Benefits of Hand Plasma


One cut is often all it takes. Fabricators, contractors, maintenance personnel, artists and do-it-yourselfers who experience the benefits of a hand-held air plasma arc cutting machine rarely want to return to oxy-acetylene cutting or mechanical cutting processes such as saws, cut-off wheels, shears and snips.


Plasma cutting can improve productivity and lower the cost of cutting. Benefits of plasma cutting include:

  • Faster cuts
  • No pre-heat cycle required.
  • Cuts any metal that conducts electricity (unlike oxyfuel, which cannot cut stainless steel or aluminum)
  • Offers portability around job sites.
  • Minimizes the heat-affected zone and yields a cut with a small kerf (cut width).
  • Plasma units can also gouge, pierce, bevel, cut holes and trace shapes.


The actual process of operating a hand-held air plasma cutter is relatively simple. In fact, the hardest part comes before ever striking an arc  selecting a machine that best matches your application and choosing the right accessories.


Messer Cutting Systems is a global supplier of cutting edge technology. The company offers products and services for the metalworking industry which set standards world-wide. As market leader in its branch, the machine manufacturer supplies complete solutions and concentrates strategically on advising its customers and customer oriented innovation. Here, the company focusses on the digitalisation of processes and products. Messer Cutting Systems is represented with more than 800 employees in 5 main locations with production facilities and in more than 50 countries.

The product range includes oxyfuel, plasma and laser cutting systems from hand guided machines right up to special machines for shipbuilding as well as machines and equipment for oxyfuel welding, cutting, brazing, soldering and heating. Spare parts, repairs, modernisation, maintenance and service as well as environmental technology round out the product portfolio. In-house software solutions optimise production and business processes. The product range is extended by solutions from technology partners, for example in the field of automation.

An intensive dialogue with our customers has prime position – the modern training centre makes this claim clear. World-wide, Messer Cutting Systems is the partner of choice for cutting systems, oxyfuel technology and customer consultancy.