Wranglerstar Tests and Reviews Low-cost HeroCut Plasma Cutter
Earlier in 2020 Wranglerstar did an unboxing of the HeroCut plasma cutter offered on Amazon.com, with the purpose of seeing it had any substance to it, or if it was extremely limited in what it could do.
The only thing that was dated about the video and commentary was at the time, the 120v (Amazon link) was more expensive than the 240v which Wranglerstar tested (Amazon link). That has changed, with the 240, as of this writing,
Another possibility is he was testing the 220v rather than 240v, as the 240v is much more expensive (Amazon link) than the 220v, which as of this writing, cost $192 on Amazon. If he was testing the 240v at the time, the cost would have been extremely low, as it was $5.00 less than the 120v, which costs $159.99 at this time.
Here is some of Wranglerstar’s observations as he tested the HeroCut plasma cutter:
I had no idea was gonna be so small. I mean. it looks like it’s like the size of a lunch pail; it’s like the Mike Bloomberg of plasma cutters. Here before you is the complete kit. Well one thing I will give it is it is comprehensive. I mean it literally has everything a guy would need to get started. You’re probably not going to have to go to the store.
So we’ve some extra electrodes, a couple of hose clamps, we’ve even got three different options for your air hose to come in. When I looked at the Box I was a little dismayed because it had this barb style connection – who uses that? You know we use automotive quick connection ones, but they did give us an option for a small hose, a large hose, and the automotive style, so we can simply thread that in there.
There is also 30 amp twist lock plug; not the highest quality, but that means we can go directly in to the plug, so that was that’s pretty nice to set up for kind of a US standard. It even came with a pressure regulator with some sort of a bit of a dryer in there. Now with your plasma torches it’s imperative that your air going into it is very dry, so I use an external automotive style dryer. So we won’t need this, but this is a pressure regulator because it needs to run between 40 and 80 psi. So if your compressor puts out 110 that’s too high, so you can control it – so that’s nice pressure gauge as well.
His conclusion was that he was surprised at the quality of the little unit as far as what it was. It isn’t meant for long–term heavy duty work, but it can do a lot more than expected.
Check out the video for details.