For making angular pipe joints The Arc-Fit Angular tool produces a consistent accurate notch in pipe. Because this tool stamps out the notch, each tool is dedicated to a specific tube or pipe size at a specific angle. You can purchase multiple punch & die assemblies and swap them in our Arc-Fit Angular Housing to accommodate additional angles or material sizes.
Arc Fit Angular units are designed to produce angular notches on pipe and heavy wall tubing. The notch is ideally suited to welding with a rod or heavy wire. The resulting "V" at all contact points allows for full weld penetration without having weld buildup which must be ground down later. Each Arc Fit Angular Assembly consists of two punch and die assemblies requiring a total of (3) three strokes to complete the operation
How it works: The first station notches a deep notch with an elliptical end. One press stroke is needed in this station.
The second stations nip the left and right side walls completing the operation. Two press strokes required in this station
Each Arc-Fit Angular assembly is made for one size pipe to fit one size pipe (advise if not the same size) at one angle only. By not fully inserting the pipe in the first station, it may be possible to "cheat" and create a slightly shallower angle ( up to approx. 5°).
Arc-Fit Angular tooling is designed to be sharpenable for long life. Many customers order replacement parts first, then when received, send the old parts in for sharpening. This avoids any downtime and eliminates any expense for rush processing, overnight shipping, etc. Please contact us to obtain replacement part costs.