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Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter w/SL40 Torch 1-4200

Code: 1-4200
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Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter w/SL40 Torch 1-4200

Get a $75 Cash Rebate from ESAB with purchase. Expires 12/31/17
Cyberweld Price: $970.00
Mfg Industrial Price: $1,406.00
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Thermal Dynamics® Cutmaster® 42 Plasma Cutter with 15 foot SL40 Torch 1-4200

The Thermal Dynamics® Cutmaster® 42 Plasma Cutter with 15 foot SL40 plasma torch is one of the most affordable, highest quality 1/4" cutting capacity plasma systems available. The Cutmaster® 42 has the power to cut all day long at its recommended cutting capacity but gives you that extra cutting punch when you need it.

The Cutmaster® 42 Plasma Cutter has the unique ability to crank out 27 amps of cutting power on 120 volt input and then jumps all the way up to 40 amps of cutting power when operating on 230 volt input power.

Applications
Auto Body / Marine Repair
Plumbing & HVAC
Home Shop
Rental Fleets
Metal Building & Roofing Construction

Features
  • Industry leading 4-YEAR warranty
  • The only plasma cutter in its class that provides increased output power when switching from 120 volt to 230 volt input.
  • Competitively priced for the 1/4" (6mm) market, but with the cut capacity of a larger machine.
  • Features the new SL40 torch, based on the proven Surelok platform.



  • Vent2Shield™ allows the use of considerably smaller air compressors compared to similar 40 amp plasma cutters.
  • Greater cutting capacity than any 1/4" (6mm) plasma cutter. Cuts all day at 1/4" with the power to cut 5/8".
  • Compact and lightweight, only 26 lbs. (11.8kg) for serious portability.
  • Only 40 amp unit on the market with quick disconnect torch and lead extensions.
  • Features two power plugs, one for the standard 120 volt outlet and another plug for a 230 volt outlet.

    Specs




    Comes complete with
  • Cutmaster® 42 Plasma Cutter
  • All SL40 torch with 15' leads
  • Safety gloves & glasses
  • Instructional plasma cutting DVD
  • Extra spare parts
  • Heavy-duty carrying case
  • Power plug adapters

    Get a $75 online, cash back rebate from ESAB with the purchase of a Cutmaster® 42 plasma cutter. Download ESAB® Rebate Submission Instructions HERE. Expires 12/31/17.

    This item ships Free via standard ground shipping within contiguous U.S.

  • Download Cutmaster 42 SL40 Spec Sheet (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
    Download Cutmaster 42 SL40 Spec Sheet (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

    Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Standoff Cutting Guide 9-0090Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Standoff Cutting Guide 9-0090Thermal Dynamics® Cutmaster 42 plasma cutting standoff guide - bushing NOT required.


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    Code: 9-0090

    Mfg Industrial Price: $27.70Cyberweld Price: $24.95



    Thermal Dynamics SL40 Cutting Guide Bushing 7-2915Thermal Dynamics SL40 Cutting Guide Bushing 7-2915Use this bushing to adapt your Cutmaster® 42 plasma torch to Thermal Dynamics® plasma cutting guides and roller guides.


    Availability: Usually ships the next business day

    Code: 7-2915

    Mfg Industrial Price: $16.34Cyberweld Price: $13.99



    Thermal Dynamics Radius/Roller Guide Kit 7-7501Thermal Dynamics Radius/Roller Guide Kit 7-7501Thermal Dynamics® Radius/Roller Guide Kit 7-7501


    Availability: Usually ships the next business day

    Code: 7-7501

    Mfg Industrial Price: $80.30Cyberweld Price: $72.30

    Bushing for Cutmaster 42: 


    Thermal Dynamics Plasma Straight Line Cutting Guide 7-8911Thermal Dynamics Plasma Straight Line Cutting Guide 7-8911Thermal Dynamics® Plasma Straight Line Cutting Guide 7-8911


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    Code: 7-8911

    Mfg Industrial Price: $321.00Cyberweld Price: $288.90

    Bushing for Cutmaster 42: 


    Thermal Dynamics Plasma Deluxe Cutting Guide Kit 7-8910Thermal Dynamics Plasma Deluxe Cutting Guide Kit 7-8910Thermal Dynamics® Plasma Deluxe Cutting Guide Kit 7-8910


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    Code: 7-8910

    Mfg Industrial Price: $341.00Cyberweld Price: $306.90

    Bushing for Cutmaster 42: 


    Tillman Leather Torch Leads Cover 581Tillman Leather Torch Leads Cover 581Leather Torch Leads Cover 581


    Availability: Usually ships the next business day

    Code: 581

    Mfg Industrial Price: $50.00Cyberweld Price: $33.37

    Length: 


    Thermal Dynamics Plasma Air Filter Kit 7-7507Thermal Dynamics Plasma Air Filter Kit 7-7507Thermal Dynamics® Plasma Air Filter Kit 7-7507


    Availability: Usually ships the next business day

    Code: 7-7507

    Mfg Industrial Price: $155.00Cyberweld Price: $139.50



    Thermal Dynamics Plasma 2 Stage Air Filter Kit 9-9387Thermal Dynamics Plasma 2 Stage Air Filter Kit 9-9387Thermal Dynamics® Plasma 2 Stage Air Filter Kit 9-9387


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    Code: 9-9387

    Mfg Industrial Price: $241.00Cyberweld Price: $211.00



    1 Torch SL40 Plasma Torch & Replacement Parts (Cutmaster Series)1 Torch SL40 Plasma Torch & Replacement Parts (Cutmaster Series)Genuine Thermal Dynamics® replacement parts for your SL40 1Torch plasma torch. Suitable for Cutmaster® 42 plasma cutter.


    37 Questions & 40 Answers
    Josh
    from ny asked:
    February 27, 2017
    What consumables come with this machine?
    Thermal Dynamics advises that the Thermal Dynamics Custmaster 42 comes with: 2- Electrodes 2- 20 Amp Drag Tips 2- 40 Amp Drag Tips 2- Standoff Cutting Tips
    Customer Service
    on March 13, 2017

    Butch
    from Aston, PA asked:
    August 17, 2016
    Can the cutmaster 42 be used on a plasma table?
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter w/SL40 Torch 1-4200 is not designed for automated cutting on a plasma table
    Customer Service
    on August 18, 2016

    Bill
    from Connecticut asked:
    July 21, 2016
    would a pancake compressor be adequate for most of the plasma cutters without a built in compressor
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter w/SL40 Torch 1-4200 requires an air compressor that is capable of producing 3.2 CFM at 75 PSI. If the pancake compressor can produce this output than it should be able to support the Cutmaster 42.
    Customer Service
    on July 22, 2016

    Bhardy23
    from Louisiana asked:
    July 20, 2016
    I'm looking to purchase a plasma cutter to us primarily in my shop, but also to put on my welding rig to do mobile jobs. I have plenty of power in my shop but my generator on my welding machine only outs out 13amps at 220v or 26amps at 110v. Would this machine work on my rig with reduced capacity? Or would it not work at all off my welding machine? The machine is a Lincoln sa250d. If this will not work any recommendations? I would rather a slightly larger machine that would work at diminished capacity than a smaller one that would work at 100% my output power. That way I could do more on shop power.
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter w/SL40 Torch 1-4200 will require a generator than can produce 3800 watts. Based on the information that you provided your generator will only produce 2860 watts. The Cutmaster 42 will not run very well off of you machine even at a reduced output. We suggest that if you are serious about running a plasma out in the field to do mobile jobs that you obtain a larger generator. To run the Cutmaster 42 you will need a 4000 watt or larger generator
    Customer Service
    on July 21, 2016

    jason hines
    from Missouri asked:
    March 26, 2016
    can u drag cut with the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter?
    You can drag cut with the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter w/SL40 Torch 1-4200
    Customer Service
    on March 28, 2016

    Lito
    from Eagan, MN asked:
    March 26, 2016
    Can I know the shipping dimension and weight of this product?
    The shipping carton dimensions for the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter w/SL40 Torch 1-4200 measure L 24 1/2" x W 13 1/4" x H 18". The shipping weight is 56.5 lbs
    Customer Service
    on March 28, 2016

    Arden
    from CO asked:
    January 3, 2016
    does this package include the Thermal Dynamics Plasma Air Filter Kit 7-7507? If not is that something that I would need to purchase before using the cutter?
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200 does not come with the Thermal Dynamics Plasma Air Filter Kit 7-7507. It is a good idea to purchase one for use with the Cutmaster 42.This kit it will filter out moisture and contaminants that can shorten tip and consumable life and help prevent internal problems.
    Customer Service
    on January 4, 2016

    Devin
    from Georgia asked:
    August 24, 2015
    Does it have a built in air compressor
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200 does NOT have a built in air compressor
    Customer Service
    on August 24, 2015

    JJ
    from Ny asked:
    April 25, 2015
    If the SL 40 torch is swapped out for a SL 60 (as stated above in another question as a verified possibility) can the plasma cutter preform light gouging?
    You can install a SL 60 torch on a Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200. You would be able to do a minimal amount of gouging with this set up because the max output of the Cutmaster 42 is only 40 amps
    Customer Service
    on April 28, 2015

    van wkida
    from Hilo, Hawaii asked:
    April 13, 2015
    what would be my shipping cost to hawaii?
    Your cost to ship the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200 would be approx $270.00
    Customer Service
    on April 13, 2015

    Curtis Frye
    from Pittsburgh asked:
    February 13, 2015
    Is this unit in stock and available to ship
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200 are currently in stock
    Customer Service
    on February 13, 2015

    josef belchatovski
    from maryland asked:
    December 16, 2014
    just purchesed a cut master 42 at my local welding suply how do i go about rediming he $ 50.00 dollar rebate
    Since you didn't purchase the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200 from us we suggest you go back to your local welding supply and get a rebate form from him.. Complete the rebate form and send it and a copy of your receipt to Thermal Dynamics.. They will send you a check for the rebate
    Customer Service
    on December 17, 2014

    Andy
    from austin asked:
    December 8, 2014
    Does this unit come with a warranty? Thanks.
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200 comes with a 4 year warranty on the machine and a 1 year warranty on the torch
    Customer Service
    on December 9, 2014

    Kurt
    from west milford nj asked:
    May 27, 2014
    is this a new unit or a refurbished unit??
    The items that we sell are brand new including the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200
    Customer Service
    on May 28, 2014

    Don
    from Michigan asked:
    April 7, 2014
    Does the Cutmaster 42 have a pilot arc? What are the pros and cons of a pilot arc? Thanks
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200 does use a pilot arc.. Use of a pilot arc provides better visibility when starting the cut and easier starts. Also with no Hi Frequency used to start it can be used in most work environments without causing interference with electronic equipment They only real con is that the pilot arc can cause premature consumable wear if not used properly
    Customer Service
    on April 9, 2014

    Ben
    from Ohio asked:
    March 27, 2014
    Is there a machine torch available for the 42 and can I use it on a CNC water table?
    Thermal Dynamics does not recommend installing a machine torch on a Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200
    Customer Service
    on March 27, 2014

    jaydee
    from oklahoma asked:
    March 27, 2014
    can u use air or gas while cutting?
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200 uses compressed air
    Customer Service
    on March 27, 2014

    Mike Kilian
    from San Antonio, Texas asked:
    March 5, 2014
    Can you use the SL60 or SL100 plasma torch on the cutmaster 42 or should you use only the SL40. Is it likely a bigger torch could damage the unit or cause a bad air fault? If you do not regulate air pressure will you get a bad air fault light?
    Thermal Dymanics advises that the proper replacement for the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200 is the SL40 however there should be no problem if you wanted to install a SL60.. They do not recommend the SL100 for this machine
    Customer Service
    on March 6, 2014
    Thermal Dymanics advises that the proper replacement for the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200 is the SL40 however there should be no problem if you wanted to install a SL60.. They do not recommend the SL100 for this machine
    Customer Service
    on March 6, 2014

    ted
    from huston asked:
    February 11, 2014
    Can this unit be used to make small precision type cuts which would allow it to be used for art projects
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200 can be used to make precision cuts especially on thin gauge material using the 20 amp tips
    Customer Service
    on February 12, 2014

    bill
    from mesa asked:
    February 1, 2014
    which air dryer would match best with this cutter?
    The type an size of dryer that is needed or use with the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200 will depend on the environment that it is used in .. If you live in a dry area of the country you can use some of the less expensive dryers . If you live in a humid area the more expensive dryers would be a better choice. The Thermal Dynamics Plasma Air Filter Kit 7-7507 is a good average choice for use with this machine
    Customer Service
    on February 3, 2014

    Allen
    from Chesapeake, Virginia asked:
    September 22, 2013
    I saw that you cannot air arc with this. I'm not even sure what that means, a plasma cutter uses an arc combined with compressed air to cut steel. Carbon Arc Cutting (or gouging) is a completely different process, that has nothing to do with plasma cutting. I believe a better question would have been, " Does the Cutmaster 42 have a "gouge" or metal removing capability in either 120 or 230 voltage?".
    Thermal does not recommend using the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200 for gouging and they do not offer any gouging tips for this model .However the Cutmaster 52 the next step up in their Plasma line can be used for gouging
    Customer Service
    on September 23, 2013

    William Smith
    from near St. Louis, MO. asked:
    August 27, 2013
    can you air arc with these plasma cutters
    No you can not air arc with the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200..
    Customer Service
    on August 28, 2013

    tom
    from jacksonville fl asked:
    July 18, 2013
    does this cut stainless and aluminum?
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200 will cut stainless and aluminum
    Customer Service
    on July 19, 2013

    rick
    from wabash Indiana asked:
    June 29, 2013
    why does the tourch keep turning it off while cutting? Could if be doing that only off 120v
    There are a couple of reasons way your Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200 torch my be turning off while cutting. Your cutting speed may be to fast, or you may be trying to cut too thick a material.. Remember that if you are running the Cutmaster 42 on 120 volt you will have only half of its rated output. So the maximum rated output of 5/8" will only be 5/16" when the unit is run on 120 volt..
    Customer Service
    on July 3, 2013

    Rod
    from Riv. , ca. asked:
    June 25, 2013
    What is the min size scfm required 2 operate the cut master 42 & also air pressure
    Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200 requires Air pressure of 75 psi and cfm of 3.2
    Customer Service
    on June 25, 2013

    mario
    from mass. asked:
    June 21, 2013
    on 120 volts how thick can this machine cut comfortibly? mild steel that is.
    The Cutmaster® 42 has the power to cut all day long at its recommended cutting capacity (1/4 inch) but gives you that extra cutting punch when you need it.
    Customer Service
    on June 28, 2013

    Peter Lloyd
    from Santa Fe NM asked:
    June 21, 2013
    Does the Cutmaster 42 have a jig for cutting circles?
    There is a circle cutting guide available for use with the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200..The Thermal Dynamics Radius/Roller Guide Kit 7-7501 can be used with the Cutmaster 42 however you would need to add the Cutmaster 42 bushing #7-2915
    Customer Service
    on June 21, 2013

    JL Harris
    from oklahoma city, ok asked:
    June 19, 2013
    how many inches per minute will this machine cut?
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200 will cut approx. 18'per minute on 1/4" steel
    Customer Service
    on June 20, 2013

    Kerry
    from Missouri. asked:
    April 7, 2013
    Are Longer or Extension Work cables available for this machine?
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200 comes only with 15ft torch and leads.. To extend the reach of this machine would require the use of and extension cord such as the Direct Wire Extension Cord - 230 Volt , 25' or 50' 8/3 that appears on our site
    Customer Service
    on April 10, 2013
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200 comes only with 15ft torch and leads.. To extend the reach of this machine would require the use of and extension cord such as the Direct Wire Extension Cord - 230 Volt , 25' or 50' 8/3 that appears on our site
    Customer Service
    on April 10, 2013

    Joe
    from fort wayne asked:
    February 12, 2013
    What country ? is this made in.
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200 is made in China
    Customer Service
    on February 13, 2013

    ted
    from phoenix asked:
    December 27, 2012
    Does this unit need an air drier in the system to operate properly
    Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200 operates best with a air dryer/filter he is the link to these parts: http://store.cyberweld.com/plairfi.html
    Customer Service
    on December 28, 2012

    Hank Lovato
    from Topeks, Ks. asked:
    December 18, 2012
    How expensive are consumables for this machine? Hank
    Pricing and description of the consumables used with the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200 can be found here http://store.cyberweld.com/1toslpltorep.html
    Customer Service
    on December 19, 2012

    Gary Trout
    from Logansport , In asked:
    November 30, 2012
    The picture shows a hard case . Does this also come with the soft case ?
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200 comes standard with the heavy duty (hard) carrying case plus for a limited time you will also receive the soft case
    Customer Service
    on December 3, 2012

    Chris Hartong
    from mn asked:
    November 19, 2012
    does this device use a high frequency start.
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200 does not use high frequency to start
    Customer Service
    on November 20, 2012

    Dan
    from OKC asked:
    October 24, 2012
    Where is the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster plasma manufactured?
    I wanted one Built in the USA and when I recieved mine and opened it..........................CHINA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, I will say mine has been very good but the china thing really, really, really saddens me
    me
    on November 15, 2012
    from here
    CHINA, I was very disappointed, but after using it i quickly got over it very, very, very nice machine. But please TD bring it back to USA!!!!!!
    Ken
    on November 27, 2012
    from ny

    Frank
    from Tucson, az. asked:
    October 11, 2012
    Do i need a compressor or does it have it's own? If it does need a compressor what type and how big? Will a 120 volt work or do i need a 220 volt compressor? Thank you. Frank
    You will need a compressor with the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200..The compressor must be able to supply the Cutmaster 42 with 3.2 cubic ft per minute of air at 75 psi.
    Customer Service
    on October 11, 2012

    John
    from New york asked:
    September 29, 2012
    Does it have a built in compressor
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 Plasma Cutter 1-4200 does not have a built in air compressor.
    Customer Service
    on October 1, 2012


    By Shane
    Las Vegas, NV
    Simple Setup and Use
    July 13, 2017
    No brainer to setup. Great price. Cuts flawlessly through all ranges of materials.
    By Dave
    California
    Decent machine
    March 17, 2017
    This machine is perfect for hobbiests. It seems to cut very clean on the lighter gauge materials. I haven't had the chance to test up to 1/2 inch yet. I've read other reviews complaining about the electrode consumables not lasting very long. I can kind of notice the issues with mine. But many things factor in, like blow back or not holding the tip vertical during the cut. Also make sure you have the right tip on for drag or off the material cutting. One more thing is dry air is need for optimal cuts and long lasting consumables.
    ProsNot bad for the price.
    ConsThis plasma uses constant air to run. Whether you are cutting or not, it's constantly drawing air. Hard to keep up when you have a low psi compressor. Mine runs 120 max and the plasma needs 90 psi minimum.
    By Clint M.
    Oklahoma
    So far so good
    January 27, 2017
    I'm new to plasma cutters but after much research and several recommendations for this brand, I bought one. So far I am very pleased.
    ProsCarry case is a nice touch and well thought out
    By Codi
    Johnson Creek WI
    Cutmaster 42
    November 16, 2016
    It's just awesome. I've worked with one just like it before.
    By Dave P.
    Lake Tapps,WA
    Victor plasma cut 42
    September 8, 2016
    I have been using plasma cutters for 20 years. There are good and bad. This one works very smooth and cuts as well as many high dollar units I have used. I have not tried the unit on 120v yet. With 240v set up it works just fine. As with any plasma cutter always use an air dryer, your consumables will love you for it.
    ProsCuts as good as many more expensive models.
    ConsNot sure of how it works on 120v. Need to set it up and see how it performs.
    By Bill
    Connecticut
    nice portable
    August 17, 2016
    i was debating between this unit and the next one in price figured this one would do most of that i wanted. received it next day
    Prosworked tested it on 120v worked fine. unit feels good in hand for detailed work. works well with a pancake compressor and dryer
    Consneed to put in a different 220 v plug but that's normal... the adapters didn't fit a dryer plug i had. would order extra tips and standoff .
    By David
    Portland, Maine
    Cutmaster 42 is excellent. Cyberweld is excellent.
    August 12, 2016
    I'm very happy with Cyberweld and my new Cutmaster 42. Shipping was prompt, I had the unit 3 days after ordering. Cyberweld customer service was helpful when I called for info. The Cutmaster 42 is just what I need. This unit easily cuts through several pieces of 5/16" steel at a 240V input. Cutting 24 Gauge steel is Fast. Max current draw is less than 20 amps at 240V and the air volume is less than 4 CFM. Works perfect in a home shop. I recommend it.
    ProsEasily cuts 5/16" steel at 240V input Less than 4 CFM airflow works with many compressors Consumable are low cost and easily available. 4 year warranty on the main unit is very nice. Great for a home work shop
    ConsNone yet.
    By Mike
    Elizabeth, Colorado
    Great product
    July 29, 2016
    Arrived on time works great
    By John
    Richmond, VA
    awesome
    May 27, 2016
    The torch is small, the machine is small, the air consumption is minimal. This machine is GREAT and underrated, easily slices through a 3/4 section of weld. I even turned it all the way down and cut through 1/4" nice and slow. AWESOME machine, crisp arc and great price, you wont regret it. THANK YOU cyberweld
    By Bryan
    Spring, TX
    Great cutter for beginners
    May 9, 2016
    This is my first plasma cutter. I am a beginning auto restorer and this cutter is great for me! It has performed flawlessly for the past 2 weeks and cuts through fenders and quarter panels like butter with only 110V. The air pressure is automatically regulated by the cutter so there is no adjustment for pressure.
    ProsDual voltage, auto pressure regulating, easy setup.
    ConsTake photos as you're unpacking if you want to get it back in the carry case.
    By George
    Ottawa ks
    Awesome machine
    April 13, 2016
    Good machine for the farm work I do sure makes life easier I would recommend it to anyone doing light to moderate metal cutting
    By jiml
    Tucson Az
    TD Cutmaster 42
    March 6, 2016
    I was very doubtful of buying a Chinese product but the Cyberweld tech was adamant that this was the best unit of the 2 I was interested in and although I have not used it much yet, in testing it has pertformed perfectly on 110V and 220V. The tips need to have easier to read markings on them, solved by putting tips in marked plastic bags.
    Pros Cuts more than specs say and very compact.
    Cons
    By Warren
    Nutrioso, AZ.
    New Cutmaster 42. Wow
    February 27, 2016
    Just got the Cutmaster 42 today, started cutting right out of the box like a champ. Did some 1/4" flat stock, easy-peasy. Then did a sign free hand in some light gauge steel for my wife, bam, happy wife. Finally tried a rusty piece of 3/4" steel, about 4 inches long, no problem. Wasn't even maxed out. Literature said 5/8" max, but I think that's way underrated. Have machine on dedicated 30 amp 220 circuit. Haven't tried 110 yet, but expect nice results. I already had a Thermal Arc Fabricator 211i, and the machine has been nothing short of amazing. Reliable as the sunrise and all the machine I've needed. Build quality seems on the Cutmaster looks and feels just as good, so I expect just as much reliability.
    ProsCapabilities Size
    ConsNone yet
    By Mark from Canada
    Cochrane AB, Canada
    A whole lot of machine for the money.
    February 14, 2016
    Used mine to cut 3/8" steel plate. No problem once I hooked up to 220v. Nice and compact, the carrying case is super skookum!
    ProsPrice, quality, light weight.
    ConsConsumables look like they will get chewed up...could be operator error though.
    By Scott H.
    Uniontown Washington
    A true cutmaster at an affordable price!
    January 3, 2016
    Thermal dynamics really hit the mark with this product! As a professional welder/ fabricator I expect quality and performance from my tools and the Cutmaster 42 delivers both at a great price! The machine will cut a full 1/4" in steel on a 120 volt 15 amp standard circuit and a full 3/8" on 220 volt circuit. Air consumption is minimal making this machine a great choice for portable fab work. The machine seems well made and comes with a really good quality case and really nice quality adapter cables for the different input voltages. This machine was bought to work in conjunction with a TWECO 211i 3 in one welder, What an awesome combination these two machines make! Bravo to ESAB/TWECO/ Thermal dynamics! Cyberweld did a great job on delivering as well, machine was ordered on a Tuesday and arrived the next Saturday afternoon ( several days earlier than expected).
    ProsQuality machine at a great price! Great warranty and brand support from Victor thermal dynamics Meets all claimed expectations Great service from Cyberweld
    ConsGround cable is a very stiff cable and does not have a twist lock to remove from machine, the ground clamp is a good quality however and should last a long time.
    By Frank
    Ct
    Fast service
    December 20, 2015
    Fast service, I ordered on Friday and UPS delivered on Saturday.
    By Brian
    Kansas city
    great cutter
    September 4, 2015
    Easy to setup and use. Works great
    By Ron
    Oc, ca
    Cut master 42
    July 31, 2015
    Waited 3 weeks to receive, works terrible, constantly wears out consumables, do not buy. I'm going back to miller plasma cutters asap.
    By Daniel F
    Coalinga ,CA.
    Great machine at a great price
    July 21, 2015
    This compact machine has great power and a well built carry case. One down fall is that you need a bushing to use the circle and straight cutting guides .another down gallos the cutting torch felt kind of cheap but I feel it will last for many years.
    ProsCarry case Light Powerful
    ConsThe need for a bushing to use accessories Plasma tourch feels cheap
    By Tom M
    PLymouth, MI
    Great Plasma Cutter
    May 25, 2015
    Great out of the box experience. I have used a Thermal Dynamics 65 and this one is almost as good for 1/4 the price. Did everything I needed. I just need to practice holding the torch at the proper angle.
    ProsEverything was included except the air filter. I purchased this separately. Great portable unit, very light and will cut thick steel if needed. I've only ran it on 220V for now, will try the 110V operation in the future.
    By cody
    oregon
    cuts 1/2 inch with ease
    May 2, 2015
    Awesome love it ! Its everything I wanted!
    By cliff
    schoharie, new york
    cut master 42
    February 22, 2015
    Have be using a cut master 52 for over 6 years every day at a boiler shop with no issues so that why I bought a cut master 42 for home. It will last and it was a great price.
    ProsPortable
    ConsNone
    By Greg
    Tryon ,North Carolina
    Nice Little Machine
    January 26, 2015
    Have not used it much but , really like it so far. cut some tin sheet metal using a strait edge and the standoff cutting guide . It came out great . Nice and strait with little to no dross. I liked it so much i was looking around the shop for things to cut. Its very easy to use .
    By Ryan
    Waipahu, Hi
    Cutmaster 42
    September 18, 2014
    Wanted a plasma cutter to run on 120v & 220v. Works good and got it at a good price. The shipping was fast but pricey.
    By Karen P
    Chino Valley, AZ United States
    Fast shipping, we love it.
    September 17, 2014
    We picked this up for someone else, and they are very impressed.
    By KEVIN
    Strasburg,P.A.
    Portable cutting power
    August 9, 2014
    Easy to use,versatile and very portable
    By Connie O
    Virginia
    reputation sold me!
    May 24, 2014
    I am moving so I have not tried my Cutmaster 42 out yet. I trust the name based on other reviews, so I hope it does the job for me. I will say this; If Thermal Dynamics were up front about the Cutmaster 42 being now made in China, then I would have probably went with another product. Nevertheless, the 4 year warranty demonstrates their faith in the product, so I will use it.
    ProsHave not used machine yet, so the only pro I can name is that machine looks solid and professionally built.
    ConsNo cons yet, since I have not used machine yet, but if any develops the T.D. will certainly hear from me, since Made in China on bottom of machine did not show itself until I had made purchase.
    By scott
    phoenix az
    better than expected
    April 3, 2014
    Just got my new cut master 42 this afternoon and couldn't ask for more. Had everything i needed right out of the box. I placed the order Sunday night and got the shipment Wednesday. I couldn't believe how fast it got here. Keep up the good work Cyberweld! I was about to buy one locally and spend $300 more to have it right away but glad I didn't.
    ProsFast shipping with tracking number
    Consnone
    By DV
    Rio Rancho, NM
    Fabulous machine for the price
    April 2, 2014
    I am a steel sculptor and had a Miller Spectrum 625 which I had to sell because I injured my back and could no longer do that kind of work. After a couple of back surgeries I have started scupting again, and in looking for another plasma cutter price was an issue this time around. I looked at the newer Miller Spectrum 625 X-Treme and the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 42 and decided to roll the dice for 500 bucks less and bought the Cutmaster 42, and boy am I glad that I did!. This thing cuts as good, if not better than the Spectrum 625 I had and is a fraction of the size. I split a 6 foot long 1/2 inch steel I beam in half lenghtwise the other day and it was as easy as slicing a loaf of bread. This is a great machine!
    ProsGreat power for small size and the price. Standoff guide makes cutting circles and oddball shapes a lot easier.
    By bobby
    hebron, ohio
    great, I love my plasma works great
    March 2, 2014
    I got my purchase quickly and at a great price it was easy to order and when I got it I took it straight out of the box and started using it right away. I love my new plasma. thank you
    By Dave
    United States
    Great Plasma Cutter
    December 22, 2013
    I've only used it a few time but it works flawlessly.
    ProsNice light weight package, very good qualty for the money
    ConsNonn
    By Ryan
    Jamestown, ND
    Awesome
    December 5, 2013
    Works great easy to use
    By John
    new mexico
    All you can expect for the money
    November 10, 2013
    Great cutter, only cut a few things so far but exceeds my expectations.
    ProsVery easy setup
    ConsNone
    By Troy
    Kansas City, Ks
    Awesome Price
    August 28, 2013
    Awesome machine and price, called the local welding shop for a price and was in shock, they wanted $3800 for the same machine.
    By Dennis
    Wise County Texas
    I LIKE IT!
    August 23, 2013
    Graduated from a 2000 model miller. Like the convenience of the plug receptacles, sure will help if portability is needed. The 1st thing I used mine for, was cutting sheet metal for a new shop siding and roof panels when needed, man, much quicker and cleaner than using a saw!! I ran in on 15 amp connected to my miller Bobcat 250 welder, along with a small air compressor and it worked in the remote location beautifully. Only reason I gave it 4 stars, the torch feels much less sturdy, well actually "cheap". I hope the torch head (trigger) holds up..
    ProsPortable, but great for stationary Tip longevity 3 power cord options. Extras (gloves, sunglasses) where a nice touch Nice ground clamp nd cut great out of the box.
    ConsTorch feels "cheap"
    By Derek
    Denver, CO
    Great
    August 1, 2013
    I was very pleased to see that this item was on sale and had a significant drop in price. It has done me well!
    By Bill
    St. Louis
    Easy order quick delivery
    June 26, 2013
    Easy ordering quick delivery. Cutter works great glad I went with a little better one. Now I gotta find a little better pricing on sheet metal cuz I'm gonna burn up some steel
    By Tom
    Indiana
    great product
    May 5, 2013
    I use this machine almost daily on stainless steel and it always amazes me on cut quality
    ProsLight weight snd portable
    ConsNone that I have found
    By Andy
    Shapleigh Maine
    Great buy!!!
    May 1, 2013
    Ordered the cutmaster 42 monday evening had it at my door wednesday afternoon tried it out and im very pleased works great i cut some 1/2 inch thick angle iron just trying it out cut it like butter build quality of the machine is excellent i researched plasma cutters for a while and ended up with this one very happy with my choice cyber weld was also great with fast free shipping 5 stars!!!
    ConsNothing
    By Tad
    Tucson, AZ
    Cutmaster 42 Review
    April 24, 2013
    So it arrived Friday afternoon one day ahead of the tracking, driver called me at work so I had him stash it in my carport until i could get home. Well packaged and at least visibly non-damaged container, free shipping from Cyber-Weld. http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s80/tadsal/Tools/01Box_zps5b40ec46.jpg Interior packaging was good also. http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s80/tadsal/Tools/02Packaging_zps6a274704.jpg Comes with a pretty sturdy carrying case. http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s80/tadsal/Tools/03Box_zpsdb5f1bf3.jpg Once out of the box the machine is light enough to move easily enough with one hand. http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s80/tadsal/Tools/04Lightweight_zpsdcc43cb3.jpg First thing I did was setup a dedicated dryer as I don't like robbing stuff from my paint gun setup. http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s80/tadsal/Tools/05dryer_zpse5673309.jpg Had to make the dryer detachable so it will fit back in the carrying case. http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s80/tadsal/Tools/06detachable_zpsab513979.jpg First test out of the box was 3/16" at 20 amps, nice clean cut. http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s80/tadsal/Tools/07threesixteens20amps_zpsde1b4bb8.jpg 1/4" at 20 amps cuts with very noticeable dross. http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s80/tadsal/Tools/08quaterinch20amps_zps9102dce3.jpg 1/4" at 27 amps cuts cleanly and pierces nicely. http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s80/tadsal/Tools/09quarterinch27amps_zpsffad5a95.jpg 3/8" at 27 amps severs cleanly but as you can see the dross is back, not that hard to clean up but if you were doing any significant amount of 3/8" you need to get it onto a 220V circuit so you can bump past the 110V 27 amp limit. http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s80/tadsal/Tools/10threeeights27amps_zps0774bfec.jpg Some notes: The first two test were done on a 20 amp 110V circuit with the 15 amp adapter plug which limits you to 20 amps output, the remaining tests were done on the same circuit with the 20 amp adapter plug which bumps you to 27 amps output. Pros- 1. I really like the weight, we have an older DV Hypertherm at work, it's probably twice the weight of this. 2. The carrying case is very sturdy and since the majority of this unit is plastic that will be an asset. 3. It does what they claim it will do. Cons- 1. The only visible difference between the drag and stand-off tips is the orifice size, stand-off being larger. 2. The etching for the consumable part numbers is so light you need a magnifying glass to read it. 3. Ground clamp is junk, as are most these days (I have several spares).
    ProsPros- 1. I really like the weight, we have an older DV Hypertherm at work, it's probably twice the weight of this. 2. The carrying case is very sturdy and since the majority of this unit is plastic that will be an asset. 3. It does what they claim it will do.
    ConsCons- 1. The only visible difference between the drag and stand-off tips is the orifice size, stand-off being larger. 2. The etching for the consumable part numbers is so light you need a magnifying glass to read it. 3. Ground clamp is junk, as are most these days (I have several spares).
    By Todd
    Orange, Ma.
    Awesome cutter!!
    April 23, 2013
    Fast, clean and easy.......doesn't get any better than that! Drag and cut.........
    ProsPortable, powerful, easy.
    Consnone that I've seen.
    By Bill
    New Hampshire
    Cutmaster 42
    March 20, 2013
    Very good, out of box
    Cons glasses were not in box
    By Mike
    South Texas
    cutmaster 42
    February 4, 2013
    The only reason I'm not giving this machine five stars is, the torch was defective right out of the box. Thermal Dynamics tech support was great. Had to light a fire under Cyberweld Support though. They didn't feel that it was that big of a rush to get another torch, I suppose! After several calls, and asking for a supervisor, they got up to speed. New torch came 2nd day air straight from T.D. , plugged it in, the machine works awesome!!! cuts 1/4 like butter!
    ProsPowerful, lightweight, small torch, awesome cut
    ConsBad torch out of the box.
    By craig weinkauf
    Ellsworth, Michigan
    Awsome unit
    February 2, 2013
    I bought this to cut the floors out of my jeep it works flawlessly and has be a pleasure to use the only problem I have had is it tends to blow the breaker but it is only a 20 amp breaker
    By Mike
    Denver,Co
    cutmaster 42
    December 23, 2012
    great little machine a, prefect addition to my shop
    Prosgreat price,a lot of power in a compact size
    Consnothing
    By Andre Juneau
    Louisiana
    Good cut, good performance, great price
    December 22, 2012
    Note: this cutter has an internal regulator, no gauge or external adjustment, but it is there. For the $ I can't expect more. Cuts comparably to my 50 amp miller that was 3x the $, weighs 5x more and consumables cost 5x more. I'd say if you are regularly cutting thicker than 1/4" buy bigger, I did cut a 3/4" plate for fun, but it wasn't brilliant. Forget about running this machine on a 15 amp 110 outlet, breakers throw after 45-60 seconds of cutting even turned all the way down. Runs great on 40 amp 220 breaker. I haven't tried anything else.
    ProsPrice
    By Jason Yaggie
    Yankton SD
    great little cutter to take anywhere even the jobsight with only 120 plugins
    October 24, 2012
    loved it. so portable. I work for a heating & cooling business. I needed to make and install a grease hood ventilation system. worked great even with compressed nitrogen instead of air
    Proscompact cuts smooth versatility
    Conspacking the cords in the case is a challenge
    By Louie
    Oregon
    Great Product
    August 11, 2012
    Easy to use, works great. I can't beleive I waited so long to get one! Price for this cutter is beyond reasonable!
    By Cris
    San Francisco CA
    Cutting right the first time
    June 13, 2012
    Right out of the box this had the same 220v plug I use. First cut on a piece of 3/16 was like butter. Turned the currect down and cut up some old sheet metal shelves to re-purpose. Was like waving a wand it cut s well. No warping of the metal! using the drag electrode, lay it at a slight angle as I cut. Comes with a good quality Pelican type case. Only downside is getting all the cables back inside!
    By Thomas
    Texas
    This is great
    June 6, 2012
    My Daughters have Shanghied my cutter and are useing it for art!!!!! I just use it for cutting Steel for projects what a great tool.
    ProsClean cuts a real time saver
    ConsA little more money than I wanted to spend but worth it
    By Paul Y
    Redding, California
    My Cutmaster 42
    May 2, 2012
    I'm very happy with my new plasma cutter. I had used an older Thermal Dynamics unit a couple of years ago and this influenced my choice when it was time to purchase my own. Setup was simple - the cutter worked right out of the box and the instructions were easy to understand. The process of using the tool is straightforward and it simply works as advertised - what more could anyone ask?
    ProsCompact size Ease of use Efficiency of operation Available accessories Manufacturer reputation
    ConsNot a thing!
    By Greg
    Minnesota
    Big power in a small package
    March 27, 2012
    this thing rips though sheet metal like a lazer!!
    Prossmall and lite
    By jason
    beaver dam wisconsin
    great for the price
    March 25, 2012
    use it for hobby, and business
    Prosyou take it out of the case and go,you can use 115-220 volts light weight
    By Butch
    New Castle, Pa.
    Cutmaster 42
    March 22, 2012
    Right out of the box, It works great !
    ProsPortability
    By james c
    emlenton pa 16373
    excellent product
    March 19, 2012
    good
    Proshigh quality
    Consnothing
    By Edward S
    Hemet Ca.
    Cutmaster 42
    March 13, 2012
    Very happy with the cutmaster42 And service provided by CyberWeld.com
    ProsComplete package
    ConsMade in China

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