To notch pipe or notch tubing with our Arc-Fit system, you need a Housing, an Assembly for each pipe notching or tube notching application, and a Press to provide power. Some 90 degree Arc-Fit Assemblies can be powered by Vogel’s affordable and portable Hand Press. We also offer a 120V Hydraulic Power Unit. You can also install our Arc-Fit Housing and Assemblies in your own ironworker, press brake or punch press.
How does an Arc-Fit Assembly work? Your tube or pipe is slid, horizontally, over the tube rest and onto the punch. The square punch holder functions as a stop, to insure every notch is the same depth.
The press pushes the punch & punch holder downward, through the bottom wall of your material. The tube rest is also a cutting edge, supporting the underside of your material, preventing deformation. In most cases (round pipe fitting round pipe, for example), the material is rotated 180° and a second notch made. Simple scribe lines on the punch holder help line up the material for the second notch. Arc-Fit tools are designed for many years of use. We frequently hear from customers replacing tools that have been in service for 10, 15, 20 years and longer.
An Arc-Fit assembly can be used for the same OD, but thinner wall. For example, if you want to notch 1-1/2″ OD x 18 gauge, choose our 16 gauge assembly.
Over the past eight decades, we have made thousands of custom Arc-Fit assemblies to suit specific applications.
Examples of custom Arc-Fit assemblies include notching applications such as:
- A gauge not shown below
- One size notched to fit a different size
- Larger sizes, up to 6-5/8″ OD
- Square or rectangular tubes notched to fit round
- A notch to fit another tube with an drainhole
Please contact us to discuss your specific custom notching application.
The list below is only our most popular notching tools that fit our #35 Housing (tubes and pipes that are 2-3/8″ or smaller OD). If you want to notch larger sizes (up to 6″ OD!), please contact us to discuss your specific notching applications.
Assemblies for schedule 1″ through 2″ x schedule 40 pipe are offered at the lowest prices. Why? Because these are our most popular sizes, we build them in very large quantities and we are able to pass the savings on to you.
All Arc-Fits with an “A” designation after the part number (i.e. 9205A) are designed for mild steel or stainless pipe or tubing. Pipe that deviates from ASTM standards, with properties such as increased yield strength, or tubing made of HSLA materials high-strength alloys will exceed the capacity of our tooling and cannot be successfully notched with the Arc-Fit process. Use of our tools in these situations is NOT recommended and can result in tool failure and risk of injury.
It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that the material is appropriate and suitable for Vogel tools. Material issues interfering with Vogel tool performance are not considered a manufacturing defect and will not be covered under Vogel’s product warranty. Returns will not be accepted for tools damaged by use with inappropriate materials.
Please use the drop-down fields to select the material you will be notching and narrow down the list of choices that meet your requirements.