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    Default Power Plasma 50 plasma cutter....

    Quote from Everlast site.....

    Pilot Arc
    Gives you the ability to always power the arc and increase cutting speed over rough surface materials like expanded metal. On conventional systems, once the arc is interrupt ed, the trigger must be released and pressed again to restart the arc. With the PowerPlasma pilot arc, once the cutting arc is lost, the system automatically senses the loss of voltage, reduces amperage, and transfers the arc back to the torch head to complete the circuit to maintain an arc. No restarting is necessary when continuity to the work piece is regained.



    When you have never used a plasma cutter, it's hard to know what you want/need.
    I gave serious thought to buying a lower price Everlast plasma cutter just to get one. After a lot of discussion and basically everyone saying "You Need to at least buy the PP50 with IGBT", that is the one I bought and I am very happy with it!
    I just got through with a project cutting expanded metal and without the Pilot Arc, it would have been a pain to do. I buzzed right through it never letting go of the trigger!

    All of my Everlast gear is top notch and works great! signed: Happy Customer
    PowerTig 250EX
    Power I-MIG 200
    Power Plasma 50
    It's what you learn, After you know it all, that counts!

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    The quote...did it help you or hinder your understanding or decision?

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    Quote Originally Posted by performance View Post
    The quote...did it help you or hinder your understanding or decision?
    I understood what I was reading and it is worded well even for dummy's like me, but NOW, I Get It! (after using it for expanded metal)
    PowerTig 250EX
    Power I-MIG 200
    Power Plasma 50
    It's what you learn, After you know it all, that counts!

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    It's a fabulous feature. If (when?) I get a plasma cutter, that's a feature it must have. I hear a lot about IGBT having significant benefits over MOSFET, too. You made a good choice.
    Is it OK to want to break something just so that you can weld it back together?

    Everlast PowerTIG 185 Micro IGBT AC/DC Welder

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    When we came out with the first pilot arc until, I did not like it due to the consumable wear. I have to say now, and I use both types, I prefer the pilot arc. Easier to get the arc transfer on dirty (paint grease) material as well.
    Mike R.
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    FYI: PP50, PP80, IMIG-200, IMIG-250P, 210EXT and 255EXT.

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