HOLLISTON, MA--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2013) - ESCO Tool has introduced a portable welding end prep tool that features air-operated clamping which reduces cycle times for highly repetitive end prep milling in fabrication shops.

The MILLHOG® Mongoose Air Clamp™ Welding End Prep Tool is equipped with an air-operated clamp that attaches to a tube or pipe I.D. and releases from it by simply flipping a toggle switch. Ideally suited for highly repetitive end preps, the pneumatic clamping system reduces operator fatigue and increases pipe milling throughput by up to 600%, claims the firm.

Featuring a self-centering draw rod that rigidly mounts into the tube or pipe I.D., the MILLHOG® Mongoose Air Clamp™ Welding End Prep Tool employs clamp ribs that retract off the mandrel automatically after milling to reduce friction. Designed for tubes and pipe from 5/8" I.D. to 3" O.D., this tool can bevel, face, and bore simultaneously and remove membrane.

The MILLHOG® Mongoose Air Clamp™ Welding End Prep Tool sells for $3,995.00 and is available for rent in the continental U.S.A.

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 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 field-proven 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:

A Unit of Esco Technologies, Inc.
Matthew Brennan
Marketing Director
75 October Hill Rd.
Holliston, MA 01746
(800) 343-6926
FAX (508) 429-2811
e-mail: matt@escotool.com