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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Flap disc technology allows fast grind rate with long life

June 29, 2015

Weiler Corp. has launched the Tiger® X flap disc. It features the company’s X3 technology, which combines a triple split coat grain anchoring system, dual flap design, and engineered abrasive cloth backing with intermixed ceramic alumina and zirconia alumina materials. According to the company,...

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Battery-powered cutoff/angle grinder offers increased run time

June 24, 2015

Makita® has released the XAG06M cutoff/angle grinder. The brushless, cordless, 4.5-in. paddle switch tool is powered by an 18-V LXT® lithium-ion 4.0-Ah battery. The grinder features Automatic Speed Change™ technology, which adjusts speed and torque during grinding or cutting applications,...

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Cutting wheel made for heavy-duty steel, stainless steel applications

June 12, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced ZIP+ XTRA, a new cutting wheel designed to easily cut through steel and stainless steel in heavy-duty applications. It features the company’s patented rib design to help reduce friction on the surface for faster and cooler cutting. The...

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Grinding wheel is 0.25 in. thick for additional life

May 13, 2015

Rex-Cut Abrasives has expanded its Sigma Green grinding wheel line to include Sigma Green Max, a 0.25-in.-thick version designed for added life. The wheel is produced from bonded resin with a combination of grains that enable it to grind extremely fast compared to other products without sacrificing...

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Cordless cutter drives 6-in. cutting wheel

January 14, 2015

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced the Zipwheel cordless cutter, which can drive a 6-in. cutting wheel. The unit is designed for metal workers who are consistently on location without access to a power supply. Designed for use with the company’s Zip family of cutting wheels, the tool...

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Cutting/grinding wheels available in 6- and 7-in. diameters

December 23, 2014

Pferd has expanded its line of DUODISC® combination cutting and grinding wheels to include 6- and 7-in. diameters. The Type 27, depressed-center, triple-reinforced wheels are engineered for cutting, grinding, and deburring on steel and stainless steel. The 4-in.-dia. wheel is 0.065 in. thick,...

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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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