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    Default pipe beveling options

    I am familiar with some of the standard for beveling tools are H&M, sawyer, dearman machines and such. Those use oxy/act primarily, does anyone use a plasma cutter w/ a machine torch for beveling?

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    Possibly in a shop application but very doubtful that they would use it in the field.
    I'm sure it wouldn't be too hard to buy a machine torch and make the necessary adapter, if the machine torch doesn't fit in the current adapter.
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    Default Plasma Beveling

    I'm pretty sure Mathey-Dearman makes a plasma torch holder (straight torch) for their Mini and Maxi chain machines. I'll have to dig out my catalogue.

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    Default Stainless?

    Stainless ???

    Do you need the plasma or just want to use it?

    Mirage machines offers what most call a ''Tri-tool'' It runs on air and cold cuts and bevels up to 4'' thick pipe. Basicly a cross breed between a mill hog and a standard O/A beveling machine. Any company/contractor that does hot tapping services or bolt torqueing should have one.

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    It's not a need, but I have a PM600 and a good compressor; I wanted to keep my options open and see if anyone had done it, it's prudent to know more than one method of how to accomplish the task. There was a post a while back in one of the welding rig threads and someone with the airpack on wheels that was stored in the trailer mentioned something about using plasma to bevel pipe; that's what prompted the question.

    I'll look at the mirage link, sounds to be interesting.

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    I'm pretty sure H&M offers the option of using plasma.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rig Hand View Post
    Stainless ???

    Do you need the plasma or just want to use it?
    Good point about the stainless, plasma beveling would be the hot ticket in that instance.
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    If you bevel with air - plasma you will need to do extensive clean up before you weld. I would stick to Oxy Fuel if you cant afford pipe machining equipment. Try these guys, they have some good videos:

    Wachs
    Georg Fischer
    TriTool

    If you want to pursue plasma beveling on steel pipe, you should use oxygen plasma.

    Any stainless pipe work should be machine prepped, not plasma prepped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Choctaw View Post
    I am familiar with some of the standard for beveling tools are H&M, sawyer, dearman machines and such. Those use oxy/act primarily, does anyone use a plasma cutter w/ a machine torch for beveling?
    I have a sawyer with a plasma machine torch it works great. It is a thermal dynamics if that helps
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