I'm in the market for a small plasma cutter, at the best price I can squeeze out.
Minimal capacity necessary- true cut in 1/4" is plenty, as it'll mainly be used for sheetmetal. Light and portable is handy, and inexpensive, common, easy-to-find consumables.
I've used a Thermalarc with a 3/8" capacity, and it worked fine, but local price is over $1400. Anything of similar quality in the under-a-grand range?