Welcome to our review of the PrimeWeld Cut60 plasma cutter! Before we get into the pros and cons of this device, let’s first discuss who Primeweld actually are, and why you should consider the Cut60 in the first place.
PrimeWeld CUT60 – Introduction
PrimeWeld have been manufacturing welders and plasma cutters for decades.
Based in the USA, their machines and accessories are highly popular and consistently receive outstanding reviews.
They also have excellent USA-based customer service, which we really appreciate.
One of their most popular plasma cutters is the CUT60. This model is the perfect middle ground in plasma cutters – it features high quality performance and design, but comes in at a mid-tier price.
It’s a great option for those who are experienced with plasma cutting and are ready to invest in a more substantial cutter without going over the top.
It is also heavy duty enough to tackle most commercial jobs if you need to cut for your trade, too.
With that said, let’s now get into the details of the PrimeWeld CUT60
PrimeWeld CUT60 Specifications
|Dimensions||20” x 11” x 19”|
|Plasma Output||Arc 120 volts: 20-30 amps
Arc 240 volts: 20-60 amps
|Duty Cycle||60 percent @ max rating (120/240V)
100 percent @ 23 amps (120V)
100 percent @ 46 amps (240V)
|Air Pressure||40 - 75 psi|
|Required Airflow||5 CFM @ 80 psi|
|Air Post flow||0 to 60 seconds|
|Breaker Size||30 amps at 120V
50 amps at 240V
|Maximum Clean Cut||7/9″|
What’s in the Box
The Primeweld CUT60 plasma cutter comes with:
- PT60 cutting torch
- Ground clamp with a 12-ft. cable
- 220V to 110V power adapter
- CNC plug
- Handheld mask
- Hammer brush
- Extra consumables
- Instruction manual
Pilot Arc and Blow Back Start
The Continuous Pilot Arc feature enables you to start your cutting arc without touching the tip of your torch to the metal which is especially useful when working on expanded, painted, or rusted metals.
A unique safety feature of the pilot arc is that it will stop the torch from cutting when it reaches a gap in the metal, then it will start cutting again when it reaches the next solid surface.
The Blow Back Start technology also helps prolong the lifespan of your consumables as it enables the unit to deal with any blowback when starting a cut.
It also protects the unit’s plasma system and any other electronic appliances nearby.
This cutter has a dual voltage capability that allows you to switch from a 220V at 60 amps to a standard 110V at 20 amps. The pigtail adapter is included in this package so no additional expense on your part.
60 Amps of Power
The 60 amps of power this cutter boasts of will enable you to cut ¾” steel at a medium pace of 4 – 6 inches per minute. This capability is usually only seen in machines that cost well over $2,000.
Euro Central Connectivity
The Cut60 features an all-in-one Euro connection that is easily connected to it, making it not only easily assembled but reduces the likelihood of breakage.
Some similarly-priced brands feature a separate wire to operate the pilot arc feature which tends to fail over time.
The Primeweld CUT60 is compact, lightweight, and features a mounted carry handle for convenient transport.
It is a CNC-ready plasma cutter with outstanding power and excellent cutting capabilities in terms of speed and thickness.
The Blow Back feature allows the cutter to be used with computer-controlled CNC plasma cutting tables as it does not interfere with digital electronics like cellphones and computers.
It’s overcurrent, overheating, and power spike protection features make it incredibly safe to use.
The Tecmo PT60 torch consumables are readily available on Amazon and other online sites and are reasonably priced, as well.
The torch is equipped with a trigger safety cover to prevent any accidental activation, making it a safer option even for beginners.
The user manual is amazingly helpful and will give you all the information you need to get to know your new machine. It provides a chart of the cutter’s ideal setting for cutting the different thicknesses and types of metal. It also has a complete list and features of the various parts if you ever need to purchase replacements.
It is covered by a 3-year warranty, and Primeweld’s after-sales and customer service are available 7 days a week to help you. You get to talk to real people with actual experience who know what they are talking about. They also offer a money-back guarantee, free warranty returns, and readily-available replacement parts.
Many customers raved about Primeweld’s customer service, with the majority stating that they went far and beyond any expectations from a product that is ultra-affordable. One customer even commented that he had an issue with the air hose in the torch, and the company shipped him a replacement torch within minutes.
The power cord is quite short and limits your activity especially outdoors.
The blowback tends to either be sluggish to start with or even fail on occasion.
The included helmet, being handheld, is bothersome as you need to have both hands free when working. You may need to purchase a good welding helmet for safety.
This cutter can run on 110V, which is good. The problem is its maximum cutting power is reduced to a mere 20 amps and the maximum cutting capacity is also reduced to ¼” steel, which is a bit disappointing.
PrimeWeld CUT60 – Conclusion
If you are into metalworking, you want high-quality performance from your plasma cutter. You want one that cuts cleanly and efficiently and will last as long as possible, delivering value for your money.
Primeweld is a reliable name in the cutting and welding industry and we think that the CUT60 lives up to the company’s reputation. Despite the minor flaws listed above, it’s a consistent, reliable, high powered plasma cutter that does the job time and time again.
We think the CUT60 is highly worth the investment, particularly for those ready to invest a bit more and own a high quality plasma cutter.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this review of the PrimeWeld CUT60 plasma cutter!
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About The Author: Hi, I’m Roger! I’m a construction worker and welder. Plasma cutters have been a passion of mine for over 10 years (I own 5 different models at home!) I created this website to share my knowledge about plasma cutters so that others can enjoy working with them as much as I do.