Hobart AirForce 40i Plasma Cutter - 500576

By Hobart Welding Products

Hobart AirForce 40i Plasma Cutter - 500576

By Hobart Welding Products

Regular price $1,861.00 USD
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Regular price $2,559.00 USD

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SKU: HOB500576

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Runs on 120V and 240V input power and clean cuts 5/8" steel.

Easier To Move

It's easier to move to your work because it's 30% lighter - weighs 21 lbs. - than the previous version.

Easier to Store

50% smaller than the previous version making it easier to store in your garage or shop.

Enhanced Versatility

More versatile with the addition of MVP technology that allows for connection to 120V and 240V input power. 

XT40R Torch

Designed for increased comfort with an ergonomic trigger safety, more efficient cooling and economical replacement cutting tips.

Pilot Arc Controller

Allows you to cut expanded/perforated metals, as well as painted or coated surfaces, without retriggering the torch. 

Wind Tunnel Technology

Prevents abrasive dust and particles from damaging internal components.


Cooling system operates only when needed reducing power consumption and contaminants drawn into the machine.

Power Factor Correction (PFC) Circuitry

Draws up to 30% less amperage for the same cutting range as compared to the competition. PFC expands operators work area via extension cord, while minimizing nuisance circuit breaker trips caused by voltage drops.

Line Voltage Compensation (LVC)

Provides peak performance power under variable input voltage conditions (+/- 15%) for steady and cleaner-ending cuts. 

Internal Gas/Air Filter and Regulator

Controls amount of usage and flow or air or gas.

Starts Without High Frequency

Protects unit by not interfering with or damaging controls or computers.

Easy Troubleshooting

LED lights for quick troubleshooting of pressure, power and cup situations.

MVP Adapters

Allow connection to 120V or 240V receptacles without tools - choose the adapter cord with the right plug that fits the receptacle, and connect it to the power cord with the L6-30R twist lock.

Postflow Cooling Circuit

Extends life of consumables and torch by cooling them with postflow air after trigger is released.

Automatic Gouging Consumable Detection

Adjusts gas pressure to optimize performance, eliminating the need for a manual regulator.

Compatible with Engine-Driven Welders

Complete cutting capability when powered by an engine-driven welder/generator with 240V receptacle of 8 kW or more.

Hobart 5/3/1 Industrial Warranty

Five year warranty on transformers, stabilizers and main rectifiers; Three year warranty on generators, PC board and drive systems; 1 year warranty on guns (MIG, Plasma, and TIG Torches)



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 Hobart AirForce 40i Plasma Cutter - 500576

Included With Product

  • 12' XT40R hand-held torch
  • 12' work cable with clamp
  • 12' power cord with 240V L6-30P twist lock plug for MVP adapters
  • MVP adapters with 240V, 50A plug and 120V, 15A plug
  • Easy-to-connect, built-in gas/air filter and regulator for extra protection
  • Extra consumables (2 tips, shield deflector, and electrode)
  • Cable management included


Hobart AirForce 40i Plasma Cutter - 500576

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