Eastwood Versa-Cut Plasma Cutter
The Eastwood Versa-Cut Plasma Cutter can make clean, fast cuts through steel, stainless or aluminum as thin as 24-gauge, or as thick as 3/8”. Compared to mechanical cutting, the cutter works significantly faster, and makes curved and intricate cuts more easily and precisely. It is located in the Welding Area.
What is "Plasma Cutting"?
Plasma cutting utilizes a high-velocity jet of ionized gas (plasma) that conducts electricity from the torch of the plasma cutter to your metal workpiece. That directed plasma stream (about 30,000 degrees F) heats the workpiece, converting the metal to molten slag. That high-velocity stream literally blows the molten metal away, leaving clean, precisely cut metal.
Eastwood Versa-Cut 40-Amp Plasma Cutter
The machine is Eastwood Versa-Cut Plasma Cutter, Model VERSA-CUT40. Its inverter technology offers superior arc stability and cutting power using either 110 or 220 volts, making this a portable unit that is also light weight. The built-in pilot arc system allows for instant arc striking and ease of use when cutting rusty material and expanded metal. The internal moisture separator helps to ensure clean dry air gets to the torch to give you consistent results.
Training is required.
Before you begin using the Eastwood Versa Cut Plasma Cutter make sure you have the following:
- An air compressor capable of delivering 5-7 CFM @ 60 PSI of clean dry air is required. The air supply must be dry and the use of a moisture trap is strongly recommended.
- A properly grounded 110-120 VAC 50/60Hz 20A circuit or 220-240 VAC 50/60Hz 30A circuit. NOTE: Unit must be grounded to work properly and safely!
- A clean, safe, well-lit, dry, well-ventilated work area.
- A non-flammable, long-sleeve shirt or jacket.
- Heavy-duty welding gloves.
- Welding mask.
If the machine is not responding to the button on the torch, tighten the cup. It needs to be extremely tight in order for the two contacts to touch. Just "normal" tight isn't enough.