April 10, 2007
A lightweight welding end prep tool and cutter blades that are capable of performing any angle of prep and facing and boring simultaneously are available from ESCO Tool.
The Mongoose MILLHOG® right angle drive I.D. clamping end prep tool is powered by a 2/3 HP pneumatic motor and features the EscoLock™ rigid blade lock system and a variety of cutter blades for chatter-free performance. Designed to produce consistent end preps on stainless steel and other hard alloys, the cutter blades have a radical chip breaker that directs the chip away from the tube surface and minimizes the heat generated.
The end prep tool can bevel, face, and bore simultaneously without cutting fluids. The cutter blades are made from T-15 tool steel and are titanium nitride (Tin) coated; with hard lube optional. This rugged tool weighs only 13 lbs. and is suitable for tubes from 5/8 in. I.D. to 3 in. O.D.