Cutting metal can be dif-ficult without the right tools- even with the proper equipment, achieving an angled or curved cut can be awkward and time consuming. If you have never used a plasma cutter they are a great way to cut metal and easy to use. Plasma cutters work with simple technology that uses an electrical arc and compressed air to cut; they are slightly on the expensive side of tools, but well worth it when you factor in the time saved on projects. Hobart's new AirForce 250ci is a plug-and-use plasma cutter, and it features an internal compressor so it's not necessary to hook up to an external air source. The 250ci also runs off a household current of 120V, 20-amp circuit, making it a great little shop or garage tool. The plasma cutter weighs only 27 pounds and can be run on a generator, making it extremely portable and a must-carry tool you can leave in the trailer at the trail head. The AirForce 250ci is very easy to use. Simply plug it, turn it on, and start cutting. The 250ci will cut mild steel up to 1/4 inch thick, and it will cut stainless steel, aluminum, cast iron, and a number of other metals too.The AirForce 250ci is very easy to use. Simply plug it, turn it on, and start cutting. The A plasma cutter is a fast and efficient way to duplicate parts. Just trace out the component needed and cut just outside the trace line. ...A plasma cutter is a fast and efficient way to duplicate parts. Just trace out the compone ...Afterward you can grind or sand down the new part to the exact tolerances with far less work....Afterward you can grind or sand down the new part to the exact tolerances with far less All safety procedures should be followed when using of a plasma cutter, including the use of protective gloves and dark safety glasses. Using a guide to make cuts with the plasma keeps them almost as straight as a saw cut.All safety procedures should be followed when using of a plasma cutter, including the use The cut piece of metal shows the difference between a cut using a guide and without. A plasma cutter is also much easier to master than a oxyacetylene cutting torch and cuts with much more precision and less slag. The heat zone on the metal is also lessened, which helps alleviate warping.The cut piece of metal shows the difference between a cut using a guide and without. A pla SOURCES Hobart Welders N/A AK 800-626-9420 www.hobartwelders.com By Kevin McNulty Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!