Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 6
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Lee12 Broken out of the box
Title says it all, I ordered the power plasma 50. When it arrived I assembled the unit and left it. The first time I needed it was 80 days later. I found no instructions on how to set up and use the machine, however everlasts website did have PDF instruction. I set up the unit and tried using it, nothing happened. After 30 mins of trying to trouble shoot the problem I broke down and called everlast "tech support". He walked me though basic test to find the unit was defective. He said to fill out a warranty form and ship it in on my dollar (which would of been expensive as they are heavy). I called Home Depot and they returned it in store.
I'm wiling to try one more time with everlast as they normally have a good reputation.
My advice is get one and try it immediately to insure it works.
April 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by joetwhite Rugged Plasma Cutter
This plasma cutter takes a beating but has never disappointed me. I have cut aluminum and steel with it and I can’t be happier with the results. There is very little dross and that translates to less time to clean up the cuts. I can cut and go straight to using the pieces which means more done in less time. I really like the torch that came with this cutter. It has a sure trigger, solid cables and a quick connector that handles both the electronic and gas connections. This is a winner.
March 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WilliamJ Dual Voltage Plasma Cutter
I wanted a dual voltage plasma cutter and this cutter fit the bill. I can drag it out to cut thin metal from any wall outlet while still having the option to cut thicker metal on a 220v line. It is super flexible!
The torch can be detached (unlike some other plasma cutters) and changed if you want and I especially like the fact that the consumables are industry standard trafimet. They are easy to find and fairly cheap too.
November 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TonyS No more grinding wheels!
Just like the title says! No more grinding wheels!
I first used this plasma cutter at a friend’s house and I was blown away by how fast and clean a plasma cutter can cut steel. This plasma cutter is very popular and I can see why. It is affordable, dependable and easy to use. What used to take minutes with a grinding wheel now takes seconds with a plasma cutter.
November 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NoahBrown Affordable Plasma Metal Cutting
Plasma cutters have gotten a lot more affordable and I’m glad to see Home Depot carrying one that is rugged and priced smart. The pilot arc makes cutting expanded metal and rusty metal much easier. I also like the fact that I can find extra torch parts really easily and that they don’t cost a lot.
November 27, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by LotusRacer Long Wait, Several Issues
The product I ordered is the PowerPlasma 50 Pilot Arc plasma cutter PP50. The product shipped was a PowerUltra 250P Tig/Stick/Plasma Cutter. The reason being that the PP50 was back ordered and unavailable in a reasonable time frame so the Everlast vendor chose to ship the 250P with only the plasma cutter torch. It took roughly a month to get the product. When delivered, it came with no 6-50P 240V plug, no product documentation, and no guidance of any kind on its usage. Fortunately, the Everlast web site has the documentation for download in PDF format. The manual states on P17 that the power plug is included, however Everlast's response to the Home Depot customer service inquiry was, no, it is not included. I bought a new plug, installed it and assembled the unit per the downloaded manual. It took several tries to get the pilot arc to work. It often took 30-45 seconds to come on, and when it did, it sputtered and quit. Resetting the power switch would re-enable this mode. After reading the troubleshooting guide it indicated the trigger switch was the most likely culprit. After testing the switch at the screw-in connector with an ohm meter, it was clear that the problem did, indeed live in this component. Upon disassembly of the torch handle, I found a loose connector on the switch. After tightening the connector, and reassembly, the torch worked as expected. The outer plastic cover for the torch cable was not connected to its swivel on the torch, so I slid the cover toward the torch and reconnected it. The cover continues to behave like a 2 year old and pulls out within a few minutes of use. The product does cut a variety of metals and thicknesses, I have not tested anything above 1/4" as yet, but am operating it at only 20 amps as indicated on the digital display and fully expect it to be capable of the maximum depth when I do try that. My recommendation is that anyone buying this company's products be sufficiently capable of problem determination and resolution to do local diagnosis of technical issues so that you are prepared for the quality control issues you will experience.
April 17, 2014