Motorcycle Rides Rallies and Events October 2014

If you have an event to add, please leave a comment with date, location and event name and I will be sure to add it. If you have a link for more information, please feel free to post that, too.

October 1

10/1 – 5 – 14th Annual Autumn Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally – Panama City Beach, FL

October 2

10/2 – Twin Peaks 501 Bike Night – Little Rock, AR
10/2 – 5 – Las Vegas BikeFest – Las Vegas, NV
10/2 – 5 – Candy Creek Rally – Barnsdall, OK

October 3

10/3 – Freedom Bikers Night – Middleboro, MA
10/3 – 5 – The Race of Gentlemen – Wildwood, NJ
10/3 – 5 – Texoma ABATE Real Fun Poker Run – Bells, TX

October 4

10/4 – 19th Annual Cuffs Run – Apache Junction, AZ
10/4 – Rally Fur Paws Fall Run – Kanata, ON CAN
10/4 – Ride For the Y – Meriden, CT
10/4 – Riding for Wreaths Poker Run – Lakeland, FL
10/4 – Frisco’s Memorial Poker Run – Lake Placid, FL
10/4 – Bears for Bears Poker Run – Middleburg, FL
10/4 – K9′s for Heroes – Augusta, GA
10/4 – 2nd Annual Operation Santa Springfield Honor Ride – Bloomington, IL
10/4 – St. Tammany Riding Club Northshore Charity ride – Covington, LA
10/4 – Vets Helping Vets Poker Run – Bossier City, LA
10/4 – Ride Like Madd – Hubbardston, MA
10/4 – 4th Annual Run in the Name of Love Ride – Grand Rapids, MI
10/4 – A Friend in Need Poker Run – Oxford, MI
10/4 – Governor’s Ride for Wounded Warriors of Mississippi – Richland, MS
10/4 – Heritage Fall Open House – Concord, NH
10/4 – Atlantic County Harley Fall Open House – Galloway, NJ
10/4 – Benefit Poker Run for Our Veterans – Spotswood, NJ
10/4 – LCpl Jon T. Hicks 2nd Annual Memorial Run – Cherry Hill, NJ
10/4 – Sabretti’s Abretti’s Best Bike Awards Event – Hopatcong, NJ
10/4 – 4th Annual Ride for Our Soldiers – Brooklyn, NY
10/4 – Fugtoberfest – Chestnut Ridge, NY
10/4 – Indoor Cancer Run – Geneva, NY
10/4 – Winterizing Seminar – Macedon, NY
10/4 – Iron and Steel-NYC to Quantico – New York, NY
10/4 – Combat Skills Charity Motorcycle Run – Clovis, NM
10/4 – 8th annual The Miracle League Ride – Raleigh, NC
10/4 – Scary Larry Cemetery Ride – Bowling Green, OH
10/4 – Hocking Hills Poker Run – Logan, OH
10/4 – Legion Riders Oktoberfest Poker Run – Elmore, OH
10/4 – Books and Bears Charity Ride – Mount Vernon, OH
10/4 – Oklahoma Oil Museum Poker Run – Seminole, OK
10/4 – Seaba Station Motorcycle Swap Meet – Warwick, OK
10/4 – Philadelphia Outlaws MC Fall Swap Meet – Philadelphia, PA
10/4 – Mars VFW Poker Run & Car Cruise – Mars, PA
10/4 – Fall Open House and Swap Meet – Chester Springs, PA
10/4 – Annual Corn Roast – Gettysburg, PA
10/4 – PA Rallies Endless Summer Sun Car and Truck Show – Hershey, PA
10/4 – Demo Days at Ocean State Harley Davidson – Exeter, RI
10/4 – 1st Annual Motorcycle Showdown – Belton, TX
10/4 – 5 – Texas Harley Racers’ Reunion – Holland, TX
10/4 – Wheelhouse Motorcycle Rally – La Porte, TX
10/4 – 3rd Annual Wilbarger County Breast Cancer Fun Ride – Vernon, TX
10/4 – Hogs and Dogs Saturday – Bristol, VA
10/4 – Fall 2015 Model Year Open House – Prince George, VA
10/4 – Anniversary ride – Surprise gathering – Richmond, VI
10/4 – Wilkins Zombie Run – Barre, VT
10/4 – Pink Party Ride – Essex Junction, VT
10/4 – Rally for the Rescued – Oshkosh, WI

October 5

10/5 – American Legion Riders Post 2 – Bristol, CT
10/5 – CMRA 34th Annual Toy Run 2014 – Meriden, CT
10/5 – Annual High Country Toy Run – Colorado Springs, CO
10/5 – American Legion Riders Fall Foliage Ride – Bristol, CT
10/5 – FDNY-Marine Corps Association Iron and Steel-NYC to Quantico – Brooklyn, NY
10/5 – Support Our Heroes Poker Run – New Windsor, NY
10/5 – Ride for Autism Speaks, Philadelphia – Camden, NJ
10/5 – Ride to Rebuild – Deptford, NJ
10/5 – Seaba Station Motorcycle and Car Show – Warwick, OK
10/5 – Sonshine Rally – Belmont, NC
10/5 – Blue Knights NJ XV Frost on the Pumpkin Ride – Hazlet, NJ
10/5 – Rally Around the Pits Motorcycle Rally and Adoption event – Edmond, OK
10/5 – 20th Annual Stevie Ray Vaughan Remembrance Ride & Concert – Dallas, TX
10/5 – 1st annual Lithia Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram of All American Bike Run – Santa Fe, NM
10/5 – 30th Annual Peotone Motorcycle Swap Meet – Peotone, IL
10/5 – 999 The Hawk Bike Nights at McDonalds – Allentown, PA

October 6

10/6 – Biker Church – Tonawanda, NY

October 9

10/9 – 2014 Oklahoma State HOG Rally – Claremore, OK
10/9 – Twin Peaks 501 Bike Night – Little Rock, AR
10/9 – 12 – Colonial Beach Bikefest – Colonial Beach, VI

October 10

10/10 – 12 – Cruisin’ the County – Big Bike Weekend – Redding, CA
10/10 – 12 – Corpus Christi BikeFest – Corpus Christi, TX
10/10 – 12 – CC Bike Rally – Corpus Christi, TX
10/10 – 12 – 22nd Annual Pig Roast – Johnson City, TX
10/10 – 12 – 18th Annual Desert Thunder Children’s Charity Motorcycle Rally – Las Vegas, NV

October 11

10/11 – 6th Annual Asperger Connection Poker Run – Huntsville, AL
10/11 – Boanerges Bug Run to Benefit Abba Shrine Transportation Fund – Mobile, AL
10/11 – SACS Ride for Peace – Hardy, AR
10/11 – Amazing Maddie Run – Perryville, AR
10/11 – Wreathes Across America Poker Run – Jacksonville Beach, FL
10/11 – All American Ride for the Tatas – Winter Haven, FL
10/11 – 2nd Annual Jim Calnan Memorial Poker Run – Lake City, GA
10/11 – Sonic Drive-In Bike Night – Lawrenceville, GA
10/11 – Mommy’s Haven Bike Run – Munster, IN
10/11 – 42nd Annual Kalamazoo Motorcycle Swap Meet – Kalamazoo, MI
10/11 – Granite State Chili Cookoff – Lebanon, NH
10/11 – Rider’s Rodeo – Cherry Hill, NJ
10/11 - Monas 3rd Times A Charm Bike Run – Cortland, NY
10/11 - McDermotts Harley Fall Open House – Fort Ann, NY
10/11 - NYC Octoberfest – Manhattan, NY
10/11 - Oktoberfest Open House – New Windsor, NY
10/11 – Red Knights MC Chapter 7 1st Ride for a Cure – Graham, NC
10/11 – 2014 Ride for the Vets Poker Run – Tulsa, OK
10/11 – 4th Annual Supporting Our Troops Ride – Gaffney, SC
10/11 – Jewett Jalopy Jamboree – Jewett, TX
10/11 – Lone Star Ride for Vets – McKinney, TX
10/11 – BACA Cross Timbers Fund Raising Ride – Mineral Wells, TX
10/11 – Hogs, Hot Rods, and Hooch – Fredericksburg, VA
10/11 – S.O.D. MC 2nd Annual Autism Poker Run – Prince George, VA
10/11 - SODMC 2nd Annual Poker Run -Prince George, VA
10/11 - Groves Hick-a-billy Throwdown - Winchester, VA
10/11 – Hampton Roads 36th Anniversary Party – Yorktown, VA

October 12

10/12 – Ride for Freedom Poker Run – Danbury, CT
10/12 – Fall Biker Bash 20th Annual – Danbury, CT
10/12 – Ride-In Bike Show – Danbury, CT
10/12 – DuKane ABATE 28th Annual Toy & Food Run – Elburn, IL
10/12 – 32nd Annual Toy Run – Hammonton, NJ
10/12 – Steel Crusaders – Jersey Crew 3rd Annual Oktoberfest – Bridgewater, NJ
10/12 - Ride to Greenwood Lake – Lakewood, NJ
10/12 – Oklahoma City Motorcycle Swap Meet – Oklahoma City, OK
10/12 – 7th Annual Boy Scout Camp Motorcycle Benefit Ride – Jonestown, PA
10/12 – Operation Christmas Child Ride – Essex Junction, VT

October 14, 2014

10/14 Motorcycle Permit Class Essex Junction, VT

October 16

10/16 – Twin Peaks 501 Bike Night – Little Rock, AR
10/16 – 19 – 22nd Annual Biketoberfest Swap Meet – Daytona Beach, FL
10/16 – Fourth Watch MC – Open House – Hackensack, NJ

October 17

10/17 – 18 – Run with the Nuns VIII – Shreveport, LA

October 18

10/18 – 1st Annual Rally on the River – Camden, AR
10/18 – Run for the Hills – Fountain Hills, Cave Creek, Gilbert, Scottsdale, and Phoenix, AZ
10/18 – 4th Annual Graveyard Gamblers MC Blackjack Party – El Cajon, CA
10/18 – 9th Annual Tickled Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Poker Run – Panama City, FL
10/18 – Poker Run to Benefit Lillyana – Palm Bay, FL
10/18 – Cruisin for Cleavage – Springfield, MO
10/18 – North Union Church of God 2nd Annual Fall Motorcycle Ride – Mint Hill, NC
10/18 – Protectors LEMC 1st Annual Bikers For Boobies Go-Go Bar Poker Run – Port Monmouth, NJ
10/18 – Fill-A-Need Foundation and Paul Teutul Senior OCC – Rochelle Park, NJ
10/18 New York City Harley Davidson Fall Open House – Long Island City, NY
10/18 Cold Weather Gear Seminar – New Rochelle, NY
10/18 – Hope For Irina – Manheim, PA
10/18 2nd Annual Poker Run/Pig Roast – Columbia, PA
10/18 Limerick Bowl Benefit Run – Limerick, PA
10/18 Hope for Irina Ovarian Cancer Benefit Cruise – Manheim, PA
10/18 Halloween Bash – Washington, PA
10/18 – East Tennessee Charity Riders 7th Annual Elderly Benefit Poker Run – Dayton, TN
10/18 – Sixth Annual Ables Springs Fire & Rescue Poker and Fun Run – Terrell, TX
10/18 – Find A Cure Scavenger Hunt – Barre, VT
10/18 – 10/19 The Forks of Delaware Gun Show – Allentown, PA

October 19

10/19 – Harvey C. Irons Memorial Make-A-Wish Ride – Augusta, NJ
10/19 – Akron Motorcycle Swap Meet – Fall Edition – Tallmadge, OH
10/19 – Fall Coyote Drive in Motorcycle Swap Meet – Fort Worth, TX
10/19 – Alvin Blue Santa Motorcycle Ride & Bike Show – Alvin, TX
10/19 – Project Lifesaver Bringing Loved Ones Home – Newport News, VA

October 23

10/23 – Motorcycle Winter Storage and Cleaning Seminar – Branford, CT
10/23 – Bikes & Babes by the Bay – Tampa, FL
10/23 – Twin Peaks 501 Bike Night – Little Rock, AR
10/23 – 26 – Halloween Biker Bash – Sparks, OK

October 25

10/25 – HOGtoberFest XXVI – Tucson, AZ
10/25 – 2nd Annual Officer Kevin Tonn Memorial Poker Ride – Galt, CA
10/25 – WPSF Shallow Grave Ride – Woodstock, GA
10/25 – Cooper Kids Toy Run 20th Annual – Paulsboro, NJ
10/25 – Geneva Harley Halloween Party – Geneva, NY
10/25 – Owasso VFW Auto Show – Owasso/Tulsa, OK
10/25 – Erie Harleyween Party – Erie, PA
10/25 – Battlefield Annual Car Show – Gettysburg, PA
10/25 – AHDs Tailgate Party – Mechanicsburg, PA
10/25 – HalloWings of Hope Charity Ride – Burleson, TX
10/25 – Biker Bash – Granbury, TX
10/25 – 9th Annual Thanksgiving Basket Food Run – Harker Heights, TX
10/25 – Red River Valley Motorcycle Ride – Whitewright, TX
10/25 – Aidan’s Ride through the Countryside – Morgantown, W.VA
10/25 – 10/26 Bayside 2015 H-D Model Demo Truck – Portsmouth, VA

October 26

10/26 – Viking Productions Annual Fall Motorcycle Swap Meet – Stafford, CT
10/26 – Zuhrah Motor Heads Motor Sports Swap Meet – Savage, MN
10/26 – 3rd Annual Hell on Wheels – Ruskin, FL
10/26 – Bikers for Babies Motorcycle Poker Ride – Springfield, MO

October 30

10/30 – Twin Peaks 501 Bike Night – Little Rock, AR

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Lindell in Oklahoma City Leaves Review of PRO 1200SEMAX Purchase

Thanks to Lindell in Oklahoma City for leaving this nice comment on our website!

“I talked with Clark several times before I purchased the lift. He was always able to answer my questions. I did a lot of research on lifts prior to my purchase, and couldn’t find a better product and price. The lift was shipped and I received emails daily about the shipment. it arrived at the terminal here in Oklahoma City, Ok (Estes Motor Freight) right on schedule. They were kind enough to load it on to my trailer for me at no extra charge. I did give the forklift operator a nice tip. No transit damage, crating/packing was excellent. Got it home and put together and wow is it nice not to have to crawl around on the floor anymore. I have several friends who will be ordering one of these from Clark soon. Happy camper! Thanks Clark.”

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Scorpion Choppers in New Jersey Happy Owner of PRO 1200 Motorcyle Lift, Phoenix Tire Changer, Wheel Balancer

Bought 2 full motorcycle lift packages, A tire machine and a wheel balancer with all the motorcycle adapters and everything shipped super fast and works great, I couldn’t be happier and every time someone asks where I got my Equipment I proudly say, ask for Clark Heintz, he is the man!!!

Anthony Caruso
Scorpion Choppers
Freehold, New Jersey

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John’s 2014 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic Gets a Lift in NH

Thanks to John in Claremont, New Hampshire, for submitting photos of his HD 2014 Ultra Classic on the PRO 1200. And a big thanks for the nice review! We’re glad the lift is working out for you!

“By far, hands down Clark Heintz is the best to deal with and the lift is built so rugged that my Harley Davidson 2014 Ultra Classic didn’t even realize it was getting a lift. Plus I put this on the lift all by myself. Let’s just say I have been out of school more years then I’ve been in school. You guys, don’t hesitate to buy this lift. Oh, yea, my John Deer 304 fits this lift just as nice.”
-John L., Claremont, NH

John L of NH 2014 Harley Ultra Motorycle Gets a Lift
2014 Harley Ultra on PRO 1200SE Motorcycle Lift

PRO 1200 Lift With Harley On Top

Visit the PRO 1200 Motorcycle Lift here.

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Facebook Business Page Up and Running!

It’s taken awhile to get this Facebook thing figured out. I had set up a couple business pages previously, because we have 2 websites, and I wasn’t sure how to connect them to our personal page, which is where we do our “business” postings. Probably not the best way to handle it – personal pages should be used for personal stuff, right? – but mostly everyone’s been hugely supportive when we post about current sales or products! But we like to read about YOU and comment on your things. So even though some business things bleed over…I think it’s been working quite well, overall. And now things will be a little more organized.

I ended up getting rid of all the business pages but one, and cleaned the one page up, updated it and connected it to our personal page, and invited friends to like it. I was so amazed at the number of people that gave us a like – I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again…WE HAVE GREAT CUSTOMERS! We are so appreciative of the fact that people are keeping us on their radar. And we, in turn, want to hear about you, your lives, your businesses… We like to stay in touch with our customers and Facebook has really provided a great way for us all to stay connected.

Anyway, in cleaning up the pages, there were – unfortunately – a few things I’d overlooked. One was this great photos of one of our customers, Johnny, from Rust to Riches Cycle in Newburgh, NY with his PRO 1200 Motorcycle Lift with side extensions. Looks like the sides are set up for Trikes?


Thanks for sharing this, Johnny – sorry we were delayed in posting it to our blog!

“Like” us on Facebook here.

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Eastwood Versa Cut 40 Plasma Cutter Operating Instructions + Tips

Eastwood Versa Cut Plasma Cutter Set up InstructionsOur Eastwood-designed Versa-Cut Plasma Cutter is your smartest choice for making clean, fast cuts through steel, stainless or aluminum as thin as 24-gauge, or as thick as 3/8”. Compared to mechanical cutting, our Versa-Cut Plasma Cutter works significantly faster, and makes curved and intricate cuts more easily and precisely. Inverter technology offers superior arc stability and cutting power using either 110 or 220 volts, making this a portable unit that is also light weight. A built in pilot arc system allows for instant arc striking and ease of use when cutting rusty material and expanded metal. The internal moisture separator helps to ensure clean dry air gets to the torch to give you consistent results.


The Eastwood Company (hereinafter “Eastwood”) warrants to the end user (purchaser) of all new welding and cutting equipment (collectively called the “products”) that it will be free of defects in workmanship and material. This warranty is void if the equipment has been subjected to improper installation, improper care or abnormal operations.


All warranty periods begin on the date of purchase from Eastwood. Warranty Periods are listed below, along with the products covered during those warranty periods:

3 Year Warranty on Material, Workmanship, and Defects:

Eastwood Versa-Cut Plasma Cutter

Items not covered under this warranty: Electrodes, nozzles, diffuser, and external nozzle.

All other components are covered by the warranty and will be repaired or replaced at the discretion of Eastwood.

2 Years: All Welding Helmets


Purchaser must first contact Clark Heintz Tools & Equipment LLC @ 603-234-2612

Final determination of warranty on welding and cutting equipment will be made by Eastwood.


If Eastwood confirms the existence of a defect covered under this warranty plan, Eastwood will determine whether repair or replacement is the most suitable option to rectify the defect. At Eastwood’s request, the purchaser must return, to Eastwood, any products claimed defective under Eastwood’s warranty.


The purchaser is responsible for shipment to and from Eastwood.




Amperage: 14-40 Amps
Output Voltage: 96 V
Weight: 29 Lbs.
Duty Cycle: 60% @ 40 A
Overall Dimensions: 20.0″ x 9.75″ x 20.0″
Electrical Input: 110 VAC or 220 VAC
Air Requirements: 5-7 CFM @ 20-60 PSI


The rated Duty cycle refers to the amount of welding that can be done within an amount of time. The Eastwood Versa-Cut Plasma Cutter has a duty cycle of 60% at 40 Amps. It is easiest to look at your cutting time in blocks of 10 Minutes and the Duty Cycle being a percentage of that 10 Minutes. If cutting at 40 Amps with a 60% Duty Cycle, within a 10 Minute block of time you can cut for 6 Minutes with 4 Minutes of cooling for the cutter. To increase the duty cycle you can turn down the Amperage Output control.



This unit emits a powerful high voltage and extremely high temperature plasma arc of superheated air which can cause severe burns, dismemberment, electrical shock and death. Eastwood shall not be held liable for consequences due to deliberate or unintentional misuse of this product.



Before beginning, make sure the work surface is cleaned of any oils, coatings or other materials which can ignite and or emit dangerous fumes or vapors.

Molten metal is ejected away from the cutting area with significant force and speed. Make sure the entire work area is clear from flammable or easily damaged materials or objects.


The unit contains no user serviceable parts! Contact with the torch when the button is depressed will result in a serious shock and severe burns!

This device also produces High-Frequency, Radio-Frequency Emissions which can damage sensitive electronic equipment in the area. Keep all cell-phones, cameras, watches and other electronic equipment at least 6 feet away from the Power Unit and Torch.

Important Note: If you have a medical condition or pacemaker check with your doctor before using as the RF emissions may cause interference



Electrical Safety Do’s

Make sure you, your work area, and your equipment are dry.

If you are using an extension cord (not recommended), make sure it is a grounded cord in sound condition with no damage or frays, and of the correct wire gauge (minimum 12 Gauge @ 25’ maximum length)

Ensure that proper sized circuit breakers and wiring are in place prior to use: 20 Amp for 120 volt operation and 30 Amp for 240 volt operation.


Electrical Safety Dont’s

Never bypass the ground plug. Grounding is necessary for proper operation of the unit and reduces shock hazard.

Do not touch the torch tip until after the activation switch is off and the unit is UNPLUGGED.

Do not use the unit if any component should become damaged or show signs of excessive wear.


Before you begin using the Eastwood Versa Cut Plasma Cutter make sure you have the following:

A clean, dry air supply source for the torch. An air compressor capable of delivering 5-7 CFM @ 60 PSI is required. You can even use a portable air tank with regulator. The air supply must be dry and the use of a moisture trap is strongly recommended.

Eastwood recommends at a minimum a properly grounded 110-120 VAC 50/60Hz., 20 Amp circuit or 220-240 VAC 50/60Hz., 30 Amp circuit. NOTE: Unit must be grounded to work properly and safely!

A clean, safe, well-lit, dry, and well-ventilated work area

A non-flammable, long sleeve shirt or jacket

Heavy Duty Welding Gloves (Eastwood #12590 or equivalent)

Auto Darkening Welding Mask (Eastwood #13203 or glasses Eastwood #13948) to provide eye protection during cutting operations


The Eastwood Versa-Cut Plasma Cutter is voltage sensing; it will automatically operate on 110-120 VAC, 50/60Hz., or 220-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz. Our Versa-Cut Plasma Cutter is supplied with the popular NEMA 50P plug, requiring a NEMA-50R recepticle. If a 220-240 VAC, 30 Amp outlet is used a UL listed 30 Amp plug may be installed by a licensed and qualified electrician.


Remove all items from the box. Compare with list below to make sure unit is complete.

Versa-Cut Plasma Cutter
Torch and 20’ Supply Line
1′ NEMA 50 240 Volt to 120 Volt grounded adapter cord
10′ Ground Lead and clamp
Instruction Booklet
Face Shield
Extra Electrode and Nozzle


Eastwood Versa Cut 40 Plasma Cutter Set upAfter the desired current source is determined, be sure the proper plug is used and the appropriate circuitry and breakers are in place.

Do not plug unit in at this time and make sure the Power Switch on the left side of The Front Panel is in the OFF position. (Fig. A)

Install an air fitting compatible with your air line into the 1/4” NPT fitting on the rear of the plasma cutter. (Fig. B)

Attach the Torch Air Supply Line to the lower left of the front panel and tighten. (Fig. C)

Attach the Torch Switch Connector Cable to the Multi-Pin Connector located on the third from left of the lower front panel. (Fig. C)

Remove the black threaded knob (2nd from left) and place the terminal of the red lead over the post, then replace the knob and tighten. (Fig. C)

Attach the Ground Lead Connector to the terminal located at the lower right of the front panel. (Fig. C)


Versa cut 40 plasma cutter operation1. Before attempting to use this unit on an actual project or object of value, practice on a similar material as there is a moderate learning curve necessary before achieving proficiency in cutting.

2.Place the Ground Cable Clamp on a clean, bare area of your workpiece. Scrape, wire brush, file or grind a bare area if necessary to achieve a good ground.

3. Set the Air Pressure to the appropriate pressure with the Knob located at the upper right side of the front panel. (Fig. C) The Pressure Indicating Gauge is located directly above the Air Pressure Knob and is generally set at 30 to 60 PSI. The actual pressure required is dictated by the thickness of the metal being cut; lower pressure for thinner metals, higher pressure for thicker or harder metals.

4. Set the Output Amperage Knob (Fig. C) located at the center of the upper panel to an appropriate setting again based
on the thickness of the metal being cut; lower amperage for thinner metals, higher amperage for thicker metals. Keep in mind that “more is not always better” as too high of an amperage setting will result in overheating of the unit and excessive molten discharge from the cut.

5. Make sure all your safety gear is in place (Self-Darkening Welding Mask, Welding Gloves, non-flammable long sleeve apparel) and the area is completely free of flammable material.

6. The best results are achieved by holding the tip at a 90° angle to the cut line. (Fig. D)

7. To begin cutting, depress the Torch Trigger to ignite the pilot arc. The tip of the torch must be touching or within a short distance to the work piece to begin the cut.

8. With practice, you will be able to exercise precise control over this extremely powerful device, harnessing its energy to create clean, precise and intricate cuts in many forms of steel and iron up to 3/8” thick.

9. While you practice, experiment with different speeds. You will find that thinner materials will allow a faster motion while thicker materials will require a slower motion to achieve a through cut.

10. A good form of practice is to attempt a series of straight lines while creating the cleanest edge possible with a minimum of molten material remaining on the cut edge. This minimizes the cleanup of the edge with a grinder or file. Another excellent technique is to practice cutting your initials out of a piece of steel.


Danger: Plasma Arc consists of superheated, electrified air which will quickly and violently vaporize almost anything in its path.

Plasma Cutter 40 Amp Eastwood Care and Maintenance TorchCARE AND MAINTENANCE

It is extremely important that the air supply be clean and dry. A separate moisture trap, water/oil separator or desiccant system should be used. The Versa-Cut Plasma Cutter has a built-in “last-chance” moisture separator which requires draining each time you have completed work with the unit. This feature is located on the underside rear corner and is drained by keeping the unit level and gently pulling down on the drain fitting. (Fig. E)

•Constantly inspect the torch tip for excessive erosion, molten metal accumulation or burning. If damaged, it must be replaced.

•Before each use, inspect ALL electrical connections, cables, supply line, torch, air supply, housing and controls for damage. If any damage or wear is noted, DO NOT USE THE UNIT.

• Always store the unit in a safe, clean and dry environment


The Eastwood Versa Cut Plasma Cutter has a number of consumable parts that will need to be replaced over time. If
wear or slag build up is noticed on any of the torch components, replace them immediately to avoid damage to the torch. Worn components will also contribute to poor cutting and difficult arc starting. See the torch components (Fig. F) exploded view for a reference of all of the components and the assembly order.


• The entire unit shuts off during use, switch is in the “on” position:

-The unit has overheated from exceeding the duty cycle and the internal thermal protection circuitry has been activated. Turn the main power switch off, wait several minutes to allow cooling then turn power switch back on. The unit is ready for service.
-The power switch is on, the indicator light is illuminated, the fan is running however when the Torch activation button is depressed, there is no sound from the Pilot Arc Igniter and there is no air flow:

-Check all connections. A loose connection will prevent Torch activation.
-Check for damaged lines, Torch or Torch Tip.
-Make sure there is sufficient air flow & pressure. (30 to 60 PSI)

• The power switch is on, the indicator light is illuminated, the fan is running however when the Torch activation button is depressed, there is airflow through the torch but no sound from the Pilot Arc Igniter:

-Check all connections. A loose connection will prevent Torch activation.
-Check for damaged lines, Torch or Torch Tip.
-Inspect the Torch Tip for damage, excessive molten material build-up or excessive burning. Replace if necessary.

• The power switch is on, the indicator light is illuminated, the fan is running and when the Torch activation button is depressed, there is airflow through the torch, the Pilot Arc Igniter is activating however a plasma arc cannot be started:

-Check all connections. A loose connection will prevent Torch activation.
-Check for damaged lines, Torch or Torch Tip.
-Inspect the Torch Tip for damage, excessive molten material build-up or excessive burning. Replace if necessary.
-Input voltage is too low or too high (below 110V or above 240V).
-Air pressure is too low or too high. (below 30 PSI or above 60 PSI), Adjust to proper pressure.

•The Pilot Arc is spattering:

-Lower air pressure to 60 PSI or below.
-Replace the nozzle and electrode in the torch.


#12811 – Plasma Cutter Torch Assembly
#12812 – Electrode 10-Pack
#12814 – Nozzle 10-Pack
#13787 – External Nozzle
#13788 – Air Diffuser


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Mig Welders: Comparing Eastwood vs. Lincoln

“What we’re going to do today is talk about Mig Welders, and in particular, our MIG135. Now recently we’ve had some inquiries about other units looking identical to ours, and they may. There’s other units out there that look alike with the face, your different adjustment knobs, the switch. But we can’t guarantee the performance or the weld quality of those units, but what we can do is we can guarantee the performance of our unit equivalent to the industry leader. This here happens to be the Lincoln MigPack 10. This is one of the most popular 110v Mig Welders on the market.

“What I want to do is show you some of the differences and some of the similarities between these two units. The Eastwood welder has infinitely adjustable wire speed. It lets you tailor the speed to the material and the voltage output- same with the Lincoln unit.

“The Lincoln unit, however, for the heat settings has just a 4 position switch here, while what we have on our unit is infinitely adjustable heat position and voltage. What this does is it allows you to dial it down for that thin sheet metal to patch panels and then also bring it back up to cover any thicker materials in your carbons and your stainless steels.

“So what we’re going to do now is show you these machines welding identical materials at identical settings and let you guys see for yourself the weld bead quality, the penetration, smooth wire feed and ease of use.

“What we’ve got here is some 1018 3/16 gauge steel. We’re going to do lap welds on both of the units. First one we’re going to do is the Lincoln Mig Pack 10. This is the torch cabling coming right out of the unit. And then right after that we’re going to stop and pick up the Eastwood Mig135, go ahead and run the same 1 1/2″, maybe 2″ long bead.


“As you can see, pretty much equivalent between the Lincoln and the Eastwood, both in weld bead quality and also in penetration of the substrates.”

Lincoln MIG welder vs. Eastwood MIG welder

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50 Reviews of the PRO 1200 Motorcycle Lift!

We’ve officially received our 50th REVIEW OF THE PRO 1200 MOTORCYCLE LIFT! We’re very excited to have reached this milestone and we couldn’t have done it without our customers. Thank you to each and every one of you for letting us know what you think about the products, us and our service. It is great to have feedback to work with and we’ve appreciated all of your efforts to let us know your thoughts! Many of you have sent photos of your bike on the lift, as well. This is has been a wonderful addition to our website. We have a link set up on our lift pages named “Customer Photos” and it’s fun for us to see what you are riding, as well as a great resource for those in the market for a lift. We thank you for sharing these photos.

So without further adieu…

Thanks to Jim M., of Windsor, Virginia for this review of the PRO motorcycle lift table!

“Hi Clark,

I received the Pro 1200 motorcycle lift today. Wow, I am super-impressed — this lift exceeded my expectations. I used to work in a motorcycle shop, and this is just as solid — if not better — than the lifts we had there.

I called a buddy over to see it. He has another brand (I won’t mention the name) which is not made as well as this one. He’s mad at me for showing it to him, because now he hates his lift more than he already did!

Another friend of mine had one of the “foot pump” lifts, but his hydraulic pump broke in less than a year and he can’t find replacement parts for it. I told him never to buy that one, anyway.

Thank you very much for everything. Your customer service is as top-notch as your product!


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Harley Davidson Bikes Like the PRO 1200 Motorcycle Lift!

We want to give a shout out to Michael Hebert, down in Massachusetts, for posting pics of his HD ’86 Sportster and ’12 Street Glide on the PRO 1200 Bike Lift. They look great! Michael also commented about the lift, “I love my lift. Have used it for a lot more than just my bikes.”

We’re glad you are getting lots of use out of the lift! And please feel free to send along pics of your other vehicles, too!

'86 Sportster gets a lift2012 Street Glide on lift table

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Big Bear Chopper on Handy Lift with PRO Extension

“Thanks Clark Heintz for the table extension, Made getting the Big Bear on my Handy air table a breeze !!!
-Ron B.

Handy Motorcycle Lift with PRO ExtensionThanks to Ron for posting this pic to Facebook!

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