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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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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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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Beveling machine bevels steel pipe 6.25 in. and larger - TheFabricator.com

Beveling machine bevels steel pipe 6.25 in. and larger

August 9, 2012

CS Unitec's SKF 25 beveling machine provides quick, simplified preparation of weld seams and bevels steel pipes 6.25 in. dia. and larger. It is suitable for use on steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and nonferrous metals. The machine has a continuously adjustable angle of 15 to 60 degrees and a...

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Abrasive wheel delivers both cutting, grinding - TheFabricator.com

Abrasive wheel delivers both cutting, grinding

July 19, 2012

Metabo Corp. offers the Combinator combined cutting and grinding wheel. It eliminates the need to change abrasive wheels during cutting and grinding applications. The wheel is suitable for cutting, deburring, and light grinding. With three layers of fiberglass measuring 0.078 in. thick, it cuts...

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Automatic coping robot is first of its kind

April 19, 2012

The first of its kind, Daito U.S.A. Inc.'s new CRII coping robot offers coping, piece marking, scribing, and cutting capabilities, all from one machine. Functioning automatically, the unit saves time and eliminates the need for manual marking and finishing. Featuring a six-axis robotic arm, the...

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Portable end prep tool speeds on-site pipeline construction - TheFabricator.com

Portable end prep tool speeds on-site pipeline construction

March 6, 2012

Esco Tool offers the MILLLHOG® Dictator, a portable, ID clamping, welding end prep tool for dry-cut beveling of heavy-wall pipe. The tool features extra-wide clamps for rigidly mounting inside the pipe and incorporates hardened steel contact points. According to the company, it produces a...

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Controller retrofits onto cutting gantries - TheFabricator.com

Controller retrofits onto cutting gantries

February 16, 2012

ESAB Cutting Systems has introduced the Vision 51R controller for retrofit onto cutting gantries. It can control up to four process tools in a variety of processes, including plasma, oxyfuel, and marking. The controller is designed to replace single box controls from the Vision 4 series,...

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Thin cutoff wheels suitable for cutting steel sheet, tube stock

November 27, 2011

Pferd offers 0.045-in.-thick T-SGP cutoff wheels in diameters of 4.5, 5, and 6 in. Suitable for cutting steel sheet and tube stock, the flat wheels feature a 0.875-in. arbor hole and offer low vibration and smooth cutting performance, according to the company. The new wheel is part of the...

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Portable end prep tool designed to remove simply from tube and not catch on burrs - TheFabricator.com

Portable end prep tool designed to remove simply from tube and not catch on burrs

April 5, 2011

Esco Tool’s Ground MILLHOG® is a right-angle-drive, air-powered, portable welding end prep tool that features a clamp rib assembly incorporating a captive internal band and smooth clamp ribs. The ID clamping tool removes simply from the tube, does not catch on burrs, and is unaffected...

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