Designed to be the most convenient, portable cutting system available, Hobart Welding Products
“This level of portability for a plasma cutter is an excellent alternative to oxy acetylene systems for home hobby, farming and auto body applications where clean, precise cutting is desired,” said Caleb Krisher, product manager, Hobart Welding Products.
Available through farm/ranch and hardware/tool retailers in the U.S. and Canadian markets the AirForce 250ci has an MSRP of $839, prices will vary by retailer.
Ready to Cut Out of the Box
The AirForce 250ci comes ready to cut with a 16.4 ft. ergonomic HP-25 torch designed for increased comfort, more efficient post-flow air cooling and economical replacement tips. The unit comes with extra replacement tips (2 tips, 2 electrodes), and a convenient cable management strap for easy transportation. Users simply need to plug it into 115 VAC, pull the trigger and begin cutting. The unit has a 35 percent duty cycle at its rated output of 12 amps at 110VDC. No need for a 230-volt hookup.
Why Plasma vs. Oxy Acetylene?
Plasma technology is simple. It uses an electrical arc and compressed air to cut steel, aluminum, stainless steel and other conductive metals, where oxy acetylene is limited to steel only. In addition, there are several advantages that make plasma technology an easier option:
Cuts faster than oxy fuel;
More precise cut, thinner kerf, less slag to clean up;
Smaller heat-affected zone for less warping;
No gas pressure settings or flame tuning needed;
No preheating of metal prior to cutting;
No pressurized gas cylinders to transport;
No worries about running out of gas on the job; and
No expense for gas refills ever.
Hobart backs the AirForce 250ci with its 5/3/1 warranty, which covers the rectifier parts for five years, power source switches, controls and valves for three years and the torch for one year. For more information, free literature or a detailed spec sheet, visit www.HobartWelders.com,