Hobart 500566 Airforce 40i Plasma Cutter 240V Review 2020

Hobart 500566 Airforce 40i Plasma Cutter 240V


So you are in need of a welding machine or plasma that would fulfill that particular commercial purpose of yours? Signed up a deal with a company and now looking for a better plasma cutting machine? There are many brands in the market each competing on the basis of price, quality, durability and much more. It is not a piece of toy or something you can buy from anywhere easy to buy from.

One needs to be very considerate in purchasing of a cutting machine. To assist and better guide our future welder buyers we have chosen Hobart brand’s welding/plasma cutter. Their product that we took for our review is Hobart 500566 Airforce 40i Plasma Cutter 240V.

As far as about company is concerned, Hobart Welders have a known name when it comes to welding manufacturers in United States. Hobart is a leading firm with good range of products each with distinctive feature and price affordability. You can find a diverse range of welders, gear, and welding equipment and also projects to best meet your need and requirement.

Before we discuss our product let’s have a look at Plasma cutting process. First let’s study the process, get the basics and then move on to the unit that does it. Plasma cutting is basically an operation that makes use of a high-velocity jet of ionized gas. This is what we basically plasma which is delivered from a constricting orifice. The plasma then conducts or holds electricity from the torch of the cutter to the final location i.e. work item. The high velocity ionized gas warms or heats up the work item hence melting the material we want. The plasma then mechanically and efficiently blows out the molten metal away and you get a hard form material.

Keeping in view all the necessary requirements while purchasing a welding machine or a plasma cutter in other words, this product i.e.  Hobart 500566 Airforce 40i Plasma Cutter 240V by the brand has got them. It is not only light on wallets but also gets credit and recognition for being an easy to use machine.  The Hobart’s product is also considered as the best plasma cutter for the hobbyist. In the market or mall wherever you go there might be a lot of cutting units but Hobart 500566 Airforce 40i Plasma Cutter 240V is an affordable plasma and stands out among many. Moving forward to closely have a look at the regarded unit’s specifications and description on its functions that the design has to deliver to its consumers with pride.

Mentioned below are specifications of our product:

  • Faster cutting than oxy-fuel
  • Auto Re-fire technology
  • Input Power 240 V
  • Safe
  • Wind Tunnel Technology

Description of Hobart 500566 Airforce 40i Plasma Cutter 240V

When it comes to conductive materials like stainless steel and all you need a welding machine that can cut the metal or the material with efficiency. You demand fine and maximum cutting. To ensure this the maximum cutting of mild steel is 7/8 at 50 percent of duty cycle. This makes it faster item to cut as compared to oxy-fuel. The auto re-fire technology which is infused in this machine makes sure that the operator/user to cut perforated metals and the painted ones too along with coated surfaces. Moving further to the input power range. Another important attribute for any welding machine but rather for any machine.

At what watts does the unit operate perfectly? It is important because if you exceed then there is chance of short circuit or burning of the entire machine. You would not want that at all and lose your entire investment! Do not worry, this review here is to guide you with every necessary detail about the welding machine. The Hobart 500566 Airforce 40i Plasma Cutter 240V operates at 240 V input power so make sure not to exceed that by any means. Since we have mentioned about how our product works better and faster than oxy-fuel so I find it a compulsion to tell the reader about the difference in both processes.

Know that Plasma cutting holds the capability to work on any type of conductive metal you insert i.e. aluminum, stainless and mild steel to mention. Furthermore, with mild steel, the operator gets to get an experience of thicker cuts as compared to alloys. On other hand, the oxy-fuel cutting process takes place through oxidizing or burning. Thus, this makes oxy-fuel really limited to steel and a few ferrous metals that operate at oxidizing process. Plasma cutting has been into businesses for fifty years.

As technology revolutionized businesses and daily household works so the plasma cutting process has also taken up new methods. This is why you might find difference in welding cutting machines but however, it is more about efficiency, user-friendly and economic factor in terms of pricing when you have to choose.

More to add in our product Hobart 500566 Airforce 40i Plasma Cutter 240V you get a good ensured safety and an efficient system of air consumption. The product has an attribute known as XT40R torch consumers. All these attributes make Airforce 40i just the perfect plasma cutter for heavy industrial users and also for light ones! Complete win-win for everyone.

  • It has an enhanced wind technology system thus “Airforce”.
  • You get faster results than any oxy-fuel.
  • If we see the cleanliness that is also pretty easy.
  • The air consumption exhales the dust particles hence letting the plasma cutting process to work smoothly.
  • The design is so strong and feasible that it has become choice of both heavy industrial users and also light.
  • You get a safer product to use at affordable rates.
  • It might be a bit pricey to some people and may be hard too for first time users.


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