Hypertherm Powermax 30XP – All The Features You Need To Know

Hypertherm Powermax 30xp Review

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  • 30 Amps
  • 29.8 Amps
  • $$$

Hypertherm Powermax 30xp Plasma Cutter Review

Today I am going to talk about the Hypertherm Powermax 30 XP Plasma Cutter with Case and 15-Feet Lead. By the end of this powermax 30xp 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:


Input voltages 120V – 240V, 1-PH, 50/60 Hz
Recommended gas inlet flow rate / pressure 113.3 l/min (4 scfm) at 5.5 bar (80 psi)
Input power cable length 3 m (10′)
Power supply type Inverter – IGBT
Engine drive requirement 5.5 kW for full 30 A output
  • The Powermax30 XP comes with a case and a 15-foot lead.
  • It has the auto-voltage feature which makes the product automatically adapt to 110V-240V input power supply.
  • This product also includes plug adapters.
  • This product also comes with: hard carry case, eye shields, gloves, shoulder strap, standard consumables, and FineCut consumables.
  • The Duramax LT torch has a comfortable grip that is made from heat-resistant and impact resistant materials.


  • Weight: 42.3 pounds
  • Dimensions: 14 x 5.5 x 11.5 inches

Cutting Ability

This product can cut any type of stainless steel, aluminum, and mild steel. It is also good for cutting on thick metal that is painted or even rusted! Not only can this machine do fine, precision cutting but it can do cutting up to 5/8″. This product has an interface that has one-knob, which makes it have a better cut and less edge preparation.


If anything goes wrong, this product has a 3 year warranty (2 years on power supplies and 1 year on torches and leads). That is pretty good compared to other plasma cutters.


This model is not far off from being Hypertherm’s most popular plasma cutter. There are a few reasons why this Hypertherm Powermax 30xp stands out above its competitors: First of all, the Hypertherm Powermax 30xp has a cutting pressure of 70lbs psi, higher than any other Hypertherm plasma cutter in the company’s line-up. This means that your Hypertherm Powermax 30xp will be able to cut through thick metal much easier than other models.

The Hypertherm Powermax 30xp is also Hypertherms first Hypertherm plasma cutter to have a digital readout for it’s air pressure gauge. Now, you won’t need to worry about ever misreading your Hypertherm Powermax 30xps air pressure gauge in order to get the best cuts possible. It also has an internal gas relief valve, another Hypertherm plasma cutter first from Hypertherm.

This Hypertherm Plasma Cutter has all of these features contained within its compact design; the Hypertherm Powermax 30xp does not take up too much space on your workbench. If you ask Hypertherm about it, they will more than likely tell you how this Hypertherm Powermax 30xp can cut up to 5/8″ stainless steel with just one pass.


One way this product differs from others like it, is that it doesn’t have a built in compressor. You would have to buy a compressor separately in order to run this. With that being said, as long as you have the machine and the compressor, you can take and use this product virtually anywhere and do pretty much any job you could imagine. Another way that this differs is that it is a 2-in-1 machine. By that I mean it can do both thin, detailed work as well as thick metal cutting. It can be used for any kind of job. As mentioned earlier, consumables are included in the essential consumables kit that comes with it but there are a few other things that come in the kit. Those things are: electrodes, nozzles(including swirl ring), shield, and retaining kit. When it comes to the other accessories that are included with this product, they are designed to be able to enjoy your machine even more. For example, the system guides are used to expand applications and improve overall performance while personal protective equipment is used to make sure the operator of the machine is safe at all times.


Now that we went over all of the most important information about the Hypertherm Powermax 30XP, you should be able to have a better understanding of this product. You will be able to decide whether or not this product is for you and whether or not it has all of the features you need and/or want. I hope that this review was helpful and answered any and all questions you may have had about the product. If you feel like this product is right for you and will meet all your needs, you should definitely give it a try!