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FREE SHIPPING — Hobart AirForce 12ci Plasma Cutter with Built-In Air Compressor — 115V, 12 Amp, Model #500564

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  • Lightweight, powerful inverter design
  • New XT12R torch is more efficient and comfortable with an ergonomic handle and cables that are extra flexible
  • 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
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Product Summary

The new AirForce™ 12ci Plasma Cutter with Built-In Air Compressor features an inverter design that is both lightweight and powerful. The new XT series torch and longer life XT tips and electrodes provide added performance to an already exceptional plasma cutter. The unit features a built-in compressor for total portability and low system cost. Cuts mild steel up to 1/4in. thick using standard household current. The new XT12R 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 12ci plasma cutter
  • (1) XT12R handheld plasma torch with 12ft. torch lead
  • (1) Work clamp with 12ft. cable
  • (1) 6ft. power cord with 115V plug
  • (2) Tips
  • (1) Standoff guide
  • (1) Electrode
  • (1) Owners manual
Versatility is Standard Equipment

Versatility is Standard Equipment

Easily Handle a Variety of Metals and Thicknesses

The AirForce 12ci™ 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 at just under 27lbs., it weighs 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 240V hookup by the utility company; just plug it in at home or in the garage or workshop and you're ready to cut!

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 12Ci™ 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 12Ci™ 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 12Ci™ 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

Features for FREE SHIPPING — Hobart AirForce 12ci Plasma Cutter with Built-In Air Compressor — 115V, 12 Amp, Model #500564
  • Lightweight, powerful inverter design
  • New XT12R torch is more efficient and comfortable with an ergonomic handle and cables that are extra flexible
  • 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
  • Thermal overload protections
  • Post-Flow Cooling cools torch after cut to extend life of the XT 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
Key Specs
Item# 48736
Brand Hobart
Manufacturer's Warranty 1 year Limited Warranty
Ship Weight 33.0 lbs
Volts 115
Compressor Included Yes
Pilot Arc No
Amps 12
Cutting Thickness (in.) 1/8 (mild steel)
Sever Thickness (in.) 1/4
Duty Cycle 35% at 12A
Plasma Gas Flow/Pressure Preset w/built-in compressor
Clamp Cable Length (ft.) 12
Power Cord (ft.) 6
Cart No
Dimensions L x W x H (in.) 8 x 13 x 10

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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