Eastwood Plasma Cutter Accessories Buyers Guide
Everything You Need When Using Your Plasma Cutter
Congratulations - either you're a proud owner of an Eastwood Versa-Cut Plasma Cutter, or you're in the process of purchasing such a machine. Now it's time to figure out what plasma cutting accessories are necessary in order to make safe, efficient cuts every time. Let's go over some of the safety items you'll need for plasma cutting and some items you may want that will help make the job easier.
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The items we recommend getting right away are a welding jacket, plasma shades, gloves and cart. The jacket, plasma shades and gloves will be essential to protect your body, clothes and eyes from sparks and burning metal. Eastwood welder's jackets have a long-lasting treatment to resist flames and static electricity. Our plasma shades are UV and scratch-resistant to block out arc rays, and they can be worn as safety glasses for other shop tasks as well. We have several styles of welder's gloves that will work well for plasma cutting as well.
A welding cart isn't safety equipment per se, but it is still a good thing to have on hand. Our dual-unit carts will not only hold your plasma cutter and supplies but can also hold your welder and safely secure a gas bottle for MIG or TIG welding. We have welding carts with drawers as well if you need to keep spare parts or consumables handy.
Plasma Cutter Tools & Supplies
Now let's go over a few things that you may want to have around when plasma cutting. A consumables kit is great because it will keep you slicing through metal when nozzles, electrodes and diffusers wear out. This will eventually happen over time, especially if you're cutting with the torch upside down or on old rusty metal. A plasma cutting table is great because it allows you to cut directly on top of it, which is really nice when you're cutting thick pieces of metal because they won't fall off the end and dent your floor. Plus, it's nice to not be sitting on the floor cutting metal or trying to cut on the bench you use for other work. We also offer a Cut-n-Weld kit, which is a work stand that has both a plasma cutting table and a welding table. You can buy the entire kit or just the tops separately if you already own a work stand.
A plasma cutting guide is a cool tool because it allows you to easily and precisely cut perfect circles or curves. You can also remove the rod assembly to use the guide for cutting straight lines or arcs and designs. It's rare for sheet metal on a car to be flat, so a magnetic cutting guide is good for cutting accurate lines on curved sheet metal where you aren't able to clamp a piece of steel to use as a guide. A replacement ground cable is a good spare to have on hand for any Eastwood plasma cutter or TIG welder. These machines need to be properly grounded to protect the user and unit from electrical shocks or overloads.
A welding blanket will protect areas where you're plasma cutting or welding so they won't be damaged by sparks and spatter. You may also want a heavy-duty extension cord to get your plasma cutter close to your project, which may be easier than moving your project close to your machine. Finally, a plasma cutter cover will keep your machine and supplies clean from dust and debris in your shop, which is really nice if you do a lot of other work like grinding, painting, powder coating or bodywork like sanding filler. We have multiple covers for different size units.
The Right Supplies for Your Cutter
We hope this helped you decide on everything you need for plasma cutting with an Eastwood Versa Cut plasma cutter. Eastwood has been a leader in auto restoration equipment since 1978 and provides free tech support by phone or through the Eastwood Garage for doing the job right.