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  • Writer's pictureGeorge Ficken

Battery Powered Millhogs

Updated: Sep 22, 2023

A battery-powered end prep tool that can bevel a torched-off pipe or tube end and replaces hand grinding for a precision fit up to enhance weld quality has been introduced by Esco Tool of Holliston, Massachusetts.

The Tube Weasel Battery MILLHOG® is a fully portable right angle drive I.D. clamping end prep tool that is self-centering and can bevel, face, and counterbore simultaneously. Ideally suited for process piping repairs on tube and pipe from 0.750” I.D. to 3.00” O.D., it is up to 50X faster than hand grinding and provides repeatable results for precision fit-up.

Featuring sealed construction for use in any orientation, the Tube Weasel Battery MILLHOG® uses the secure EscoLock™ blade lock system and provides chatter-free operation. All clamping components including the draw rod are heat-treated and provide the strength to rigidly secure the tool on the I.D of the pipe or tube. The 6.2 Ah battery is rechargeable using 120/220 VAC.

Literature and pricing are available upon request.

George Ficken


Gulf States Industrial Inc


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