I have a job coming up in which a plasma cutter would be VERY helpful. I've never needed one before so I bought one of the cheap chinese ones, LOTOS I think for $300. I am aware of the cautions out there on these machines but assuming the cutter will at least work for this job and it will pay for itself right away. However, I'm also not too fond of air compressors as we rent out our basement so I try to be as quiet for them as I can be working in my garage. That being said, I do not have a compressor but need a cheap one that can power the plasma cutter. I will be cutting 1/4" sheet metal and I would like to have a compressor that will at least have enough air to cut 2 feet. Since I'm already being loud with it turning on, I don't mind if it needs to run continuously. I've been looking at the HF compressor for $141 right now, the 10 gallon 2.5HP compressor. I think the cutter needs about 4cfm at 60psi and that compressor says it has 5.3cfm at 90 so that should work, right? Or even the one the next size down is on sale for $99 but it's only 8gal and 4.5cfm at 90psi. Like I said, the compressor will ONLY be used with the plasma cutter, and maybe as a blower and tire filler occasionaly.