Hypertherm Powermax 45 Plasma Cutter Reviews 2020

The Hypertherm Powermax 45 plasma cutter is one of the best plasma cutters in the industry.This unit can cut through 1/2” steel at 20 inches per minute without ever needing a cool-down period. This high-quality machine provides you with complete torch control while making neat and precise metal cuts. Now, let read a detailed review of it!

Hypertherm Powermax 45
Hypertherm Powermax45 XP
55 / 5
The Hypertherm Powermax 45 xp plasma cutter is one of the best plasma cutters in the industry. It has an increased output, therefore, increased speeds of cutting.

Hypertherm Powermax 45’s Features

Cutting-edge technology of Hypertherm Powermax 45

The main thing that sets the Powermax 45  above its competition is the adoption of technology.

The device has plenty of patent modifications and technology to make it more efficient than most plasma cutters.

One such technology is the drag-cut technology. This particular modification makes the device easy to use even for first-time users.

Air pressure is a major factor in plasma cutting materials. This is why the Powermax 45 comes equipped with SmartSense technology.

The purpose of this technology is to ensure the air pressure is always correct. The result of this is a precise cut on the metal.

Versatility and convenience of Hypertherm Powermax 45

The Powermax 45 is incredibly versatile. To begin with, it is light in weight making it more portable.

It is also small in stature thus making it quite convenient for a 16mm or 5/8”-rated cutting system.

This Powermax Plasma Cutter has FastConnect torch connection and CNC interface.

These two patented technologies make it possible for the device to be both mechanically operated as well as handheld.

You can choose from a wide variety of consumable and torch styles. These apply to both handheld as well as automated processes.


The Hypertherm Powermax 45 has a wide array of application capabilities. These are available via consumables.

Increased productivity of Hypertherm Powermax 45

Powermax 45 is designed to give you maximum output.

This reduces the amount of time you spend on a particular project, therefore, saving you time.

It has a cut speed of about 1.5 times faster than normal oxyfuel cutters.

In order to reduce the amount of time spent grinding and preparing the edges, the Hypertherm plasma cutter grants you a superior cut and gouge quality.

Consumables normally require to be changed out rapidly. To enable it to do this, the Hypertherm Powermax 45 has a torch disable feature that is brand new.

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Rugged dependability 

The Duramax torches of the Hypertherm Powermax 45 are dependable.

Hypertherm Powermax45

They are heat resistant and are designed to withstand high impacts.

The Powermax 45 Plasma Cutter is equipped with Hypertherm Certified reliability.

This technology ensures peak performance even in the most daunting of environments.

Low environmental impact

Plasma cutters are generally more energy efficient that oxyfuel cutters. They spend up to 11% less energy making them more conservative of energy.

Additionally, you can recycle all the components of the Hypertherm plasma cutter.

Therefore, the device manages to deliver more cutting power than oxyfuel cutters while bearing less weight.

Pros And Cons of Hypertherm Powermax 45


  • The device is generally light making it portable
  • Has a small carbon footprint as it uses less energy than its predecessors.
  • Delivering 14% more power than most devices within its range
  • The device lasts for a long period of time courtesy of its rugged dependability
  • It is fast therefore helping you to complete your projects faster


  • It is more expensive than other cutters within its range
  • The device lacks the capability for maximum removal of gouging.



Hobart 500565 Airforce 27i
Hypertherm Powermax45 XP
Hobart 500566 Airforce 40i
4.84.8 / 5
55 / 5
3.53.5 / 5
Cutting Depth:
9.5 mm
Cutting Depth:
22.2 mm
Cutting Depth:
15.8 mm
Input:120/240 V
Input:200-400VInput:240 V
Weight:12.5 kgWeight:15kgWeight:13.9 kg


The Hypertherm Powermax 45 comes equipped with a wide array of inbuilt technologies.

These patent technologies set the device above its competition in several ways. It is light portable and convenient.

Hypertherm Powermax 45
Hypertherm Powermax45 XP
55 / 5
The Hypertherm Powermax 45 xp plasma cutter is one of the best plasma cutters in the industry. It has an increased output, therefore, increased speeds of cutting.

In addition to all that, it is ruggedly dependable. These features make it a must buy for anyone in the metal cutting business.

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