Cutting and Weld Prep

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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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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E.H. Wachs adds videos to YouTube channel

June 17, 2013

E.H. Wachs, Lincolnshire, Ill., has announced that four new videos are available for viewing on its YouTube channel. The videos highlight products and tools designed to help project managers, welding contractors, and field machinists estimate production times; specify product; and learn more about...

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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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Lincoln Electric receives presidential award for exports

May 23, 2013

The U.S. Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank has presented Lincoln Electric, Cleveland, with the President's "E" Award for Exports. According to the company, the award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S....

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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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Weiler names VP of strategic marketing - TheFabricator.com

Weiler names VP of strategic marketing

March 6, 2013

Weiler Corp., Cresco, Pa., a manufacturer of brushes, abrasives, and maintenance products, has hired Bill Dwyre as vice president, strategic marketing. He served most recently as vice president, tool products for Ingersoll Rand. In his new position, he serves as a key member of the executive...

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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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Extra-thin cutoff wheel maintains long lifespan - TheFabricator.com

Extra-thin cutoff wheel maintains long lifespan

January 21, 2013

Walter Surface Technologies (WST) has introduced the Zip One extra-thin cutoff wheel. Designed for cutting thin-gauge metal, the 0.031-in. wheel is bonded with a proprietary mix of high-performance abrasives that deliver extra-cool cutting. A new technology enables an optimal grit distribution...

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Spindle lock simplifies accessory changes on die grinder - TheFabricator.com

Spindle lock simplifies accessory changes on die grinder

December 4, 2012

Metabo Corp. offers the GE950 G Plus high-torque die grinder. It features a spindle lock that helps simplify accessory changes using a single wrench. Delivering speeds from 2,500 to 8,700 RPM, it handles polishing and graining, sanding, deburring, edge finishing, beveling, and cutting of metal....

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Inventor, fabricator updates wheelchair concept - TheFabricator.com

Inventor, fabricator updates wheelchair concept

December 3, 2012

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About a decade after his son was paralyzed in an automobile accident, Tim Swenson put a few ideas to work and built an all-terrain wheelchair. Although he was retired, Swenson garnered quite a bit of interest with his invention, so he founded Action Manufacturing and builds two wheelchair models to help people like his son enjoy the outdoors.

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5 things welders need to know about weld positioners - TheFabricator.com

5 things welders need to know about weld positioners

September 10, 2012

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The concepts of positioning are the same for all weldments, large or small. A properly positioned weldment, regardless of the size, reduces welder fatigue, increases safety, improves weld quality, and saves on production floor space.

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