Foust Marketing—How to Bevel Large Diameter Plastic Pipe
Why bevel plastic pipe?
All plastic pipe schedules 40 and 80 should be beveled prior to the application of IPS Weld-On primer and solvent cement. Correctly beveling the pipe will allow the cement and melted plastic to evenly flow and allow for a pipe joint to be completely bottomed out. There are many ways to bevel a pipe for diameters 4″ and below (files, deburring tools, etc.), but for pipe diameters 4″ and larger there are NOT a lot of effective options. Foust Marketing offers the PB-200 Portable Cordless Power Beveller. Below is a summary of tool operation.
1. Do not allow fingers or any other part of the body to come in contact with the carbide cutting blade while it is in motion.
2. Safety glasses should be warn during the operation of this power tool.
3. Care should be used when storing the tool in the case. Try to protect the carbide cutting blade from other metallic objects that may have been placed in the case.
1. Grasp the tool with the right hand, holding the tool in line and square with pipe face.
2. With the left hand, rotate the plastic guard up and place the tool against the pipe face with the carbide cutting blade slightly above the pipe surface. (if the blade is resting on the pipe surface when the tool is turned on, the tool will quickly jump to the right)
3. Now with the left hand, turn on the power switch located near the base of the tool.
4. Slowly lower the tool to the pipe surface.
5. Rotate the tool counterclockwise while trying to maintain the tool square with the face of the pipe. Usually two or three revolutions around the pipe will produce the desired bevel. This process gets easier to perform after a few attempts.
6. After the bevel has been produced, raise the tool above the pipe surface and with the left hand, turn the tool off by pushing in the power on/off switch.
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