ESAB HandyPlasma 550
For an even better cutting performance, sharpness and portability, you simply can’t look away from the HandyPlasma 550 plasma cutter. This advanced model comes with additional nozzles, the patented XT nozzle which provides extended shape and better visibility.
Along with all the features that comes with the previous versions, this unit also uses the PT-31XL torch which provides a more powerful cutting performance and claims to have longer life making the whole unit more durable.
Now, besides the additional cut power, there is a really interesting feature that we must mention. That is, the tolerance of poor power lines. Yes, that’s right…Esab claims that this plasma cutting machine is designed with increased tolerance of poor power lines. Along with the ability to adjust circuit output, which tailors the current to the metal being cut. This unit is truly value for money!
Let’s check out it’s specifications.
Input: 208/230V, 1 phase, 50/60 Hz, 29/27A
Output: 35A, 40% Duty Cycle
Air Requirement: 275 CFH @ 80 PSIG, 4.8 to 5.2 BARS
Dimensions: 37cm (L) x 16cm (W) x 38cm (H)
Weight: 35 pounds (lbs) or 16 kg.
Max Cut: 1/2 inch (12.7mm) & servers 5/8 inch (15.9mm)
Part Number: 0558002612
What do we think?
One of the most often asked question is the running cost of using a plasma cutter. With the use of the XT torch on the HandyPlasma 550, there are in fact many china clones available which will dramatically reduce this price category. The machine itself is quite powerful, but considering it is already at the end of production. It’s almost impossible to find a new one in today’s market. Nevertheless, if one of your friend decides to sell you one at a decent price, don’t hesitate considering if it is still in a good working condition. Then of course, there are sometimes second hand or refurnished ones which you may find in the market also.