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AirForce® 12ci Plasma Cutter


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With Built-In Air Compressor

Need to cut steel? Thinking about an oxy acetylene cutting torch to do the job? Consider a plasma cutter. This simple technology uses an electrical arc and compressed air to cut steel, aluminum, and other conductive metals.

Designed to cut up to 1/4" mild steel, the AirForce™ 12ci is powered by standard household current (120 VAC). A built-in air compressor and lightweight inverter power supply make this plasma cutter the most convenient, totally portable cutting system available. The AirForce™ 12ci excels at cutting sheet metal and 1/8" mild steel, and can even sever 1/4" steel.

Compared to the complexities of an oxy fuel cutting torch system, plasma cutting is easy:

Comes complete with:
  • Built-in piston-driven air compressor
  • XT12R torch with 12 ft (3.66 m) lead and consumables
  • Heavy-duty work clamp with cable
  • 7 ft (2.1 m) power cord with 120 VAC plug
Input Power:
  • 120 VAC, 20 amp circuit, single phase
PlasmaAir Plasma Cutting
Skill Level: Low
  • Sheet Metal
  • HVAC
  • Auto Body
  • Farm/Ranch
  • Plumbing
  • Inverter Design - Powerful cutting ability at half the weight of prior model (AirForce 250A). Weighs only 27 lbs.
  • Built-in Air Compressor - Internal piston-driven air compressor makes the system highly portable. No additional compressor to purchase or transport. Pressure is preset... ready to cut, right out of the box.
  • New High-Performance Ergonomic Torch - The new XT12R torch is designed for increased comfort, more efficient cooling and longer lasting cutting tips.
  • Powered by 120V, 20 amp Circuit - Runs on standard household power. No need for 230 volt hookup by utility company.
  • Post-flow Air Cooling - Cools the torch and tip after cutting, extending life of replaceable tip and electrode.
  • Fan-On-Demand - Runs only when needed reducing dust/debris pulled into unit.
  • Diagnostic Lights - LED lights indicate system status for power, temperature, and torch readiness eliminating unnecessary downtime.
  • Thermal Overload Protection - Built to withstand tough working environments. Rated for 35% duty cycle at 104° Fahrenheit. Duty cycle will increase as environmental temperature decreases.
#770771 Protective Cover Protective Cover
Weatherproof nylon resists stains and mildew, and protects the finish of your plasma cutter.
#770794 Cup, Swirl Ring, O-Ring Kit
#770791 (2) Electrode Kit
#770840 (1) Stand-Off Guide and (2) Tips
HP-70 Kit
Stock Number #500564 AirForce™ 12ci with Built-in Air Compressor
Rated Output at 35% Duty Cycle 12 A at 110 VDC
Max. Open-Circuit Voltage 325 V
Amps Input at
Rated Output, 60 Hz
120 V 20
kVA 2.4
kW 2.0
Plasma Gas Flow/Pressure Preset with Built-in Compressor
Dimensions H: 10 in (254 mm)
W: 7 1/2 in (191 mm)
D: 13 in (330 mm)
Net Weight 12ci w/torch: 27 lb (12.3 kg)
Ship weight: 30 lb (13.6 kg)
  • Cuts faster than oxy fuel
  • More precise cut, thinner kerf, less slag to clean up
  • Smaller heat-affected zone for less warping
  • No gas pressure settings or flame tuning needed
  • No preheating of metal prior to cutting
  • No pressurized gas cylinders to transport
  • No worries about running out of gas on the job
  • No expense for gas refills... ever
Steel Stainless
Aluminum Cast Iron Copper Brass Titanium Magnesium
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