Buying / Testing a Cheap Plasma Cutter on Amazon Tips & Tricks

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I buy and review one of the cheapest plasma cutters I could find on Amazon, but I didn’t just go for the cheapest one available. I bought the cheapest one I could find with all the options and features I wanted.
In this video we will review this Bestarc BTC500DP 50 Amp pilot arc start plasma Torch. Yes, there’s a lot of plasma cutters available on Amazon and there’s lots of features lacking on some of those machines. This video will help you decide what features are best for you and help you understand how to cut with a plasma cutter and other helpful tips and tricks.
Hope you enjoy the video.

This is the Crossfire CNC plasma table from Langmuir systems.
Here’s an affiliate link to the Crossfire website if you are interested in checking out the table
http://store.langmuirsystems.com/?aff=16
Don’t forget to use the promo code MIKEFESTIVA this will save you $100 at checkout on the table!

Here’s a paid affiliate link to Yeswelder website
YESWELDER LINK: https://yeswelder.com/?ref=s6nzvjxbwejy
SAVE 10% on your entire order! Use Promo code MIKEFESTIVA and it helps me out a little bit too 👍
You can find auto dim helmets here.

Amazon Paid Affiliate Links Below:
5 different Plasma cutter options below.
Use the Hynade Amazon Promo code 05MIKEWELD at checkout and save 5% on selected Hynade produces.
Bestarc is the one in this video.
Hynade CUT40 budget friendly 120 volt HF start plasma.
The Hynade CUT60DN CNC Blow back pilot arc plasma
with Plug and play connections for CNC tables.
Hynade 3-in-1 50 Amp Plasma, 200A TIG and 200A Stick Welder – Welder Combo, Dual Voltage, (can run optional TIG Amp pedal) (STC520D) https://amzn.to/3uNKgVq
Hynade 3-in-1 50 Amp Pilot Arc Plasma Cutter, 200A TIG and 200A Stick Welder Combo, Dual Voltage (can run optional TIG Amp pedal) (STC520DP) https://amzn.to/3J5gTmD
Hynade Optional TIG Pedal https://amzn.to/35APHOJ

***** Bestarc Pilot arc Plasma cutter ***** https://amzn.to/36fgBvO
Plasma Cutting Torch Consumable Kit https://amzn.to/3y6oPjD

**** Here’s a budget friendly 120 volt drag tip 35 amp plasma cutter ****
This little plasma cuts really well for a high frequency machine.
Hynade Plasma Cutter CUT40 HYC410 https://amzn.to/3qtA9DN
Hynade HYC410 Torch Consumables https://amzn.to/3594U9v

*****Anyone looking to buy a Crossfire CNC table should look at this plasma cutter *****
Hynade CNC Blow Back Plasma Cutter, Machine, (CUT60DN) https://amzn.to/3D7k1wN
This Plasma has plug and play hookups on the back so it can be ran with a CNC table.
I have been running this exact Plasma with my CNC table and it works really well!

Flame Resistant Welding Sleeves https://amzn.to/307x9D0
Miller ML00895 Lpr-100 Respirator https://amzn.to/3yabsP6
YESWELDER Auto Darkening Welding Helmet https://amzn.to/3oAD78J
Shade 5 Plasma Glasses https://amzn.to/3y7oVaB

Here a link to my Crossfire Pro Video that you should check out if you haven’t already. https://youtu.be/EMJFn1tOgh0

Here’s a link to my Plasma 45 Review to check out. https://youtu.be/HcpRsgFcow0

Comments

Mike festiva says:

5 different Plasma cutter options below. Amazon Paid Affiliate Links.

Bestarc is the one used in the video. https://amzn.to/3qxE4zx

Bestarc consumables Kit https://amzn.to/3y6oPjD

**Use the Hynade Amazon Promo code 05MIKEWELD at checkout and save 5% on selected Hynade produces.**

Hynade CUT40 budget friendly 120 volt HF start drag tip plasma.

HYC410 https://amzn.to/3qtA9DN

Hynade HYC410 Torch Consumables https://amzn.to/3594U9v

*Anyone looking to buy a Crossfire CNC table should look at this plasma cutter *

The Hynade CUT60DN CNC Blow back pilot arc plasma

with Plug and play connections for CNC tables. (CUT60DN) https://amzn.to/3D7k1wN

I have been running this exact Plasma with my CNC table and it works really well!

Hynade 3-in-1 50 Amp Plasma, 200A TIG and 200A Stick Welder – Welder Combo, Dual Voltage, (can run optional TIG Amp pedal) (STC520D) https://amzn.to/3uNKgVq

Hynade 3-in-1 50 Amp Pilot Arc Plasma Cutter, 200A TIG and 200A Stick Welder Combo, Dual Voltage (can run optional TIG Amp pedal) (STC520DP) https://amzn.to/3J5gTmD

Hynade Optional TIG Pedal https://amzn.to/35APHOJ

Nomad Chad says:

Do you use the same helmet as a tig torch? As in… will a plasma torch burn your eyes out? What lvl of shade do you use? Nvmd It was discussed later in the video

Peter Cole says:

Good vids' can I ask a silly question. is it possible to connect a non pilot torch to a pilot plasma machine as I like the idea of using a touch arc instead of a pilot arc for plasma cutting. I have a cut 50A machine.

CJ HERRIN says:

Hey I like the video went to buy it but out of stock do you have a number two you would recommend? Looks like they won’t be making them anymore according to some comments I’m seeing

cptmarktrimble says:

Will it run on 240v ?

Keith Nevils says:

Hey Mike. I’m not sure if you go back and look at comments for older videos, but I wanted to post here. I put this plasma cutter on my Amazon list and ordered it when they finally got them back in stock. It was delivered in early April, and I’ve used it a few times now. I had an older Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 50 that broke. Replacement parts for it would have been about the same as I paid for this little unit. The bestarc is smaller and much lighter than my Cutmaster, but seems every bit as powerful. Thanks for the review and suggestion.

As I look at Amazon now (May 22, 2022), the unit is unavailable again. For people that can wait for them to be back in stock again, this is a great machine. But don’t hesitate to pull the trigger if you see one in stock or you may miss it again.

Wayne Neuhofel says:

Thank you. This was the most informational plasma video I've seen.

William says:

Love that you'll provide updates!

Keith Holmes says:

What is the duty cycle of the machine in the video?

Dave Moore says:

This machine is unavailable. Any recommendations on a similar unit?

Kyle Shilman says:

Do you have any experience/opinions of the Yeswelder plasma cutters?

Luis Velasco C. says:

Hi Mike, Can I have where to get a CNC table to set up my cutting plasma station?

Pat Brown says:

Hey can’t find that plasma torch anywhere.any idea where to get one ?

Gerry Seamans says:

can,t find the above plasma cutter next best one?

Philo Beddoe says:

Hey Mike, got this one in March when it got back in stock and used it for the first time tonight. Nice little machine – thanks for your detailed review and helpful hints!

RainMaker says:

Thanks for the great review. Do you have a review of your plasma CNC table?

river german says:

I bought a 50 amp Hiyan that was dead on arrival.

WeldslikeButter Fabrication X Foundry Tig Welding says:

What size air compressor should one be looking at? what brand would you recommend as well. Will this size cut 1/8 stainless steel at the 220v?

Outdoor Smiles says:

Looking for a plasma cutter, for random shop use. Not every day use. What would you recommend? I was looking at titanium. Also probably only use one every blue moon lol. Just want one for when I need it. Also any recommendations on a air compressor just for the plasma use only. Thank you. Love the videos.

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