Tracing back to the history we find that the oldest style or technique used in cutting of pipes was hand grinding. This method is not only difficult to execute and but also time consuming.
Pipe cutting machine and tools used today are much safer, easier and cost effective for use than ever before. Now-a-days, these devices are constructed with the help modern technologies and tools with unmatched quality and excellence.
Safety standards have risen up along with the utility or usage in all aspects.
The pipe cutting machines find their broad applications in the areas like ---
Refrigerator repairingBoiler repairing,Tube workshopsMotor garagesNatural gas and Oil refineriesChemical plantsthe production of paper and pulp industry,Power reactors and plants
Pneumatic tool is a kind of much used pipe cutting tools that works best for low tensile application and for heavier project one must rely on to hydraulic pipe tools for a better performance. Prior assessment about a tool's strengths and weaknesses along with the supposed execution will lend you a better insight about the real field scenario and probability of success.
While clamping, chain clamp mounts are necessary for cutting pipes with narrow diameters. OD clamping split frame and clamping end prep are other popular tools for this plumbing exercise.
Tube expanders are used in case of sturdy applications. Tube expander will allow repeatability which is needed in some cases. Dream tools are condenser cleaners and boiler cleaners for tough closed tubes.
Some common tools for cutting of pipes that are popular are---
Level: helps in adjustment in the slope of drain and waste pipes.
Hole Saw: to cut across holes through wood metal etc. Pipe Cutter: To cut and re-size copper water pipes.Soldering Torch: To make joints between copper fittings and pipes.Wrenches: to tighten and loosen fittings. Different types of wrenches are used according to different kinds of applications.
Screwdrivers: used for tightening and loosening a variety of screws and bolts.
Tubing Cutter: to make sharp and neat cuts in copper tubing.
Jigsaws: to make cuts in older pipes to install new sections.
Sealants: Plumber's tape is used on the threads of plumbing pipes and other types of plumbing connections. Other popular sealants are silicone caulking and putty compounds.
Depending upon the job requirement and need, pipe cutting machine or tools are used. These devices are part of a collaborative production team and hence each and every component is necessary for high performance and relative use in different industries.