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Plasma Cutter Buyer's Guide: Picking The Best One to Suite Your Needs
If you’re considering buying a plasma cutter, it’s probably because you’re doing metal fab or working on a car and you want a really easy way to cut different types of metal. A plasma cutter can slice through any conductive metal like steel, aluminum or stainless. Plus, you’ll have nice clean cuts whether the metal is thick, thin or even rusty. Another advantage of a plasma cutter is that there’s no more need for gas bottles like you have with an oxy-acetylene torch. This simplifies the cutting process and reduces safety risks. There are several plasma cutters available at Eastwood for auto mechanics, and here we’ll help you find the one that best fits your needs.
Whether you are tackling a restoration project or are fabricating parts and panels for a custom build, you need a plasma cutter. A plasma cutter allows you to quickly make clean cuts in metal from as thin as sheet metal, up to thick plate.
Eastwood's line of Versa-Cut® Plasma Cutters are professional-quality tools made to help you craft precision pieces of metal to the exact specifications you need for a project.
Getting a great weld starts with having two good pieces of metal to join together. Eastwood Versa-Cut plasma cutters are designed for effortlessly slicing ferrous and non-ferrous metals so you can fabricate them as needed. These cutters use an electric arc to heat up a high-speed cutting gas, converting it into a plasma form that cuts through molten metal cleanly and quickly. For precision metal work in straight lines, angles or curves, shop Eastwood to get professional quality at a DIY price.
We know there are different levels of fabricators out there, which is why the folks in R&D have come up with several metal cutting solutions. The Versa-Cut 20 110V is our basic option for exact cutting on sheet metal and patch panels. For medium-duty work, the dual-input Versa-Cut 40 can handle any metal up to 3/8-inch in thickness. With the Versa-Cut 60 plasma cutter, you get industrial-level metal cutting with a unit size and price tag that both fit in your shop. All of our plasma cutters are engineered for sharp results in small areas with little or no slag build-up.
Trust Eastwood for each step of your auto body work with a welder/plasma cutter kit. Combine one of our MIG, TIG or Multi-Process welders with a Versa-Cut in the same class for a complete metal cutting and joining solution. A complete pro fabrication cut also includes a multi-unit rolling cart to hold your welder, cutter and accessories and wheel them wherever work needs to be done.
With Eastwood plasma cutters, you'll have an essential tool for forming body panels on restoration cars, race cars, accident repairs and other pro or hobby projects. If you're not sure which Versa-Cut is right for you, check out our comparison chart or watch the buyer's guide video in the Eastwood Garage. All of our plasma cutting systems have a full 3-year warranty and a 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee.
Eastwood Versa-Cut Plasma Cutters can cut thin sheet metal up to 7/8-inch plate steel. The Eastwood Versa-Cut 20 can cut up to 1/8-inch thick metal and is great for patch panel and sheet metal work. The Vera-Cut 40 cuts up to 3/8-inch and is perfect for medium duty fabrication. The Vera-Cut 60 can cut through up to 7/8-inch plate and is a must have for heavy fabrication work.
The video below can help you decide what Eastwood Versa-Cut Plasma Cutter will best work for your needs. In the video it compares the differences between the Eastwood Versa-Cut 20, Versa-Cut 40 and Versa-Cut 60 Plasma Cutters. You can also refer to our buyers guide, or stack them side-by-side for a quick comparison.
Or contact us by phone or email: Our staff of experts would be happy to talk about your needs and your project. They will make sure you get the plasma cutter that fits your needs best - not too big, not too small.
Since 1978 we've developed and cultivated some of the industry's best products and solutions for the DIY community, and our line of Versa-Cut Plasma Cutters is no exception. Find out the difference Eastwood quality makes in your own garage.
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