Item # 59983 BRAND: Eastwood

Eastwood Versa Cut 40 Amp Plasma Cutter

Easily slice through metal up to 3/8" thick. Operates on 120V or 240V. New and Improved with 2T/4T Modes and Digital Display for Smoother Cuts and Increased Performance.
Easily slice through metal up to 3/8" thick. Operates on 120V or 240V. New and Improved with 2T/4T Modes and Digital Display for Smoother Cuts and Increased Performance.
Eastwood Versa Cut 40 Amp Plasma Cutter is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 184.
  • y_2023, m_3, d_28, h_22
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.34
  • cp_2, bvpage2n
  • co_hasreviews, tv_8, tr_176
  • loc_en_US, sid_59983, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RATING, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_eastwood
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.1
  • CLOUD, getAggregateRating, 146.18ms
Save for Later
Easily slice through metal up to 3/8" thick. Operates on 120V or 240V. New and Improved with 2T/4T Modes and Digital Display for Smoother Cuts and Increased Performance.

Add an Eastwood Service Plan for additional protection?

Learn More

100% Satisfaction Guarantee Since 1978
We stand behind our solutions and customers.

  • • 90 Day Returns
  • • Lifetime Tech Support
Eastwood Versa Cut 40 Amp Plasma Cutter

Product Overview:


Versa Cut 40 Amp Plasma Cutter

Enjoy professional cutting power on small and medium metal fabrication projects by choosing the new and improved Eastwood Versa-Cut 40 Plasma Cutter. This portable plasma cutter has a 40-amp adjustable output to cleanly slice through steel from 24-gauge to 3/8-inch thick. You can use it on stainless steel and aluminum, too. The Versa-Cut 40 weighs just 24 pounds, requires only 5-7 CFM of compressed air and can plug into a 120-volt or 240-volt power input, making it an exceptionally versatile and portable unit that you can bring 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. Our confidence in the quality and performance of this machine is shown by the 3-year warranty, 90 day return policy and our lifetime tech support.

This new and improved machine includes 2T/4T modes for smoother long cuts, a breaker switch, digital amperage readout for increased precision as well as modern IGBT Inverter Technology. Plus it's lighter and more portable than ever!

The Eastwood Versa Cut 40 Amp Plasma Cutter Features:

  • Works with 120v or 240v 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
  • Lightweight and portable at less than 24 lbs!
  • 2T/4T Torch Mode for smoother long cuts
  • Digital amperage readout for increased precision
  • Durable 60% Duty Cycle @ 40 amps on 240v and 60% @ 30 amps on 120v
  • 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.**

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 120v or 240v outlet with our adapter cord. It can cut through 1/8-thick metal on 120v power, enough for thin-gauge sheet metal and light fabrication. This portable plasma cutter is lightweight as well, weighing less than 24 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. Amperage and air pressure is easily adjusted on the front of the unit.

Eastwood 40 Amp Plasma Cutter


Click here for warranty

100% Satisfaction Guarantee


Input: 120 VAC, 50/60 Hz and 240VAC 50/60 Hz
Power Cord Receptacle Plug: NEMA 6-50R
Output: 40 Amps
Duty Cycle on 240V: 60% @ 40 Amps and 100% @ 31 Amps
Duty Cycle on 120V: 60% @ 30 Amps and 100% @ 23 Amps
Cooling Method: Fan
Torch: Trafiment CB50
Torch Tip: 0.1mm
Max Cut: 3/8"
Air Requirements: 5-7 cfm @ 20 - 60 psi
Torch Cable Length: 20'
Power Cable Length: 6'
Plug Type: NEMA 6-50P
Ground Cable Length and Gauge: 10' long, 5 gauge wire
Unit dimensions: 14.06" Long X 8.46" Wide X 14.69" Tall
Unit weight: 23.6 LBS

In the Box


  • (1) Versa Cut 40 Plasma Cutter
  • (1) Trafiment CB50 Torch Assembly with Cable, 20'
  • (1) Ground Clamp Assembly, 10'
  • (1) NEMA 5-15P to NEMA 6-50R Adapter Cable, 2'
  • (1) Replacement Electrode
  • (1) Replacement Nozzle
  • (1) Torch Flow Tester
  • (1) Eastwood Instruction Manual
Our Versa-Cut Plasma Cutter is supplied with the popular NEMA 50P plug, requiring a NEMA 50R receptacle.

Guides & Accessories


Click here for Product Instructions

Click here for Settings Chart

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.

Click here to see safety products


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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect plasma I am restoring an old ramcharger that need a ton of body work etc. the Versa 40 zips right thru the body panels with smooth cuts. Great product. Thanks Eastwood!!!
Date published: 2022-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would recommend to friends Works well with sheet metal but you have to move fast for minuim slag
Date published: 2022-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great new plasma cutter So far this seems to be a great plasma cutter. I like the fact that it is dual voltage and it seems to work on a very wide range of materials quite nicely and once I got the speed down that I should Advance the torch at I ended up with a nice clean-cut. The consumables for the torque are available at my local Welding Supply our which is fantastic and there was even though bonus of when I spoke to them I found out that there is a smaller tip/nozzle that I could get for it that made it unbelievably smooth cutting thin sheet metal and for a very small investment I got the needed nozzles and the flow gauge for the smaller nozzles. It is definitely a huge place for me to be able to get consumables right down the street at my local supplier. The unit seems very well constructed and is unbelievably light so it can easily be portable so far I absolutely love it!!
Date published: 2022-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I’m using this tool to cut stuff out of 1/8” steel and it’s unbelievably easy. I’m used to cutting everything out with a grinder and this makes life so much easier. I’m also using it to cut stuff like shock mounts off frames, getting into spots where I could never fit a grinder is great.
Date published: 2022-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 10 star rating It is amazing. Cuts everything like butter. I have this, 200 ac/dc tig, and the 175 mig. Eastwood is by far the most reliable equipmentsthat I’ve ever used. Customer service is the same!!!!!
Date published: 2022-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great value small lightweight. 220v with 110 conversion cord. tips seem to hold up well. cuts great. using for autobody.
Date published: 2022-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plasma Cut 40 Cuts great, makes working so much easier than dragging around bottles.
Date published: 2022-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plasma Cutter Great plasma cutter. Quick delivery. Quality product. Thanks.
Date published: 2021-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eastwood plasma 40 If your looking to buy your first plasma cutter or just needing something light duty to medium duty this works great .
Date published: 2021-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plasma cutter This a sweet plasma cutter. Watch the video on YouTube.
Date published: 2021-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cuts great on thinner metal Works great but, wish I would have bought the Versa Cut 60.
Date published: 2021-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase! Only used it once and it was easy to setup and worked perfectly.
Date published: 2021-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Should have bought it years ago! I ordered this on Friday and it was delivered on Saturday. There are great tools, there are awesome tools, then there are life changing tools. This is a life changing tool! Out of the box first time using one I decided to cut a five foot wide piece of 1/4 inch rusty oily plate that looked like somebody used a beaver to cut. Cut it quick and smooth with no hot pieces of metal flying back at me. Do yourself a favor when you’re setting up your shop and buy one of these first. You’ll save a bunch of money on tools you really aren’t going to need once you get this!
Date published: 2020-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive ! I am very impressed with this little machine! All too often these days you buy equipment from folks people who design equipment however it becomes obvious they have never had to use it! This is not the case here! It come with a very nice long torch cable (20 Feet) . The torch has a very nice round tip with a square shoulder. This is very important because if this fellow is to cut a nice strait line he will need to run this up against a guide (you may get away with it but thing guy can't). The onset is a nice even 1/2 inch which makes the guide placement easy. Following the guide (this is a drag cut) will produce a nice even cut with little kerf. I love this machine! Some things I have learned: Air pressure is critical, too much or two little and you will not initiate the ark! Recently cut a hole in a frame only to find out it was re enforced. It was 1/2 in thick, no problem! Toss that little air flow gage that comes with it, tried to use it and it went off like a flash cube! I love this machine and now my Band Saw can have a well deserved brake!
Date published: 2020-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great. I him & hawd over which machine to buy for over a month... Asked some questions to Eastwood without any satisfactory answers, but thru my own research decided this was the best machine for the buck... I am using this for Artsy Fartsy kind of stuff with thin copper & steel... I have cut many linear feet with it & it FAR out performs the Lotus cutter that I borrowed... I am looking forward to many happy hours of cutting with this torch... If you are looking for a Plasma cutter this in my mind is worth the extra $100 over the other Chinese made machines... You can get consumables at your local welding shop BIG plus !!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2020-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! I havent used this alot, but what i have it works extremely well!
Date published: 2019-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really put small machine to the test. I bought my machine a few years ago and have used it to cut 1/4" and thinner material with ease. I really put machine to a test by cutting over 3 feet of 3/8" thick I beam for some garage entry ramps. I did not expect speed but it did the job.
Date published: 2019-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use Got this to do floor work on my old chevys, got set up but didn't use it for a few days, My buddy came over who never use one, so we spent next 3 hours play with it, I'm very impressed with how easy it is to use from different setting to metal thickness. It only took me 20 minutes to cut the rusty floor out of my 52 tin woody, much better then cut off saw or torch. I chose this one because of the long leads and the 3year warranty.
Date published: 2018-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice machine I have only had the machine for a week looks like well built tool. I have only used it once just to try it out and was happy the set-up was easy and the 16 gauge steel cut like butter. Will do another review in a few weeks after more testing. PS. the customer service is great the machine comes with a handheld mask mine had a broken lens i emailed them and they shipped me a new one will be shopping more at Eastwood.
Date published: 2018-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall a great unit I received this plasma cutter several days before it was expected. I have used it twice so far making practice cuts on scrap metal. A little bit of a learning curve but not hard at all. Great machine for the money. I’ll be using it in the shop building classics & hotrods.
Date published: 2018-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great machine I bought this machine about 4 months ago and I couldnt be happier. I've been using it a lot to cut very rusty panels and frame out of a truck. Ive alo used it to cut new steel. the thickest Ive cut has been 1/8th and it cuts like butter.
Date published: 2018-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good value prompt shipping has a definite learning curve, but after a little time using it am well satisfied, great that the adapter power cord came with the plasma cutter have used on both 110 and 220 volt
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome machine! I never write reviews for my tools, but this machine is great! I’ve only used it up to 1/2” steel, but the cut quality is excellent. Works every time. Consumables are cheap. Duty cycle is excellent. But it!
Date published: 2018-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I ordered the plasma 40 ,delivered in 3 days. I have had nothing but good experiences with Eastwood. I bought a Mig 175 w/spoolgun a year ago and just bought Plasma cut 40 I've only used once so far .like a kid with new toy. Great product.
Date published: 2018-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like a charm! I have never had a Plasma cutter but had used a friends. My Plasma 40 is already working well for me and as I learn to tweak it, the results are even better!
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality Bought this for automotive fabrication. Covers every need Ive had with room to spare!
Date published: 2017-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like a champ One of the best items I have bought in a long time. It works great and is a quality item. Now to build a plasma table.
Date published: 2017-11-23
  • y_2023, m_3, d_28, h_22
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.34
  • cp_2, bvpage2n
  • co_hasreviews, tv_8, tr_176
  • loc_en_US, sid_59983, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RATING, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_eastwood
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.1
  • CLOUD, getReviews, 30.56ms

Questions & Answers

does the plasma 60 and plasma 40 have the same cutting nozzle?

Asked by: Steve
Yes the VersaCut 40 and 60 use the same cutting nozzle and air diffusser but the electrode and outer nozzle are different.
Answered by: Sean H
Date published: 2022-10-20

Do you have Wire Guides for the Versa Cut 40 Plasma Cutter?

Asked by: Steve
Unfortunately, we do not offer a wire guide to fit our Plasma 40. We only offer one for the Plasma 60 at this time.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2022-10-14

what kind of consumables can i buy for it? Is it some thing i could pick up at welding supply store or is it specific to Eastwood products

Asked by: Hman
Our units use relatively common style torches (Trafiment CB50 Torch Assembly; to be exact). If you find another brand that uses this style torch- the consumables should interchange.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2022-09-27

The versa cut 40 is high frequency and has a pilot arc head .Will it cut painted or rusty metal without having to first  grind paint or rust off of metal to start cut  

Asked by: Twin
With the ground clamp on bare metal, the pilot arc will blow through most paint and rust.
Answered by: Nick BC
Date published: 2022-08-24

Can you drag the tip on the metal

Asked by: Matt
We do not recommend running this as a drag tip as you would go through the consumables at a MIUCH quicker rate and possibly even damage the torch.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2022-08-22

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: 2022-07-25

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: 2022-06-23

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: 2022-04-20

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: 2022-05-29

I just got my plasma cutter will it cut copper pipe ? 

Asked by: Dan the man
Yes, The Eastwood Versa Cut 40 amp Plasma Cutter (12740) will cut copper pipe.
Answered by: vince
Date published: 2021-01-01

Does this have a drag torch or do you have to keep it off the working surface? 

Asked by: Drzman01
This does not have a drag tip. It can be used as one however you will burn through your consumables at a very fast rate. Ideally, this should be held about 1/4" off the surface once the arc is initiated.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2022-11-19

Do they sell gouging tips for this

Asked by: rigwelder
We don't offer gouging tips for our plasma cutters at this time.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2021-09-29

Is this manufactured in the USA?

Asked by: Edmon
This product is manufactured in China.
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2022-03-22

What size breaker should this be used on? I keep popping a 15amp,do I need to upgrade my breakers?

Asked by: Haamm44
a 30 amp breaker would be recommended.
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2020-11-15

I would like someone at your store to tell me why I should buy your machine vs one that has 50 amps & costs $100 less... I like the idea of a 3 year warrenty but is that what I am paying extra for... Please tell me why your machine is the one for me.....

Asked by: Russ
For more info on our machines please call us at 1-800-343-9353 and one of our technicians will help talk you through our product.
Answered by: ZachC
Date published: 2020-09-23

I just got an email from you stating my question was being moderated & could not post.... I still did not get my question answered... What is a HANDFUL of consumables that come with the VC 40 ???????????

Asked by: Russ
As stated on pg. 4 of our instruction manual under "Before you begin" this will come with an additional electrode and nozzle upon arrival.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2021-06-25

Does the VC40 come with any consumables ?????????

Asked by: Russ
The cutter does come with a handful of consumables to get started with.
Answered by: ZachC
Date published: 2020-06-19

How many amps does it draw at 240volts 

Asked by: Maddox greco
40 Amps are the max draw for this plasma cutter.
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2020-11-07

I have a craftsman air compressor 6 hr 30 gallon says the cfms for 40psi is 8.6 and 90 is 6.4 will that work for your plasma?

Asked by: Chad
That compressor will be capable of running this plasma cutter.
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2020-11-07

Are the plasma cutters high frequency? Can they be used on a cnc set up ?

Asked by: Mtbkid
Yes our Plasma cutters that we currently offer are high frequency start machines. Because of this- they should not be used with CNC set ups.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2020-04-10

I have a 4 cfm compresser will this work with this or do I need to get a bigger compressor?

Asked by: hopz828
Air Requirements: 5-7 cfm @ 60 psi So you will need a little more compressor.
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2020-01-04

what size generator do I need

Asked by: mark
The Versa cut 40 will need a 2,400 Watt Generator on the 110V setting and a 7,200 Watt generator on the 220V setting.
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2020-02-04

Is this machine able to make fine,detailed cuts like the Versa 20?

Asked by: Bondojoe
This will not cut as precise as the plasma 20.
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2019-08-06

how powerfull is the machine on the 110 adapter plug into regular 110 outlet

Asked by: Shaun
You will get about half the cutting power on 110v,
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2019-07-31

Please Clarify that the unit comes with a 6-50P (Plug-Male) for 220V that will connect to a wall mounted 6-50R (Receptical-Female) and it comes with a 6-50R to 110V-15 Amp house hold plug pig tail. A couple of answers are incorrect.

Asked by: jdperk
This machine comes with a NEMA 6-50P (plug) and a 110v adapter which also utilizes a NEMA6-50P.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2019-12-01

Can this cut brass, copper, nickel silver  and sterling sheet?

Asked by: Renee P
The Plasma cutters can cut anything as long as it can conduct current, and depending on the thickness of the metal. The cutting ability of the plasma cutter would also determine which unit you would need.
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2019-11-26
  • y_2023, m_3, d_28, h_22CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.34
  • cp_2, bvpage2n
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_117
  • loc_en_US, sid_59983, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=LAST_APPROVED_ANSWER_SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_eastwood
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.1
  • CLOUD, getContent, 104.08ms
Eastwood Versa Cut 40 Amp Plasma Cutter
In Stock