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Tech Tip: Do you need to use coolant when cold cutting pipe

Tech Tip: Do you need to use coolant when cold cutting pipe

Tech Tip: Do you need to use coolant when cold cutting pipe It's common to see a portable machine tool operator applying liquid coolant to the cut track while cold cutting or beveling pipe. The process of cold-cutting metal with rotating equipment...

“Reverse Dogleg”

“Reverse Dogleg”

“Reverse Dogleg” “Reverse Dogleg” sounds like a move in Pro Wrestling, but in our business, it’s a specially configured squaring bit. If you work with tubing using our class-leading Model 304 tube squaring machine, you no doubt recognize the...

TECH TIP: Working With Titanium Tubing

TECH TIP: Working With Titanium Tubing

TECH TIP: Working With Titanium TubingWhen 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...

TECH TIP: Pay attention to BUE for smoother cutting

TECH TIP: Pay attention to BUE for smoother cutting

TECH TIP: Pay attention to BUE for smoother cuttingThe Built Up Edge (BUE) condition can occur any time a bit rotates with enough speed and friction to fuse material to the bit edge. BUE has negative effects on the quality of the cut such as...

Tech Tip: Bit Positioning for Best Results

Tech Tip: Bit Positioning for Best Results

Tech Tip: Bit Positioning for Best ResultsFor optimal burr control for tube squaring operations, a tool bit’s position can shift the .005” burr from the ID to the OD (or from the OD to the ID). The balance between the ID and OD burr generation...

TECH TIP: HOT WIRE ADVANTAGES

TECH TIP: HOT WIRE ADVANTAGES

TECH TIP: HOT WIRE ADVANTAGESThe 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...

TECH TIP: Demo Mock-Ups for Special Operations.

TECH TIP: Demo Mock-Ups for Special Operations.

TECH TIP: Demo Mock-Ups for Special Operations.One key advantage of services backed up by an OEM equipment manufacturer is the ability to create engineering mock-ups of the actual work to be done. Being able to demo the work in advance gives us a...

TECH TIP: Independent Tool Holder Height

TECH TIP: Independent Tool Holder Height

TECH TIP: Independent Tool Holder HeightWhen 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...

TECH TIP: Clamshell Tool Holder Adjustment

TECH TIP: Clamshell Tool Holder Adjustment

TECH TIP: Clamshell Tool Holder AdjustmentWhen 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...

TECH TIP: Tool Bit Resharp Program

TECH TIP: Tool Bit Resharp Program

TECH TIP: Tool Bit Resharp ProgramChances 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...

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