Tool for chamfering plastic pipes

Fixing pipes

When installing home plumbing pipes are most often attached to the wall with special plastic clips. They are simple latches, which are attached to the wall with an ordinary screw.

Obviously, in the case of wooden walls, installation on a frame made of galvanized profiles or bars of the tools you will need only a screwdriver and an electric screwdriver.

In the case of concrete or brick walls, the set of tools to fix the plumbing will be bigger:

  • Peorator with a drill or an impact drill with a pobedit drill of the appropriate diameter;
  • Hammer (plastic or wooden dowels should be hammered into the wall, so?);
  • A sharp knife (the dowel left outside the wall should be carefully cut);
  • Again, a screwdriver or an electric screwdriver.

Scope of application of the various tools

Polypropylene pipe products are widely used in many areas, but the greatest demand and importance they have in the installation of water lines. The popularity of polypropylene pipes is primarily due to the fact that they are easy and convenient to work, excellent technological characteristics, durability and low cost. At the same time, often professional plumbing installation is much more expensive than the cost of materials.

To avoid such costs, you can take up this work by your own efforts. This is not complicated: having a minimum of skills and familiarity with the instructions for assembly, it can almost everyone. All that is needed for this: a little desire and effort, the availability of necessary materials and, of course, tools for the installation of polypropylene pipes.

In working with polypropylene pipes, you need to perform various actions, so the tools with which you have to work, too, are different.


In the process of creating carving, trimming pipes and some other types of processing of rounded metal workpieces, burrs may form on their edges, which create certain inconveniences, in particular. prevent the process of docking products. And, in addition, such irregularities can cause injury with sharp edges. For this reason they must be removed using specific tools such as a metal pipe chamfering tool or an edger.

Deburring the outer surface and ends

Stripping is required for polypropylene pipes with aluminum reinforcing film, which can be located between the polypropylene layers in the walls of the product or outside. Depending on this, you may need a tool for external scraping of such pipes or a facing tool (read more: “Do you need scraping for polypropylene pipes and how to make it if necessary”).

You can not replace these tools with home equipment, but any of these tools for polypropylene pipes can be easily found on the market. Their price is very inexpensive, because there is no complicated mechanics or a significant amount of expensive steel grades.

Stripping methods and technology

Before installing reinforced pipes, it is necessary to choose a tool for stripping. It can be both manual and mechanical devices.

Varieties and application of galvanized profile pipes

Tools for the job

Stripping of propylene pipes is performed either with the help of hand tools or by means of mechanical nozzles. The choice is determined by the skills of the performer, experience and the scale of work.

When the work is performed for the first time, it will be more correct to stop at hand tools. This gives more control and accuracy when deburring. Mechanical tools are used more often for more extensive scope of work.

To obtain an even, finished cut, for stripping it is recommended to choose stainless steel tools, made by the method of crimping.

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Double-sided tools are used for manual scraping, which allows to perform scraping of pipes of different diameters. Detachable handles are provided for convenient operation.

  • A pencil for marking the level of the layer to be removed;
  • Scissors or a cutter. They are used to cut off a section of pipe;
  • Counterbores. The gauge helps restore the geometry of the pipe, smooths the cut, and the countersink chamfers and removes unnecessary burrs;
  • A conductor or pipe bender. If it is necessary to make angles of turn according to the project, with the help of such mechanisms, the pipe is bent under a certain radius;
  • Bending sleeves. To remove the metal jacket, a coupling is put on the pipe. And when you turn it, the blades in the middle remove the outer layer of aluminum. Removable handles make the process quick and neat;
  • Trimmer. The blades are on the inside face of the tool. The perfect cut is obtained after several turns of the facer over the pipe. Its blades remove the middle layer inside the pipe. The process looks like this: a facing tool is put on, several turns are made, and you can immediately proceed with soldering. It is possible to use the pipe facing tool for ordinary plastic pipe without a reinforcing layer;
  • Shaver. Can be of different caliber, depending on the diameter of the pipe. Processing is done with a drill on which a nozzle is mounted instead of a bit. In doing so the speed of the drill should be carefully controlled. The nozzles remove both the inner and outer layer of foil. Choose the nozzle according to the type of reinforcement on the pipe. After using the shaver it is ready for the next step.

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Scraping methods

Stripping methods differ depending on the method of reinforcement, and, accordingly, on the location of the reinforced layer: outside or inside. Each scraping method is performed with different tools.

Deburring the outer layer

If the pipe is reinforced by applying an external reinforcing layer, the connection with fittings is possible only when this external layer is melted and then stripped.

If stripping is neglected, the molten aluminum foil will not be able to bond with the polypropylene, and the connection will be unreliable. The main idea of stripping is to clean the upper layer, to a depth that is necessary for good adhesion to the polypropylene. The work is carried out with the help of couplings.

Working process of facing and chamfering with the Mangust machine

Using additional equipment, it is possible to drill out of the pipe grate pipes of different diameters and make a cutout of fittings.


Manual chamfering machine is portable, rather light and compact unit. This equipment is used for chamfering holes, effectively processes straight and radius edges. Suitable for sheet metal and pipe work.

Equipment is versatile, can work with different materials, perform a variety of tasks. Due to its productivity is actively used on construction sites, for the implementation of small-scale works, excellent for domestic use.

Manual equipment has the following advantages:

  • ease of operation, the specialist without prior training can qualitatively perform the processing of edges, it is easy to change the angle and width of the bevel removed;
  • small dimensions provide mobility;
  • less energy is used for the work than in case of stationary analogues;
  • Manual chamfering machines for pipes and sheet metal consume much less power than stationary models;
  • it does not require additional space for the location of the machine, the welder does not need to worry about preparing a place to install the unit;
  • Wide range of adjustments, i.e.е. the work can be performed at different angles;
  • ergonomic: special handles ensure comfort and convenience for the operator, and the absence of vibration is guaranteed by the rubber coating.
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Manual chamfering machines also have some disadvantages:

  • Designed for work with small-sized workpieces;
  • Lower productivity, in comparison with stationary analogues;
  • The necessity of additional processing of pipes before using them, the sheets can be welded at once;
  • workpiece clamping required.


Russian-made equipment of Mangust series is designed to work with pipes, which diameter varies from 16 to 325 mm. The most popular model of the equipment of this brand is a manual chamfering for metal pipes Mangust-2-Elektro, technical specifications are presented below.

  • 220 V power supply.
  • Weight of the machine, complete with spare parts, 16.3 kg.
  • Electric drive power input/output 1.4/1.0 kW.
  • Speed of rotation 40-150 rpm./min.
  • Maximum processing length 50 mm.
  • Minimum pipe length required to clamp the unit:
  • straight pipe 5 mm. processing length;
  • pipe with 48 mm deflection. processing length.

Pipe edgers of this brand are in active demand among performers, so many companies sell the beveler Magust. [ads-pc-2][ads-mob-2]

Chamfering machine BM-20 manual edger, which is produced by Promotech (Poland), is designed for processing the edges of pipes and sheet workpieces, allows you to be chamfered in the range from 15 to 60 °, the width of the chamfer is 0-20 °.

  • Weight of the unit does not exceed 21 kg.
  • Easy in operation.
  • The movement on the surface to be treated is performed by the rollers, a small force is needed to perform the processing.
  • Power supply 220-240 V / 50-60 Hz.
  • Current consumption 12-14A.
  • Processing speed 1.5 m/min.
  • Drive-motor electric, single-phase, induction, with operating capacitor W-1,8 kW.
  • Rotation speed 2820 rpm.
  • Fuse protection 2 A/250 V; degree of protection 1P54.
  • Two milling heads with carbide inserts provide edge machining.

Handheld beveling cutter for sheet metal FS-10 effectively, quickly and cleanly bevels the width of up to 10 mm. With products of low-carbon, low-alloy and stainless steel, produced by Hitek Instrument Company (Russia). Can also be used for machining of orthogonally cut pipes from 600 mm in diameter.

The FS-10 chamfering machine has excellent technical features:

  • The maximum angle of beveling 60°.
  • Weight of the unit without accessories is 15 kg.
  • 220 V supply voltage.
  • Rotation speed 3000 rpm.
  • Motor power 570 W.
  • Processing speed 1 m / min.
  • Equipped with five carbide inserts.
  • Electric drive.


Portable chamfering machine EKF-300/450 is used for straight and curved chamfering of internal and external, straight and radius edges, as well as for pipe ends. Suitable for processing of ferrous and stainless steel, non-ferrous alloys. Manufacturer BDS Maschinen (Germany).

  • Maximum chamfer depth 8 mm.
  • Chamfer angle 30/45°.
  • 220 V supply voltage.
  • Power 1500 W.
  • Rotating speed 6000 rpm.
  • Weight 4.6 kg.
  • Workpiece thickness: any.
  • Electric actuator.


Manual chamfering machine Rothenberger line of equipment, which is produced by German company of the same name. These edgers are divided into external and internal, are versatile, quickly and accurately perform internal and external chamfering, as well as cleaning the surface.

Manual chamfering machines are divided into two types depending on the drive used: electric and pneumatic. Each type of equipment has its own advantages and disadvantages. There are also differences in the technical characteristics of these two machines, listed below. [ads-pc-3][ads-mob-3]

Metal pipe end processing machines

Chamfering machines are intended for forming of mating face surface of metal pipes before welding operation. Typically, external chamfering, internal chamfering, facing and boring of the inner surface of the pipe wall are performed.

Diameter ranges [mm] of the workable pipes

Chamfering machine for pipes PRO 2 PB

The chamfer is capable of handling pipes with an inner diameter of 18 mm and an outer diameter of up to 48 mm.

Chamfering machine for pipes PRO 5 PB

Used for edge machining of pipes in the diameter range from 32 to 114 mm (optional up to 140 mm). Works in a range of angles from 0º to 45º.

  • Tube diameter: 32-107 mm (optional). 25-133 mm).
  • Tube thickness: up to 12 mm.
  • Chamfer angles: 0°, 10°, 15°, 20°, 30°, 37.5°, 45°.
  • J chamfer.
  • Internal. calibration.
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Pipe beveling machine PRO 10 PB

Wide range of processing pipe edges from Ø84 to 273 mm is the undisputed advantage of this machine.

  • Tube diameter: 84-269 mm (optional. 38-349 mm).
  • Pipe thickness: up to 15 mm.
  • Chamfer angles: 0°, 15°, 20, 30°, 37.5°, 45°.
  • J chamfer.
  • Internal. calibration.
  • Flange facing.
  • Machining oval pipes.

Pipe beveling machine PRO 40 PBS

Stationary machine for automatic pipe machining up to 10 tons.

  • Tube diameter: 200-1000 mm.
  • Tube thickness: from 5 mm.
  • Chamfer angles: 0-60°.
  • J-chamfering.
  • Internal. calibration.
  • Oval pipe machining.
  • Stainless steel machining set.

Modular pipe edger MP0020-26

Modular multi-functional pipe cutter.

Manual pipe chamfering machine EP1020-32

PDEB250 Plastic Pipe Chamfering Tool Demo. Reed Manufacturing

EP1020-00 manual sheet and tube chamfering machine

EP1040-00 manual sheet and tube chamfering machine

Automatic pipe chamfering machine AP1020-32

AP1020-00 Automatic sheet and tube chamfering machine

AP1040-00 Automatic sheet and tube chamfering machine

Chamfering machine for pipes LIDEN Beveler-250

Portable machine for processing pipe edges.

B-10 Electra pipe beveling machine with X-Pipe applicator

Edge cutter B-15 Electra with X-Pipe tool


Chamfering machine for sheet metal and pipes.

G flange beveling machine.B.C. SUPERBOILER T5

TVR-30 pipe beveler

Trims and bevels pipes, mounts internally and externally.

Pipe edger with pneumatic clamping Nodha TWR-40

Pneumatic beveling and facing machine for small diameter pipes.

TVR-90 Tube beveler

Performs trimming and chamfering of external/internal pipes, internal fixing.

TVR-120 Tube beveler

Performs trimming and beveling of external/internal pipes, internal fixing.

TVR-170 pipe beveling machine

Performs trimming and beveling of external/internal pipes, internal fixing.

TVR-220 Tube Chamfering Machine

Performs trimming and beveling of external / internal pipes, internal fixing.

TVR-270 Tube beveler

Performs facing and chamfering external/internal chamfering of pipes, internal fixing.


Chamfering machine with automatic feeder is installed on outer diameter of pipe.


Chamfering machine with automatic feeder for external pipe diameter.

TVR-355 Tube beveler

Performs facing and chamfering of external / internal pipes, internal fixing.

Manual chamfering machine for pipes ISY-80T

Used for chamfering, boring and facing.

AOTAI ISY-90T manual pipe chamfering machine

Used for chamfering, boring and facing.

SDC-120TN manual chamfering machine for pipes

Used for chamfering, boring and facing.

SDC-150TN manual pipe chamfering machine

Used for chamfering, boring and facing.

SDC-350T manual chamfering machine for pipes

Used for chamfering, boring and facing.

AOTAI ISC-53 C-bevel chamfer cutter

Applicable for external and internal chamfering of small-diameter pipes.

Machines for processing pipe edges can be divided into three groups: mobile, stationary and pipe edgers for processing the outer edge. Also in a separate group can be allocated universal manual edgers. almost all of them allow to process pipe ends.

Why do you need reinforcement?

Internally reinforced pipe is a three-layer product. Products consist of two PP and one reinforcing layer. Due to reinforcing, the strength of rolled products does not deteriorate when the temperature changes drastically.

Types of polypropylene products

Reinforced products also have a lower coefficient of thermal expansion. This characteristic of products with aluminum reinforcement is 6% lower compared to pipe products made of polypropylene alone.

Thanks to an additional reinforcing layer in the pipeline engineering systems created from it are able to move hot water. In this case, there is no rupture of networks made of reinforced pipe products. The flexibility of the reinforcing material enables it to compensate for temperature changes.

Reinforcement of polypropylene pipes is performed when using:

Manufacturers make pipe products reinforced with solid or peorized foil. In the second option, polypropylene penetrates through the aluminum mesh.

This allows the inner and outer polymer layer to connect securely. Therefore such pipes have greater reliability with increasing temperature loads.

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