July 18, 2011
Swagelok® has added four new tube facing tools and one new cutting tool to its product line. The tools are intended for use with 316 stainless steel, carbon steel, titanium, and most nickel-based alloys.
The tube facing tools produce flat, smooth, square, burr-free, and chamfer-free tube ends in thin-walled tubing. Available in four sizes in both electric and cordless versions, they feature coated tool bits with two cutting edges, built-in electronic speed regulation, and a quick-change collet system that requires no tools to change sizes.
The new facing tools include the TF16 for 0.125- to 1-in.-OD tubing; the TF24 for 0.125- to 1.5-in.-OD tubing, with a 90-degree-angle option; the TF40 for 0.25- to 2.5-in.-OD tubing, including an angled version; and the TF72 (electric version only) for 0.5- to 4.5-in.-OD tubing.M.
The TC72 cutting tool is designed for thin-walled tubing and elbows up to 4.5 in. It features an integrated laser pointer to determine the cutoff point and integrated clamping jaws constructed from hardened aluminum-cast material.