The system approach reflected by TRIMAX offers maximum versatility and economy.

The unmatched headstock stability and rigidity of the TRIMAX system makes possible new and exciting machining operations and special applications never before achievable with a split-ring machining system. The capacity to accept much larger cutting loads and forces without adversely affecting performance maximizes the optional accessory configuration extensibility of this...

TECH TIP: Independent Tool Holder Height

When Tri Tool engineers designed TRIMAX’s safer internal tripper mechanism (to remove potential pinch-points) another primary advantage resulted. Previously, the external tripper was fixed at height settings to match the mounting bolt hole positions. The TRIMAX features Toe Clamps so that the height of the tool module is variable above...

A Core Principal: Operator Safety

Rotating elements of a portable machine tool are always a safety concern as they present the possibility of pinching or entangling as they pass other elements of the machine. In addition, the rotating elements can interact with other pipes, bulkheads, walls, scaffolding, etc. creating hazards even with machines designed to...

TRIMAX – The Dawn of a Game Changer

“A remarkable achievement. TRIMAX’s state-of-the-art bearing design is a game-changer and makes all competing machines obsolete in terms of safety, stability and outstanding cutting results.” TRI TOOL introduces the Safest, Most Innovative Split-Frame Machining System In The World, perfect for in-line severing, beveling, counterboring and much, much more. You asked...

PRESS RELEASE: New Split-Frame Lathe Delivers Unprecedented Safety and Performance.

(Rancho Cordova, CA) As a long-established provider of workhorse clamshell lathes, Tri Tool Inc. has introduced the state-of-the-art TRIMAX™ Machining System. This remarkably innovative portable lathe for in-line severing and precision weld end-prep of tubes and pipe has already been awarded two patents. It’s the latest example of Tri Tool’s...

TECH TIP: Clamshell Tool Holder Adjustment

When designing precision, high-performance machine tools intended to perform reliably in harsh environments, clearances and part tolerances are deliberately kept tight. To maintain the high level of surface finish and machining accuracy, the machine must be kept clean, properly lubricated, and adjusted for wear. Our quality machine tools were designed...

Smart Planning for On-Site Service Work

Knowing the best time to do something can often affect how easily and effectively it can be done. For example, let’s say it’s April 10th and you decide you need to get your taxes done. Odds are this is not the best time to contact a tax preparer, when they...

Safety Focus: Realizing Chip Hazards

Portable machine tools generate cutting debris that differs significantly from flame cutters, grinders and saws. The advantages that cold cutting has over these other cutting methods are first, as the name implies, a cold cut does not produce the sparks that can ignite oils and gases in the cutting area....

Our Never Ending Quest for Higher Quality

You may never have heard of the contemporary business term “5S,” and ask yourself ,“what difference does 5S mean to me?” 5S has to do with something that Tri Tool takes very seriously –Quality. As a world recognized leader in portable machining equipment, Tri Tool has always been dedicated to...

The New Model 216B – The Portable Beveling Powerhouse

Tri Tool’s BEVELMASTER® rugged and reliable beveling machines provide the optimum combination of cutting versatility, ease-of use,durability and precision. The 216B is the newest member of that proud family, delivering exceptional levels of performance and operator safety. No pinch point design ensures operator safety Proven, reliable spur gear drive for...

The Clamshell – much more than a split frame…

Ever since people have crafted tools, their incentive has been to make a specific task possible – or at least perform that task faster or easier. Among the wide range of equipment solutions Tri Tool produces, there are many examples of tools that provide the optimal solution for a particular...

Solutions for Our Aging Infrastructure

Unlike a fine wine, not everything gets better with age. This is especially true than when you consider the serious issue of the aging piping systems that transfer essential gases and fluids relied upon by business and industry. Pipelines are often lumped under the broad term “infrastructure” that includes bridges,...

TECH TIP: Tool Bit Resharp Program

Chances are, as a portable machine tool customer, your original motivation to utilize cold cutting severing, beveling and squaring tools was not only for the superior precision, but also for the time and cost-savings. Rapid, repeatable cutting results greatly reduce labor and rejection rates. This important factor can more than...

Get a better grasp of your Heat Exchanger Projects

If you perform heat exchanger construction and maintenance, the Model 202TS TS is the perfect solution to rapidly and repeatably face, square and chamfer tube ends and bores in preparation for welding. The tool’s fast and secure pneumatic clamping, hardened tool blocks and self-centering mandrel provide precise alignment. Achieving accurate...

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