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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Selecting the right abrasives for your operation

August 14, 2003

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When it comes to weld preparation, choosing the right abrasive wheel for your grinder can make your job easier. Just grabbing your grinder and cleaning up the weld area can result in poorly prepared joints, cross-contaminated welds, and more wear and tear on the tool and the operator.

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Investigating applications, hardware, collision protection, and height control

January 16, 2003

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Using orbital welding equipment led to productivity gains in one of the nation's first fusion-welded underground pipelines.

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Welders turn to induction heating for preheating, stress relieving

November 15, 2001

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This article discusses using induction heating for preheating and (postheating) stress relief of welds. It focuses on what this technology is, how it works, and how it can be used in an industrial setting. This article also gives several real-life examples of how the technology has been used in actual applications.

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Four factors to consider when purchasing a grinder: You get what you pay for

July 26, 2001

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Cost often is a deciding factor when you purchase a grinder. However, the saying "you get what you pay for" can be true when you're talking about tools. The price tag alone doesn't always reflect some of the more important factors--performance level, cost to operate, and tool life--that make a grinder worth its cost.

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