Plasma Cutters

Beware of Bad Bargains

Watch out for artificially low prices on aftermarket plasma torch consumable parts. Before you buy, it is important to be aware of a few of the poor performance issues and risk of torch damage that your shop will experience if you purchase imitation consumables.
Plasma Cutters: Articles

This is Not Your Grandfather’s Plasma Cutting System

My previous experience with plasma cutting happened 30 years ago and was so awful that I never wanted to use one again. I vowed then and there to never use plasma again. Then I used one of the new units from Hypertherm.

What You Must Know Before Buying a Plasma Cutting System

Buying a CNC plasma cutting machine is not as easy as running down to the hardware store and picking one up. Take time to answer these questions to make your buying decision easier and save you considerable time and expense.

Gouging with Plasma

The switch to plasma wasn’t exactly planned, but more welders are now realizing the benefits of gouging with plasma. 

Finishing Touch: Integrated Plasma Cutting

As the next natural progression in the evolution of mechanized plasma cutting, Jim Colt of Hypertherm explains how many shops are changing the roles of their programmers and the operators by switching to integrated CNC plasma cutting systems that draw more expertise from the CAM database to achieve cut consistency, increased productivity and lower cutting costs.

Corporate Profile: The Lincoln Electric Company

An overview of the company and its organization, products, services and capabilities.


Plasma Cutters: Industry News

Forney Industries Receives Small Business of the Year Award

They are recognized for their company culture, treatment of employees, community involvement, innovation, outstanding business practice and participation in many community initiatives.

‘Cut with Confidence’ Video Contest

Users of plasma, laser, and waterjet cutting systems from Hypertherm can show what they’re making in 30 to 60 second clips in exchange for gifts and prizes.

ESAB Website Features Enhanced Distributor Locator

ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has added an enhanced distributor locator to its North American websites. 


Plasma Cutters: Products

New Economical Coupon Cutting Machine for Welding Schools

Available at a fraction of the cost of a standard saddle and elbow cutter, the PCC-1 Pipe Coupon Cutting Machine from Bug-O is ideal for cutting pipe to a desired length or for beveling the edge of a pipe for weld prep.

Demanding Manual Cutting and Gouging Work

The Victor PAK 200i system from ESAB has accidental tip-to-work piece contact so that the current will fold back to 35 amps to ensure that the tip is not damaged, dramatically extending tip life.

Premium Feeding for Construction and Field Welding

These advanced wire feeders from ESAB are ideal for ship/barge, off-shore and construction applications where operators change welding parameters, use hotter settings for welding in the flat position and cooler settings for welding vertical up.