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Handy New Pipe Welding Guides
"They turn a novice into an expert," says James Huckaby, Tatum, N. M., inventor of the new "Shur-Kut" guides, for making professional-looking cuts when welding pipe.
Instead of spending a lot of time marking and cutting special patterns, you just clamp a Shur-Kut guide onto the pipe and cut around it with a torch to create perfect orange peel, saddle, combination saddle, 45? and 90? cuts.
The all-steel guides fit 1, 2, 2, 3 and 4-in. pipe sizes and have a beveled edge that you follow with the tip of the torch to make the cut. Individual self-aligning guides are spring-loaded to hold their position on the pipe.
"Farmers and ranchers will find the patterns work great for making special cuts on structural tubing or metal pipe that they're using to build pens, corrals and other items," says Huckaby. "They help save air, acetylene and material by reducing waste and eliminating poor cuts. Plus, you don't get slag on the pipe."
Individual guides either have the orange peel and saddle, 45? and 90? or combination saddle patterns. The combination saddle guide allows you to make cuts on different size pipe. For example, the 2-in. "combination guide" has two patterns. On one end, you can saddle 2-in. pipe to fit 2 in pipe; on the other end, you can saddle 2-in. pipe to fit 3-in. pipe.
Prices range from $29.95 each for guides to fit 1 in. pipe, to $54.95 each for guides to fit 4-in. dia. pipe.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Shur-Kut Inc., P.O. Box 367, Tatum, N.M. 88267 (ph toll free 800 367-1845, or 505 398-5811).

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1987 - Volume #11, Issue #4