Lotos Plasma Cutter

Lotos Plasma Cutter

This Lotos model happens to be one of the most popular models on the market. With hundreds of satisfied users that come from both industrial workshops and home environments, this is a product many before us have recommended.

Top Features:

  • Affordable
  • Non-touch pilot arc plasma cutter
  • Produces minimal slag
  • Simple to use even for a hobby user
  • Quick set-up

We know that not every person interested in purchasing a plasma cutter is doing so for their job. There are many hobbyists among us, and while their needs might slightly differ from those of industrial backgrounds, this machine will be satisfying to both.

Lotos LTP5000D 50Amp Non-Touch Pilot Arc Plasma Cutter

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The reason we mention hobby users first and foremost is that this machine is incredibly easy to use and setup. That is a perk in a workshop environment too - after all, when time is money, you want your tools to work as well as they can.

Fortunately, easy-to-use does not mean ineffective. This Lotos plasma cutter is among the most praised plasma cutters you could find. With users reporting that it cuts through ⅜ mild steel like it was nothing, you can hardly go wrong with this product.

Like before, we are going to get specific and showcase the best and worst features of this plasma cutter. This allows you to make your own decision - and it will be one that you will be happy with.

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Pros
  • Exceptionally safe

     

  • Advanced cooling system

     

  • Fairly priced

     

  • Highly recommended

     

  • Efficient at cutting through any surface 

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Cons
  • The machine is reported to use a little more consumables than some counterparts

     

  • Only 1-year warranty

Those words alone aren't enough to fully decide, so we are going to elaborate on the things we - and other users - love and dislike about this machine.


Exceptionally safe

Exceptionally safe

While we know that not all machines last for many years, this is a plasma cutter that you can reliably trust to do so. One reason for that is that it's made out of durable material.

Another reason for its famed durability is that Lotos is known to produce quality plasma cutters that have long lifespans. Keep in mind that the lifespan of a plasma cutter can be measured in two ways: in years and in the amount of material cut. This Lotos plasma cutter will be durable even if you put in hundreds of hours of work.

As for safety, it has built-in safety mechanisms to protect both you and the machine itself. It comes with an ergonomic, fire-safe handle for extra portability.

Instead of using other techniques, it uses non-hazardous compressed air to cut through metal. This is the safest possible method.

Advanced cooling system

Closely tied with both the safety and durability of this machine is its PAPST advanced cooling system.

Cooling is extremely important in most workshops. Any workshop worker will know that the conditions are often unfavorable, and the heat may be unbearable. While we deal with that in our own ways, our machines are prone to overheating, especially after hours of work.

Overheating may be disastrous to any kind of machine. For that reason, the advanced cooling system this plasma cutter comes with is especially useful.

Lotos ensures that the machine will have a stable and durable high performance. The rated output is measured at 100 Volts, and there are protective measures in place to keep your machine safe from overheating.

Fairly priced

Fairly priced

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A lot of brands claim to produce affordable products, but only you can decide your own budget. However, when comparing to other options on the market, this Lotos plasma cutter is impressively cheap.

You will be pleased to know that this plasma cutter is easily found priced under $500, and sometimes as low as under $450. Considering that plasma cutters are an expense not often repeated, this can be called cheap.

The price is definitely more than fair. There are more expensive options out there - we cover them in this very article - but if you are looking to stick to a tight budget, Lotos definitely delivers.

Highly recommended

In some ways, this might be one of the most important positions on this list. After all, who knows better than those that have already tried this product?

While we won't be quoting the exact testimonials we have scoured, we can assure you that they were great. Among others, here are some of the things the customers praise about this product.

  • It was praised by both home shop users and commercial users.
  • With the right settings, it produces next to no slag.
  • Customers claim that it cuts through anything and everything, even rusted metals.
  • The size and ease of portability were also named as one of the best things about this machine.

Efficient at cutting through any surface

Efficient at cutting through any surface

As said above, this Lotos plasma cutter is praised far and wide for, among others, its cutting capabilities. We know that you want to know the specifics though, so we will provide them.

First of all, it has a 10-50 A DC output. As far as the cuts go, it offers a ½" ideal clean cut and ¾" maximum severance cut under 220/240V. What about 110/120V? You can expect an ideal clean cut of ⅓" and a ⅖" maximum severance cut.

It has a dual voltage input that automatically adjusts to what you currently need, and it also has a dual-frequency - 110/120V and 220/240V at 50/60Hz.

Lastly, you can reliably expect this plasma cutter to effortlessly dal with stainless steel, mild steel, copper, aluminium, alloy steel & many more.

Cons

Despite being a budget machine, this plasma cutter doesn't have many flaws.

Consumables

Based on the users' reports, we have concluded that this machine may use a little more consumables than some others. However, they are also reportedly affordable, so you will still not be losing much.

Warranty

We will admit that a 1-year warranty is not the longest you can find for a plasma cutter. Fortunately, Lotos uses strong materials and has safety systems in place to ensure the longevity of this machine.

Buyer's Guide

Prior to purchasing this machine, please consider the following:

  • The environment you will be using it in.
  • How often you may need to get new consumables.
  • Whether you need a longer warranty.

Conclusion

This Lotos plasma cutter, while affordable, truly brings good bang for the buck. It's lightweight enough (26 lbs) for you to carry around as necessary, but also just as powerful as its bigger counterparts.

 If you are looking for something that doesn't hurt your wallet, but will still serve you for many years, definitely consider this Lotos machine.

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