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TECH TIP: Working With Titanium Tubing

When cutting Titanium, the first thing to remember is that it’s important to keep the speed slowed down to 50 to 75 SIM (Surface Inches per Minute) to achieve successful results. At 50 SIM on .25” tubing, the cutting head speed for 1 revolution should take just under a second....


The term Hot Wire refers to special capabilities of a welding system wherein the wire feeding into the weld puddle is preheated before coming in contact with the welding arc. The additional components that provide Hot Wire capabilities to a welding system (please refer to the illustration) include a special...

Important tips for maximum benefit utilizing On-site Services!

1. Contact Tri Tool Services at the bidding stage of your project Many times it is the site personnel and supervisors who initiate contact with Tri Tool for contract services required at the project execution stage. Circumstances arise when the service work is  immediately needed, but the realities of processing...

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...

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...

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...

Practical Safety Considerations for Portable Machine Tool Operation

The practical utilization of portable equipment has increased as companies have realized the time and cost savings that results from performing precision machining in-place on existing piping systems. Portable machining is widely used in power plants, municipal utilities, new construction, maintenance and countless other applications. POWER Operation of any hydraulic,...

TECH TIP – Working With Microfittings

Most welded high purity tubing systems utilize electro polished micro fittings. Our equipment properly prepares micro fittings for orbital welding by producing perfectly flat, square ends, while maintaining the perch length required for automatic weld heads. This is essential for both new and reclaimed components and tube sections. Tri Tool,...

TECH TIP – Micrometer Feed

For squaring and severing operations where control of the depth of cut is an important fact, an optional micrometer feed assembly is available for some models. Contact your sales representative for more information.

TECH TIP – Tool Bit Resharpening Limits

There are practical limits to when and how many times a tool can be resharpened. The number of times a tool bit can be resharpened is dependent on the type of tool bit and the application. Some of the conditions which make it impractical to resharpen a tool bit are:...

TECH TIP – Tool Bit Selection

Obtaining the best results starts with selecting or determining which tool bit to use with the material being cut. Tri Tool has three basic cutting edge geometry’s which function well on most of the common tubing materials. In addition to variations in the edge geometry, tool bits are made available...


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