March 23, 2011 09:03 ET

Portable End Prep Tool From ESCO Features Improved I.D. Clamping

HOLLISTON, MA--(Marketwire - Mar 23, 2011) - ESCO Tool has introduced a new and improved clamping mechanism for its air-powered, right angle drive portable welding end prep tool that features a smooth exterior for easy entry and removal from the boiler tube without catching on burrs.

The Esco "Ground" MILLHOG® is a right angle drive portable end prep tool that features a robust clamp rib assembly incorporating a captive internal band and smooth clamp ribs. Unlike external spring-type clamping devices, this I.D. clamping end prep tool is easy to remove from the tube, will not catch on burrs, and is unaffected by repetitive cycling, claims the firm.

Ideal for end prepping single water wall boiler panel tubes in tight spaces, the Esco "Ground" MILLHOG® only requires a 1-1/2" radial clearance. Totally sealed for use in any orientation, this scarfing tool is self-centering, provides torque-free operation, has TiN coated cutter blades, and can prep high chrome content alloyed tubes ranging from 1/2" I.D. to 2-1/4" O.D.

The Esco "Ground" MILLHOG® is priced at $3,995.00 and can be rented for $175.00 per week in the continental U.S.A. with overnight shipment.

About ESCO Tool

For over 50 years, ESCO Tool has worked closely with end-users on the toughest tube and pipe cutting and end prep applications in the power generation and metalworking industries. Their experience has allowed them to invent and manufacture high quality, torque-free tools that work efficiently and require no special operator training.

The ESCO product line features their robust line of MILLHOG® welding end prep tools and PANELHOG® Air-Powered Saws and specialty mount systems, High-Speed Hand-Held Bevelers, and accessories. Available for sale or rent, with 24 hour shipment or less usually available, these tools are built tough and precision machined from the finest materials to make sure that you get your job done properly, on time, and under budget.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:

    ESCO Tool
    A Unit of Esco Technologies, Inc.
    Matthew Brennan
    Marketing Director
    75 October Hill Rd.
    Holliston, MA 01746
    (800) 343-6926
    FAX (508) 359-4145