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Lidl - £80 Plasma Cutter


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Quick heads up for those that like their toys, Lidl are launching their Plasma Cutters this Thursday in the 'middle of Lidl aisle of surprise':

https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/p/diy/parkside-plasma-cutter/p29579

They've been available on the continent for a while and there's a few reviews out there which are mainly positive..

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They look decent , I’ve had one off eBay for a few years now cost £200 and it’s more than paid for itself, chassis repairs are a doddle with one personally I wouldn’t be without one. We had a big Lincoln one when I worked maintenance that was really good it had a swill function, where you could with care just remove the weld from a joint .

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Just looked it up, it's going to be €120 over here which is not exactly a great rate of exchange! Happily I already have a cut 50, but that torch looks better than the standard one, looks like good value, especially as it comes with 3yrs guarantee (I presume, as usual).

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I went to the Reading branch at about 9.15 today (sshhhh, don't tell work!) - they had an empty box on the shelf, and no pricing details or a 'spot' for it on the display...

I took the empty box to reception and they went and got me one from the back.. So if you can't spot them it's probably worth asking... 

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18 hours ago, smallfry said:

As I thought, all gone here too. 

Typical of Lidl service though, I asked a member of staff if they had any more out the back. she shrugged and said her "English not good. I should ring customer service.

My local Lidl are excellent. The staff are helpful and, something that I consider a good sign, the staff turnover is very low. They also push their staff to consider further training.

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I picked one up on Thursday and have given it a try. Very pleased with it. I wasn't sure if my small and old compressor would work with it. It is a 20 plus year old Clarke Jumbo which has no air tank, only 0.65hp and 3.5 CFM. The plasma cutter has a 'restricted' (narrow bore) compressor Quick Connector so you can't get much air through it anyway. It works fine. So far I have tried it on 3mm Ali, 1mm steel, 2mm steel and 7 mm steel. Works great. According to the  spec's, it should be able to cut 9mm steel. Hope this helps, Regards, Diff.

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45 minutes ago, Badger110 said:

I didn't think it would cut something as thick as 7mm steel.  I have a huge sheet of 3mm steel that needs cutting down, this would've been perfect

Well worth the money if you can stretch to one, ultimately you can save a small fortune in cutting discs, also consumables are very cheap I think I paid about £16 for  a selection of nozzles and ceramics that generally last a couple of years great for cutting out rusty sections etc regards Stephen

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