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dieselstroke
08-08-2004, 05:07 PM
so where on the internet can i find pipe saddle templates. I looked on pipefitter.com &
couldn't find one, found some other cool stuff but not what I need. I saw one at tractor
supply, but it was just a 2 & 3/8'' I may get it, but would like other sizes also. :confused:

Sberry
08-08-2004, 05:23 PM
I bought a set at the welding supply store.

MangleWeld
08-08-2004, 05:38 PM
This site has all kinds of pipe saddle tools, they are not cheap but very heavy duty.



http://milfordpipe.com/shurkut.html

ralenr
08-08-2004, 06:08 PM
Not exactly sure if this will help you or not but, there is a free program available at http://www.tonyfoale.com/ that allows you to print a template for tube or pipe coping. It is, however, in millmeters but you could easily convert the measurements before inputing them. It allows for the diameter of the tube/pipe, the wall thickness of the tube, the second tube/pipe diameter and the included angle. You print and cut out the pattern wrap it around your stock and cut. Click on the download free software button and look for tube miter link. It's only good for up to about 4" stock but what the heck it's free.

Allen

MACH4
08-08-2004, 08:04 PM
so where on the internet can i find pipe saddle templates. I looked on pipefitter.com &
couldn't find one, found some other cool stuff but not what I need. I saw one at tractor
supply, but it was just a 2 & 3/8'' I may get it, but would like other sizes also. :confused:
dieselstroke,
Why don't you find yourself a copy of The Pipefitter's Guide and a Lee wraparound and make your own templates. With the two items you can make saddles in numerous sizes. Just my two cents worth.
Mike
MACH4

Rocky D
08-09-2004, 07:45 PM
I have always made my own templates, but for folks doing headache bars the fits can be challenging...so for fun I searched for pipe templates on the internet.

http://www.constructpress.com/leerapatemp.html
http://freesitetemplates.com/apps/free.templates?download=243

I remember seeing a slip around thing with little rods all around it to copy the fit angle. They were expensive, too, but would be perfect for makng those odd angle fits.

dieselstroke
08-09-2004, 08:10 PM
how do these ''wraparounds'' work? looks like you wrap it around the pipe take soapstone
& mark it up. & then take it off the pipe, take your torch & cut it. Well i geuss if it was
just a straight angle instead of a ''saddle'' you cut cut it with a bandsaw or chopsaw. ;)

david_r
08-09-2004, 11:31 PM
If I understand what you guys are talking about, I think you should check out "winmiter."

Tinker
08-09-2004, 11:59 PM
Allen, thanks for the link to that free Tubemiter program. Certainly a no frills program but it seemed to work quite well with a couple of test wrap-arounds that I printed. I liked the feature that allows you to include the thickness of the tube so the template includes both the outer and inner profiles.

I've got one of those HF tubing notchers that works fine on the smaller (3/4 - 2") tubing that I'm usually using. I have had to notch for an included angle less than 45 degrees and that gets a bit difficult with the notcher. It's nice to be able to print out these templates so I can grind 'em out manually for those times when I have a tough angle.

I'm also figuring that I can us it to make some quick paper notch mock-ups that will allow me to get all the angles and lengths right before I invest the time and materials into fabricating the actual tube section.

So far I've been able to keep all my tubing joints on the same centerline but it's nice to know that WinMiter can handle that type of template for a $10 registration fee.

Tinker

ralenr
08-10-2004, 03:36 AM
Tinker,

I'm glad you found it useful. It is no frills but will do in a pinch and you can't beat free. When you get a chance post some pics of what your are doing.

Allen