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Hobart AirForce 12ci Plasma Cutter 500564

Code: 500564
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Mfg Industrial Price: $1,034.00
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Hobart® AirForce™ 12ci Plasma Cutter 500564

The Hobart® AirForce™ 12ci plasma cutter features the new XT12R plasma torch with no-slip grip and finger contours to prevent operator fatigue. The AirForce 12ci produces 12 amps of output cutting power and has a built-in air compressor. It is designed to cut up to 1/4 inch mild steel on standard household voltage (115 VAC). Weighing only 27 pounds, inverter design makes the 12ci lightweight and extremely portable. The AirForce 12ci excels at cutting sheet metal and 1/8 inch mild steel.



Processes
  • Air Plasma Cutting

    Applications
    Sheet Metal
    HVAC
    Auto Body
    Farm/Ranch
    Plumbing

    Features
  • New XT30R plasma torch is ergonomically designed with no-slip grip and has extremely flexible torch lead cables.
  • Built-in Air Compressor - Internal piston-driven air compressor makes the system highly portable. No additional compressor to purchase or transport. Pressure is preset... ready to cut, right out of the box.
  • Powered by 120V, 20 amp Circuit - Runs on standard household power.
  • Post-flow Air Cooling - Cools the torch and tip after cutting, extending life of replaceable tip and electrode.
  • Fan-On-Demand - Runs only when needed reducing dust/debris pulled into unit.
  • Diagnostic Lights - LED lights indicate system status for power, temperature, and torch readiness eliminating unnecessary downtime.
  • Thermal Overload Protection - Built to withstand tough working environments. Rated for 35% duty cycle at 104 Fahrenheit. Duty cycle will increase as environmental temperature decreases.
  • Cable Management Strap - Secures torch, work cable and power cord to make transporting easy and convenient.

    Specs



    Comes complete with
  • AirForce™ 12ci plasma cutter
  • Built-in piston-driven air compressor
  • XT12R torch with 12 ft (4 m) lead and consumables
  • 12 ft (4 m) heavy duty work clamp
  • 7 ft (2.1 m) power cord with 115 VAC plug



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    3 Questions & 3 Answers
    AL
    from 78210 asked:
    May 15, 2018
    Will the Hobart Airforce 12ci run of any portable generator at all?
    1 Answer
    Hobart AirForce 12ci Plasma Cutter 500564 requires at least a 5000w generator with atleast 20 amps on 120v.
    Submitted by: Cyberweld on May 16, 2018

    Colby Mischefsky
    from Austin, TX asked:
    December 1, 2015
    Can you run the Hobart AirForce 12ci Plasma Cutter off of a Hobart Champion 145 Welder / Generator?
    1 Answer
    Hobart indicates that the Hobart AirForce 12ci Plasma Cutter 500564 will not run off of a Hobart Champion 145 Welder / Generator?.
    Submitted by: Customer Service on December 3, 2015

    AeroFix Co.
    from Wichita, Kansas asked:
    October 1, 2015
    How long is the power cord from the machine to the torch.
    1 Answer
    The length of the torch on the Hobart AirForce 12ci Plasma Cutter 500564 is 12ft. (from the front of the machine to the torch head)
    Submitted by: Customer Service on October 2, 2015


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    80% Recommend this product (4 of 5 responses)
    By K B.
    Houston, Texas
    April 13, 2018
    Capable tool for thin steel
    Like any tool, this one has a learning curve and it is good for specific tasks.

    On 16 gauge hot rolled steel, the 12ci cuts slower than a 4.5" angle grinder with a cutoff disk. On 1/8" steel, it cuts even slower. The biggest problem is the need to move the torch at a *very* slow speed to get a consistent cut without skipping parts and having to go back and re-cut areas that were missed due to having moved the torch too fast over them.

    The benefit of the 12ci over a cutoff disk is the ability to trace templates and cut curves. While these actions still require a slow torch travel speed, you can make cuts that would be difficult or impossible with a cutoff disk.

    All of the cuts I've made with the 12ci leave slag that has to be chipped or ground off the underside of the steel.

    The 12ci performs well on a long duty cycle: I made several continuous 3 or 4 foot cuts in 16 gauge steel and the thing did not complain or falter. You do have to wait for the thing to complete its cool down cycle after making a cut before you can start cutting again.

    If you need a budget priced plasma cutter, this unit has some benefits but it's best for specific tasks and not a general, all-around cutting tool.
    ProsPerforms consistently Torch cable is sufficient long Light enough to carry around the shop if needed The safety trigger on the torch is a great idea but takes some getting used to.
    ConsOperator must move torch at a very slow travel speed Only really practical with 16 gauge steel or thinner Slag remains on steel after cutting
    By Tom S.
    Lebanon, TN
    March 10, 2017
    Great machine
    Love it, very portable and don't have to fool with air compressor. Not made for heavy gauge but works like a charm on stainless, galvanized and lighter steel. Picture showed is a grease duct I cut above ceiling.
    ProsGood price, very portable, easy to use
    ConsNone
    By Davis T.
    Yulee, Florida
    March 29, 2016
    Hobart AirForce 12ci Plasma Cutter
    Works great for my our projects. Easy to use. Was back ordered but received much faster than they said. Very pleased.
    ProsHas integral air compressor, runs off 110 volts.
    ConsNone that we've come accross.
    By Donald
    Orlando, Florida
    December 4, 2015
    Awesome
    Does what I wanted and extremely satisfied
    ProsBuilt in air compressor, light weight, easy to use.
    ConsNothing yet.
    By Vic N.
    Cleveland ohio
    October 29, 2015
    A little depressed
    Great for 1/8 inch or thinner
    ProsIt's a very portable machine
    ConsSays it will cut 1/4 mild steel but it struggles quite a bit . 1/8 inch no problem would be great for body work or light gauge steel .

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