ESAB HandyPlasma 250
This is a superb upgrade of the previous version, the Handy Plasma 125 model and it comes with bigger cutting power and weights just a little over 7kg. That’s right, that is almost 1/4 of what it used to weight and comes with many great new features including the double ended electrode which has been proven to reduce operation cost, the air regulator, external filter and a whole lot more.
Once this plasma cutter is switched on, the automatic air purge will click into gear along with the side mounted pressure gauge. There is also a clear indication at the front of the unit which allows you to clearly see when the machine is powered on. It truly is a good valued system based on it’s price and cutting performance.
Something additional we wanted to add to this is that the console comes with 3 years warranty and 1 year on the torch, so you can certainly expect these units to work like a charm based on this confidence alone. So, let’s check out some of it’s specifications.
Input: 115V, 1 phase, 50/60 Hz, 20A
output: 18A, 20% Duty Cycle
Air Requirement: 250 CFH @ 80 PSIG
Dimensions: 41cm (L) x 16cm (W) x 24cm (H)
Weight: 16 pounds or 7.3 kg.
Max Cut: 1/4 inch (6.35mm) & servers 3/8 inch (9.5mm)
Part Number: 0558004440
What do we think?
If you have a lot of time on your hand, then this machine is definitely worth considering as it really does have the punch to cut or pierce through metal work according to your needs. The only downside is that if you’re looking to power it up, it could take a little longer than other units. In fact, we found this model to be quite slow during one of our tests. Given that this version has already ended in production, you may need to search the second hand plasma cutter market in order to find one.