As a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) hobbyist, I was in search of a plasma cutter that should easily come within the small budget as well as cut different types of metals including steel. It should also be quite easy to set up just as beginners would prefer and deliver a stunning outcome despite being sold at a competitive price.
Well, I was about to use a plasma cutter for the first time. So, I also wanted it to be ready to use when out of the box and lightweight. While looking for such a plasma cutter, I found that the Super Deal CUT-50 model from ZENY to be much more satisfactory.
Most customer reviews had admired its more than satisfactory performance considering its price point. Considering this fact, I also invested in it. Today, I am happy to use it for cutting metal sheets of different sizes. I can endorse its reliable ability to cut metals of different sizes.
What Did I Like In ZENY Super Deal CUT-50
Easy to Use
Well, this is the best part of this cutter. You need not be a pro to use it, as using the CUT-50 plasma cutter is a breeze. It comes with a digital screen on the front panel that is easy to read and understand. It is now easy to see which settings are in force. There is a potentiometer on the display’s right, which matches the readout.
Operating on 110 or 220v circuit, the CUT-50 model is an auto dual outlet cutter. This means it runs in two ways, which is perhaps why it does not offer an air hose or a plug. In case you need any of them, you need to buy separately. None of the two is expensive and that their absence is a trivial imperfection.
However, the dual voltage support means easy to operate on different materials of varying thicknesses.
Robust Cutting Ability
The plasma cutter easily cuts a metal having a thickness of 1-12mm. It can even cut through thin metals quite quickly as well as precisely at the cut setting level of 30. At 40, the unit slices via a 3/8-inch metal, while the level of 50 nicely passes through a half inch steel without any hassle.
It easily cuts different metal sheets such as copper, stainless steel, and aluminum. However, the quality and precision of the cut depends fairly on the cleanliness of the work piece. If it is clean, the unit gives a better and cleaner cut. In case the surface is dirty, the plasma tip reflects it.
However, no matter how clean or dirty the surface is, the device can cut through it, provided the thickness of the work piece is within the range of 1 to 12mm.
This is truly admirable by anyone who is always in a hurry and have no cleaning time. Whether you prefer to cut clean or dirty surfaces, this unit always does its job.
Comfortable and Controlled Cutting
Giving you some good control is the machine’s ability to delay cutting for 2.5 and 5 seconds when you use the relevant switch. Further, even its heavy-duty cord affixed to the torch is long enough to move comfortably. It is 8 ft. long and provides a good angle on every surface. In addition, an ergonomic cutting torch design eliminates hand fatigue while working for longer than usual.
What Did I Feel as Limitations
- Not for heavy use or heavy-duty jobs
- Not for thickness above 0.5 inches
This plasma cutter is a decent option for casual users, especially hobbyists. The greatest draw is the unbelievably low price coupled with outstanding performance on thin and medium steel and other metals. If you wish to get started with a limited budget, this cutter is a reliable choice.