Lotos LTP5000D 50amp non-touch pilot arc plasma cutter reviews

Lotos LTP5000D 50amp non-touch pilot arc plasma cutter reviews
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The Lotos LTP5000D plasma cutter offers both Automatic dual voltage and Non-touch pilot ARC. It can be configured between 110v at 50Hz and 220v at 60Hz. The machine automatically chooses the voltage. This tool comes with a moderately long hose. This feature is important in facilitating the user to have an extended reach to the working area. Get details in Lotos LTP5000D 50amp non-touch pilot arc plasma cutter reviews.

The arch torch does not come in contact with the metal when cutting or at any other given time. This helps the plasma cutter reduce the cutting time and enhance cutting quality.

In the box

Lotos LTP5000D 50amp non-touch pilot arc plasma cutter reviews
Lotos LTP5000D 50amp non-touch pilot arc plasma cutter reviews

It includes a 13 feet plasma cutting torch with the ground clamp of 6 feet. The Lotos LTP5000D does not need bottled gas or compressed gases to run. It requires air compressors providing 3.6 cfm at 60-70 psi for cutting operations. The air gauge is located in the front with other controllers, making calibration and change easy. It would take less time in attaching the part and operate, which is very different from traditional cutters.

Pros & Cons

PROS

  • It can be used in different environments and weather conditions.
  • It has a great cutting capacity.
  • It is compact and portable.
  • It is comparatively affordable
  • The plasma cutter has a dual voltage and frequency alternation.
  • The LOTOS LTP5000D has a one year warranty

CONS

  • It has a short standoff.
  • This plasma cutter does not come with a pigtail which is essential for proper use of the tool.

Key features of Lotos LTP5000D Plasma Cutter

  • Automatic Dual Voltage Output (110 & 220 volts)
  • Ready-to-Use Setup (includes ground cable and air hose)
  • Non-touch pilot arc technology
  • V-MOSFET Transistor for high power output
  • Built-in Dynamic 50-amp Digital Inverter
  • Advanced German PAPST cooling system
  • Built-in Air filter regulator
  • 50amps powered precision cutting of ½ to ¾ inches

Compare Lotos LTP5000D 50amp non-touch pilot arc plasma cutter reviews

LT5000DLTP5000DLTP7000LTP8000
Cutting Clean Metal
Cutting Rusty / Painted MetalNA
Pilot ArcNA
Output Current10-50 A10-50 A20-70 A20-80 A
Duty cycle @ 104°F (40°C)60% @ 50 A60% @ 50 A60% @ 70 A60% @ 80 A
Input Voltage110 V/220 V110 V/220 V220V220V
Ideal Cut Thickness1/2″(12mm)1/2″(12mm)7/8″(22mm)1″(25mm)
Severance Cut Thickness*3/4″(19mm)3/4″(19mm)1 1/4″(32mm)1 1/2″(38mm)

Lotos LTP5000D 50amp non-touch pilot arc plasma cutter reviews

Build

The unit weighs 19.40 pounds sporting a robust and compact design. The military-grade metal exoskeleton makes the Lotos LTP5000D extremely durable and sturdy. It offers great mobility and integration with other machines. The carrying handle offers convenience in moving to different places.

Metal Cashing

The exterior shell of the LTP5000D is made of strong metal material, greatly enhancing the flexibility and durability of the device. The metal casing keeps the important part of the machine from being damaged even if you use it in a harsh or dusty environment.

High-Frequency Inverter Technology

Integrated into the high-frequency inverter technology IGBT, this tool offers a precise, concentrated, continuous and fast cutting process even on painted, rough and rusty surfaces with minimal slag. Users get a surprisingly smooth cut on a wide range of surfaces without metal distortion.

Non-touch Pilot ARC Technology

Featuring non-touch pilot arc technology, the tool efficiently cuts different types of conductive metals like aluminium, copper, mild steel, stainless steel or alloy steel. The pilot arc torch doesn’t come into direct contact with the metals or surface, reducing the cutting time and enhancing the cutting quality and life of consumables.

V-MOSFET Transistor

The tool comes with a V-MOSFET transistor. Cutting thin or thick metal or surfaces is made easy with this cutter. The V-MOSFET transistor generates a steady output for thin metal cutting and a high power output for thick metal cutting.

PAPST Advanced German Cooling System

This special feature really makes this machine stand out. The PAPST Advanced Cooling System controls temperatures providing cool air flow and preventing machine damage by overheating. The top-notch cooling system prolongs the duty cycles. It also prevents dust or dirt from damaging the internal parts of the device.

Easy Set-Up

The LTP5000D plasma cutter is easy to use and doesn’t need much assembling. The easily understandable installation guidelines in the user manual will help you set it up and then all you need to do is wire the power plug and properly ground the machine. You can easily start cutting by pressing the torch button. An air hose, cable, ground clamp and air hose connection are all included in the package for easy set up and use of the unit.

Automatic Dual Voltage And Dual Frequency Capability

You can connect this tool in a variety of places. Your home or garage may not have a 220-volt outlet, so with this in mind, this plasma cutter offers automatic dual voltage and dual frequency capabilities. You can configure it 110V at 50Hz or 220V at 60 Hz frequency. You don’t need to manually select the voltage, the machine automatically chooses the right voltage.

Moderately Long Hose

The plasma cutter comes with a three-pin end connection and 9.5 foot hose. This feature gives you an impressively extended reach during the cutting process.

Alternate of Lotos LTP5000D 50amp non-touch pilot arc plasma cutter

ZENY DC Inverter Plasma Cutter

Plasma cutters are designed to cut through materials that conduct electricity. These machines are used because of their efficiency and their ability to cut a variety of metals. The Zeny DC Inverter Plasma Cutter can cut materials as strong as alloy steel. Its high-quality plasma torch is specially designed to enhance and improve the cut quality. The machine has a built-in inverter that generates powerful DC welding current.

If a dual-voltage direct current plasma cutter is what you’re after, this machine is worth looking at. It has the ability to operate at 110 volts or 220 volts. It can also supply gas beforehand and turn off automatically when gas dispensation is delayed. This plasma cutter is ideal for a wide range of applications, including automotive ducting work, light industrial work, sheet metal fabrication, and repair and maintenance services. This unit is highly portable as it only weighs 24 pounds. It has a carrying handle for enhanced portability. We also like the pilot arc striking system, which makes it easy to start.

However, this plasma cutter has a few downsides. Zeny provides complicated instructions that are hard to understand. The air regulator is also not very well designed and may affect the arc’s power.

Hypertherm Powermax 30 XP Plasma Cutter

Hypertherm Powermax 30 XP Plasma Cutter

Hypertherm is a unique company because all it sells is cutting technology. Unlike the other companies whose products we have listed, it does not manufacture welding machines. It specializes in plasma cutters, laser cutters, and water jets. Hypertherm has been creating high-quality plasma cutters since 1968, and most of its machines have been very well received. 

The Hypertherm 088079 Powermax30 XP is one of the best cutters for home use and has all the features a DIYer may need and more. While the machine is not able to engrave like the Powermax 45XP, it can easily sever a 5/8-inch metal plate and give cut surfaces pristine edges. 

The cutter has a 110V/240V power input and uses nitrogen or air to cut electrically conductive metals like aluminum and stainless steel. We also love the 15-inch torch lead that makes plasma cutting a much better experience. Drag Cutting Technology makes for easy tracing and also ensures that no double arcing occurs. 

We are highly impressed with this plasma cutter. The design of the torch provides a comfortable grip. The torch is made from heat-resistant and impact-resistant material. 

One downside is that the machine’s internal air valve may leak if it is heavily used in an industrial setting. And unlike some top-of-the-range plasma cutters, it lacks a CPC port for computer control.

Forney Easy Weld 20 P Plasma Cutter

Forney Easy Weld 20 P Plasma Cutter

If you’re looking for a high-quality plasma cutter and are on a budget, this one is worth considering. As plasma technology keeps on advancing, many companies keep refining their processes to produce better, more affordable machines. Forney’s Easy Weld cutting machine is a good example of that endeavor. It is exceptionally made and cuts well. If you use it to cut any metal that is 1/4-inch or less, it will cut it with almost no effort. 

We really like the size of the torch and the clamp lead as it’s more than enough for most people. If you want to add diversity to this welder, you can get the extensions that are sold separately. The machine has a pilot arc with a high-frequency start and is easy to use. Drag Torch Technology creates smooth, precise cuts because you can drag the tip on the surface of the metal.

The Forney Easy Weld cutting machine is a good choice for experienced operators who cut 1/4-inch metals on a regular basis. Metals that are usually this thick include galvanized steel, stainless steel, copper, and brass.  

However, while this machine can cut painted or rusty metal, it doesn’t cut it very well. It is also greatly limited by its 110V/120V input and 20-amp output and will struggle to cut any metal that’s over 1/4-inch. If you won’t be cutting any metal thicker than this, it’s a good option.

Everlast 2020 PowerPlasma 62i 60 Amp Plasma Cutter  

Everlast 2020 PowerPlasma 62i 60 Amp Plasma Cutter  

Everlast designed the PowerPlasma 62i to replace the PowerPlasma 60S. It features BlowBack Pilot Arc Starting, which makes it easier to use on materials with rust and paint. You will also love its super bright control displays that are easy to read even when you’re wearing safety gear and the environment is filled with bright light. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a plasma cutter with the same features in this price range. It has a 60-percent duty cycle at 60 amps.

Everlast includes an automatic pressure setting in this cutting machine. The setting adjusts the pressure during the cutting process for a clean cut. The three-second tip timer quickly turns off the torch if no cutting is going on after three seconds of arc time. This new model has a gouge feature for cutting out old welds and metal defects. This feature is quite unusual for cutting machines in this price bracket. You’ll be delighted by the digital arc control that helps maintain the best cutting temperature for clean cuts. 

However, there is an issue with the power. If you want to power this cutting machine using a generator, you have to get one that produces at least 11,000 watts of clean power. If you don’t and the machine gets damaged, the warranty will be voided. But it’s not easy to get a generator that produces that much clean power. The machine is also heavy and not very portable.

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