Hypertherm Powermax 30 XP Plasma Cutter Review

Hypertherm Powermax 30 XPThe Hypertherm Powermax 30 XP is the embodiment of performance, portability, efficiency and functionality. Users of this product get quite a bit of value for their money thanks to the numerous benefits it offers. Many of the benefits which only a few products in the market provide. The unit is available in a compact design and yet it delivers impressive cutting results. Its internal engine mechanism is capable of generating enough torque required for the cutting of different kinds of metals. It features “FineCut” consumables suitable for detailed, precise and thin metal cutting. The unit comes with a number of features which gives it an edge over other models of plasma cutters in the market. Here are some of the features of the product that marks it out from others.


Features and description

Hypertherm 088079 Powermax 30 is meant to operate on 110V or 240 V current. But the transition from 110V to 240V is automatically achieved thanks to its Auto-voltage. The package include adapter plugs to save users time and money for purchasing a new one.

This cutter is highly portable. As already mentioned, it is very portable thanks to its compact and lightweight designs. It weighs just 42.3 pounds and has a product dimensions of 14×5.5×11.5 inches. Moving it from one job site to another will not constitute any problem to the owners because it comes with a hard carry case which makes for enhanced portability, flexibility and mobility. The unit also has a shoulder strap which also makes carriage very easy.

It is very convenient and comfortable to work with this product. First, its Duramax LT torch is made with quality materials that have strong resistance against heat and impact. It also offers users perfect and comfortable grip. Thus, they will not feel any pain on their hand or suffer any hand fatigue as they are working with the product. Secondly, it comes with gloves and eye shields. These gears are very necessary for protection and safety. The shades glasses protect the eye from eye-damaging rays while the gloves protects the hand from suffering any sore. Thirdly, the product does not require much set up. Even if you are not very skillful in handling tools, you will be able to set up this unit once you bring it out of the box. The controls and knobs are very easy to use.

With this plasma cutter, you will be able to cut different kinds of metal materials such as aluminum, mild steel, stainless steels and other conductive metals including rusted or painted metals. Working on compressed air, the unit can be used for rough or thick cutting with a cutting capacity of 5/8.


  • Part number/model number: 088079
  • Product dimension: 14×5.5×11.5 inches
  • Product weight: 42.3 pounds
  • Installation method: Plasma cutting
  • Origin: USA
  • Number of handles: 1
  • Item package quantity: 1
  • Batteries required: no
  • UPC List: 662310344955
  • Product group: Home improvement
  • Gas supply: clean, oil free air, dry or nitrogen

Who should buy it?

Hypertherm Powermax30 is one of the tools which every welder especially do-it-yourself welders should have. It can also be helpful to professional welders depending on the type material to be cut. It is an option for any welder that cuts different metal materials such as steel, aluminum and stainless steel. As a tool, it is capable of cutting through a number of metals with thicker widths and thus welders that have thicker materials to cut will find this product helpful. People who want to make detailed and precise cuttings can also purchase this product. It can be used for work in different work environment. So, welders that work under different environments such as farm, metal artwork site, muffler shops, pipe cutting work site, plumbing site, auto repair shops, sign or ornamental metal manufacturing factory and others will find this product very useful as they will not have any need to purchase another product.

Powermax30 is an option for beginners thanks to the ease-of-use it will offer them. The control as mentioned above is not complicated and thus they have little to contend with or to practice on before they will be able to use the machine effectively.

Welders on the move or that move from one work site to another or that go home after work with their tools will find this product very helpful because of its portability and lightweight design. Besides, it has a shoulder strap for carriage.


green check It is not a high end product and yet it delivers impressive cutting results.

green check It is very easy to set up and use without any complications.

green check Users will enjoy perfect and comfortable grip without their hands being exposed to heat and impact thanks to the Duramax LT torch.

green check Users will save money on gloves, shade glasses as well as on carrying case as they are included in the package.

green check It is a dual voltage plasma cutter running on 110V or 240V currents with an automatic switch.

green check It is not difficult to store as you can put it and all the accessories in the storage case it comes with. Besides, it does not have large dimension that will take up huge space.

caution mark It is still a home grade plasma cutter and can only be used for light or moderate duty cutting tasks.

caution mark Though it delivers precision cuts, one has to practice for some time before mastering it.


Hypertherm 088079 Powermax 30 is a durable and high performing plasma cutter designed for home use and light and moderate cutting works. It is versatile because it can be used in many work areas and even at home for small cutting tasks. Besides, it can also be used to cut different kinds of metals with different thickness. Its ease-of-use and user friendly control make it a suitable tools for beginners as well as professionals. It is available in a portable design and yet it comes with features that make for enhanced portability such as shoulder strap and carrying case. The unit and its accessories do not pose any storage problem to the users thanks to the rugged case it comes with that is capable of accommodating all of them. You will get value for your money if you purchase this product.