Lotos LTP5000D Pilot Arc Plasma Cutter, 110V/220V

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    Posted 11/21/2014 at 7:38 | Permalink
    30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Exceptional cutter for a fantastic price, April 26, 2013
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    This review is from: Lotos LTP5000D Pilot Arc Plasma Cutter, 110V/220V (Misc.)
    Having read earlier reviews, I knew not to expect a lot of technical info with the plasma cutter, so I went to YouTube and watched a couple of videos from makers of much more expensive machines previous to I even opened the box. Sure enough, these plasma cutters are all very similar, so assembling and using the LTP5000D was simple. The set on fire parts look slightly different among cutters, but are basically place together in the same order and do the same functions. I set mine up for 220V and have a 5HP air compressor, so cutting 1/4″ steel is no problem at 35 amps on the front controller. So far I’ve cut stuff ranging from 22 gauge sheet metal (fenders) to car frame parts. I even hogged off a generous chunk of heavy, very rusty galvanized pipe. The videos will show how to start the cuts (including plunge cuts) and keep the arc going. A small practice and you’ll be going like gangbusters. A couple of things to know. The air hose provided with the kit is too hard to seal, replace it with a cut of rubber air hose and excellent clamps. Use lots of teflon tape on the air regulator input and output connectors. Set the air pressure out at 70 psi. The set on fire trigger is not guarded and is black, so it is simple to bump (mainly with your welding helment on). This is a pilot arc cutter, so it will spark at any time the power is on and you hit the trigger. The price is right on this cutter for the average home user (about half the price of the name brands).

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    Posted 11/21/2014 at 7:49 | Permalink
    31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    So glad I bought it!, July 20, 2011
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    C.Shar

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    This review is from: Lotos LTP5000D Pilot Arc Plasma Cutter, 110V/220V (Misc.)
    Exceptional Plasma Cutter, mainly for the price. Restoring a Jeep with a bunch of cancer spots. I was considering a plasma cutter primarily to cut out the rust and cutting sheet metal to fill. I’ve used it for that and so much more. This small beast cuts through 16 guage sheet metal like a knife through butter, and cut 1/4 sheet metal without any hesitation. Cuts were nice and sterile with very small slag. It slices through 7/16 bolts like their nothing.
    Much smaller than I expected. I’ve on loan a friends older Hobart Plasma Cutter, but this Lotos is half the size and significanlty outperforms his. I can’t imagine how many cutting disks I would’ve gone through or how many hours I would’ve expended to get to achieve the same results I’ve gotten in a fraction of the time.

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    Posted 11/21/2014 at 8:42 | Permalink
    17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    complete review,and an honest one, May 24, 2014
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    David p

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    This review is from: Lotos LTP5000D Pilot Arc Plasma Cutter, 110V/220V (Misc.)
    I read all the reviews previous to my buy, It works, functions as it advertised, I have an older develop hyperthem plasma cutter, and I have used other types and models from various companies, this is not production equipment, do not expect the same level of production from it, I bought it for home use, Smaller stuff, carbon steel, stainless, aluminum below 1/8 inch thick it works ok, 3/16 an above you have to take your time, don’t try to zip it like other machines. Not going to work, Ive played with air pressure and machine settings not much different.
    But if you are looking for a small machine, that works, going to use it at home for leisure activity or small projects, then this is the machine for you, lower cost than others, Plus no gas cost or hose, regulators, ect
    Bottom line: test it when you get it, it’s a excellent system for the price, (update)keep a wire brush handy, about every 2nd cut hit the tip with wire brush, I’ve found out that by doing this,(while tip is subdue hot) it extends the life of the tip. it seems that slag blown from the metal sticks on the tip, which causes failure on tip and electrodes,going to try a gel mix on the tip to see if it solves the problem.
    product has no country of origin stamp, mark, or sticker on it. not going inside until warranty expires, but it is an import.
    Problems I have found
    1. Ground way to small, ill fix this after warranty is expired.
    2. Ground clamp ( to weak) ill fix this after warranty is expired.
    3. Air line (replace it) 70 lbs of air on this thing, and in the heat, it doesn’t hold up.
    4. Buy extra stand off, I free hand a lot of cutting and the original one is now history. (update) stand off is to small, to close to material. looking for substitution that fits the cup size, hyperthem stand off product doesnt work on these tips.
    5. Cut is to generous, wide, I can cut finer lines with a gas set on fire and 000 tip.
    6. Buy extra consumables, this thing eats them, I bought the 40 pcs from amazon I Have used 2 full sets over last month. 2 cups, 2 tips and 2 inter electrodes , Be sure to buy the assess ones for the system you bought. LT vs LTD

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