Versa-Cut 60 instructions

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Item #14099
VERSA-CUT 60
PLASMA CUTTER
ACCESSORIES
#13689
#12590
Plasma Cutting Guide
Welding Gloves - Large
ASSEMBLY & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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© Copyright 2017 Easthill Group, Inc.
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Instruction Item #14099Q
Rev. 1
The EASTWOOD-DESIGNED VERSA-CUT 60 PLASMA CUTTER is your smartest choice for making clean, fast cuts through steel, stainless or aluminum as thin
as 24-gauge, or as thick as 7/8”. Compared to mechanical cutting, our Versa-Cut 60 Plasma Cutter works significantly faster, and makes curved and intricate
cuts more easily and precisely. 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.
STATEMENT OF LIMITED WARRANTY
The Eastwood Company (hereinafter “Eastwood”) warrants to the end user (purchaser) of all new welding and cutting equipment (collectively called the “products”) that it will be free of
defects in workmanship and material. This warranty is void if the equipment has been subjected to improper installation, improper care or abnormal operations.
WARRANTY PERIOD:
All warranty periods begin on the date of purchase from Eastwood. Warranty Periods are listed below, along with the products covered during those warranty periods:
3 Year Warranty on Material, Workmanship, and Defects:
• Eastwood Versa-Cut 60 Plasma Cutter
Items not covered under this warranty: Electrodes, nozzles, diffuser, and external nozzle.
All other components are covered by the warranty and will be repaired or replaced at the discretion of Eastwood.
2 Years:
• All Welding Helmets.
CONDITIONS OF WARRANTY TO OBTAIN WARRANTY COVERAGE:
Purchaser must first contact Eastwood at 1-800-345-1178 for an RMA# before Eastwood will accept any welder returns.
Final determination of warranty on welding and cutting equipment will be made by Eastwood.
WARRANTY REPAIR:
If Eastwood confirms the existence of a defect covered under this warranty plan, Eastwood will determine whether repair or replacement is the most suitable option
to rectify the defect. At Eastwood’s request, the purchaser must return, to Eastwood, any products claimed defective under Eastwood’s warranty.
FREIGHT COSTS:
The purchaser is responsible for shipment to and from Eastwood.
WARRANTY LIMITATIONS:
EASTWOOD WILL NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR REPAIRS UNLESS MADE BY EASTWOOD. EASTWOOD’S LIABILITY UNDER THIS WARRANTY SHALL NOT EXCEED THE
COST OF CORRECTING THE DEFECT OF THE EASTWOOD PRODUCT. EASTWOOD WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (SUCH AS LOSS OF BUSINESS, ETC.)
CAUSED BY THE DEFECT OR THE TIME INVOLVED TO CORRECT THE DEFECT. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY IS THE ONLY EXPRESS WARRANTY PROVIDED BY EASTWOOD WITH RESPECT
TO ITS PRODUCTS. WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY LAW SUCH AS THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY
ARE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY FOR THE EQUIPMENT INVOLVED. THIS WARRANTY GIVES THE PURCHASER SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS.
THE PURCHASER MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Unit Has Overheated
The unit has overheated from exceeding the duty cycle and the internal
thermal protection circuitry has been activated. Turn the main power switch
off, wait several minutes to allow cooling then turn power switch back on.
The unit is ready for service.
Torch Not Receiving Power
Check all connections. A loose connection will prevent Torch activation.
Torch Tip Not Receiving Power
Check for damaged lines, Torch or Torch Tip.
Tip Not Receiving Power
Inspect the Torch Tip for damage, excessive molten material build-up or
excessive burning. Replace if necessary.
Power Switch is “On”,
the Indicator Light is
Illuminated, the Fan
is Running and When
the Torch Activation
Button is Depressed,
There is No Airflow
Through the Torch,
the Pilot ARC Igniter is
Activating, However, A
Plasma ARC Cannot be
Started
Torch Not Receiving Power
Check all connections. A loose connection will prevent Torch activation.
Torch Not Receiving Power
Check for damaged lines, Torch or Torch Tip.
Torch Tip Damaged
Inspect the Torch Tip for damage, excessive molten material build-up or
excessive burning. Replace if necessary.
Incorrect Voltage
Input voltage is too low or too high (below 110V or above 240V).
Air Pressure Too Low
Air pressure is too low or too high. Adjust to 60 PSI.
The Pilot ARC is
Spattering
Air Pressure Too High
Lower air pressure to 60 PSI or below.
Nozzle Worn
Replace the nozzle and electrode in the torch.
Entire Unit Shuts Off
During Use, Switch is
in the “On” Position
Power Switch is
“On”, the Indicator
Light is Illuminated,
the Fan is Running,
However, When the
Torch Activation is
Depressed, There is No
Sound from the Pilot
ARC Igniter and There
is No Air Flow
SPECIFICATIONS
Amperage
Output Range
Output Voltage
Weight
Duty Cycle
20-60 Amps
104 V
42 Lbs.
60% @ 60 A*
Overall
Dimensions
17.7” (450mm) x
7.5” (190mm) x
13.6” (345mm)
Electrical Input
Air Requirements
50-60Hz
220-240 VAC
5-7 CFM @ 60 psi
* Minimum Duty Cycle @ 25°C
DUTY CYCLE
The rated Duty Cycle refers to the amount of cutting that can be done within an amount of time. It is easiest to look at your cutting time in blocks of 10 Minutes
and the Duty Cycle being a percentage of that 10 Minutes. If cutting at 60 Amps with a 60% Duty Cycle, within a 10 Minute block of time you can cut for 6 Minutes with 4 Minutes of cooling for the cutter. To increase the duty cycle you can turn down the Amperage Output control.
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NOTES
SAFETY INFORMATION
READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND PRECAUTIONS BEFORE PROCEEDING.
This unit emits powerful high current and extreme heat which can cause severe burns, dismemberment, electrical shock and death. Eastwood shall not be held
liable for consequences due to deliberate or unintentional misuse of this product.
IMPORTANT NOTE
These instructions are intended only to provide the user with some familiarity of the Eastwood Cut 60 Plasma Cutter. Electric arc cutting is a highly complex
procedure with many variables. If you have no experience with electric arc cutting, it is extremely important to seek the advice of someone experienced in electric
arc cutting for instruction, enroll in a local technical school welding course or study a comprehensive how-to DVD and obtain a good quality reference book on
welding plasma cutting and welding as there is a moderate learning curve necessary before achieving proficiency. Before attempting to use this unit on an actual
project or object of value, practice on a similar material as there are many variables present and settings required when cutting or welding different metals such
as steel and stainless steel. It is also strongly recommended that the user adhere to the American Welding Society guidelines, codes and applications prior to
producing welds where safety is affected.
SAFETY INFORMATION
Plasma cutting can be dangerous to you and other persons in the work area. Read and understand this instruction manual before using your Eastwood Plasma
Cutter. Injury or death can occur if safe welding practices are not followed. Safety information is set forth below and throughout this manual.
To learn more about welding safety, read OSHA Title 29 CFR 1910, available at www.osha.gov; ANSI Z49.1, “Safety in Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes,”
available at www.aws.org; and the consumable manufacturer’s Safety Data Sheet.
The following explanations are displayed in this manual, on the labeling, and on all other information provided with this product:
DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION used with the safety alert symbol, indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE is used to address practices not related to personal injury.
ELECTRIC SHOCK CAN CAUSE INJURY OR DEATH!
• Improper use of a Plasma Cutter can cause electric shock, injury and death! Read all precautions described in the Plasma Cutter
Manual to reduce the possibility of electric shock.
• Disconnect Plasma Cutter from power supply before assembly, disassembly or maintenance of the torch, contact tip, and when
installing or removing nozzles.
• Always wear dry, protective clothing and leather welding gloves and insulated footwear. Use suitable clothing made from durable
flame-resistant material to protect your skin.
• If other persons or pets are in the area of plasma cutting, use welding screens to protect bystanders from sparks.
• Always operate the Plasma Cutter in a clean, dry, well ventilated area. Do not operate the Plasma Cutter in humid, wet, rainy or
poorly ventilated areas.
• The electrode and work (or ground) circuits are electrically “hot” when the Plasma Cutter is on. Do not allow these “hot” parts
to come in contact with your bare skin or wet clothing.
• Separate yourself from the arcing circuit by using insulating mats to prevent contact from the work surface.
• Be sure that the work piece is properly supported and grounded prior to beginning a plasma cutting operation.
• Always attach the ground clamp to the piece to be cut and as close to the cutting area as possible. This will give the least
resistance and best cut.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
NOTES
SPARKS CAN CAUSE FIRE OR EXPLOSION!
• Plasma cutting produces sparks which can be discharged considerable distances at high velocity igniting flammable or explosive vapors
and materials.
DO NOT operate electric arc Plasma Cutter in areas where flammable or explosive vapors are present.
DO NOT use near combustible surfaces. Remove all flammable items from the work area where welding sparks can reach (minimum of 35 ft).
• Always keep a fire extinguisher nearby while plasma cutting.
• Use welding blankets to protect painted and or flammable surfaces; rubber weather-stripping, dash boards, engines, etc.
• Ensure power supply has properly rated wiring to handle power usage.
ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS CAN BE A HEALTH HAZARD!
• The electromagnetic field that is generated during plasma cutting may interfere with various electrical and electronic devices such as
cardiac pacemakers. Anyone using such devices should consult with their physician prior to performing any electric plasma cutting.
• Exposure to electromagnetic fields while plasma cutting may have other health effects which are not known.
ARC RAYS CAN INJURE EYES AND BURN!
• Arc rays produce intense ultraviolet radiation which can burn exposed skin and cause eye damage. Use a shield with the proper filter
[a minimum of #8 shade is recommended per OSHA 29CFR 1910.133(a)(5)] to protect your eyes from sparks and the rays of the arc
when plasma cutting or when observing an open plasma arc (see ANSI Z49.1 and Z87.1 for safety standards).
• Use suitable clothing made from durable flame-resistant material to protect your skin.
• If other persons or pets are in the area of a plasma arc, use welding screens to protect bystanders from sparks and arc rays.
FUMES AND WELDING GASES CAN BE A HEALTH HAZARD!
•
•
•
•
•
Fumes and gasses released during plasma cutting are hazardous. Do not breathe fumes that are produced by the plasma cutting operation.
Prolonged inhalation of plasma cutting fumes above safety exposure limits can injure the lungs and other organs.
Use enough ventilation and/or exhaust at the arc to keep fumes and gases from your breathing area.
Use an OSHA approved respirator when plasma cutting in confined spaces or where there is inadequate ventilation.
Use extreme caution when plasma cutting coated materials including but not limited to: cadmium plated, galvanized, lead based paints.
HOT METAL AND TOOLS WILL BURN!
• Electric plasma cutting heats metal and tools to temperatures that will cause severe burns!
• Use protective, heat resistant gloves and clothing when using Eastwood or any other plasma cutting equipment. Never touch a cut
work surface, torch tip or nozzle until they have completely cooled.
FLYING METAL CHIPS CAN CAUSE INJURY!
• Grinding and sanding will eject metal chips, dust, debris and sparks at high velocity. To prevent eye injury wear approved safety glasses.
• Wear an OSHA-approved respirator when grinding or sanding.
• Read all manuals included with specific grinders, sanders or other power tools used before and after the plasma cutting process.
Be aware of all power tool safety warnings.
ELECTRICAL FIRE HAZARD!
• Be certain that all wiring and breakers of the electrical supply are rated to accommodate the maximum power demands of the Cut 60.
FIRST AID
• If exposed to excessive fumes move to an area with fresh air.
• For burns or other injuries follow basic first aid techniques and call a physician or emergency medical personnel.
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
REQUIRED ITEMS
FIG. E
✑✒✓✔
• It is extremely important that the air supply be clean and dry. A separate
moisture trap, water/oil separator or desiccant system should be used.
The Versa-Cut Plasma Cutter has a built-in “last-chance” moisture
separator which drains automatically when the air source is removed.
• Draining the water/oil separator while the unit is pressurized is
recommended so that all oil or water is discharged. To do this, raise
the unit so that you are able to see the drain fitting on the bottom/rear
of the unit (FIG. E). Use a screwdriver to press the drain fitting into the
unit, which will discharge any oil or water from the separator.
• Constantly inspect the torch nozzle for excessive erosion, molten metal
accumulation or burning. If damaged, it must be replaced.
• Before each use, inspect ALL electrical connections, cables, supply
line, torch, air supply, housing and controls for damage. If any damage
or wear is noted, DO NOT USE THE UNIT.
• Always store the unit in a safe, clean and dry environment.
FIG. F
Torch Assembly
Before you begin using the Eastwood Versa-Cut 60 Plasma Cutter make sure you have the following:
• A clean, dry air supply source for the torch. An air compressor capable of delivering 5-7 CFM @ 60 PSI is required. You can even use a portable air tank
with regulator. The air supply must be dry and the use of a moisture trap is strongly recommended.
• Eastwood recommends at a minimum a properly grounded 220-240 VAC 50/60Hz., 50 Amp circuit.
NOTE: Unit must be grounded to work properly and safely!
• A clean, safe, well-lit, dry, and well-ventilated work area.
• A non-flammable, long sleeve shirt or jacket.
• Heavy-Duty Welding Gloves (#12590 or equivalent)
• Plasma Cutting Glasses, Faceshield, or Welding Helmet to provide eye protection during cutting operations.
POWER REQUIREMENTS
The Eastwood Versa-Cut Plasma Cutter is supplied with the popular NEMA 6-50P plug, requiring a NEMA 6-50R receptacle.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
TORCH MAINTENANCE
The Eastwood Versa-Cut 60 Plasma Cutter has a number of consumable parts
that will need to be replaced over time. If wear or slag build up is noticed on
any of the torch components, replace them immediately to avoid damage to
the torch. Worn components will also contribute to poor cutting and difficult
arc starting. See the torch components (FIG. F) exploded view for a reference
of all of the components and the assembly order.
External
Nozzle
Nozzle
Air
Diffuser
Electrode
✑✒✓✔
✑✒✓✔
✑✒✓✔
✑✒✓✔
✑✒✓✔
✑✒✓✔
ELECTRIC SHOCK CAN CAUSE INJURY OR DEATH!
• Improper use of a Plasma Cutter can cause electric shock, injury and death! Read all precautions described in the Plasma Cutter
Manual to reduce the possibility of electric shock.
• Disconnect Plasma Cutter from power supply before assembly, disassembly or maintenance of the torch, contact tip and when
installing or removing nozzles.
• Always wear dry, protective clothing and leather welding gloves and insulated footwear. Use suitable clothing made from durable
flame-resistant material to protect your skin.
• If other persons or pets are in the area of plasma cutting, use welding screens to protect bystanders from sparks.
• Always operate the Plasma Cutter in a clean, dry, well ventilated area. Do not operate the Plasma Cutter in humid, wet, rainy or
poorly ventilated areas.
• The electrode and work (or ground) circuits are electrically “hot” when the Plasma Cutter is on. Do not allow these “hot” parts to
come in contact with your bare skin or wet clothing.
• Separate yourself from the arcing circuit by using insulating mats to prevent contact from the work surface.
• Be sure that the work piece is properly supported and grounded prior to beginning a plasma cutting operation.
• Always attach the ground clamp to the piece to be cut and as close to the cutting area as possible. This will give the least resistance
and best cut.
Remove all items from the box. Compare with list below to make sure unit is complete.
• Versa-Cut 60 Plasma Cutter
• Torch and 20’ Supply Line
• 10’ Ground Lead and clamp
• Instruction Booklet
• Face Shield
• Extra Electrode and Nozzle
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SET-UP
FIG. A
• After the desired current source is determined, be sure the proper plug
is used and the appropriate circuitry and breakers are in place.
• Do not plug unit in at this time and make sure the Power Switch on the
left side of The Front Panel is in the OFF position (Fig. A).
• Install an air fitting compatible with your air line into the 1/4” NPT fitting
on the rear of the plasma cutter (FIG. B).
• Attach the Torch Air Supply Line to the lower left of the front panel
and tighten (FIG. C).
• Attach the Torch Switch Connector Cable to the Multi-Pin Connector
located on the third from left of the lower front panel (FIG. C).
• Remove the black threaded knob (2nd from left) and place the terminal
of the red lead over the post, then replace the knob and tighten (FIG. C).
• Attach the Ground Lead Connector to the terminal located at the lower
right of the front panel (FIG. C).
1. Before attempting to use this unit on an actual project or object of value, practice on a similar mateFIG. D
rial as there is a moderate learning curve necessary before achieving proficiency in cutting.
2. Place the Ground Cable Clamp on a clean, bare area of your workpiece. Scrape, wire brush, file or
grind a bare area if necessary to achieve a good ground.
3. Set the Air Pressure to the appropriate pressure with the Knob located at the upper right side of the
front panel (FIG. A). The Pressure Indicating Gauge is located directly above the Air Pressure Knob
and is set at 60 PSI.
4. Set the Output Amperage Knob (FIG. A) located at the center of the upper panel to an appropriate
setting again based on the thickness of the metal being cut; lower amperage for thinner metals,
higher amperage for thicker metals. Keep in mind that “more is not always better” as too high of an
amperage setting will result in overheating of the unit and excessive molten discharge from the cut.
5. Make sure all your safety gear is in place (Eye Protection, Welding Gloves, non-flammable long sleeve apparel) and the area is completely free of flammable material.
6. The best results are achieved by holding the tip at a 90° angle to the cut line (FIG. D).
7. To begin cutting, depress the Torch Trigger to ignite the pilot arc. The tip of the torch must be touching or within a short distance to the work piece
to begin the cut.
Amperage
Adjustment
✑✒✓✔
Air Pressure
Adjustment
FIG. B
Compressed
Air Inlet
OPERATION
FIG. C
ARC RAYS CAN INJURE EYES AND BURN!
• Arc rays produce intense ultraviolet radiation which can burn
exposed skin and cause eye damage. Use a shield with the
proper filter [a minimum of #8 shade is recommended per
OSHA 29CFR 1910.133(a)(5)] to protect your eyes from sparks
and the rays of the arc when plasma cutting or when observing
an open plasma arc (see ANSI Z49.1 and Z87.1 for safety
standards).
• Use suitable clothing made from durable flame-resistant
material to protect your skin.
• If other persons or pets are in the area of a plasma arc, use
welding screens to protect bystanders from sparks & arc rays.
•
✑✒✓✔
Torch Air
Supply Line
Ground
Torch Switch
Connector
✑✒✓✔
•
Pilot Arc
Ignitor
✑✒✓✔
•
8. With practice, you will be able to exercise precise control over this extremely powerful device, harnessing its energy to create clean, precise and intricate
cuts in many forms of metal up to 7/8” thick.
9. While you practice, experiment with different speeds. You will find that thinner materials will allow a faster motion while thicker materials will require a
slower motion to achieve a through cut.
10. A good form of practice is to attempt a series of straight lines while creating the cleanest edge possible with a minimum of molten material remaining
on the cut edge. This minimizes the cleanup of the edge with a grinder or file. Another excellent technique is to practice cutting your initials out of a
piece of steel.
Versa-Cut 60 Plasma Cutter - Air Pressure and Amperage Settings*
✑✒✓✔
•
✑✒✓✔
•
FUMES AND WELDING GASES
CAN BE A HEALTH HAZARD!
Fumes and gasses released during plasma cutting are
hazardous. Do not breathe fumes that are produced by the
plasma cutting operation.
Prolonged inhalation of plasma cutting fumes above safety
exposure limits can injure the lungs and other organs.
Use enough ventilation and/or exhaust at the arc to keep
fumes and gases from your breathing area.
Use an OSHA approved respirator when plasma cutting in
confined spaces or where there is inadequate ventilation.
Use extreme caution when plasma cutting coated materials
including but not limited to: cadmium plated, galvanized, lead
based paints.
Plasma Arc consists of superheated, electrified air which will quickly and violently vaporize almost anything in its path.
Metal Thickness 1/32”
1/16”
3/32”
1/8”
5/32”
3/16”
7/32”
Amps
20
20
20
20
20
20
30
PSI
60
60
60
60
60
60
60
Metal Thickness 1/4”
9/32”
5/16”
11/32”
3/8”
13/32”
7/16”
Amps
30
30
40
40
40
50
50
PSI
60
60
60
60
60
60
60
Metal Thickness 15/32”
1/2”
17/32”
9/16”
19/32”
5/8”
21/32”
Amps
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
PSI
60
60
60
60
60
60
60
Metal Thickness 11/16”
23/32”
3/4”
25/32”
13/16”
27/32”
7/8”
Amps
50
50
50
60
60
60
60
PSI
60
60
60
60
60
60
60
*These settings are guidelines and may need to be adjusted based on your techniques.
HOT METAL AND TOOLS WILL BURN!
• Electric plasma cutting heats metal and tools to temperatures that will cause severe burns!
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SET-UP
FIG. A
• After the desired current source is determined, be sure the proper plug
is used and the appropriate circuitry and breakers are in place.
• Do not plug unit in at this time and make sure the Power Switch on the
left side of The Front Panel is in the OFF position (Fig. A).
• Install an air fitting compatible with your air line into the 1/4” NPT fitting
on the rear of the plasma cutter (FIG. B).
• Attach the Torch Air Supply Line to the lower left of the front panel
and tighten (FIG. C).
• Attach the Torch Switch Connector Cable to the Multi-Pin Connector
located on the third from left of the lower front panel (FIG. C).
• Remove the black threaded knob (2nd from left) and place the terminal
of the red lead over the post, then replace the knob and tighten (FIG. C).
• Attach the Ground Lead Connector to the terminal located at the lower
right of the front panel (FIG. C).
1. Before attempting to use this unit on an actual project or object of value, practice on a similar mateFIG. D
rial as there is a moderate learning curve necessary before achieving proficiency in cutting.
2. Place the Ground Cable Clamp on a clean, bare area of your workpiece. Scrape, wire brush, file or
grind a bare area if necessary to achieve a good ground.
3. Set the Air Pressure to the appropriate pressure with the Knob located at the upper right side of the
front panel (FIG. A). The Pressure Indicating Gauge is located directly above the Air Pressure Knob
and is set at 60 PSI.
4. Set the Output Amperage Knob (FIG. A) located at the center of the upper panel to an appropriate
setting again based on the thickness of the metal being cut; lower amperage for thinner metals,
higher amperage for thicker metals. Keep in mind that “more is not always better” as too high of an
amperage setting will result in overheating of the unit and excessive molten discharge from the cut.
5. Make sure all your safety gear is in place (Eye Protection, Welding Gloves, non-flammable long sleeve apparel) and the area is completely free of flammable material.
6. The best results are achieved by holding the tip at a 90° angle to the cut line (FIG. D).
7. To begin cutting, depress the Torch Trigger to ignite the pilot arc. The tip of the torch must be touching or within a short distance to the work piece
to begin the cut.
Amperage
Adjustment
✑✒✓✔
Air Pressure
Adjustment
FIG. B
Compressed
Air Inlet
OPERATION
FIG. C
ARC RAYS CAN INJURE EYES AND BURN!
• Arc rays produce intense ultraviolet radiation which can burn
exposed skin and cause eye damage. Use a shield with the
proper filter [a minimum of #8 shade is recommended per
OSHA 29CFR 1910.133(a)(5)] to protect your eyes from sparks
and the rays of the arc when plasma cutting or when observing
an open plasma arc (see ANSI Z49.1 and Z87.1 for safety
standards).
• Use suitable clothing made from durable flame-resistant
material to protect your skin.
• If other persons or pets are in the area of a plasma arc, use
welding screens to protect bystanders from sparks & arc rays.
•
✑✒✓✔
Torch Air
Supply Line
Ground
Torch Switch
Connector
✑✒✓✔
•
Pilot Arc
Ignitor
✑✒✓✔
•
8. With practice, you will be able to exercise precise control over this extremely powerful device, harnessing its energy to create clean, precise and intricate
cuts in many forms of metal up to 7/8” thick.
9. While you practice, experiment with different speeds. You will find that thinner materials will allow a faster motion while thicker materials will require a
slower motion to achieve a through cut.
10. A good form of practice is to attempt a series of straight lines while creating the cleanest edge possible with a minimum of molten material remaining
on the cut edge. This minimizes the cleanup of the edge with a grinder or file. Another excellent technique is to practice cutting your initials out of a
piece of steel.
Versa-Cut 60 Plasma Cutter - Air Pressure and Amperage Settings*
✑✒✓✔
•
✑✒✓✔
•
FUMES AND WELDING GASES
CAN BE A HEALTH HAZARD!
Fumes and gasses released during plasma cutting are
hazardous. Do not breathe fumes that are produced by the
plasma cutting operation.
Prolonged inhalation of plasma cutting fumes above safety
exposure limits can injure the lungs and other organs.
Use enough ventilation and/or exhaust at the arc to keep
fumes and gases from your breathing area.
Use an OSHA approved respirator when plasma cutting in
confined spaces or where there is inadequate ventilation.
Use extreme caution when plasma cutting coated materials
including but not limited to: cadmium plated, galvanized, lead
based paints.
Plasma Arc consists of superheated, electrified air which will quickly and violently vaporize almost anything in its path.
Metal Thickness 1/32”
1/16”
3/32”
1/8”
5/32”
3/16”
7/32”
Amps
20
20
20
20
20
20
30
PSI
60
60
60
60
60
60
60
Metal Thickness 1/4”
9/32”
5/16”
11/32”
3/8”
13/32”
7/16”
Amps
30
30
40
40
40
50
50
PSI
60
60
60
60
60
60
60
Metal Thickness 15/32”
1/2”
17/32”
9/16”
19/32”
5/8”
21/32”
Amps
50
50
50
50
50
50
50
PSI
60
60
60
60
60
60
60
Metal Thickness 11/16”
23/32”
3/4”
25/32”
13/16”
27/32”
7/8”
Amps
50
50
50
60
60
60
60
PSI
60
60
60
60
60
60
60
*These settings are guidelines and may need to be adjusted based on your techniques.
HOT METAL AND TOOLS WILL BURN!
• Electric plasma cutting heats metal and tools to temperatures that will cause severe burns!
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CARE & MAINTENANCE
REQUIRED ITEMS
FIG. E
✑✒✓✔
• It is extremely important that the air supply be clean and dry. A separate
moisture trap, water/oil separator or desiccant system should be used.
The Versa-Cut Plasma Cutter has a built-in “last-chance” moisture
separator which drains automatically when the air source is removed.
• Draining the water/oil separator while the unit is pressurized is
recommended so that all oil or water is discharged. To do this, raise
the unit so that you are able to see the drain fitting on the bottom/rear
of the unit (FIG. E). Use a screwdriver to press the drain fitting into the
unit, which will discharge any oil or water from the separator.
• Constantly inspect the torch nozzle for excessive erosion, molten metal
accumulation or burning. If damaged, it must be replaced.
• Before each use, inspect ALL electrical connections, cables, supply
line, torch, air supply, housing and controls for damage. If any damage
or wear is noted, DO NOT USE THE UNIT.
• Always store the unit in a safe, clean and dry environment.
FIG. F
Torch Assembly
Before you begin using the Eastwood Versa-Cut 60 Plasma Cutter make sure you have the following:
• A clean, dry air supply source for the torch. An air compressor capable of delivering 5-7 CFM @ 60 PSI is required. You can even use a portable air tank
with regulator. The air supply must be dry and the use of a moisture trap is strongly recommended.
• Eastwood recommends at a minimum a properly grounded 220-240 VAC 50/60Hz., 50 Amp circuit.
NOTE: Unit must be grounded to work properly and safely!
• A clean, safe, well-lit, dry, and well-ventilated work area.
• A non-flammable, long sleeve shirt or jacket.
• Heavy-Duty Welding Gloves (#12590 or equivalent)
• Plasma Cutting Glasses, Faceshield, or Welding Helmet to provide eye protection during cutting operations.
POWER REQUIREMENTS
The Eastwood Versa-Cut Plasma Cutter is supplied with the popular NEMA 6-50P plug, requiring a NEMA 6-50R receptacle.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
TORCH MAINTENANCE
The Eastwood Versa-Cut 60 Plasma Cutter has a number of consumable parts
that will need to be replaced over time. If wear or slag build up is noticed on
any of the torch components, replace them immediately to avoid damage to
the torch. Worn components will also contribute to poor cutting and difficult
arc starting. See the torch components (FIG. F) exploded view for a reference
of all of the components and the assembly order.
External
Nozzle
Nozzle
Air
Diffuser
Electrode
✑✒✓✔
✑✒✓✔
✑✒✓✔
✑✒✓✔
✑✒✓✔
✑✒✓✔
ELECTRIC SHOCK CAN CAUSE INJURY OR DEATH!
• Improper use of a Plasma Cutter can cause electric shock, injury and death! Read all precautions described in the Plasma Cutter
Manual to reduce the possibility of electric shock.
• Disconnect Plasma Cutter from power supply before assembly, disassembly or maintenance of the torch, contact tip and when
installing or removing nozzles.
• Always wear dry, protective clothing and leather welding gloves and insulated footwear. Use suitable clothing made from durable
flame-resistant material to protect your skin.
• If other persons or pets are in the area of plasma cutting, use welding screens to protect bystanders from sparks.
• Always operate the Plasma Cutter in a clean, dry, well ventilated area. Do not operate the Plasma Cutter in humid, wet, rainy or
poorly ventilated areas.
• The electrode and work (or ground) circuits are electrically “hot” when the Plasma Cutter is on. Do not allow these “hot” parts to
come in contact with your bare skin or wet clothing.
• Separate yourself from the arcing circuit by using insulating mats to prevent contact from the work surface.
• Be sure that the work piece is properly supported and grounded prior to beginning a plasma cutting operation.
• Always attach the ground clamp to the piece to be cut and as close to the cutting area as possible. This will give the least resistance
and best cut.
Remove all items from the box. Compare with list below to make sure unit is complete.
• Versa-Cut 60 Plasma Cutter
• Torch and 20’ Supply Line
• 10’ Ground Lead and clamp
• Instruction Booklet
• Face Shield
• Extra Electrode and Nozzle
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SAFETY INFORMATION
NOTES
SPARKS CAN CAUSE FIRE OR EXPLOSION!
• Plasma cutting produces sparks which can be discharged considerable distances at high velocity igniting flammable or explosive vapors
and materials.
DO NOT operate electric arc Plasma Cutter in areas where flammable or explosive vapors are present.
DO NOT use near combustible surfaces. Remove all flammable items from the work area where welding sparks can reach (minimum of 35 ft).
• Always keep a fire extinguisher nearby while plasma cutting.
• Use welding blankets to protect painted and or flammable surfaces; rubber weather-stripping, dash boards, engines, etc.
• Ensure power supply has properly rated wiring to handle power usage.
ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS CAN BE A HEALTH HAZARD!
• The electromagnetic field that is generated during plasma cutting may interfere with various electrical and electronic devices such as
cardiac pacemakers. Anyone using such devices should consult with their physician prior to performing any electric plasma cutting.
• Exposure to electromagnetic fields while plasma cutting may have other health effects which are not known.
ARC RAYS CAN INJURE EYES AND BURN!
• Arc rays produce intense ultraviolet radiation which can burn exposed skin and cause eye damage. Use a shield with the proper filter
[a minimum of #8 shade is recommended per OSHA 29CFR 1910.133(a)(5)] to protect your eyes from sparks and the rays of the arc
when plasma cutting or when observing an open plasma arc (see ANSI Z49.1 and Z87.1 for safety standards).
• Use suitable clothing made from durable flame-resistant material to protect your skin.
• If other persons or pets are in the area of a plasma arc, use welding screens to protect bystanders from sparks and arc rays.
FUMES AND WELDING GASES CAN BE A HEALTH HAZARD!
•
•
•
•
•
Fumes and gasses released during plasma cutting are hazardous. Do not breathe fumes that are produced by the plasma cutting operation.
Prolonged inhalation of plasma cutting fumes above safety exposure limits can injure the lungs and other organs.
Use enough ventilation and/or exhaust at the arc to keep fumes and gases from your breathing area.
Use an OSHA approved respirator when plasma cutting in confined spaces or where there is inadequate ventilation.
Use extreme caution when plasma cutting coated materials including but not limited to: cadmium plated, galvanized, lead based paints.
HOT METAL AND TOOLS WILL BURN!
• Electric plasma cutting heats metal and tools to temperatures that will cause severe burns!
• Use protective, heat resistant gloves and clothing when using Eastwood or any other plasma cutting equipment. Never touch a cut
work surface, torch tip or nozzle until they have completely cooled.
FLYING METAL CHIPS CAN CAUSE INJURY!
• Grinding and sanding will eject metal chips, dust, debris and sparks at high velocity. To prevent eye injury wear approved safety glasses.
• Wear an OSHA-approved respirator when grinding or sanding.
• Read all manuals included with specific grinders, sanders or other power tools used before and after the plasma cutting process.
Be aware of all power tool safety warnings.
ELECTRICAL FIRE HAZARD!
• Be certain that all wiring and breakers of the electrical supply are rated to accommodate the maximum power demands of the Cut 60.
FIRST AID
• If exposed to excessive fumes move to an area with fresh air.
• For burns or other injuries follow basic first aid techniques and call a physician or emergency medical personnel.
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NOTES
SAFETY INFORMATION
READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL INSTRUCTIONS AND PRECAUTIONS BEFORE PROCEEDING.
This unit emits powerful high current and extreme heat which can cause severe burns, dismemberment, electrical shock and death. Eastwood shall not be held
liable for consequences due to deliberate or unintentional misuse of this product.
IMPORTANT NOTE
These instructions are intended only to provide the user with some familiarity of the Eastwood Cut 60 Plasma Cutter. Electric arc cutting is a highly complex
procedure with many variables. If you have no experience with electric arc cutting, it is extremely important to seek the advice of someone experienced in electric
arc cutting for instruction, enroll in a local technical school welding course or study a comprehensive how-to DVD and obtain a good quality reference book on
welding plasma cutting and welding as there is a moderate learning curve necessary before achieving proficiency. Before attempting to use this unit on an actual
project or object of value, practice on a similar material as there are many variables present and settings required when cutting or welding different metals such
as steel and stainless steel. It is also strongly recommended that the user adhere to the American Welding Society guidelines, codes and applications prior to
producing welds where safety is affected.
SAFETY INFORMATION
Plasma cutting can be dangerous to you and other persons in the work area. Read and understand this instruction manual before using your Eastwood Plasma
Cutter. Injury or death can occur if safe welding practices are not followed. Safety information is set forth below and throughout this manual.
To learn more about welding safety, read OSHA Title 29 CFR 1910, available at www.osha.gov; ANSI Z49.1, “Safety in Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes,”
available at www.aws.org; and the consumable manufacturer’s Safety Data Sheet.
The following explanations are displayed in this manual, on the labeling, and on all other information provided with this product:
DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION used with the safety alert symbol, indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE is used to address practices not related to personal injury.
ELECTRIC SHOCK CAN CAUSE INJURY OR DEATH!
• Improper use of a Plasma Cutter can cause electric shock, injury and death! Read all precautions described in the Plasma Cutter
Manual to reduce the possibility of electric shock.
• Disconnect Plasma Cutter from power supply before assembly, disassembly or maintenance of the torch, contact tip, and when
installing or removing nozzles.
• Always wear dry, protective clothing and leather welding gloves and insulated footwear. Use suitable clothing made from durable
flame-resistant material to protect your skin.
• If other persons or pets are in the area of plasma cutting, use welding screens to protect bystanders from sparks.
• Always operate the Plasma Cutter in a clean, dry, well ventilated area. Do not operate the Plasma Cutter in humid, wet, rainy or
poorly ventilated areas.
• The electrode and work (or ground) circuits are electrically “hot” when the Plasma Cutter is on. Do not allow these “hot” parts
to come in contact with your bare skin or wet clothing.
• Separate yourself from the arcing circuit by using insulating mats to prevent contact from the work surface.
• Be sure that the work piece is properly supported and grounded prior to beginning a plasma cutting operation.
• Always attach the ground clamp to the piece to be cut and as close to the cutting area as possible. This will give the least
resistance and best cut.
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The EASTWOOD-DESIGNED VERSA-CUT 60 PLASMA CUTTER is your smartest choice for making clean, fast cuts through steel, stainless or aluminum as thin
as 24-gauge, or as thick as 7/8”. Compared to mechanical cutting, our Versa-Cut 60 Plasma Cutter works significantly faster, and makes curved and intricate
cuts more easily and precisely. 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.
STATEMENT OF LIMITED WARRANTY
The Eastwood Company (hereinafter “Eastwood”) warrants to the end user (purchaser) of all new welding and cutting equipment (collectively called the “products”) that it will be free of
defects in workmanship and material. This warranty is void if the equipment has been subjected to improper installation, improper care or abnormal operations.
WARRANTY PERIOD:
All warranty periods begin on the date of purchase from Eastwood. Warranty Periods are listed below, along with the products covered during those warranty periods:
3 Year Warranty on Material, Workmanship, and Defects:
• Eastwood Versa-Cut 60 Plasma Cutter
Items not covered under this warranty: Electrodes, nozzles, diffuser, and external nozzle.
All other components are covered by the warranty and will be repaired or replaced at the discretion of Eastwood.
2 Years:
• All Welding Helmets.
CONDITIONS OF WARRANTY TO OBTAIN WARRANTY COVERAGE:
Purchaser must first contact Eastwood at 1-800-345-1178 for an RMA# before Eastwood will accept any welder returns.
Final determination of warranty on welding and cutting equipment will be made by Eastwood.
WARRANTY REPAIR:
If Eastwood confirms the existence of a defect covered under this warranty plan, Eastwood will determine whether repair or replacement is the most suitable option
to rectify the defect. At Eastwood’s request, the purchaser must return, to Eastwood, any products claimed defective under Eastwood’s warranty.
FREIGHT COSTS:
The purchaser is responsible for shipment to and from Eastwood.
WARRANTY LIMITATIONS:
EASTWOOD WILL NOT ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR REPAIRS UNLESS MADE BY EASTWOOD. EASTWOOD’S LIABILITY UNDER THIS WARRANTY SHALL NOT EXCEED THE
COST OF CORRECTING THE DEFECT OF THE EASTWOOD PRODUCT. EASTWOOD WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (SUCH AS LOSS OF BUSINESS, ETC.)
CAUSED BY THE DEFECT OR THE TIME INVOLVED TO CORRECT THE DEFECT. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY IS THE ONLY EXPRESS WARRANTY PROVIDED BY EASTWOOD WITH RESPECT
TO ITS PRODUCTS. WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY LAW SUCH AS THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY
ARE LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY FOR THE EQUIPMENT INVOLVED. THIS WARRANTY GIVES THE PURCHASER SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS.
THE PURCHASER MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
Unit Has Overheated
The unit has overheated from exceeding the duty cycle and the internal
thermal protection circuitry has been activated. Turn the main power switch
off, wait several minutes to allow cooling then turn power switch back on.
The unit is ready for service.
Torch Not Receiving Power
Check all connections. A loose connection will prevent Torch activation.
Torch Tip Not Receiving Power
Check for damaged lines, Torch or Torch Tip.
Tip Not Receiving Power
Inspect the Torch Tip for damage, excessive molten material build-up or
excessive burning. Replace if necessary.
Power Switch is “On”,
the Indicator Light is
Illuminated, the Fan
is Running and When
the Torch Activation
Button is Depressed,
There is No Airflow
Through the Torch,
the Pilot ARC Igniter is
Activating, However, A
Plasma ARC Cannot be
Started
Torch Not Receiving Power
Check all connections. A loose connection will prevent Torch activation.
Torch Not Receiving Power
Check for damaged lines, Torch or Torch Tip.
Torch Tip Damaged
Inspect the Torch Tip for damage, excessive molten material build-up or
excessive burning. Replace if necessary.
Incorrect Voltage
Input voltage is too low or too high (below 110V or above 240V).
Air Pressure Too Low
Air pressure is too low or too high. Adjust to 60 PSI.
The Pilot ARC is
Spattering
Air Pressure Too High
Lower air pressure to 60 PSI or below.
Nozzle Worn
Replace the nozzle and electrode in the torch.
Entire Unit Shuts Off
During Use, Switch is
in the “On” Position
Power Switch is
“On”, the Indicator
Light is Illuminated,
the Fan is Running,
However, When the
Torch Activation is
Depressed, There is No
Sound from the Pilot
ARC Igniter and There
is No Air Flow
SPECIFICATIONS
Amperage
Output Range
Output Voltage
Weight
Duty Cycle
20-60 Amps
104 V
42 Lbs.
60% @ 60 A*
Overall
Dimensions
17.7” (450mm) x
7.5” (190mm) x
13.6” (345mm)
Electrical Input
Air Requirements
50-60Hz
220-240 VAC
5-7 CFM @ 60 psi
* Minimum Duty Cycle @ 25°C
DUTY CYCLE
The rated Duty Cycle refers to the amount of cutting that can be done within an amount of time. It is easiest to look at your cutting time in blocks of 10 Minutes
and the Duty Cycle being a percentage of that 10 Minutes. If cutting at 60 Amps with a 60% Duty Cycle, within a 10 Minute block of time you can cut for 6 Minutes with 4 Minutes of cooling for the cutter. To increase the duty cycle you can turn down the Amperage Output control.
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REPLACEMENT ITEMS
#14343
#14344
#12814
#14557
#13788
#14555
Plasma Cutter Torch Assembly, CB70
Electrode (10pk), Versa Cut 60
Nozzle (10pk), Versa Cut 40/60
External Nozzle (2pk), Versa Cut 60
Air Diffuser (2pk), Versa Cut 40/60
Nozzle Guide (10pk), Versa Cut 60
Item #14099
VERSA-CUT 60
PLASMA CUTTER
ACCESSORIES
#13689
#12590
Plasma Cutting Guide
Welding Gloves - Large
ASSEMBLY & OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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