LOTOS LTP5000D is a Chinese brand used for cutting of rusty metal, steel, copper, and aluminum.
This machine for cutting materials is excellent for those people who like to work on weekends, or at home and has a hobby to make things with metal or fix something.
It is an add-on to your garage as it helps to save money every time a thing needs to be fixed and you need to hire someone to do your work.
It is best known amongst other top plasma cutter brands of cutting machines like Hypertherm or Miller and what makes it best among high rated brands is because of its low price with great features.
LOTOS LTP5000D Review
Specifications and Features
Power demand: 110V to 220V, 50/60 Hz
Input current: 20 A @ 110V to 220V
Output current: 10 to 50 A
Gas resource: clean and dry
Suggested gas flow rate: 3.6 scfm at 65 psi
Duty cycle: 40 degrees C/ 104 degrees F 60% at 110V, 50A ; 60% at 220V, 50A
Overall measurements (including handle): 12 x 6 x 15 inches
Weight: 26 lb/ 11.8 kg
With an in-built torch which helps to cut the metal in perfect shape without any contact along with the (mosfet) transistor which helps to create uniformity in output.
This machine can work either on 110V or 220V, 50/60 Hz. It also contains everything you need in a machine like this at a cheap price.
The LOTOS LTP5000D plasma cutter can cut up to 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch of material because of its great cutting capability without any problem.
The torch which is in-built in the machine has a tube of 9ft and 5 inches long with a 3 pin-end connection, when compared with other top brands such as Hypertherm, the torch built in that, is more durable and can handle more pressure/ load.
But the torch of LOTOS would not be able to take the pressure/ load of heavy use in a harsh environment.
This machine is actually created for those people who work with machines in an uninitiate environment.
It is perfect for the small projects like building up a cage for your jeep or any other household work and you will get the desired results from its performance.
Who should buy and why
This plasma cutter comes with some useful spare parts in its box. Such as torch, because if already built-in comes to an end of its life, spare one will be there to replace with the old one.
The cheap products when running out or the company stops manufacturing it, their spare parts also run out and the model you are using goes out of usage or when there is a need to change any part of it, there is no spare part available in the market.
Well luckily with the LOTOS plasma cutter, there seems to be that it is not going anywhere anytime soon as it has been on a very good sale since 2011 and is considered as a best seller product of the year along with other top brands of cutting materials.
One more plus point of this product is that its spare parts are also very inexpensive like the machine.
It is a great choice for anyone who has an interest in making things with metal. This flawless machine with low price can also be good for auto-repair or muffle-repair shops.
This cutter comes with the following features (in the box):
- A torch along with one nozzle, electrode and cup installed, ground clamp and cable, air pressure regulator, wall-mounting bracket for an air pressure regulator, air hose, 2 air hose couplers, and 2 air hose clamps.
- Inexpensive compared to other cutters under this category.
- 1-year warranty.
- Power usage is 110V to 220V.
- Very handy for movement and usage.
- Comes with a solid handle.
- Easy to assemble, easy to run.
- Easy to understand with simple instructions.
- Makes accurate shape over thinner materials.
- Online free tutorials are available for the usage of the cutter.
What not comes in the box:
- 110V pigtail (have to buy it separately)
- The air hose might be difficult to close
- Torch activation is not reliant
Warranty plays an important role in purchasing not just the plasma cutter but any product in the market.
If the whole product or just any part of it has any fault, warranty helps to replace it with the new one as the customer support service of LOTOS handle these type of issues with care and never let their customer wait.
In conclusion, LOTOS Pilot-Arc Plasma Cutter is a great choice as it has so many specifications and features in such a low price with 1-year warranty and 24-hour available customer service.