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Welding end prep tool, battery powered

April 11, 2014 - A field-proven, right angle drive I.D. clamping pipe milling tool for performing welding end preps anywhere an air hose or electric cord is unavailable is being introduced by ESCO Tool of Holliston, Mass.



The Tube Weasel Battery MILLHOG is a right angle drive I.D. clamping welding end prep tool that employs a wedge-style blade locking system and TiN coated cutter blades to perform clean, ready to weld, end preps without cutting oils. Now available with a rechargeable 18V Lithium Ion battery pack, this tool is ideal for use anywhere air or electricity is unavailable.

Featuring three clamps which fully contact the mandrel and expand inside the tube, the Tube Weasel Battery MILLHOG is suitable for milling tubing and pipe from 3/4” I.D. to 3” O.D. and only requires a 3” radial clearance for boiler tube panel repairs. The battery is rechargeable using 120/220V and can be easily retrofit with existing pneumatic versions of the tool.

The Tube Weasel Battery MILLHOG is priced from $4,195.00 complete. Literature and pricing are available upon request.

For more information, visit www.escotool.com.