HOLLISTON, MA — A heavy-duty I.D. clamping pipe milling end prep tool that can J-prep bevel, face, and bore all hard pipe alloys in preparation for orbital welding is available from ESCO Tool.
The Esco Prepzilla MILLHOG I.D. Clamping End Prep Tool is offered with a wide selection of cutting blades including a J-preparation blade that creates a consistent contoured radius and clean neck for orbital welding.Capable of producing thick chips without cutting fluids for fast fit-up and high-integrity welds, it bevels all popular highly-alloyed pipes and one mandrel with eight sets of clamps covers the entire range of the tool.
Suited for heavy-wall pipe from 1.575-inch I.D. to 8.625-inch O.D., the robust Esco Prepzilla MILLHOG I.D. Clamping End Prep Tool features dual-opposed tapered roller bearings, direct-drive gears, a rigid blade lock system and TiN coated T-15 tool steel cutter blades with a proprietary chip breaker that transfers heat away from the pipe surface. Interchangeable pneumatic, electric, and hydraulic motors are offered.