Cutting and Weld Prep Products

A good weld starts with good preparation. This is the place to find information on equipment for beveling, deburring, grinding, and sanding.

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Aluminum oxide option added to abrasive wheels

December 1, 2014

Norton | Saint-Gobain has introduced an upgrade to its Norton Gemini RightCut wheels, providing an aluminum oxide (A/O) option for cutting steel and ferrous metals. The wheels offer long life and fast cut with high stability and a narrow pass, the company states. The latest-generation wheels...

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Abrasive caps available with radius or tapered ends

October 30, 2014

Pferd has expanded its line of POLICAP® abrasive caps to include two new abrasive types: SIC-Cool for cool grinding on titanium, aluminum, and common alloys used in the aerospace industry, and Co-Cool for cool grinding on stainless steel, nickel, and other heat-resistant metals. Both types contain...

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Cutoff wheels designed for safety

September 30, 2014

Klingspor offers three thin cutoff wheels designed for safety. All three wheels are available in 4.5 and 5 in. dia. The A 960 TZ Special (0.04 in.) provides a smooth, vibration-free cut and yields the longest service life in the industry, according to the manufacturer. The Z 960 TZ Special (0.04...

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Ultrathin abrasive cutoff wheels leave no burrs, burns

April 23, 2014

Flexovit USA Inc. has introduced Razor Thin abrasive cutoff wheels. The ultrathin wheels offer fast, smooth cutting, giving maximum cuts with minimal kerf loss while providing reduced cutting resistance and sparks, the company reports. The wheels are offered in Type 27 and Type 1 shapes and in...

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Grinding wheel designed for demanding jobs

March 17, 2014

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced the Xcavator grinding wheel for tough jobs in metal fabrication, steel mills, mining, oil and gas, and shipbuilding. The heavy-duty wheel delivers the highest removal rate in the company’s line of grinding wheels. The wheel, which features an...

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Abrasive notcher/grinder preps pipes for welding at an angle

February 12, 2014

Scotchman Industries Inc. offers the Almi AL150 abrasive pipe notcher/grinder for high-production applications such as notching gas pipes, steam pipes, and stainless steel pipes. Suitable for double-corner joints, it helps ensure the correct cope is achieved for welding at an angle. The machine can...

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Welding end prep tool battery powered for portability

January 8, 2014

The Tube Weasel Battery MILLHOG® from Esco Tool is a right-angle-drive, ID-clamping welding end prep tool that employs a wedge-style blade-locking system and TiN-coated cutter blades to perform ready-to-weld end preps without cutting oils. Available with a rechargeable, 18-V lithium-ion battery...

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Welding end prep tool designed for repetitive milling - TheFabricator.com

Welding end prep tool designed for repetitive milling

October 22, 2013

The MILLHOG® Mongoose Air Clamp™ welding end prep tool from Esco Tool is equipped with an air-operated clamp that attaches to a tube or pipe ID and releases from it at the flip of a toggle switch. It is suitable for highly repetitive end preps. Featuring a self-centering draw rod that...

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Magnetic fixturing, hand lifters minimize hand contact with hot, sharp-edged steel - TheFabricator.com

Magnetic fixturing, hand lifters minimize hand contact with hot, sharp-edged steel

October 2, 2013

Lincoln Electric offers a line of magnetic angle fixturing devices and hand lifters in its Radius™ tool welding gear product group. The fixturing tools can be used to position steel for tack welding or other pre- or postweld operations. They also are suitable for cutting and grinding...

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Solvent cleaning system prepares parts for subsequent processes

September 11, 2013

Dürr Ecoclean offers the EcoCCore solvent cleaning system, designed for operations with nonhalogenated hydrocarbons, modified alcohols, and polar solvents. The VOC-compliant system is suitable for cleaning parts contaminated with oil or surfaces that must be greaseless for subsequent processes...

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Tools, equipment help increase pipe weld prep accuracy

June 13, 2013

E.H. Wachs offers weld prep tools designed to cut, bevel, J-prep, counterbore, flange face, and single point pipes from 2 to 72 in. OD. They use a cold cutting process that eliminates the hazards related to torch cutting and grinding, which is important when volatile hydrocarbons are present. The...

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Needle scalers deliver high power with low vibration

May 21, 2013

CS Unitec has introduced a line of low-vibration needle scalers with an optional dust shroud. The Trelawny™ Vibro-Lo™ VL series is designed to remove coatings and corrosion and clean other accumulated materials from metal surfaces. According to the company, the machines offer 7 times less...

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Cutoff wheels do not stick in aggressive workpieces

March 14, 2013

CGW-Camel Grinding Wheels has introduced Premium Quickie Cut™ cutoff wheels for use with metals, including stainless steel. They cut 14 percent more than competitive cutoff wheels in the same category, according to the manufacturer. The wheels do not stick in aggressive workpieces and cause...

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Welding brushes designed for different base metals, applications - TheFabricator.com

Welding brushes designed for different base metals, applications

March 6, 2013

Lincoln Electric offers the Radius™ line of welding brushes, designed for cleaning base material before welding starts and between each pass. The line contains several models, organized by base material. The stainless steel brush has steel-wire bristles and comes in three sizes: a small,...

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Pipe saw produces end prep bevels for welding - TheFabricator.com

Pipe saw produces end prep bevels for welding

February 5, 2013

Esco Tool offers the APS-438 air-powered saw and WrapTrack® pipe trolley. It cold-cuts pipe with ±0.0625-in. accuracy and no HAZ to produce end prep bevels for welding. Suitable for cutting all pipe schedules of P-91, super-duplex stainless steel, and other hard materials, the saw...

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