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Hobart Airforce 27i Plasma Cutter with MVP, 500565

SKU: 380651099
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AirForce 27i - The AirForce 27i with MVP (multi-voltage plug) technology can be used on 120 V or 240 V input power. Clean cuts 3/8 in. steel.

  • Dual-Voltage Capability with MVP (Multi-Voltage Plug) - Allows you to connect to common 120 or 240 V power receptacles without the use of any tools - simply choose the plug that fits the receptacle.
  • XT30R Torch - Increases your comfort with an ergonomic safety trigger. Less of your time and money spent with more efficient cooling and economical replacement cutting tips.
  • Wind Tunnel Technology - Saves you from replacing parts by preventing abrasive dust and particles from damaging internal components.
  • Fan-On-Demand - The fan only runs when needed, reducing the dust and debris that is pulled into your machine.
  • Power Factor Correction (PFC) Circuitry - PFC expands your work area via extension cord, while minimizing nuisance circuit breaker trips caused by voltage drops. Draws up to 30% less amperage for the same cutting range as compared to the competition.
  • LVC Line Voltage Compensation - Provides you steady and cleaner-ending cuts by using peak performance power under variable input voltage conditions (15%).
  • Internal Gas/Air Filter and Regulator - Automatically controls the amount of usage and flow of air or gas so you don't have to.
  • Starts without High Frequency - Protects your unit by not interfering with or damaging controls or computers.

Specification Description
Special Feature(s): Versatile, powerful cutting in a lightweight power source. Inverter-based design and reliable technology pack a lot of performance into a very portable package. The Airforce 27i features a multi-voltage plug (MVP)
CountryofOrigin: Made in USA
Cutting Thickness Range: 5/8 in.
Part Number: 500565
Product Weight: 27.6 lb.
Compatible Metal: Mild Steel
Amperage Input at Rated Output (60 Hz) - KVA: 27 A at 92 VDC, 20% duty cycle
Duty Cycle: 200 ipm
Maximum Open Circuit Voltage: 400 V
Application/Use: Maintenance l Prototyping l Light construction l Body shops l Fabrication
Product Length: 8.25 in.
Work Cable Length: 12 ft.
Amperage Input at Rated Output (60 Hz) - KW: 27 A at 92 VDC, 35% duty cycle
Ground Clamp Length: 12 ft.
Product Height: 11.25 in.
Airflow Volume: 3.0 CFM
Minimum Generator Power Required: 110 V
Additional Item(s) Included: 12-ft. (3.7 m) XT30R hand-held torch l 12-ft. (3.7 m) work cable with clamp l Extra consumables (2 tips, shield deflector, and electrode) l 10-ft. (3 m) power cord with 5-15P (120 V, 15 A) and 6-50P (240 V, 50 A) MVP plugs l Easy-to-connect, built-in gas
Torch Length: 12 ft.
Product Width: 14.25 in.
Input Voltage: 110/115/120 V 220/230/240 V
Amperage Input at Rated Output (60 Hz) - 120V: 20 A at 88 VDC, 35% duty cycle
Brand: Hobart
Power Cord Length: 10 ft.
Manufacturer Part Number 500565
Hobart Airforce 27i Plasma Cutter with MVP, 500565 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Awesome tool I love it. Money very well spent. Had about 1 month
Date published: 2019-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! This machine does a great job. I enjoy working with it and highly recommend it!
Date published: 2019-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hobart Light weight easy to move around plenty of power simple to use
Date published: 2019-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from no feature Had it 3 days running on 120 v did not work all that well change to the 220v now it cut 1/16 to 3/8 so far
Date published: 2019-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use!! It was so easy to use right out of the box! Definitely a good investment and worth the price.
Date published: 2019-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I bought a couple weeks ago never used a plasma cutter before I started using and practiceing as soon as I connected machine it’s really simple to use I made a coupe of practice piecies fort time I ever used ....!
Date published: 2019-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Strong little box Small lightweight, and cuts through 3/8 plate easily.
Date published: 2019-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Bought this plasma cutter and haven't looked back since. This is the tool every shop needs
Date published: 2019-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product Awesome very good product. Deff buy it. Go to tsc now
Date published: 2018-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from plasma used it quite a bit so much easier to use than my torch
Date published: 2018-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from metal cutter great cutter worked perfect from start up and tractor supply has a great parts selection for maintenance
Date published: 2018-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to set up and use right away! Great control to cut any thickness of metal, light sheet metal or thick steel. Good description on how to use for first time users. Very happy with the 27i.
Date published: 2018-10-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome Cutter! Went from an eBay cutter to this one, BIG difference! Its very powerful, clean cuts, less blow outs! Price here was highest seen online! So 4 stars only because of that!
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great on 220v Works awesome when used on 220v. Tried it on 110v and it would barely cut sheet metal.
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Way better then 12ci Buy the 27I not the 12 ci. It's more money but you won't be sad about it in comparison.
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from it's great I had work with plasma but this is my best buy is not heavy and works excelent
Date published: 2016-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Auto restoration project The Hobart plasma cutter is an awesome fabrication tool. Well worth the money. I can fab specialty brackets and odd cuts with ease. I used it to build a jib type shop crane. Using it reduces the fab time in half compared to using a cutting torch or saw. No waiting for the metal to cool down and reduced slag. Awesome tool...
Date published: 2016-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a great machine!!!! bought this a few weeks ago. so much better than a torch. clean cuts. NO GRINDING!!!
Date published: 2010-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hobart 500i I just bought this machine and wow this thing cut threw 3/8 like it was butter. I think hobart out did themselfs with this one. Its small and lite and packs a punch.
Date published: 2010-01-29
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What is needed for cutting aluminum?

Asked by: Quick
It will cut aluminum as is.
Answered by: DanielB
Date published: 2019-02-28

Does this plasma cutter have an auto start cutting tip or would I have to drag it to get it started? 

Asked by: Mark59
It has a trigger auto start.
Answered by: DanielB
Date published: 2019-02-28

Will this cut full capability using 240 volt 50 amp circuit, without power generator?

Asked by: JimTharp1163
Clean cut max on steel is 3/8" and max sever cut steel is 5/8".
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2018-08-05

will this plasma cutter cut better at 120 volts or 230 volts plugs

Asked by: pigpen
The unit will run better and stay cooler at 230 volts.
Answered by: DanielB
Date published: 2019-02-07

What size amp breaker is required to run at 120 volts..

Asked by: Metal Arts
It will operate on a 20 amp but if you want the full 27 amp output you will need to install a 30 amp 120 volt service.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2019-09-30

Can this Plasma Cutter be powered by Hobart Campion 145 welder?

Asked by: pgunnels
We do not recommend that cutter be powered by the 145 as it lacks the proper amps to operate correctly.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2019-01-16

What is the thickness it will cut 

Asked by: HPS124
The AirForce™ 27i™ plasma cutter slices right through a wide variety of materials. Clean-cut 3/8in. steel; sever 5/8in. steel; cut 1/2in. stainless, aluminum or galvanized, or cut 1/8in. brass and copper.
Answered by: DanielB
Date published: 2019-02-28

Exscuse my ignorance but what does the MVP mean please.

Asked by: Albadad
MVP stands for Multi-Voltage Plug.
Answered by: Hobart Specialist
Date published: 2018-10-15
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