This is the first of two Hypertherm plasma cutter tools to make its way onto our list. This model, the Powermax 45, is the more advanced of the two models. While that makes for a slightly higher price tag, it also means that this model is bursting with quality features.
Probably the big stand out is the ease of use that this model brings. It has a patented drag-cutting technology that makes it ideal for beginners. The drag cut makes this tool more forgiving to small errors in cutting, potentially saving a cut from disaster.