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Eastwood Plasma Cutter 40 Amp Versa-Cut is rated 4.5882 out of 5 by 68.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Tool I have bought in years. I received the cutter, set it up, and started cutting. I only had a 110 volt plug so I used it. I tried cutting 3/16 plate and it had trouble making it though. I put In a 50 amp 220 volt plug.Wow what a difference. it cut the 3/16 like it was butter. It is like cutting with a Laser. This is easy to use. A short learning curve and you are cutting. This is the first Plasma cutter I have used and recommend buy this unit. If you are looking for a plasma cutter go ahead and spend the money for this one. I looked online before I purchased and Eastwood's had the best review. sure you can by a cheaper one but a little extra money and you have a great cutter.
Date published: 2012-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy with the product I got my first unit in January and it lasted 2 minutes, but the Eastwood support team got me another one in a few weeks and it has been a great tool. I've cut 1/2" flat ( its took a couple of passes but once I cleaned the slag off with a grinder it looked like a cut it with a saw. The torch head can be run along a piece of angle iron as a guide(3/8" offset) for straight cuts. 1/4 " is like cutting paper, I'm very happy with the unit. this is my second purchase of Eastwood products, I have a Mig 175 which I've run 40 pounds of wire thru and have had no issues, it's worked perfectly
Date published: 2012-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from outstanding This works well for me once I get used to the full bodied tip. I am cutting .060 steel in tight detail and would like to see a reduced nozzel in order to see the pattern I am following. Cutting American Flags and the stars are difficult, I am getting the hang of it though. The tips I purchased are of no use and do not help in seeing the tip or pattern. Other than that the product is great, far superior to the entry level cutter I burned up. Some instruction or helpful hints would help with the cutter, learning from experience could be shortened, a handbook would be nice. Thanks for your concern. Merry Christas & Happy New Year Brandon
Date published: 2013-12-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great unit, kind-of-fun! Okay, this plasma cutter rocks! Much-quicker setup and cleaner than using torch, plus the surrounding material doesn't get anywhere near as hot with the plasma than with a torch (which will warp metal). Surgical strikes! My plasma worked okay on 120V, but it works way-better on 208V. I find if I don't have a perfect ground-clamp on the material, the cutting action is significantly reduced, surprisingly-so. Like, if I pinch a ground through a metal-fence vice-gripped to my work, the cutting-action is dull. But simply moving the ground-clamp 2" away (directly to the work), she'll cut like a laser. I don't notice the same "grounding perfection" requirements from my Mig, Tig, or Arc welders.
Date published: 2013-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really nice machine I recently purchased this machine and have used it 3 times. The thing is very simple to hook up and use. I am very pleased with the performance, I have cut 1/4" steel down to 18 gauge and it performed flawlessly. I am worried about consumable life but after cutting with it several times, I am not seeing any wear on the tip. I do wish it came with more consumables than 2. Quite pleased, hopefully this thing holds up well. Appears to be well made and much better torch than the Chinese models on eBay I was considering for slightly less money.
Date published: 2014-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works fine I was concerned about some less than stellar previous reviews, but my unit works perfectly. Easy set up and very portable, read: not too heavy. I kind of wonder why the handpiece has a real long line and the ground cable is relatively short. The instructions are very good for the set up but woefully inadequate for use. There are no suggested settings for different thicknesses of metal vs the duty cycle or ideal standoff. You will have to spend time experimenting on your own. If you've used a gas axe before, you will be pleasantly surprised.
Date published: 2013-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from working good I have been going back and forth on buying a plasma cutter big brand names are just to much cannot see spending that kind of coin. I was a machinst for the past 38 years and used high dollar plasma cutters so I was a little worried on buying the Eastwood Plasma 40. I pulled the trigger 2 weeks ago and been using it on a restore of a 55 Pontiac Star Chief. I'm Very impressed with it right now should of bought one years ago cuts sheet metal and some 3/8s angle like the big brand names Good Job Eastwood
Date published: 2014-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from plasma versa cut 40 useage I have used this unit several times on 1/4" metal, so far so good. This unit should come with it's own water/oil separator I had to add my own it states it has one inside but you have to take the cover off to get to it I guess? Instead of giving you a hand held welding shield they should give you there Eastwood glasses, Instead of the chipping hammer they should give you more consumables. Will Give another review later on down the road on the extensive useage.
Date published: 2014-03-09
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With my versa cut 40, in the box there is a plexi glass tube with blue ends and a steel ball inside. What is this? instructions say nothing about it.

Asked by: WGS55
This is used to test flow when the unit is manufactured. It is of no use to the end user and can be discarded.
Answered by: NickC
Date published: 2015-01-29

Do you need only air And electricity to run your plazma cutter? Do you have all the nozzles & tips I might need to replace Thanks Bill

Asked by: do not need
Yes you just need an outlet and an air supply of 5-7CFM at 20-60PSI to run the unit We do carry all the consumables as well.
Answered by: SeanA
Date published: 2015-03-28

Can this unit be used with a CNC Plasma cutting system, such as the Torchmate?  If so, what would be required to control it from that system?

Asked by: Alan1010
Being MOSFET, the transistors in the unit may/will have an issue with the servo's for the machine. We do not recommend it for use.
Answered by: SeanA
Date published: 2015-02-08

If in the unfortunate event there were issues with this unit, where would we be able to take/ send for repair?

Asked by: JoeD
If any issues occur within the three year warranty period, you'll simply contact us in the technical department by phone or by emailing us at techelp@eastwood.com and we will take care of anything you need. If an issue occurs after the warranty period, you can still contact us for troubleshooting, and we will provide you with feedback on what the issue might be, and you will be able to purchase any parts you need. If at that point there's an issue that is not easily fixed by replacing a part, any reputable welder repair facility will be able to make repairs on the machine.
Answered by: MikeL
Date published: 2014-12-11

Does this plasma have a build in air compressor

Asked by: jackpot1
No, you need to supply your own air compressor,
Answered by: SeanA
Date published: 2014-11-09

Is the 40 amp Versa Cut MOSFET or IGBTS switching technology and does it have the S45 torch or what torch does it have?

Asked by: Jobie
Hello, The plasma 40 has Mosfet switching technology, the torch that it has is CB50 torch.
Answered by: Ed O 88
Date published: 2014-12-16

I purchased the 40 amp versa-cut plasma cutter. I need to replace the nozzle assembly. My plasma cutter does not have a metal outside nozzle. Is it inter-changeable with the metal head?

Asked by: ladyslair
Hello, here is the break down of the pieces that are needed to reassemble your plasma cutter torch head. http://www.eastwood.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/412x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/p42418d.jpg
Answered by: Ed O 88
Date published: 2014-10-07

Does this machine have internal fan to keep it cool and keep it from tripping off?

Asked by: webbskee
Yes, the machine is equipped with a fan. Our plasma cutters will cut for with a duty cycle of 60% at 40 amps. In a 10 minute block of time, you can cut for six minutes continuously without overheating before the unit will reach its duty cycle limit and require cooling for the remaining four minutes. This is considerably long for most use that you will see outside of heavy industrial environments.
Answered by: MikeL
Date published: 2015-02-08
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Eastwood Plasma Cutter 40 Amp Versa-Cut

Item #12740 Brand: Eastwood

Clean, fast cuts thru steel and aluminum up to 3/8"; 110v or 220v
Heavy Item - Special shipping charges may apply.


Versa-Cut 40 Plasma Cutter easily slices through materials up to 3/8" thick. Our Eastwood-designed plasma cutter is your smartest choice for making clean, fast cuts through steel, stainless or aluminum as thin as 24-gauge, or as thick as 3/8". Compared to mechanical cutting, our Versa-Cut 40 Plasma Cutter works significantly faster, and makes curved and intricate cuts more easily and precisely. Inverter technology offers superior arc stability and plasma cutting power using either 110 or 220 volts, making this a portable unit that is also light weight. A 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.
  • Works with 110v or 220v AC input
  • 20' torch cable; 10' ground cable with clamp
  • Rated 40-amp output
  • Air flow rate: 5-7 CFM at 20-60 PSI
  • Backed by Eastwood's no-hassle 3-year warranty
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This unit now comes with a black powder-coated finish.

Click here to see our Versa Cut 40 set-up chart

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About Eastwood Plasma Cutter 40 Amp Versa-Cut

This innovative, affordable, plasma cutter was designed and developed by Eastwood's own R&D staff, and tested in-house on the same type of real-life projects you'll use it for. It doesn't matter where you need to work, because this plasma cutter's voltage-sensing technology lets you use either a 110v or 220v outlet with our adapter cord. Works with any standard home- or shop-type air compressor within a range of 20-65 psi; internal moisture separator ensures dry air is delivered to the torch. Rated 140 volts at 40 amps. Duty cycle: 60% at 40 amps. Weighs less than 30 lbs., for easier portability.

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.


Includes: Versa Cut 40 unit, torch assembly, ground clamp assembly, 110/220V adapter cord. Agreat addition to your Plasma cutter is the Plasma guide 13689.


Amperage Output Range: 14-40 Amps
Output Voltage: 96 V
Weight: 29 Lbs.
Duty Cycle: 60% @ 40A
Overall Dimensions: 20.0” (508 mm) x 9.75” (248 mm) x 20.0” (508 mm)
Electrical Input:110 VAC or 220 VAC
Air Requirements: 5-7 CFM@ 20-60 PSI

Amperage Output Range: 14-40 Amps
Output Voltage: 96 V
Weight: 29 Lbs.
Duty Cycle: 60% @ 40A
Overall Dimensions: 20.0” (508 mm) x 9.75” (248 mm) x 20.0” (508 mm)
Electrical Input:110 VAC or 220 VAC
Air Requirements: 5-7 CFM@ 20-60 PSI


Always wear approved eye protection and gloves. Do not use around flammable materials. Do not open machine. There are no user-serviceable parts.


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Accessories & Consumables

Parts & Consumables

12814 Versa-Cut Nozzles, 10 pcs.
12812 Versa-Cut Electrodes, 10 pcs.


14127 Versa-Cut Extended Length Nozzle 5-Pack
14128 Versa-Cut Extended Length Electrode 5-Pack

Consumable parts can be purchased through Eastwood or are available at most local welding supply stores. If buying locally, ask for the following:
Nozzle: Brand – Hypertherm, Part Number 020115
Electrode: Brand – Hypertherm, Part Number 020167

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