Yes, it is possible! In the market you can find plasma cutters under $250. Here comes new technologies, times go ahead and some tools like plasma cutters become cheaper. There are 3 plasma cutters around 250 dollars:
1. Lotos LT3500 35 Amp Air Plasma Cutter
Lotos LT3500 is plasma cutter under 250 dollars that can cut 2 / 5 inch(10 mm) metal. It weigh only 18 lbs (~8 kg). This small plasma cutter is good choice for home Do-It-Yourself jobs and light duty small business projects. LT3500 is designed for light cutting projects. You only need air compressor. It runs from 110V wall outlet. Plasma cutter can be setup very quickly. Lotos LT3500 can cut conductive materials like stainless steel, alloy steel, mild steel, copper, aluminum. Cutting with plasma cutter is less hazardous than with oxy fuel torch. Lotos LT3500 is similar to the Lotos LT3200 plasma cutter except it has a higher amperage range up to 35 A under 110 V, has a pre-installed air filter and air gauge ready to be connected your air compressor with the stand NPT 1 / 4 inch industry type D coupler (can be setup quickly within few minutes).
Lotos LT3500 35 Amp Air Plasma Cutter General specifications:
- INPUT & OUTPUT: 110V-125V, 1PH, 50/60Hz @ 30 A input,
- Automatic dual frequency (50/60Hz),
- 12-35 A DC output,
- 2/5” ideal clean cut,
- 3/5” maximum severance cut.
2. LOVSHARE Plasma Cutter CUT50 – DC Air Plasma Cutting Machine
Other cheap plasma cutter. Very economical solution for metal cutting. Great for stainless steel, aluminum and copper cutting. This plasma cutter is lightweight and easy to carry around and operation is simple. Good cutting solution for in automobile repair and other metal cutting tasks. Plasma cutter has big cooling fan comparing to competitors. It is very important because it will let the machine work longer.
- Input voltage frequency (V/Hz): AC110V 60,
- Rated input power capacity (KVA): 5.5,
- Current adjustment range (A): 10-50,
- Insulation class: F,
- Enclosure rating: IP21,
- Size: 368 x 152 x241 mm (14.5 x 6 x 9.5 inch),
- Maximum cutting thickness: 13 mm (~1/2 inch).
3. Zeny DC Inverter Plasma Cutter Cutting Machine 50AMP CUT-50 Dual Voltage 110-220V Welder W/ Welding Mask (CUT-50)
Small cheap plasma cutter – Zeny. It is good for small metal cutting jobs. This cheap plasma cutting machineis suitable for a wide range of applications like sheet metal fabrication, car repair, ducting work and other services. Great for DIY home projects and more.
- Voltage: 110/220V, 60HZ, 3.5/4.8KVA;
- Main Fuse: 16/22A
- Current rage:20-50A;
- Duty cycle: 60%;
- Insulation class:F
- Protection class:IP21S
- Max cutting thickness: 12mm (~1/2 inch)
- Weight: 10kg (~22 lbs)
- Air pressure: 0.4Pa
- Rated input current: 24 A
- Arc striking model: Touch
It is cheap, but it seems to be good, if you not going to cut metal all day long and load too much. If you buy some of these cheap plasma cutters don’t expect high end plasma cutter quality, power and lifespan. Not expect to cut more than 1/2 inch thick metals. Better save up some more money and get more expensive plasma cutter. But if you want, some of these can be your first plasma cutter.
We hope you get best cheap plasma cutter for your budget!