Who doesn't like cutting things up and making sparks fly while doing it? If this sort of action can actually be easy and beneficial to building something, then it’s a total win-win situation. Well, we have been playing with this Lincoln Electric Tomahawk 375 plasma cutter and can tell you this is one great machine. It’s 15x8-1/2x19-inch size makes it a mighty mite, yet the Tomahawk will cut mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, and copper up to 3/8 inch at 14 inches per minute.
Yes, it can cut ferrous and non-ferrous metal like all these types of machines have for years, but this is not your dad's plasma cutter. The Tomahawk 375 has some straight-up futuristic fun going on with it such as Continuous Output Control that detects and configures the arc for different material thickness. The Tomahawk also has a similarly advanced Touch Start System that makes sure the machine has reliable plasma arc initiation every time no matter what you are cutting or where you are doing it. Other standouts of this machine are Lincoln’s Rapid Arc Restrike that makes cutting through gaps easy, even expanded sheetmetal as well as a Front Panel Purge Control, which makes it easy to set the air flow rate without initiating the plasma arc.
Sure all this is well and good and makes for a nice machine, but what sets this cutter apart from the large percentage of alternatives out there is this red box of fun has an internal air compressor, which make it insanely portable and enables you to use it on the side of the road and in other environments where compressed air is not available. That fact alone, coupled with all its other features, makes the Tomahawk 375 Air rise to the top of our list of plasma cutters.