Eastwood Plasma Cutter Accessories Buyers Guide
Everything You Need When Using Your Plasma Cutter
Now that you’re a proud owner of an Eastwood Versa-Cut Plasma Cutter, or if you’re in the process of purchasing a machine let’s go over some of the items you’ll need for plasma cutting and some items you may want that will help make the job easier.
The items I recommend getting right away are a welding jacket, plasma shades, gloves and cart. For safety, you’ll want a welding jacket, gloves and plasma shades to protect your body, clothes and eyes from sparks and burning metal. A welding cart 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.
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, which 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 workstand 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 workstand.
A 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 nice 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 welding blanket will protect areas where you’re plasma cutting or welding. You may also want a nice 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.
I hope this helped you decide on everything you need for plasma cutting with an Eastwood Versa Cut plasma cutter. Eastwood – Since 1978.
Starting at: $59.99