Esco Tool, Holliston, Massachusetts, introduces its Dictator II Millhog pipe beveler to market. It is an I.D. clamping welding end prep tool that aligns using self-centering clamps and can incorporate four blades in order to bevel, face, and bore or create a compound bevel.
Featuring an adjustable tool post for indexing the blades, it can perform 37.5-degree to 10-degree compound bevels on a 24-inch O.D. pipe with a two-inch thick wall and is offered with air, electric, and hydraulic powered motors. The Dictator II Millhog uses one mandrel and a set of three wide clamps that provide six points of contact to the pipe I.D. to mount rigidly and ensure chatter-free operation.