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02-20-2010, 09:23 PM
I've posted a couple of videos of the PowerPlasma 60.
A few people have wanted to see a practical demonstration of the cutter and its abilities. Spector did a test a while back with the older PowerPlasma, the first generation. However, a video will give a better sense of the machine and its abilities.
We have worked to make sure that our stated capabilities are within line for the machines performance. If anything, now, they are a little understated at times. A frequent question is: "How thin will it cut?" Its demonstrated on 16 gauge as well in the videos on our new Youtube channel. Of course that isn't the lower limit, but it does give you an idea how effortless it is.
So, here is the link to the Everlast Channel and the two new videos on the PowerPlasma 60.
02-21-2010, 01:12 AM
great video , enjoyed watching em' . cool machine , what a little monster. Like the torch alot, trigger on top's cool , makes sense. also like the cup on the torch , seems to give u a little more room on the straight edge to slide , not so close. is that u Lug in the Video.?
i like everlast.
02-21-2010, 01:57 AM
That's me. All 280 lbs of me. lol 300 if you count the 20 lbs the camera adds.:rolleyes:
The cup and nozzle design give better visibility of the arc and a guide bar or fence can be placed close to the actual cut because the nozzle has a raised tip that helps slide right along the guide surface. Of course, with the standoff that you use at higher amperages, it doesn't have much advantage, but when dragging, the raised tip is great.
02-21-2010, 11:27 AM
Nice video. Shows the capabilities on that stacked 4 pieces of 1/4" plate for the total of 1". Very consistent with my previous test of the older unit. This time performed a nice drop on the stacked pieces with only a bit of twist by gloved hand. Previously I did the assisted drop with a twist of the torch on the end cut.
Performed well on both the rusty 16 gauge sheet metal all the way up to the 1" stacked plates and the expanded metal.
Would have liked to see a before and after shot of the torch consumables. one shot beginning of video one at end. In my test Everlast consumables used only two sets of consumables as compared to Longevity's four sets. Was wondering if your still using same type of consumables as I used previously?
I see that the torch trigger is still wire tried to the torch! in my previous tests the trigger occasionally slipped around on the torch when I triggered the torch. Alex was possibly talking of switching out future torch's for a torch with an integral trigger but I see the torch in the video still has the wire tied trigger!! Did they resolve the trigger slippage issue?
Was the standoff build into the shield on the consumables!! Previously the torch came with a rolling standoff that attached to the torch.
All in all very good video.
02-21-2010, 01:00 PM
The test was done on one consumable with no appreciable wear. Actually, there was much more cutting, but some footage had to hit the "cutting floor." Only improper operation or excessive moisture in the line will cause premature wear.
The twist of the hand you mention was merely me keeping the continuity at the end. I have used other plasma cutters and this is common especially on thicker metals as the arc lags slightly. Its done to sweep the arc forward.
As far as a beginning and ending picture of the consumable, no need to make it since that isn't the nature of the video. We are demonstrating the machine, and the focus wasn't on the torch performance. The consumable was barely worn at the end of the video. I may still have it laying around. I changed it out to some more older worn consumables I had to do some " dirty" cutting. Then again, I may have used it later on, I can't remember. As I said, why would I want to concentrate on this, especially since this isn't an issue for most customers. The consumables may be different as you had a different torch than what we use now from the pictures you posted with the white cups, which is from another factory and made differently. The one we have now has have a heavy tip at the end now, which is quite thick with relief grooves cross hatched in the face. You also could have had gotten the wrong size tip in the torch you were sent as there are different amperage tips available with different nozzle hole diameters.
I covered the points that have most requests and questions about in the video, and I can assure you the consumable wear is not often a problem unless its a result of improper operation or moisture. The best way to combat that is to show proper operation.
The wire standoff is standard. It snaps on and off for easy use and when they wear out, they are cheap and easily replaced. I believe we can offer a rolling standoff but it is much better than the one you had at the time.
The switch can be tightened up with a slight tug on the remaining part of the zip ties. The texture of the torch handle provides good grip for the switch and the ties. It never moved. Many people like this as it allows them to reposition the switch where they want. Now, even name brand tig torches are using zip ties for their switches, either that or velcro. So what we have is not unique, and by many peoples account, something that is desirable so they can customize the switch position.
Of course you a can see the 1 inch thick by 4 inch across cut took about 1 minute or slightly over to complete. I was going a little slow, judging by the drag lines, so performance is better, but my goal was to show how clean the unit cuts, not the speed. I believe these results may be better than what you experienced, the difference being in operator techinique more than the machine.
02-21-2010, 09:21 PM
Nice video to showcase the machine, but you really should be wearing some long sleeves and have a shaded face mask. Ultraviolet radiation may not be a big concern today, but in the years to come it will give you cancer. You should still set a good example and follow safe work procedures not just for yourself, but for the people that watch the video and will imitate you.
Other than that, it looks like the everlast plasma cutter performs well. I'm thinking of getting one myself. :)
02-21-2010, 10:17 PM
The UV radiation is not a serious concern with plasma cutting, and even OSHA admits that, due to the limited exposure to the arc itself and the lower amperage associated, its intensity is much less than welding. I was using ANSI cutting glasses with 100 % UVA and B protection and 99.9 % infrared protection. People are responsible for their own protection, and what is safe in one environment is not safe in all. I could have safety steel toes shoes on and more, but it would not be necessary for the purpose of what I was doing.
02-24-2010, 11:29 PM
Thank You! for posting the videos Mark!
I sincerely enjoyed seeing the plasma in action, now you got me thinking about the PP60 vs the PP50 ! I was dead set on the PP50 and now..... well I don't know.
I just received a 225LX and arrived in good condition, I need to play with it a but unfortunately I am traveling on business quite a bit lately and have not been home much.
By the way the LX arrived with a air cooled torch instead of the water cooled one, called your office and no worries I have already been given a tracking number for the replacement, that to me is extremely important!! no hassle, makes me feel better about the product name!
Initially I had a reservation about that PP60 torch but it seems it is a non-issue, I was liking the torch on the PP50 with the integrated button too.
Anyway will be out of town for a few days again so I will have time to research a bit more.
Thanks again for the video and also for answering the questions when I talked to you on the phone a couple of weeks ago.
Have a great day everyone!
02-25-2010, 12:21 PM
I think you'll be happy with the PowerPlasma 60. The tendancy for customers to under buy on a plasma cutter is strong. Yes the PP 50 is smaller and more compact, but sooner or later, you will find that you need to cut MORE, than you expected, MORE often than you expected. So having an higher capacity machine for a little more money is a wise choice.
We do sell a lot of both. But there are circumstances where the PP 50 fits perfectly, however. Many times when only sheet metal is being used or a decorative iron worker is needing one for his or her artwork, a PP 50 is a perfect choice as there is not much chance of running into thicker material. A lot of customers buy based off of severance cut capacity, when they should be buying off of what it will do at a reasonable cutting speed without reduced quality.
03-01-2010, 11:42 PM
Just ordered one. Thanks again for all the info!
Have a great day!
03-02-2010, 12:03 AM
Was that PP60?
03-02-2010, 07:52 PM
Yes a PP60 Mark.
Should get it in a day or two.
Have a great day!
03-03-2010, 11:20 AM
I hope you enjoy it and make it go to work for you.
03-03-2010, 10:11 PM
Thanks Mark, this is only a hobby for me, small fabricating, repair etc.. but as soon as I get a chance I plan on doing a video of my experience with the unit in action. Same with the 225LX I just purchased.
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