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Eastwood Versa-Cut 40 Amp Plasma Cutter is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 132.
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 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 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
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Can the Versa Cut 40 be used for gouging? If so are there special consumables available, and what settings should be used?

Asked by: Jack 54
No. The Eastwood Versa Cut 40 only cuts metal.
Answered by: itsallgood
Date published: 2017-11-15

Do these Plasma Cutters have supplied air moisture limit? Is there a need or requirements to run any input air thru a desiccant filter? I hear Plasma Consumables are VERY sensitive to air that is not DRY. Anyone?

Asked by: dan0
My suggestion would be...Simply get a bottle of Nitrogen..It's what my Hypertherm 1250 uses..Cost's a little, but never a problem from moisture. A good insurance policy for any Plasma cutter. Being cheap, does not pay.
Answered by: WeldermanFH
Date published: 2017-11-12

I am wondering is this a HF start or a pilot arc start set up?

Asked by: REC69
This unit has a high frequency start.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2017-10-31

I have a 8 gal husky air compressor, oil lubricated, with an air delivery of 5 scfm @ 40 psi or 4 scfm @ 90 psi. Will it sustain the versa cut 40?

Asked by: Throy
At 60 PSI the compressor will not be able to back up the 5-7 CFm required to power the cutter.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2017-11-18

If the air pressure on this machine is internally regulated to be a constant 60psi, why is there an adjuster knob on the front?

Asked by: Glitterpickle
The pressure of this unit is not internally regulated to 60. You can fully adjust the air pressure to make the perfect cut.
Answered by: ScottC
Date published: 2017-10-12

With my 40 Amp Versa Cutter I received a plastic tube with steel ball inside.  On the side it's marked CB 50 and CB50P.  Now I know this is an air flow device but were does it connect?

Asked by: Bart_3500
Eastwood did a recent video that included the use of this air flow meter. It was recommended to check the air flow every so often at 60 PSI, which the silver ball would be in the middle of the red circle, indicating the air flow is correct. Using this air flow meter, will let you know if the air defuser needs replacing.
Answered by: itsallgood
Date published: 2017-10-11

what amperage does it take to operate 115 or 220 efficiently /

Asked by: ken12
Make sure its on its own circuit or you'll trip a fuse.
Answered by: itsallgood
Date published: 2017-10-30

Just picked up the plasma cutter and setting it up. It is very easy. Can you please tell me what the tube with a ball is that is in the bag of consumables?

Asked by: Ralph61
In a recent Eastwood YouTube video, they actually mention this flow tub and showed how to use it. I would keep it handy so you can test the air flow from the torch, every so often. This will let you know if the air defuser needs changing.
Answered by: itsallgood
Date published: 2017-09-23
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Eastwood Versa-Cut 40 Amp Plasma Cutter

Item #12740 Brand: Eastwood

Clean, fast cuts thru steel and aluminum up to 3/8"; 110v or 220v

In stock

Only $549.99

Sale $499.97



Versa-Cut 40 Plasma Cutter easily slices through materials up to 3/8" thick.

  • Works with 110v or 220v AC input
  • 20' torch cable; 10' ground cable with clamp
  • Rated 40-amp output
  • Backed by Eastwood's no-hassle 3-year warranty

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.

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.

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.

**Due to the High Frequency start feature of this machine, we do not recommend using this machine on a CNC plasma table.**

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(1) Versa Cut 40 unit
(1) Trafiment CB50 Torch assembly
(1) Ground clamp assembly

Our Versa-Cut Plasma Cutter is supplied with the popular NEMA 50P plug, requiring a NEMA 50R receptacle.


Input: 110/220 VAC
Output: 40 Amps
Duty Cycle: 60% @ 40 Amps
Torch: Trafiment CB50
Torch Tip: 0.1mm
Max Cut: 3/8"
Air Requirements: 5-7 cfm @ 60 psi
Torch Cable Length: 20'
Ground Cable Length: 10'


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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.

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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