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FREE SHIPPING — Hobart AirForce 250Ci 115V Inverter-Based Plasma Cutter with Built-In Air Compressor — 12 Amp Output, Model #500534

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The new AirForce™ 250Ci Plasma Cutter with Built-In Air Compressor features a new lightweight inverter design that is both lightweight and powerful. Built-in compressor for total portability and low system cost. Cuts mild steel up to 1/4in. thick using standard household current. New HP-25 torch is more comfortable, efficient and economical. Plasma cutters cut faster and more precisely with a thinner kerf and less slag than cutting with oxy fuel. A smaller heat-affected zone also causes less warping. And you'll never have gas pressure settings, flame tuning, metal preheating, or gas cylinders or refills to worry about.

What's Included

  • (1) AirForce 250CI plasma cutter
  • (1) HP-25 handheld plasma torch with 16.5ft. torch lead
  • (1) Work clamp with 16.5ft. cable
  • (1) 7ft. power cord with 115V plug
  • (2) Tips
  • (2) Electrodes
  • (1) Owners manual
Versatility is Standard Equipment

Versatility is Standard Equipment

Easily Handle a Variety of Metals and Thicknesses

The AirForce 250Ci plasma cutter slices right through a wide variety of materials. Clean-cut 1/8in. steel, sever 1/4in. steel, cut 1/16in. stainless, aluminum, galvanized, brass or copper. Versatility is its specialty.

Powerful Performance at Half the Weight

The lightweight yet powerful inverter design delivers exceptional cutting performance, but weighs only about half of what comparable standard plasma cutter models weigh, resulting in exceptional portability.

Uses Standard Household Power

Powered by a 120V, 20 Amp circuit, this plasma cutter only requires standard household power to run like a dream. No need for special 230V hookup by the utility company; just plug it in at home or in the garage or workshop and you're ready to cut!

Gets the Job Done

This dependable unit handles what you throw at it, quickly cutting up to 1/8in. mild steel @ 10in. per minute, or slicing its way through 1/4in. mild steel @ 3in. per minute.

Take It Anywhere

In addition to its exceptionally lightweight design, the AirForce 250Ci also has a cable management strap that secures the torch and cables for convenient, hassle-free transport.

Piston-Driven Air Compressor Adds Portability

The built-in piston-driven air compressor operates from within the plasma cutter. There's no additional air compressor to purchase or drag along to operate the system, so the AirForce 250Ci is highly portable.

Built for Lasting Performance

Cooler Tips and Electrodes = Fewer Replacements

Standard plasma cutters stay hot for quite awhile, even after they're done cutting. But the Post-Flow Cooling feature on the AirForce 250Ci quickly cools the torch after your cut, helping to extend the life of the tips and electrodes that you just finished using.

Pilot Arc Starts Minimize Tip Burnout

The internal pilot arc creates a small arc inside the nozzle, then starts a "real" arc when the mini plasma touches the work. The pilot arc doesn't require you to touch the work, saving on your tips, and also allows you to more easily start the cutter on rusty, painted or greasy surfaces.

Quick Troubleshooting Indicators

Diagnostic LED lights are built right in to aid in status checks and troubleshooting of power, temperature and torch readiness. The lights make it easy to quickly assess the situation at a glance.

Protection from Overloads

Thermal Overload Protection allows the plasma cutter to withstand tough work environments and shuts the unit down to help prevent machine damage if the duty cycle is exceeded or the airflow is blocked. Rated for 35% duty cycle at 104°F. Duty cycle will increase as environmental temperatures decrease.

Built for Lasting Performance
Cut with Quality and Confidence That's Made in the U.S.A.

Cut with Quality and Confidence That's Made in the U.S.A.

The Hobart Advantage

The Hobart AirForce 250Ci Plasma Cutter is made in the U.S.A. and backed by Hobart's industry-leading 5–3–1 industrial warranty. You get a 5-year warranty on transformers, stabilizers, reactors, rectifiers, rotors, stators and brushes; 3 years on drive systems, PC boards, solenoid valves, switches and controls; 1 year on plasma torches, MIG guns, relays, contactor, triggers, regulator, accessories, spoolguns, battery, field options and running gear. (90 day limited warranty for industrial use). Normal wear items such as drive rolls, contact tips, nozzles, gas diffusers, plasma torch tips, electrodes and weld cables are not covered under this warranty.

Guaranteed Satisfaction

Shop in complete confidence, knowing that Northern Tool + Equipment protects your investment and is ready to provide you with the assistance and helpful resources you need.

Features + Benefits

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Features for FREE SHIPPING — Hobart AirForce 250Ci 115V Inverter-Based Plasma Cutter with Built-In Air Compressor — 12 Amp Output, Model #500534
  • New lightweight, powerful inverter design
  • New HP-25 torch is more efficient and comfortable
  • Built-in piston-driven air compressor
  • Cuts mild steel up to 1/8in. @ 10in. per minute; 1/4in. mild steel @ 3in. per minute
  • Also cuts stainless steel, aluminum, brass and copper
  • Cable management strap secures torch and cables to make transportation easy and convenient
  • Thermal overload protections
  • Pilot arc start ensures constant arc start and minimizes tip burnout
  • Post-Flow Cooling cools torch after cut to extend life of consumable tips and electrodes
  • Fan-on-demand system runs only when needed
  • Diagnostic LED lights indicate system status
    5/3/1 Industrial Warranty
  • 5 year warranty on transformers, stabilizers, reactors, rectifiers, rotors, stators and brushes
  • 3 year warranty on drive systems, PC boards, solenoid valves, switches and controls
  • 1 year warranty on MIG guns, plasma torches, relays, contactor, triggers, regulator, accessories, spool guns, battery, field options and running gear. (90 days for industrial use.)
  • Normal wear items such as drive rolls, contact tips, nozzle, gas diffuser, plasma torch tips and electrodes and weld cables are not covered under warranty
  • Hobart 5/3/1 limited warranty

Key Specs

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Item#164791
Ship Weight33.0 lbs
Volts115
Pilot ArcYes
Amps20
Cutting Thickness (in.)Up to 1/4
Duty Cycle35% @ 12 Amps
Plasma Gas Flow/PressurePreset w/built-in compressor
Clamp Cable Length (ft.)16.4
Power Cord (ft.)7
CartNo
Dimensions L x W x H (in.)7 1/2 x 13 x 10

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Volts
230 115 115/230 230 230
Pilot Arc Yes Yes Yes - Yes
Amps
15–40 20 27 25 40
Cutting Thickness (in.) 3/8 mild steel, 1/4 stainless stee, aluminum, 1/8 copper, brass Up to 1/4 Up to 5/8 3/8 Up to 7/8in. mild steel
Sever Thickness (in.) - - - Up to 1/2 -
Duty Cycle
35% @ 40 Amps 35% @ 12 Amps 35% @ 27 Amps 100 50% @ 40A
Plasma Gas Flow/Pressure 4.5 CFM @ 60 PSI required Preset w/built-in compressor 4.5 CFM at 60 PSI 80–110 PSI 4.8 CFM (136 L/min) at 90–120 PSI (621 – 827 kPA) recommended
Clamp Cable Length (ft.) 10 ground cable, 18 1/2 torch/torch cable 16.4 16.5 8 16 1/2
Power Cord (ft.) 6 1/2 7 10 8 10
Cart No No No - No
Dimensions L x W x H (in.)
17 x 6 1/2 x 12 1/2 7 1/2 x 13 x 10 14 1/4 x 8 1/4 x 11 1/4 15 1/4 x 8 1/2 x 19 14 1/4 x 8 1/4 x 11 1/4