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FREE SHIPPING — Hobart AirForce 27i Plasma Cutter With Multi-Voltage Plug — 115V/230V, 27 Amp, Model #500565

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  • 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
  • New Ergonomic XT30R torch is more efficient and comfortable with an ergonomic handle and cables that are extra flexible, more efficient cooling, includes economical new XT replacement cutting tips for longer life, and is 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
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Product Summary

The Hobart AirForce™ 27i Plasma Cutter With Multi-Voltage Plug 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 27i features a multi-voltage plug (MVP) that allows a user to connect to common 115V or 230V power receptacles. The new XT series torch and longer life XT tips and electrodes provide added performance to an already exceptional plasma cutter. 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 27i plasma cutter
  • (2) Tips
  • (1) Electrode
  • (1) Air fitting
  • (1) 10-ft. (3m) power cord with 5-15P (115V, 15 Amp) and 6-50P (230V, 50 Amp) MVP plugs
  •  (1) Deflector
Versatility is Standard Equipment

Versatility is Standard Equipment

Easily Handle a Variety of Metals and Thicknesses

The AirForce™ 27i™ plasma cutter slices right through a wide variety of materials. Clean-cut 3/8in. steel; sever 5/8in. steel; cut 1/2in. stainless, aluminum or galvanized, or cut 1/8in. brass and copper. Versatility is its specialty!

Powerful Performance at Half the Weight

The lightweight yet powerful inverter design delivers exceptional cutting performance, but at just under 28lbs., it weighs only about half of what comparable standard plasma cutter models weigh, resulting in exceptional portability!

Use it Once and You'll Carry a Torch for This Torch

You'll love the ergonomic design of the XT30R torch. It's super comfortable in your hands, cools extra efficiently, is easier to use than oxy fuel cylinders, includes a trigger safety and operates with very economical replacement cutting tips that leave an extra jingle in your pocket.

Compatible with Engine-Driven Welders

Hook this plasma cutter up to an engine-driven welder with a 240V generator power outlet of 6kW or more, and you'll have cutting capabilities almost anywhere! It's portability you can count on when you need to get the job done.

Packed with the Power You Need

Choose Your Voltage

The versatile multi-voltage plug (MVP) makes the AirForce™ 27i™ a top performer in ANY field! The plug allows this plasma cutter to be connected to a common 120V or 240V power receptacle, letting you instantly adapt to whatever power your worksite has to offer.

Cleaner, Power-Saving Fan

The Fan-On-Demand™ system runs only when needed, reducing the overall power consumption of the unit and also limiting the amount of dust and debris that is pulled into the unit while the fan is operating, saving on the inner works of the plasma cutter.

Extension Cord-Friendly Operation

Power Factor Correction (PFC) circuitry draws up to 30% less amperage than comparable standard plasma cutter models. As a result, the AirForce™ 27i™ can be more readily used with an extension cord to give you a wider range of use while minimizing nuisance circuit breaker trips caused by voltage drops.

Easily Handles Power Fluctuations

Let's face it, no matter what the voltage of an outlet claims to be, the input isn't always the same. LVC™ line voltage compensation keeps the output of the power source constant regardless of input fluxuations (±15%), resulting in steady performance and cleaner end cuts.

Packed with the Power You Need
Built for Lasting Performance

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™ 27i™ quickly cools the torch after your cut, helping to extend the life of the tips and electrodes you just finished using.

Keep the Dust Particles Out

Wind Tunnel Technology™ changes the way the unit breathes, drawing internal air flow instead of external air. As a result, the electrical components and PC boards are protected from harmful external dirt, dust and debris, greatly improving the unit's reliability.

Quick Troubleshooting Indicators

Diagnostic LED lights are built right in to aid in the troubleshooting of pressure, power and cup situations. The lights make it easy to quickly spot a problem.

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.

Cut with Quality and Confidence

The Hobart Advantage

The Hobart AirForce™ 27i™ 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; a 3-year warranty on drive systems, PC boards, solenoid valves, switches and controls; and a 1-year warranty 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.

Limited Warranty

Features + Benefits

Features for FREE SHIPPING — Hobart AirForce 27i Plasma Cutter With Multi-Voltage Plug — 115V/230V, 27 Amp, Model #500565
  • 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
  • New Ergonomic XT30R torch is more efficient and comfortable with an ergonomic handle and cables that are extra flexible, more efficient cooling, includes economical new XT replacement cutting tips for longer life, and is 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
  • 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
    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
Key Specs
Item# 48642
Brand Hobart
Manufacturer's Warranty 5 year limited warranty
Ship Weight 33.0 lbs
Volts 115/230
Compressor Included No
Pilot Arc No
Amps 27
Cutting Thickness (in.) 3/8 (mild steel, clean cut)
Sever Thickness (in.) 5/8
Duty Cycle 35% at 27A (140V); 20% at 27A (120V)
Plasma Gas Flow/Pressure 3.0 CFM at 90–120 PSI recommended
Clamp Cable Length (ft.) 12
Power Cord (ft.) 10
Cart No
Dimensions L x W x H (in.) 14 x 8 x 11

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Volts
230 115 230 115/230 230
Compressor Included No Yes - No No
Pilot Arc Yes No Yes No Yes
Amps
15–40 (25A max. on 230V) 12 42 27 40
Cutting Thickness (in.) 3/8 mild steel, 1/4 stainless steel, aluminum, 1/8 copper, brass 1/8 (mild steel) 9/16 clean; 7/8 sever 3/8 (mild steel, clean cut) 5/8 (mild steel, clean cut)
Sever Thickness (in.)
- 1/4 7/8 5/8 7/8
Duty Cycle
35% at 40A 35% at 12A 30% at 60A 35% at 27A (140V); 20% at 27A (120V) 50% at 40A
Plasma Gas Flow/Pressure 4.5 CFM at 60 PSI required Preset w/built-in compressor Yes 3.0 CFM at 90–120 PSI recommended 4.8 CFM at 90–120 PSI recommended
Clamp Cable Length (ft.) 10 ground cable, 18 1/2 torch/torch cable 12 10 12 12
Power Cord (ft.) 6 1/2 6 6 1/2 10 10
Cart No No - No No
Dimensions L x W x H (in.)
17 x 6 1/2 x 12 1/2 8 x 13 x 10 20 11/16 x 11 1/32 x 15 5/32 14 x 8 x 11 14 x 8 x 11