ESCO Releases New MILLHOG® Mini Electric Pipe Beveling Tool

Electric Pipe Beveling Tool Preps Heavy-Wall Stainless Steel Pipe

A new, electric portable pipe machining tool that is a powerful alternative to pneumatic tools for end prepping boiler tubes and other pipe fabrication work has been introduced by Esco Tool of Holliston, Massachusetts.

The ESCO MILLHOG® Mini Electric Pipe Beveling Tool rigidly mounts to the tube or pipe I.D. and is suited for end prepping heavy-wall stainless steel pipe and other highly alloyed metals when compressed air is not available.  Featuring a high-torque variable ESCO, MILLHOG®speed motor that spins at 19 to 66 RPM, it is ideal for beveling hard and soft boiler tubes and pipes from 1.25” I.D. to 6.625” O.D. and pulls a thick chip without needing cutting oils.

Capable of performing any angle of prep including compound bevels and J-preps, the ESCO MILLHOG® Mini Electric Pipe Beveling Tool utilizes the same proven EscoLock cutter blade holding system as the air-powered version of this tool.  Designed for repetitive end preps, it has a heavy-duty gear drive and all clamping components are heat treated including the draw rod.

The ESCO MILLHOG® Mini Series I.D. Clamping End Prep Tool sells for $6,595.00 and is available for rent.

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About ESCO Tool

The ESCO Tool Company was founded in 1954 and developed the first portable end prep tool for the Trident Nuclear Submarine program. Those early tools clamped to the tube O.D. and machined precision end preps on nozzles that were attached to a vessel. Back then, there was no other way to do the job. After this early success, other uses where found for these innovative tools and they became the best way to end prep high temperature and pressure boiler tubes.It became apparent, however, that O.D. clamping limited the usefulness of those early generation tools for boiler work. Always solutions-oriented, ESCO developed the first narrow body I.D. clamping tool in the 1970s to satisfy the needs of the boiler industry. The tool was well received in the boiler fabrication, maintenance, and metalworking industries and ESCO has been innovating consistently since that time. Working closely with end-users on the toughest tube and pipe cutting and welding end prep challenges has allowed us to invent and manufacture high quality tools that work efficiently, get the job done fast, and require no special operator training. ESCO Tool has a long heritage of innovation.Today, our MILLHOG® Tools are boilermaker tough and field proven! We design and build robust gear drives and housings, select the best components available in the world, incorporate self-centering draw rod assemblies that rigidly mount to the tube or pipe I.D., and feature the EscoLockTM wedge-style blade lock system with TiN (titanium nitride) coated cutter blades that direct heat away from the tube or pipe surface. Providing torque-free operation, these tools pull a continuous thick chip without cutting fluids.