Quick and Easy Bevelling with RIDGID B-500 Transportable Pipe Beveller

March 1, 2021

Bevelling is usually used to prepare the ends of a pipe or tube for welding and for deburring the cut ends for safety and aesthetic reasons. However, the process is a time-consuming work and is physically demanding.

To address this demand, RIDGID, the leading manufacturer of tools for the professional tradesmen, developed B-500 Transportable Pipe Beveller. This revolutionary concept makes bevelling faster, easier and more accurate. Apart from providing better working conditions, this also delivers a smoother beveled edge in one pass in just under a remarkable 2-minute span.

The B-500 is a portable bevelling machine that is compact and light. It can be brought to the metal without much physical effort and can be used in areas with limited space. It is primarily used for bevelling most steel pipe ends and plate edges on material up to 0.5” (13mm) thick in preparation for welding. Its conical cutter heads with replaceable cutter inserts are driven by a motor or gearbox to produce bevels in 30°, 37.5°, or 45°.

It is commended for producing high quality and consistent bevels without flames or sparks. There is no coolant or cutting oils needed as well. Moreover, this beveller securely grips the work piece between guide rolls and a drive roll and has a detachable hand crank used to manually move the cutter head through the material being bevelled. It also does not add any contamination to the metal in contrast with the other procedures like cutting torch, flap disc or grinding disc.

It can be used in two configurations, either with the work piece fixed and the beveller moving along it (Fixed Workpiece/Moving Beveller) or with the beveller fixed on the Model TBM-36 Beveller Adapter, and the pipe moving relative to the beveller (Fixed Beveller/Rotating Pipe). Due to differing material characteristics, a test bevel is recommended to be performed before the first attempt to bevel or whenever you decide to change the material type, material thickness, bevel angle or land width.

The RIDGID B-500 Transportable Pipe Beveller is a powerful and ergonomic machine for bevelling, precision tube trimming, weld removal and tube plate preparation for re-tubing. With it, you can bevel pipes faster than any other methods such as hand grinding, handheld bevellers, flame cutting or loading into a lathe. Not just hat, it is also safer as all chips are contained within the machine.

For more information, visit https://www.ridgid.com/