Having separate TIG, stick welders and plasma cutter will ensure that if even one unit breaks, they can still get jobs done. But if you’re a weekend welder, a combination unit may be the best for you, especially taking into account the price of plasma cutters.
Welders and Plasma Cutters are units that combines usually three devices in one – TIG welder, stick (arc) welder and plasma cutter.
The all new PowerPro and PowerUltra line of multi-process TIG/ Stick/ Plasma Cutter units from Everlast has been created to fill the huge market gap in affordable multiprocess units that handle both welding and cutting. The PowerPro units feature advanced AC/DC Tig pulse, Stick, and plasma cutting functions, for welding and cutting any metal, including aluminum. The PowerUltra, offers basic DC tig, stick and plasma functions for welding steels and stainless steels, while offering cutting ability to cut any metal. All models are lightweight IGBT inverter based designs which offer good duty cycle performance at rated amperages. All units come fully equipped with TIG, Stick and Plasma Torches as well as basic starter consumable kits for Tig and Plasma functions. All you’ll need is an electrical plug, argon gas, an air compressor and package tungsten and you will be ready to cut or weld when you receive your unit.
The MultiProcess Welder is a premier tool in the welding industry. If you want a welder that can do it all, consider the benefits of the MultiProcess Welder. This advanced tool is capable of performing all of your cutting and welding needs and will save you a trip to the power supply. The MultiProcess Welder will save you both time and money. These portable pieces of machinery provide flexibility and advanced capabilities that will optimize work-flow and accommodate your needs in the welding industry.
If you are looking for great welding in one versatile piece of equipment, the all-in-one MultiProcess Welder is for you. These welders can withstand even the harshest environments at a variety of different modes. Most MultiProcess Units on the market can operate at either a constant current or a constant voltage. This means you can handle several different processes with just one product. In terms of the out-of-pocket investment, you save money when you choose a MultiProcess Welder. Because these welders are extremely reliable, you will not have to make the investment again for years if your keep your welder maintained.
There’s no use in a tool that you can’t use in your shop or at home. 27 amp output plasma cutters can be plugged typically into a 110V outlet and have a limited cut rate in the 1/8″ to 1/2″ range. For cutting a thicker range usually, will run with 220V at higher amperage.
Some plasma cutters y can run off a generator. But you need to be sure that your machine is able to handle generator’s dirty power with voltage fluctuations. There’s a chance your combo could shut down or even break in the middle of a job.
Buying a name brand unit, such as a Lincoln Electric or Miller Electric combined unit, will give you long-term durability and the best results.
My choice for hobbyists – The Everlast PowerPro 256 series combo unit, that has proved itself to be a high quality plasma cutter. It also perfect TIG welds aluminum and steel.