Plasma cutters have really helped many people carry out various cutting needs. However, often times, people get in a dilemma on which machine to choose between the Hypertherm powermax 45 and Thermal dynamics cutmaster 52. Therefore, this product review has all the relevant details that you might require when it comes to making a decision on which product or plasma cutter to choose for your various cutting needs.
Hypertherm powermax 45
The Hypertherm powermax 45 is one of the best plasma cutting machines in the industry. It comes with numerous advantages that make it appropriate for its various cutting functions. It comes with an optional mechanized torch that is available for integration with cutting equipment that is automated. The full unit comes with a 20 inch work lead and a 20 inch hand torch. The machine ensures easy cutting of 12mm or ½” thick metal, thanks to the Hypertherm torch and 45 amps of cutting power technology. In addition, it comes with a severance capacity of 25mm or 1”. Therefore, this makes the Powermax45 on of the most trusted plasma cutting machines available in the market.
- The Input voltage is 220 volts and the duty cycle is roughly 60% hence you can easily cut 1/2″ to 5/8″ steel making this a great product;
- It is easy to operate since it just requires air pressure and a decent amount of volume of air from your air compressor;
- Comes with a 200-240Vault phase input voltage, 34/28A;
- Fast Connect design that ensures easy push-button removal of the torch;
- Painted drag-cutting technology that makes it easy to use even for newbies;
- With this machine, you can spend less time on edge preparation and grinding due to superior gouge and cut quality;
- It is lightweight and comes in a small size that provides exceptional portability for a ½-inch rated cutting system
- Unlike the thermal dynamics cutmaster 52, this plasma cutter comes with a higher cutting power
- In addition, this machine comes with a faster cutting speed as compared to the Thermal since the thermal dynamics will cut 1/2″ steel at 23 inches per minute, while the Hypertherm at 25 inches per minute.
- The only thing that I don’t like about the Hypertherm powermax 45 is the torch trigger. Although it isused for safety, I found it to be a little cumbersome.
Thermal dynamics cutmaster 52
The thermal dynamics cutmaster 52 is another valuable asset that comes with its advantages and disadvantages when it comes to plasma cutting machines.
- Unlike the Hypertherm powermax45, the cutmaster comes with 60 amps compared to the 45 amps of the Powermax45
- The Thermal dynamics produces more kilowatts compared to the Powermax45 given that it is designed to produce 6.2 Kw while Powermax45 is designed to produce 5.9 kilowatts
- Unlike Powermax45, the Thermal Dynamics cutmaster 42 or 52 is a reliable machine for teaching newbies on how to make good cuts since it comes with an easy to learn software, that is also easy to operate
- Unlike the powermax 45, this plasma cutter comes with a lower cutting power given that the cut speed on the maximum production thickness with the powermax45 is slightly higher.
- Although the common line of thought is that the machine with higher amperage cuts faster and thicker, this is not the case for Powermax45 compared to Hypertherm dynamics since Powermax45 comes with lower amps yet it has higher cutting speed, compared to Hypertherm that has 60 amps.
After looking closely at the two products, illustrating their varying features and functionality, it is now my belief that you can easily choose the plasma cutter that best meets your cutting needs. Just go through the different product features and find out the product that comes with many favoring features as compared to the other, which you can effectively apply to your cutting task in order to get the best results.