The new Model 8000 Bevel-Mill is designed for plate edge beveling for weld preparation and for finish chamfering. The company reports that the product replaces the traditional methods of beveling, such as flame cutting and hand grinding, providing a faster and cleaner edge. It also claims that the beveler uses inexpensive indexable carbide inserts in a milling type cutter to produce clean and accurate bevels. The Model 8000 bevels up to 6 to 8 feet per minute on aluminum to stainless steel. Other features include variable angle 15 to 45 degrees and adjustable depth of cut. Corner rounding or radiuses can be performed with interchangeable inserts used for cleaning the welds off box corners and rounding the edge of structural steel prior to painting as a “stop chip edge.”
Heck Industries Inc., P.O. Box 425, Hartland, MI 48353; (810) 632-5400; fax (810) 632-6640; www.heckind.net.