Best Plasma Cutters

Updated October 2019
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If you regularly need to cut large amounts of metal, a plasma cutter is an efficient and worthwhile investment. Plasma cutters cut metal with a nozzle that emits gas ignited by an electric arc to form plasma that can cut through most metals. The duty cycle of a plasma cutter is the amount of time it can run before needing to cool down, so higher duty cycles allow for longer stretches of work. The cutting speed of a plasma cutter is another important consideration and will vary with different materials and thicknesses. Also take into account the cost of consumables such as electrodes of a plasma cutter.

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