Today I am going to talk about the Forney 250 P+ Plasma Cutter. By the end of this review, you should have more information on the product and be able to make an informed decision on whether or not you want it.
The main things we are going to look at are amps, portability (weight, dimensions), cutting ability, and reliability. These pieces of information are the most important things to look at when deciding which plasma cutter you want. For example, if you only have so much room to store the product you don’t want to get one that is larger than the amount of room you have. Another example is if you need a certain amp you don’t want to get one that is lower but you COULD get one that is higher. You just have to make sure you get the most important features that you want. To start, I want to point out some general information about this product:
The Forney 250 P+ is the ideal plasma cutter for a variety of industrial applications. The Forney 250 P+ can cut mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum with ease; plus it can cut up to 3/8″ thick material with little risk of burn-through! More than just a solid cutting tool, the Forney 250 P+ also integrates various safety features into its design. For example, it automatically disables itself if there is no torch in place, which prevents accidental burns. It’s also impossible to start the Forney 250 P+ unless all finger guards are properly installed. Other safety functions include an automatic startup delay, which ensures the Forney 250 P+ is activated only when the torch is properly in place, and a dual pressure switch that allows you to use gloves while operating. Forney’s 250 P+ also comes with an easy-to-use digital display that shows your cutting speed, amperage and more.
Portable and generator friendly, weighing almost 40 pounds.
If anything goes wrong, this product has a 3 year warranty and it is made in the USA.
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- 120V And 15 Amps
- 39 Pounds
As the name indicates, the Forney 250 P+ has a built-in air compressor. This is necessary if you want the convenience of great portability. The claim to fame of this particular model is the drag torch technology. As the name indicates, the torch can be dragged on the metal that is being cut. This allows for some of the most precise cuts done by a plasma cutter.
Cut speeds are 20 in per minute and it can handle stainless steel plates as thick as a quarter of an inch. It uses 120 V and 15 A, which means it can be plugged in just about anywhere with an electrical outlet. The lower power rating is the reason behind not being able to handle thick plates.
With a lower purchase cost, relative ease of handling and versatility, this is another machine good for beginners. The dimensions are 15 x 7.5 x 14.5 in and the weight is a hair under 39lbs.
For those who need an affordable plasma cutter for their small business or at home, the Forney 250 P+ has everything you could want for a very reasonable price. We hope we have assisted you to buy a decent plasma cutter to suit your requirements in your price range.