Close

Close
 
 
Close
FREE SHIPPING — Hobart AirForce 500i 115V/230V Inverter-based Plasma Cutter with MVP (Multi-Voltage Plug) — 120V-240V Output, Model #500548
Enlarge Demo
 
 

FREE SHIPPING — Hobart AirForce 500i 115V/230V Inverter-based Plasma Cutter with MVP (Multi-Voltage Plug) — 120V-240V Output, Model #500548

Item# 628574

Only $1359.99

Add to Cart

Item in Cart

In Stock Online
Free Shipping  (lower 48 states)
Check Store Availability

Manufacturer's Warranty: 3 year limited warranty

Customer Product Rating
 

Product Summary

The Hobart AirForce™ 500i plasma cutter is an economical plasma cutter system for all conductive metals. Inverter-based design and reliable technology pack a lot of performance into a very portable package. The AirForce 500i features a multi-voltage plug (MVP) that allows user to connect to common 120V or 230V power receptacles. Plasma cutters cut faster and more precise 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) Plasma cutter
  • (2) Tips
  • (2) Electrodes
  • (1) Air fitting
  • (1) 10-ft. (3m) power cord with 5-15P (115V, 15 Amp) and 6-50P (230V, 50 Amp) MVP plugs

Features + Benefits

Top of page
Features for FREE SHIPPING — Hobart AirForce 500i 115V/230V Inverter-based Plasma Cutter with MVP (Multi-Voltage Plug) — 120V-240V Output, Model #500548
  • Inverter design gives you powerful cutting ability at half the weight of prior models
  • Complete cutting capability when powered by an engine-driven welder or generator with a 240V generator power outlet of 6 KW or more
  • Ergonomic HP-50 torch is designed for increased comfort, more efficient cooling, economical replacement cutting tips and easier to deal with than oxy fuel cylinders
  • 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
  • Wind tunnel technology prevents abrasive dust particles from damaging internal components
  • Thermal overload protection withstands tough work environments
  • Cable management strap secures torch, work cable and power cord for easy transport
  • Line Voltage Compensation provides peak performance power under variable input voltage conditions (±15%) for steady and cleaner ending cuts
  • Power factor correction expands operator's work area via extension cords while minimizing trips caused by voltage drops
  • Hobart 5/3/1 limited warranty

Key Specs

Top of page
Item#628574
Ship Weight33.0 lbs
Volts115/230
Pilot ArcYes
Amps27
Cutting Thickness (in.)Up to 5/8
Duty Cycle35% @ 27 Amps
Plasma Gas Flow/Pressure4.5 CFM at 60 PSI
Clamp Cable Length (ft.)16.5
Power Cord (ft.)10
CartNo
Dimensions L x W x H (in.)14 1/4 x 8 1/4 x 11 1/4

Customer Reviews

Top of page

Product Question + Answer

Top of page

Featured Accessories — Hand Picked by our Product Experts

Top of page

Products We Recommend

Welding Magnets

Strong Hand Tools Heavy-Duty Magnet Square, Model# MSA46-HD Strong Hand Tools Heavy-Duty Magnet Square, Model# MSA46-HD
Item# 165346
In Stock Online
Only $47.99
Add to Cart

Welding Clamps

Northern Industrial Welders 90° Welding Angle Clamp
Northern Industrial Welders 90° Welding Angle Clamp
Item# 190939
In Stock Online
Only $64.98
Add to Cart

Welding Screens + Tables

Northern Industrial Welders Welding Table — 36in.L x 20in.W x 35in.H
Northern Industrial Welders Welding Table — 36in.L x 20in.W x 35in.H
Item# 628860
In Stock Online
Only $89.98
Add to Cart

Welding Carts

Northern Industrial Welders Compact Locking Welding Cabinet — 25 1/2in.H
Northern Industrial Welders Compact Locking Welding Cabinet — 25 1/2in.H
Item# 25370
In Stock Online
Only $129.98
Add to Cart

Safety Products

Eye Protection

Hobart Mirrored Safety Glasses — 5.0 Shade, Model# 770726 Hobart Mirrored Safety Glasses — 5.0 Shade, Model# 770726
Item# 25738
In Stock Online
Only $16.99
Add to Cart

Protective Welding Gear

Steiner Cowhide Welding Glove – Model# 02209 Steiner Cowhide Welding Glove – Model# 02209
Item# 175900
In Stock Online
Only $6.99
Add to Cart
Steiner WELDLITE Flame-Retardant Cotton Welding Jacket — Large, Model# 10302 Steiner WELDLITE Flame-Retardant Cotton Welding Jacket — Large, Model# 10302
Item# 170376L
In Stock Online
Only $24.99
Add to Cart

Extended Warranty

Top of page
Service Protection Plus

Manufacturer Warranty:
3 year limited warranty

Protect your purchase beyond the manufacturer's warranty
with Service Protection Plus!

DESCRIPTION (Click More Info for details) 1 Year Extension 2 Year Extension
Extended Warranty Repair Plan
Only $99.99
More Info
Only $169.99
More Info
Extended Warranty + Accidental Damage Repair Plan
Only $149.99
More Info
Only $249.99
More Info
View + Compare All Plans

Compare with Most Popular Plasma Cutters

Top of page
See All Plasma Cutters
 
 
 
 
Currently Viewing
 
 
(3)
Item# 32497
In Stock Online
Only $499.99
(86)
Item# 164610
In Stock Online
Only $699.99
(39)
Item# 164791
In Stock Online
Only $819.99
FREE SHIPPING — Hobart AirForce 500i 115V/230V Inverter-based Plasma Cutter with MVP (Multi-Voltage Plug) — 120V-240V Output, Model #500548 The price is $1,359.99.
FREE SHIPPING — Hobart AirForce 500i 115V/230V Inverter-based Plasma Cutter with MVP (Multi-Voltage Plug) — 120V-240V Output, Model #500548
(Not Yet Rated - New)
Item# 628574
In Stock Online
Only $1359.99
(9)
Item# 628573
In Stock Online
Only $1629.99
Hide Similarities
Volts
115 230 115 115/230 230
Pilot Arc Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Amps
20 15–40 20 27 40
Cutting Thickness (in.) Up to 1/4 3/8 mild steel, 1/4 stainless stee, aluminum, 1/8 copper, brass Up to 1/4 Up to 5/8 Up to 7/8in. mild steel
Duty Cycle
50% @ 16A 35% @ 40 Amps 35% @ 12 Amps 35% @ 27 Amps 50% @ 40A
Plasma Gas Flow/Pressure 4.5 CFM at 65 PSI required 4.5 CFM @ 60 PSI required Preset w/built-in compressor 4.5 CFM at 60 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 10 ground cable, 18 1/2 torch/torch cable 16.4 16.5 16 1/2
Power Cord (ft.) 6 1/2 6 1/2 7 10 10
Cart No No No No No
Dimensions L x W x H (in.)
17 x 13 x 7 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 14 1/4 x 8 1/4 x 11 1/4