Hobart AirForce 12ci Plasma Cutter

One of the more affordable plasma cutters on the market under $1,000, the Hobart AirForce 12ci is a great plasma cutter for people looking an option with a built in air compressor.

It is important to mention that this machine does not have a pilot arc, if that is a feature you know that you will come to love, or have been recommended to get. If you want that feature, you can click the link that we included.

Standing at 31 pounds, this is a very portable option to go with. it is, however, important to think about the fact that this is a cheaper model, and with it comes more limitations than if you were to go for another Hobart model like the AirForce 27i.

Check out our video review of this machine so you can see what to expect if this is the option you choose to go with.

If you’re planning on cutting mild steel up to 1/4 inch, this could be the model you’re looking for from a name in the industry that you can trust. It also has the advantage of cutting faster than using oxy fuel. It’s a nice entry into the market with longer-lasting XT tips, if you’re not a fan of having to worru about the various settings of oxy cutting, such as gas settings, metal pre-heating and flame tuning.

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