A good plasma cutter doesn’t necessarily have to break the bank.
There are some very affordable units that you can purchase when working on a shoestring budget. One of them is the Goplus CUT50 Plasma Cutter.
An entry-level unit, this plasma cutter is reliable in performance, light in weight and made to last.
It makes a great choice if you want a model that can help you complete home-based projects.
Goplus CUT50 Plasma Cutter’s Features
The Goplus CUT50 is a budget plasma cutter meant for entry-level and DIY users.
Even so, it packs some of the most impressive features that even professional mechanics might find attractive.
Goplus used inverter technology when constructing the CUT50 plasma cutter.
What this technology does is that it packs a lot of power in a small and compact unit.
Basically, it makes it possible to construct a plasma cutter that is small in size but powerful in performance.
That’s exactly what you will get when you buy the Goplus CUT50 – a compact plasma cutter with powerful functionality.
Equally impressive is the physical design. It’s a lightweight machine that is equipped with handles.
The combination accounts for its high portability. You can carry it to your working station, no matter how far away it is, with a lot of ease.
Additionally, you can use it in a temperature range of -10 and +40 degrees comfortably without risking damage to parts.
Speaking of parts, the Goplus CUT50 comes with an air-water filter, regulator and a mounting bracket that holds them tightly at the back of the unit.
Together they prevent moisture from entering the machine and causing internal parts to rust.
Besides the plasma cutter itself, the Goplus CUT50 package contains a cutting gun, face mask, pressure reducing valve, ground cable and brush.
The only thing that is not included is an air compressor. So overall it is a well-constructed plasma cutter that comes complete.
The Goplus CUT50 connects to power effortlessly. While it doesn’t come with a plug, it has a power cord that is about 3 feet long.
This unit works with both 110V and 220V. Most other plasma cutters that only take one (either 110V or 220V), this one accepts both.
You can plug it into any one of the two and it will automatically detect the power and use it to operate.
Once you have the plug you can wire it yourself or have a technician do that for you.
If you choose the DIY way note that the ground wire is yellow. You can interchange the other two wires.
The construction and power requirements of a plasma cutter are both important consideration.
But they are not as critical as its performance. After all, a plasma cutter is defined by how well it can cut.
For starters, it has the capacity to cut through various types of conductive metals.
They include stainless steel, mild steel, alloy steel, aluminum, copper and many more.
Regardless of the type of metal, this machine supplies gas ahead and turns off gas delayed.
That sort of compensates for the fact that it lacks a pilot arc. The 6-foot cable also helps to make the cutting work easier.
When the air is set right, you won’t experience any slag even when cutting thick, painted or rusty materials.
Approximately 60psi of clean, dry air should work perfectly.
- Supports dual voltage; 110V and 220V
- Built with inverter technology for compactness and high performance
- Can cut through several conductive metals
- Weatherproof construction makes it ideal for rugged use
- Cuts up to 12mm-thick metals
- Operates without a lot of noise
- Doesn’t even have instructions on how to install the power plug.
- Machine lacks a pilot arc.
- 6-foot cord is a bit short if you want high mobility
Perhaps its two closest counterparts are the Primeweld CUT50 Premium and Rugged 50A Plasma Cutter and the Lotos LT5000D Plasma Cutter.
|Digital Inverter Air, Plasma Cutter||Electric Digital Plasma Cutter, Welder Cutting||Plasma Cutter, Tig Welder, Stick Welder|
|Amps 50 A||Amps 20-50 A||Amps 50A|
|Ideal Cutting Thickness 1/2" (12.7 mm)||Ideal Cutting Thickness 12 mm||Ideal Cutting Thickness 1/2" (12.7 mm)|
|Dimension (H*W*D) |
(inches) 15 x 6 x 12
|Not Specified||Not Specified|
|Weight (pounds) 24.9||Not Specified||Weight (pounds) 32|
A well-built unit, the Goplus CUT50 is designed for beginners and DIYers.
It is simple to operate and comes with everything you need save for an air compressor.
And that means you won’t have to assemble it or spend several minutes trying to set it up.
The ability to cut through 12mm (-inch) of steel means you can use it for virtually any domestic projects.
Professional mechanics need more than that (up to 1-inch) but for DIYers and beginners, it is an ideal capability.
Also, you can plug it into a 110V or 220V outlet.
Finally, the affordable price tag makes it a perfect plasma cutter for the money.