End Prep Tool From ESCO Tool Is Ideal for Pipe Milling on Oil Rigs

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Source: Marketwire

HOLLISTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/14/11 -- ESCO Tool has introduced a heavy-duty I.D. clamping pipe milling end prep tool that can bevel, face, and bore all hard pipe alloys including stainless steel, Super Duplex, and P-91. It is highly reliable and easy to operate, making it ideal for use on oil platforms.

Esco's Prepzilla MILLHOG® I.D. Clamping End Prep Tool has only one mandrel with eight sets of clamps for beveling, facing, and boring hard alloyed pipes from 1.5' I.D. to 8.625' O.D. Built for offshore pipe milling, this robust tool features dual-opposed tapered roller bearings, direct-drive gears, a rigid blade lock system, and TiN coated T-15 tool steel cutter blades with a proprietary chip breaker that transfers heat away from the pipe surface.

Generating 1,500 ft.-lbs. of torque at the cutting blade, Esco's Prepzilla MILLHOG® I.D. Clamping End Prep Tool's blade is held by a dual-threaded screw which doubles the force on the clamping surface for added rigidity. Powered by a 2 HP air motor, this pipe milling end prep tool is supplied complete with all clamp ribs and pads, a hose and filter, lubricator, and a metal carrying case.

Esco's Prepzilla MILLHOG® I.D. Clamping End Prep Tool sells for $8,995.00 or can be rented in the continental U.S. for $336.00 per week.

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 end prep 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.

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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
e-mail: matt@escotool.com
www.escotool.com

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