Portable end prep tool speeds on-site pipeline construction

March 6, 2012

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

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 clean, consistent, thick chip without cutting oils and eliminates the need for hand grinding or clamshell tools.

Suitable for prepping 4.5-in.-ID to 18-in.-OD pipe, the tool is available with a variety of formed tool blades to produce compound end preps on stainless steel, superduplex, and other hard-to-machine alloys. Powered by a pneumatic motor, the tool develops 4,000 ft.-lbs. of torque. A hydraulic motor is optional.



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