Item # 12740 BRAND: Eastwood

Eastwood Versa Cut 40 Amp Plasma Cutter

Easily and quickly slice through metal up to 3/8" thick
Easily and quickly slice through metal up to 3/8" thick
Eastwood Versa Cut 40 Amp Plasma Cutter is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 188.
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Eastwood Versa Cut 40 Amp Plasma Cutter

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Versa Cut 40-Amp Plasma Cutter

Enjoy professional cutting power on small and medium metal fabrication projects by choosing the Eastwood Versa-Cut 40. This portable plasma cutter has a 40-amp adjustable output to cleanly slice through steel between 24-gauge and 3/8-inch thick. You can use it on stainless steel and aluminum, too. The Versa-Cut 40 weighs just 36 pounds, requires only 5-7 CFM of compressed air and can plug into a 110-volt or 220-volt power input. This combination means you can bring your Eastwood plasma cutter anywhere it’s needed.

Whether you’re a passionate automotive restorer, industrial repairman or metal artist, a mid-duty plasma cutter is a must for your workbench. The Trafimet CB50 torch has a 20-foot cable for maneuvering as you create intricate cuts that mechanical cutters can’t match. A 60% duty cycle gives you plenty of time to complete long cuts. We have the Versa-Cut 40 plasma cutter for sale online, via our catalog or in a retail store near you. It’s backed by a 3-year warranty and our lifetime tech support.

The Eastwood Versa Cut 40 Amp Plasma Cutter Features:

  • Works with 110v or 220v AC input
  • Easily slices through metal up to 3/8" thick
  • 20' torch cable; 10' ground cable with clamp
  • Rated 40-amp output
  • Uses common consumables that are available at Eastwood or most welding supply stores
  • Backed by Eastwood's no-hassle 3-year warranty
**Due to the High Frequency start feature, we do not recommend using this machine on a CNC plasma table.**

Eastwood Versa Cut 40 Amp Plasma Cutter

Premium Metal Cutting Power

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. It can cut through 1/8-thick metal on 110v power, enough for thin-gauge sheet metal and light fabrication. This portable plasma cutter is lightweight as well, weighing just 36 pounds so you can easily bring it along or plug it into a generator.

Inverter technology offers superior arc stability and plasma cutting power. 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. With a duty cycle of 60 percent, this plasma cutter will cut at 40 amps for up to six minutes before it needs to cool. It also requires just 5 to 7 cfm of air at 60 psi, which can be supplied by common shop compressors. You can easily adjust the amperage and air pressure using the dials.


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Input: 110/220 VAC
Power Cord Receptacle Plug: NEMA 6-50R
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 and Gauge: 10' long, 5 gauge wire
Unit dimensions: 16.5" Long X 8" Wide X 13 Inches Tall
Unit weight: 36 LBS

In the Box


  • Versa Cut 40 unit
  • Trafiment CB50 Torch assembly
  • Ground clamp assembly
Our Versa-Cut Plasma Cutter is supplied with the popular NEMA 50P plug, requiring a NEMA 50R receptacle.

Guides & Accessories


Safety Information

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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Parts & Consumables

21542 Trafimet Versa-Cut 40 Plasma Cutter Consumable Kit
21553 Plasma Cutter Nozzle CB50/70 1.0mm
21554 Plasma Cutter Nozzle CB50/70 0.8mm
21555 Plasma Cutter Air Diffuser CB50/70
21556 Plasma 40 Outer Nozzle CB50
21552 Plasma 40 Electrode CB50
20619 Eastwood Versa Cut Plasma Cut 40 Cover

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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Application Tips

Eastwood Versa Cut 40 Amp Plasma Cutter Accessories

What is "Plasma Cutting"?

Plasma cutting tools utilize 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 work piece, converting the metal to molten slag. That high-velocity stream literally blows the molten metal away, leaving clean, precisely cut metal. With a 40-amp plasma cutter, you can do more in your body shop or race car garage.

Ready-to-Go Cutter

The Versa Cut 40 Plasma Cutter comes with Trafimet CB50 torch and 20-foot cable plus a 10-foot ground clamp assembly for safely getting around your work. It comes with our 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee and free tech support by phone, email or the Eastwood Garage. If you're a first-time plasma cutter user, check our accessory buyer's guide to see what else you'll need for safety and performance.


Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good I bought a second one! This is the second one of these machines I have bought. It is high frequency and while some feel this is a negative it is specifically why I love the plasma cutter. I use it exclusively for cutting used oilfield pipe and blowback start machines simply have to hard of a time achieving adequate grounding for consistent cutting. This machine cuts every time, no question. I also appreciate the customer service you get with this machine if I ever have any issues.
Date published: 2022-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This worked.way better than I had ever imagined I bought this tool for a specific project. To notch the frame on a 1981 Malibu to accept a 28x10.5 drag slick on a 15x10 wheel.
Date published: 2022-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Supplies and requirements Torch head parts are Hypertherm 057112 \Profax model PX057112 You need really clean air. Parts are available on line however My welding stores did not stock the part’s
Date published: 2022-05-07
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Questions & Answers

My trigger is not activating the current for cutting. What do I check

Asked by: Sammy
For any issues with a unit please reach out to our Tech Team at 1-800-343-9353
Answered by: ZachC
Date published: 2022-04-25

How do I get a gouging nozzle to remove spot welds or a quarter panel, Do you have a part number I don’t see one available and that’s an auto body or tool that I did I see the other manufacturers offer that but it’s much more that I could not afford

Asked by: How do I get a gouging no
I have used this machine for many years. I hold onto my used consumables and when needing to gouge I use the worn nozzles, the plasma stream is less concentrated and more feathery. 
Answered by: Dylan
Date published: 2022-04-16

What kind of warranty comes with the VERSA Cut 40?  Just 90 days?  Where can I get this device serviced if it should fail after 90 days? 

Asked by: Dr D
All of our units come with a 3-year warranty and the ability to add an extra 1 or 2 years for an additional cost.
Answered by: ZachC
Date published: 2022-04-08

Can you use compressed air cylinder for this cutter

Asked by: Glidewell
This machine needs a compressor capable of supplying 5-7 CFM at 40 PSI
Answered by: ZachC
Date published: 2022-03-04

When cutting expanded do you have to pull and release the trigger between holes or does it continue to cut with trigger on 

Asked by: Travis
If the gap is large enough the plasma may revert to the pilot arc while traversing, but the user should be able to hold the trigger the entire time and the unit will cut if the appropriate care is taken to move at the correct rate.
Answered by: Nick BC
Date published: 2022-02-07

It says 3/8 max cut. Is that max clean cut or severance cut? If max clean cut what is the severance cut?

Asked by: SteelScorpio
The clean cut on the Plasma 40 is 1/4 inch to 5/16 inch thick and the severance cut would be 3/8 inch this to 716 inch thick. I personal have clean cut 3/8 pnch thick mild steel by slowing down the cut and moving smoothly along a solid guide bar.
Answered by: vince
Date published: 2022-02-28

Specs state "Infinite Settings".. It this JUST Wire Speed?? OR are the (welding) Amps also "infinitely" adjustable?? I had a Century 100 that had both amps and wire speed "infinitely adjustable". THIS feature made me a "real" MIG Welder!!

Asked by: Texas Charlie
The wire speed and amperage are both infinitely adjustable on the Eastwood MIG machines. I've had the MIG 175 for several years and it works great.
Answered by: Mike1968oh
Date published: 2021-11-25

on the amp dial where do you set it at. Iam new with this machine. Ido have it plug in on 50amp plug

Asked by: john
The amperage dial on the Versa Cut 40 is a Variable Amperage Dial. You increase the Amperage according to the thickness of the metal you will be cutting. A setting of 20amps is good for cutting up to 1/8" or .125 inches thick. A setting of 40 amps is good for cutting up to 5/16" or .312 inches thick.
Answered by: vince
Date published: 2021-01-30
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