Home  //  Shop All Brands  //  ESAB  //  Thermal Dynamics Plasma  //  Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter w/20 ft Torch 1-5130-1

Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter w/20 ft Torch 1-5130-1

Code: 1-5130-1
Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter w/20 ft Torch 1-5130-1+ CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE
Cyberweld Price: $1,467.00
Mfg Industrial Price: $2,160.00
You Save:  $693.00
Plasma Torch Length: 
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
QTY:
McAfee SECURE sites help keep you safe from identity theft, credit card fraud, spyware, spam, viruses and online scams



Thermal Dynamics® Cutmaster® 52 Plasma Cutter with 20 Foot Torch 1-5130-1

The Thermal Dynamics® CUTMASTER® 52 plasma cutter with 20 foot torch is one of the most powerful 1/2 inch (12mm) plasma cutters, with a full 60 amps of cutting power. The CUTMASTER TRUE™ Series plasma cutters are the only systems that offer the precision of the TRUE™ Cut Drag Tip Series ™. The 60 Amp tip allows the system to drag cut up to 1/4 inch (6mm) with ease, providing the absolute best cut quality possible. The CUTMASTER 52 combines power with the well know performance and features of the industry-leading 1Torch®.

Applications
Construction
Maintenance/Repair
Fabrication

Features
  • True Confidence The CUTMASTER® TRUE™ Series microprocessor controlled front panel LEDs assure extreme operator confidence and error free use from setup to clean up.
  • True Strength The CUTMASTER® TRUE™ Series allows you to work all day at our recommended cut capacity. But when you need that extra punch, you can be confident that it's there.
  • True Protection As if a 4 year unlimited power supply warranty was not enough, the CUTMASTER® TRUE™ Series is the only line of plasma cutting machines that features TRUE GUARD™ - a rugged roll bar for added durability.
  • True Tip™ The Thermal Dynamics® CUTMASTER® TRUE™ Series plasma system offers the only 60 Amp drag cutting tip on the market today.
  • True Flexibility The new MULTI-VOLTAGE CUTMASTER® TRUE™ Series features the flexible, patented 1Torch®. There is one set of consumable parts for the entire range of machines, lead extensions of up to 100 ft (30.5m), and the flexibility to move quickly from hand to mechanized cutting with the change of a torch. (Add PCB for CNC interface.)
  • True Portability The CUTMASTER® TRUE™ Series offers lighter, more portable machines without compromising performance.



    Comes complete with:
  • Cutmaster 52 plasma cutter
  • 1Torch with ATC Quick Disconnect and 20 Foot Lead
  • Spare Parts Kit
  • Input Power Cable
  • 20 Foot Work Cable and Clamp

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

  • Download Cutmaster 52 Spec Sheet (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)
    Download Cutmaster 52 Spec Sheet (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

    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


    Availability: Usually ships the next business day

    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


    Availability: Usually ships the next business day

    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: $41.50Cyberweld Price: $35.30

    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


    Availability: Usually ships the next business day

    Code: 9-9387

    Mfg Industrial Price: $241.00Cyberweld Price: $216.90



    1 Torch SL60 Plasma Torch & Replacement Parts (Cutmaster  Series)1 Torch SL60 Plasma Torch & Replacement Parts (Cutmaster Series)Genuine Thermal Dynamics® replacement parts for your SL60 1Torch plasma torch. Suitable for Cutmaster® 38 & 39, Cutmaster® 42, Cutmaster® 51 & 52, Cutmaster® 81 & 82 plasma cutters equipped with the SL60 Thermal Dynamics® 1Torch.


    41 Questions & 45 Answers
    d brace
    from colorado asked:
    January 9, 2017
    can this be used with a cnc machine?
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 can be used with a CNC machine. Thermal Dynamics advises that you can add the Automation interface Kit (part number 9-8311) You would also need a machine torch such as part number 7-4001.
    Customer Service
    on January 11, 2017

    D Brace
    from colorado asked:
    January 9, 2017
    is there a difference between a cutmaster 52 and a "True" cutmaster 52, or just a marketing term that is dated in the literature I see?
    Thermal Dynamics advises that the True Series is no different than the original Cutmaster machines. They have basically just categorized their "True" machines into one series.
    Customer Service
    on January 11, 2017

    Michael lobb
    from Okkeechobee, Florida asked:
    July 3, 2016
    How will this machine do on thinner metals such as 1/16-1/8 inch thick steel and stainless? I didn't know if it was just for thicker matal said such as 1/4 inch.
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter w/20 ft Torch 1-5130-1 can be used on thin materials . Thermal Dynamics offers 20amp, 30amp, and 40amp tips for use on light gauge material where a more precise cut is required.
    Customer Service
    on July 5, 2016

    Gregory
    from Old Bridge, NJ 08857 asked:
    January 28, 2016
    Do you sale portable compressor for this Plasma Cutter. If not what brand and model I should use. Thanks. Regards, Greg
    We do not sell air compressors. The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 requires 6.7 CFM (402 CFH) of air flow volume at 75PSI.The compressor that you need to purchase must be able to provide a minimum of this volume of air for the Cutmaster to operate properly
    Customer Service
    on January 28, 2016

    Eric Hardin
    from Corpus Christi TX asked:
    January 20, 2016
    Hi does this model come with the drag tip?
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 does not come with a drag tip .If you want a drag tip for this model you will need a Thermal Dynamics Plasma Drag Tip 60 amp 9-8252
    Customer Service
    on January 21, 2016

    Mike
    from Middletown, Delaware asked:
    November 29, 2015
    What are the types of material that this device will cut? Will it cut aluminum?
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1will cut most metals including aluminum and stainless
    Customer Service
    on November 30, 2015

    pat
    from Decorah, iowa asked:
    September 20, 2015
    Does the air plug into machine or do I have to run a separate line adjacent to torch? I want the 50 foot torch so I can move it across the shop without moving the machine. Thanks! Pat
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 has a air inlet port on the rear of the machine where you connect your compressed air supply line.There is no need to run a separate air line to the torch
    Customer Service
    on September 21, 2015

    Bruce Carey
    from Duluth, MN asked:
    May 5, 2015
    I would like to purchase this cutter for my cnc table. Does it have both the hand held and the mechanical torch? I would need the Machine torch for my table.
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1is set up for manual cutting not for use on a cnc table. You can up grade this Cutmaster 52 for cnc use. You will need the 7-4001 Machine Torch ($636.30) plus a 9-8311 Automation Interface Kit ($206.10) and a 9-1008 Cable Assembly ($87.74)
    Customer Service
    on May 6, 2015

    Sarge
    from Northern Wisconsin asked:
    April 21, 2015
    what is the mfg warranty on this unit?
    The factory warranty on the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 is 4 years on the machine and 1 year on the torch
    Customer Service
    on April 22, 2015

    Orlando Aguilar
    from Cedar Hill, TX asked:
    February 10, 2015
    Just to confirm can I cut steel angle that is 1/2 inch thick & up to 1 1/8? Also warranty is 4 years & 1 year for torch? Last but not least if it does not work as we expect it to, can the item be returned for a full refund?
    The manufacturer rates the cutting capability of the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 at 1/2" at approx 25 inches per minute on steel and up to 1 1/8" thick . Cutting 1 1/8" will be very very slow.The warranty is 4 years on the machine and 1 year on the torch..The machine is not returnable if you use it.. Make sure that you size your machine correctly for the material you will working with.
    Customer Service
    on February 11, 2015

    Bob
    from Kansas City asked:
    January 24, 2015
    Is there an available "inch per minute" rating on this machine for 1/4" steel?
    Thermal Dynamics advises that the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 can cut 1/4" steel at a rate of 80 inches per minute
    Customer Service
    on January 26, 2015

    john
    from Iowa asked:
    November 23, 2014
    Hello I just recieved my machine on 11-20-14. It is a very good machine, my only complaint is I was under the assumption that the spare parts kit that came with the machine came with 10 TIPS 5 electrodea and a start cartridge dis not receive near the parts.
    Thermal Arc indicates that the spare parts kit that comes with the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 only contains 2 electrode and 2 tips..
    Customer Service
    on December 2, 2014

    John
    from Iowa asked:
    October 24, 2014
    how big of a breaker do you need to run this machine, I'm just wondering how many and this machine draws?
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 will draw 45 amps on 230 volt single phase, 24 amps on 230 volt three phase ,or 16 amps on 460 volt three phase.
    Customer Service
    on October 24, 2014

    zareh avanesian
    from ARMENIA asked:
    October 11, 2014
    IS there any option for this item incase of use machine torch for cnc table like spectrum625 cnc panel?If yes what,s the price for this option?Does it ship to Armenia?
    There are options available for the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutters for Machine Torches and CNC capabilities however we do not sell theses options.
    Customer Service
    on October 13, 2014

    Michael Lish
    from California asked:
    September 22, 2014
    Could you please tell me what kind of male plug end is stock on this machine? 240V/Amps(?) Need to order female receptacle. Thank you.
    The male plug on the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 power cord is a NEMA 6-50p . We offer a female receptacle for this plug . You can go here to see it http://store.cyberweld.com/primpowrec.html
    Customer Service
    on September 23, 2014

    Dick
    from Davenport, IA asked:
    July 30, 2014
    Does this product come with any accessories.? plasma cutter 52
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 comes complete and ready to use..The only accessory included is a spare parts kit
    Customer Service
    on July 31, 2014

    Steve
    from Creston, Ohio asked:
    June 8, 2014
    I just bought this Plasma Torch and was wondering how big of a compressor I would need? How many CFM's should the compressor be at a minimum of 75 psi?
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 requires 6.7 cubic ft/ min at 75psi. The spec sheet indicates 6.7 cubic ft /hr which is incorrect.
    Customer Service
    on June 9, 2014

    Rex
    from Washington asked:
    May 11, 2014
    Does the TD52 use inverter technology and where is it made?
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 uses inverter technology..It is made in Mexico
    Customer Service
    on May 12, 2014

    martin
    from co donegal,rep of ireland asked:
    April 18, 2014
    hi there, will this plasma cutter work ok in Ireland? Is it 3 phase or single phase unit? Its a 3 phase one I want, what's the difference in 3 phase in America an 3 phase here in Ireland? what kind of plug will be on the unit? regards martin..
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 will run on 208/230volt or 460 1 phase or 3 phase power. It will come shipped equipped with a NEMA 6-50p plug.. Some European power is 400 volt 3 phase.. This machine will not operate on this power
    Customer Service
    on April 21, 2014
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 will run on 208/230volt or 460 1 phase or 3 phase power. It will come shipped equipped with a NEMA 6-50p plug.. Some European power is 400 volt 3 phase.. This machine will not operate on this power
    Customer Service
    on April 21, 2014

    Marvin Kuhl
    from Wendelin Illinois asked:
    March 29, 2014
    cutmaster 51 I nformation tips and excessereys
    The Cutmaster 51 and theThermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 both use the Thermal Dynamics SL 60 torch.. The consumables are the same . You can go here to order parts for your torch ................................................................ http://store.cyberweld.com/1toslslpltor.html
    Customer Service
    on April 1, 2014

    robert
    from SiNY asked:
    February 17, 2014
    what type of plug is on the cutter
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 comes with a NEMA 6-50p plug on the power cord
    Customer Service
    on February 18, 2014
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 comes with a NEMA 6-50p plug on the power cord
    Customer Service
    on February 18, 2014

    Svein
    from Norway asked:
    January 18, 2014
    Hi! Can this version be run on 230 volt 3-phase and 400 volt 3-phase 50hz?
    Thermal Dynamics advises hat the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 will not run properly on 230 or 400 volt 3 phase 50HZ power.. The correct model for this application is part # 1-5130-4 which is designed for the European market
    Customer Service
    on January 21, 2014

    Corbin
    from Waterloo, OR asked:
    January 18, 2014
    Okay, so just how thin can I successfully cut with this? I am going to be getting a cnc system in the next few months and I will be getting a plasma cutter for it. Typically I will be cutting items between 1/16" and 3/16" thick. But I wanted to get a machine that could cut up to 1" and have some muscle behind it as well, just for those out of the norm projects that sometimes happen. Would this machine be compromised for thinner material somehow? If I am typically going to be cutting stuff that thin, am I better off with a downscaled machine, or will this cover all bases okay? If this machine is to much for those smaller thicknesses, what machine would you reccomend that would do those cuts nicely but still give me as much extra power possible? Also does this machine come with a chart for what to set the machine at setting wise for different materials/thicknesses? Thanks for your time.
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 can be used to cut material cleanly down to 16 gauge.. Thermal Dynamics uses tips rated a t different amperages for the thickness of the metal you are cutting. In the case of the 16 gauge material you would be using a 9-8205 tip rated at 20 amps.. You would then adjust the output of the machine down into the 20 amp range .. From here you would need to fine tune the amperage and cut travel speed to obtain the quality of the cut you are looking for. The Cutmaster 52 should be able to do the job for you and it is also updatable for use with a cnc system
    Customer Service
    on January 23, 2014

    Harry June
    from phoenix AZ asked:
    January 10, 2014
    Is this model made in the USA ? Thanks Harry
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 is made in Mexico
    Customer Service
    on January 13, 2014
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 is made in Mexico
    Customer Service
    on January 13, 2014

    Bobby J L
    from Okmulgee, OK asked:
    December 7, 2013
    Is there any warranty or guarantee with the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1?
    Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 has a 4 year warranty on the machine and a 1 year warranty on the torch. (parts and labor)
    Customer Service
    on December 9, 2013

    GEORGE VENTURA MANIBOG
    from HAWAII asked:
    November 28, 2013
    CAN THIS UNIT BE HOOK UP INTO 240VOLT?
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 can be run on 240 volt single phase.. If you have 240 volt 3 phase power you would need to order part # 1-5130-2
    Customer Service
    on December 2, 2013

    Pat
    from Iowa asked:
    November 27, 2013
    which welder comes with the rebate? And the rebate is good till 12/31/13? Correct?
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 is not currently on any specials.. The only Thermal machines on special as of today are the Thermal Arc Fabricator 181i MIG/Stick/TIG Welder W1003181,Thermal Arc Fabricator 181i MIG/Stick/TIG Welder w/Cart W1003182, and the Thermal Arc Fabricator 211i MIG/Stick/TIG Welder W1004201.. These machines are part of and inventory closeout and the special ends when the inventory is depleted. There is no rebate on the Thermal machines.. Miller currently is offering a rebate program on some of their machines.. You can go to the Specials section of our site to see all of the rebate offers
    Customer Service
    on November 27, 2013

    Richard Hilton
    from Tugaske Sk. asked:
    November 6, 2013
    Do you ship to Canada? If so how much to send to Tugaske, Saskatchewan; Postal code S0H 4B0
    Sorry but we do not ship to Canada
    Customer Service
    on November 6, 2013

    a cayer
    from port alberni bc asked:
    October 29, 2013
    do you ship to Canada ?
    Sorry but we do not ship to Canada
    Customer Service
    on October 30, 2013

    John
    from Iowa asked:
    September 29, 2013
    What pieces are included in the spare parts kit for this machine?
    Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 spare parts kit comes with: 10 - 9-8210 tips 5 - 9-8215 electrodes 1 - 9-8213 start cartridge
    Customer Service
    on September 30, 2013

    Jennifer
    from San Jose, CA asked:
    September 19, 2013
    All you need to do in order to cut thinner material is change the tip? What about cutting 1/4" aluminum, should I use the 30 amp tip?
    When using the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 to cut thin material it is sometimes better to use a smaller tip and adjust the machine output and you travel speed match this tip size. When cutting 1/4' aluminum Thermal advises using a 40 amp tip..
    Customer Service
    on September 20, 2013

    Doug
    from Charlotte NC asked:
    September 17, 2013
    What amp service is required?
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 will draw 45 amps when run on 230v 1phase electric
    Customer Service
    on September 18, 2013

    sam
    from franklinville ny asked:
    August 6, 2013
    What's the cutting speed?
    Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 is rated to cut 1/2 inch at 20 inches per minute.
    Customer Service
    on August 9, 2013

    ray b
    from Washington, State asked:
    August 4, 2013
    Does the Cumaster 52 have a pilot arc for cutting expanded metal?
    Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 as well as all Thermal Dynamics have a pilot arc for cutting expanded metal.
    Customer Service
    on August 5, 2013

    carrie
    from Washington, DC asked:
    June 12, 2013
    I am wondering what size compressor I will need to run this unit, Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1? Thank you.
    You will need a compressor that can supply 6.7 cfm to run the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1
    Customer Service
    on June 14, 2013

    kc koellein
    from San Antonio, TX asked:
    May 10, 2013
    Is this model optioned for CNC and/or is there an upgrade for that?
    TheThermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 is designed for manual cutting .. It can be up graded to CNC capabilities my making some internal up grades.For more information regarding these up grades we suugest that you call Thermal Tech support at 1-800-426-1888
    Customer Service
    on May 15, 2013

    John
    from Iowa asked:
    April 17, 2013
    Does this machine have gouging capabilites? Also, do you sell the cutting/gouging consumables on this website?
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 can be used for gouging.. You would need a 9-8237 shield cup body a 9-8241 gouging shield cap and 9-8226,9-8227, and 9-8228 Tips.. We do not have the tips on the site but they can be made available
    Customer Service
    on April 19, 2013

    randy
    from somerville,texas asked:
    December 28, 2012
    if I order today will I still be able to obtain the rebate welder?
    You would still be eligible for the free machine with the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 as long as you placed your order before 12-31-12
    Customer Service
    on January 2, 2013
    You would still be eligible for the free machine with the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 as long as you placed your order before 12-31-12
    Customer Service
    on January 2, 2013

    Bill
    from Atlanta, GA asked:
    November 23, 2012
    Where is this Plasma cutter built ? American made parts ? Thanks for your info....I am in the process of selecting either this cutter or Miller extreme 625.
    The Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter 1-5130-1 is made in Mexico with global sourced parts.. The Miller 625 Extreme is made in USA. The 625 torch is made in Europe.
    Customer Service
    on November 26, 2012

    Al
    from Hutchinson,MN asked:
    August 9, 2012
    Is there a minimum material thickness that this unit can cut well?
    Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter can cut gauge material when using a 30 amp cutting tip (9-8206). You can use a larger tip to cut thin material but the cut might be sloppy and the heat from the larger tip may cause extremely thin material to warp.
    Customer Service
    on August 9, 2012

    Donald Jackson
    from Marinette, WI asked:
    July 26, 2012
    Why doesn't the specifications link open?
    Thanks for the heads up. Thermal just changed the web address for this spec sheet withing the last week and we didn't catch it. The link should be working now.
    Customer Service
    on July 27, 2012


    By Brad
    California
    excellent machine and experinece
    April 19, 2017
    This is an excellent machine - a little over kill for what I needed but the price could not be beat. I will continue to buy from Cyberweld, their service and pricing are very good.
    By Tristan B.
    Louisiana
    Great
    February 1, 2017
    Fast shipping, just what I wanted. And no problems.
    By M.
    western north carolina
    Awesome buy!
    June 10, 2016
    I'm a semi-pro that produces various things out of my home shop for a living. I bought this unit to replace a much smaller plasma cutter. I'm definitely impressed! Cyberweld shipped right away, got item quickly with zero b.s. Very happy with my purchase, would do it again in a minute. The cutter itself is awesome, works fantastic, definitely a high quality machine for a fantastic price. I was able to buy this 60 amp machine for less than a "blue" 30 amp machine....
    ProsCuts great, easy to use, super long leads.
    ConsThe safety and trigger on the torch feel a little flimsy, the torch itself is hefty and feels like quality though so I'm hoping that my fears about the trigger being flimsy are unfounded.
    By Steve
    New Mexico
    Excellent plasma cutter
    January 8, 2016
    I bought this plasma cutter about a year ago and it has worked great with no problems.
    By Adrian
    Muscle Shoals, AL
    Cutmaster 52
    December 30, 2015
    Best equipment for the price.
    By Chauncey J.
    Springfield Missouri
    Victor 52 plasma cutter
    December 18, 2015
    I received the item and prepared it for use. I was very satisfied with the plasma cutter. Easy to set up and use.
    By Perry
    Texas
    review cutmaster 52
    July 29, 2015
    While selecting a unit, the input power requirements (voltage and breaker amperage required) were troublesome to determine, for all but the smallest unit. Better explanation needs to be done for when drag technique can be done or when it cant, and what tip is required to do so. I tried cutting 1 inch steel plate and it didn't quite do it for me, good skill may improve results when approaching it's limit. For me 7/8 inch steel is my skill level out of the box. Anything up to that thickness, cuts like hot butter being blown away., at highest setting. Beautiful clean cuts possible if you don't jitter. Ceramic tile for a straight edge seemed to help. Used shade 9 lens. I like it....
    By james
    United States
    cutmaster 52 plasma cutter
    February 26, 2015
    Only used it once, to check it out. I cut a piece of 1/4 steel plate, it cut it fast and with ease.
    ProsLight weight, with power to spare.
    ConsNone
    By Alan
    Greensburgh, Pa
    Good Deal
    February 13, 2015
    Have not used it very much yet, but so far I am very happy with it. It makes a very good, small cut. It was delivered within a couple of day after I ordered.
    By Scott
    indiana
    Great Plasma Cutter
    February 6, 2015
    It does what it says. A lot of the competition is overrated and it shows.
    By Tim
    Stilwell, Ok
    Great Machine
    November 28, 2014
    Hooked it up right out of the box. Worked great. I am now spoiled, having to use a torch for anything before. Just hope it lasts for many years to come. Would buy again.
    By Peter
    Santa rosa Calif
    plasma cutter
    November 21, 2014
    Shipping was fast. no problems with unit. my first plasma cutter. like unit. work good.
    By Jonathan
    Miami, Florida
    Great machine
    August 12, 2014
    This machine is the best machine for the money , is very user friendly , tons of power, easy to set up and the torch is very ergonomic. U cant go wrong with this beast , i really enjoy working with it !!!
    ProsThe prize for what this machine is capable is a steal. Is very well made tough and high quality. User friendly. The torch fit natural in the hand.
    ConsNone
    By Jeffery
    United States
    Good Deal
    May 30, 2014
    God deal. Fair price.Great customer service .Fast shipping. I am a repeat customer.
    By Gary
    Ashland Ohio
    Great machine,
    May 29, 2014
    My Plasma cutter show up in two days and was ready to use . Great machine, Great price, Great service.
    By Gus
    Albuquerque, NM
    Nice machine nice price
    April 26, 2014
    I was right in the middle of a build when my 60 amp versa cut crapped out. So I went down to my local AirGas to price a new one out. I looked at some millers and hypertherms then I saw the cutmaster. So we started talking price and availability. They were all pretty close in price but the thing that really killed it was the 7-10 day lag time to get one. So I walked out and got on the internet and figured I'd do some more research before I really committed myself. I came across cyberweld and saw the same cut master machine for $800 cheaper plus free shipping. This is a smoking deal but it gets better. I ordered this machine late Thursday evening and it was at my doorstep Saturday 12 noon. Freakin Awesome!!! This machine went right from the doorstep to the cutting table what a beast of a machine.
    ConsHaven't found any yet
    By Colorado
    South East
    Good Machine
    April 3, 2014
    My first plasma cutter and it does everything I need. It is self explanatory when something is not working it tells you too little air or too much air or no power. Only Down fall was day one I was using it and look down and there is a hole in the hose, however I contacted customer service and 2 days later they had it replaced and everything was back on track.
    ProsCustomer service Quality Machine
    Consmaybe too light of a wall on the hose
    By John L
    Marksville La.
    the cutmaster 52 is a good machine and works great
    March 28, 2014
    The cutmaster 52 is a good machine and works great, I just wish it came with a stand too, to mount on the cup
    By Anthony
    Carrizo Springs, Tx.
    Great machine
    March 26, 2014
    After doing some searching around the Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma was obviously the best choice for me. Easy to set up, also used the Miller In-line Air Filter Kit to protect it from moisture and debri. Have it hooked up to my 26 gallon air compressor and it works great. I do a lot of aluminum cutting and this plasma does the job. I've cut up to 3/8 aluminum quickly and easily with no problems. Great machine for the price i paid!!
    By Fred
    Phoenix
    A Great Machine
    March 24, 2014
    The machine works very well. There is a bit of a learning curve because I've never run this type of machine. Now I've got to figure out what to do with the Oxy-Acetylene stuff. Maybe I can use the torch for a tent stake or something.
    ConsThe DVD that came with it didn't run - big deal. Could have included the consumables for drag tip cutting.
    By Wayne
    Gig Harbor, Washington
    TOO GREAT TO PASS UP!
    March 20, 2014
    What an AMAZING machine!! Easy to setup and use. Sliced thru 3/8 flat bar like a hot knife. Pierced it and cut with out a big explosion of molten metal like a torch would do, and without the long heat up time from a torch. Once you learn the speed that you need to cut the thickness of metal, you will have a cut so clean you'll almost swear it was cut with a hot knife with so very little clean up if any really needs to be done. Spend the little extra money and buy this machine, unless you really need it's big brother.
    By Larry
    sa angelo, texas
    Plasma cutter
    February 23, 2014
    Awesome product delevered as adversised.
    By Garrett
    Lancaster, Ca.
    Cutmaster 52
    January 30, 2014
    This plasma does the job from everything I have experienced with this unit it has been very easy to set up and use.
    Proslight weight. durable. Powerfull. Easy to use. Professional quality.
    ConsNothing
    By BB
    OKC
    Good machine @ good price
    January 8, 2014
    Got it on sale for $1400. This is my first plasma machine so far I am very happy with it.
    By Pete N
    chester,ca 96020
    machine works great
    December 2, 2013
    the plasma was shipped quickly and packed very well. great price for a great machine
    By Steve
    Clayton, NC
    Fast Delivery and Great Price!
    November 21, 2013
    Excellent product and works as advertised! Very fast shipping.
    By Janie
    central lake, mich
    how may I rate something that I have yet to recieve ? very slow on shipping
    September 5, 2013
    no machine after 2 weeks, still not in stock,not a happy camper with this transaction
    Merchant Response:Legitimate complaint. We're very sorry for the delay. The manufacturer had an unexpected component shortage and was unable to manufacture this item for a couple of weeks. Problem should be solved now.
    By Barry
    Chatham Ma.
    great unit
    August 15, 2013
    Good fast delivery,packed well,everything in the box. This plasma cutter does everything that I need to do and more. Would recommend to my friends.
    By Michael Latta
    Huntsville,Al
    Works Great
    July 15, 2013
    It was ordered and received in great time and preformed above what was expected wonderful experience
    By Byron
    Detroit, MI
    Cutmaster 52
    May 31, 2013
    I replaced a 10 year old 40 amp import that had served me well, however I now have need for more capacity and to be able to connect to a CNC table. After much research I settled for the Cutmaster 52. It arrived in excellent condition was easy to set up. The only issue I had was with the voltage switch on the back of the machine. Other than the schematic or in the troubleshooting section they do not tell you to check this switch. I found it when I powered up the machine and I got an error, so once I flipped the switch everything was fine. Performance of the machine is as expected. 5/8 inch material is excellent and 1 inch is very good. Have not used it that much but so far it has meet or exceeded my expectations. Expendables are competitively priced and appear to be very durable. I would recommend this unit to anyone who wants a quality unit with very good power at a very low price.
    Conslack of coverage of the high low voltage switch in the manual
    By Rick
    Az.
    worth the price
    May 4, 2013
    Delivery prompt and I ordered it with 50ft torch as cost of adding extensions much higher. have used it daily in my shop and so far works perfect. long torch allows us to keep unit in a wheeled protective cart while cutting on the roofs and interiors of large horse trailers or structural jobs
    Prossmall and powerful easy to set up and use
    Consconsumables are a bit pricey hope the added filter dryer helps them last
    By Don Jackson
    Marinette, WI
    Nice Plasma Cutter
    December 18, 2012
    I bought this unit with many of the extras. The air filter/drier being one of them. This is very important for any kind of life of the consumables. They should provide vasoline though for easing the pain involved for the cost. Should be around 10 bucks for what you get. The other thing I bought were the parts for gouging. I like this option. I needed to repair a bucket for a medium size tractor. The bottom edge was badly cracked and broken in two places. I used an angle grinder to open one up before welding, made a dusty mess. The second I got smarter and actually used the gouging option on the plasma cutter. Much less mess, much faster, much less dust up my nose. I seriously thought about buying one of those all in one plasma cutters (built in compressor) thinking I wouldn't need anything bigger. I am very glad I spent the money to get a real tool.
    Pros1/2" material, 100% duty cycle.
    Consover priced optional but needed extras.
    By Tim Dannels
    Amarillo, TX
    Very Satisfied
    November 26, 2012
    Very positive experience. Great product, great quality, great price...with great service and delivery. Fast response to customer service inquiries. Smooth and easy ordering process. I ordered on-line...the site is organized, informative and user-friendly. Very happy with the entire experience...will definitely do business here again and highly recommend.
    ProsQuality, performance and price. Built well and performs nicely. Very competitive price.
    By Craig
    Cary, NC
    Great Time Saver
    October 19, 2012
    Unpacked it, attached the recommended inline air filter (very expensive for what it is) and started cutting. My only issue is described in the Pros and Cons.
    ProsI was worried that my air compressor wouldn't be able to keep up with the plasma cutters demand after hearing of problems others had with their machines (not Thermal Dynamics). My 2 hp. twin cylinder pump with a 25 gallon tank has had no problem supplying enough air.
    ConsManual/Documentation should explicitly state that the machine is prewired for 220 volts single phase. The pig tale has a 220 volt plug but the machine has a high/low setting on the back for the voltage. I couldn't find any information on what it was supposed to be set to.
    By Mike
    Hesperia, California
    Great Machine
    October 8, 2012
    this is a really nice machine with a lot of features, one of which is that it's cnc ready, minus the torch that attaches to the cnc, it cuts like a hot knife through butter, very fast. I love this machine and very happy with this purchase.
    Proseverything
    Consnothing
    By Gary
    Southern California
    Worked great for 3 years.
    September 25, 2012
    Bought one in 2010. Great tool but one month out of warrentee, stopped working and required a $800.00 repair.
    Proslikes everything about it for three years
    ConsNeeded an $800.00 repair one month out of warrentee.
    By Darren
    Ontario Canada
    cutmaster 52? keep looking
    June 23, 2012
    worked great the first 5 times it was used, has now died and having a hell of a time getting troubleshooting help from thermal dynamics, for starters their web access to guides crashes any computer I try to download with.Of course if I ship it to them with an blank cheque they will be glad to assist.
    Proswhen it worked it worked great
    Conswhen it didnt I was left standing alone
    By Richard
    Sebeka,Minnesota
    Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52
    April 29, 2012
    Excellent cutting quality
    By cary
    missouri
    cutmaster 52
    April 6, 2012
    very happy so far, cuts 1/4'' realy slick and fast ,turn up on 60 & cuts 1'' plate very good.
    By Galen B
    Redwood Valley,Ca
    Thermal Dynamics
    March 10, 2012
    This is by far the best plasma cutter on the market. This is the 2nd Thermal Dynamics Plasma I have owned and it is one of the best I have ever used. I work for a winery and we have a Miller there that has the capabilities of 1/4" plate but does not compare to my Thermal Dynamics. Will not own another type of plasma.
    ProsLight weight Easy to setup thickness capabilities
    ConsNONE
    By Andy
    Albuquerque, NM
    Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52
    March 6, 2012
    Very good plasma cutter. And I'm very pleased with it. This replaces a smaller Miller unit that shorted something on the circuit board. The Thermal Dynamics warranty is better than Miller and I think its a better product. I've cut 1/8" and 1/4" steel with no problems at all. VERY fast cut rates and surface penetrating cuts on 1/4" are no problems at all. I use a 5 hp gasoline-driven air compressor and it keeps up with the air demand with no problems at all. I am running the plasma cutter off the 230 volt single phase outlet on my Thermal Dynamics engine-driven welder with good success but I will try switching the cutter over to 460 volt 3 phase which is a very nice option.
    ProsGreat performance, very high cutting speeds, great surface penetrating cuts, reasonable to low air consumption
    ConsPrice, but its still a great unit for the money

    back
    close menu
    Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter w/20 ft Torch 1-5130-1 detail
    Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52 Plasma Cutter w/20 ft Torch 1-5130-1