HOLLISTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jul 15, 2014) - ESCO Tool has introduced a line of welding end prep tools that are now available in battery and electric powered models for machining tube and pipe where compressed air is not available.

The ESCO Mongoose MILLHOG® is a self-centering right angle drive I.D. clamping tool that now comes in a rechargeable 18 V battery powered model for true portability and a 950 W electric motor for use where air is not available. Only requiring 2.25" minimum clearance for beveling tube and pipe from 5/8" I.D. to 3" O.D., these tools are ideal for getting into tight spaces and provide chatter-free operation without cutting oils.

Featuring TiN coated cutter blades that mount securely in a wedge-style blade locking system and have a radical chip breaker that directs the chip away from the surface to minimize heat generation, ESCO Mongoose MILLHOG® tools only require nine sets of clamps for their entire range. Either power option can be field-retrofit to the pneumatic tool by changing four bolts.

The ESCO Mongoose MILLHOG® is priced from $4,195.00 complete. Battery and electric motors can be purchased separately to retrofit pneumatic models.

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