The Arc-Snug Angular Notching Tool is designed to notch a tube end to fit another tube end at an angle.

The tool will produce a notch at one specific angle, from 25° to 90°.

The Arc-Snug ‘carves through’ the side walls of the tube, leaving a tight gap-free fit suitable for brazing or robotic welding.

The first station notch is the deepest cut. The tube is inserted horizontally into the tool, and the punch travels through the bottom wall. The tube is then rotated 180°, and inserted into the second station and raised from horizontal to the finished angle. The first station notch is now on the top of the tube, and centers itself around the second station punch. Notch orientation is guaranteed. Once the second station notch is made, the tube end is complete. Both stations may be kept loaded with tubes, to in effect, complete one part with each press stroke. There is typically about 1/4″ scrap loss per end trim.

When doing extremely steep angles (generally 30° and below), two press strokes may be required in the first station to create the required depth, while insuring proper punch strength.

This process produces slugs that eject out the bottom of the housing. No chip removal requiring secondary handling! Tools are sharpenable and long lasting. Vogel’s Arc-Snug is the quick and easy way to dependably notch a tube to fit another at an angle.

Arc-Snug tools are spring loaded for easy set up in most punch presses, ironworkers or press brakes. The #400 Housing & Assemblies can also be powered by our CSP-25-SA Bench-Top Hydraulic Press.

When adding an assembly to your cart, you will be asked to specify:

  • Tube Size & Gauge
  • Mating Tube OD
  • Angle of Intersection between centerlines of notched and mating tubes
  • If you wish to upgrade to a Titanium Nitrite Coating

Because the Arc-Snug is always made to order, if you need replacement parts for your existing Arc-Snug tooling, please contact us to place your order.  Please have the four digit number stamped into your existing tooling available to insure accuracy when ordering parts.

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The Arc-Snug Angular Notching Tool is designed to notch a tube end to fit another tube end at an angle.

The tool will produce a notch at one specific angle, from 25° to 90°.

The Arc-Snug ‘carves through’ the side walls of the tube, leaving a tight gap-free fit suitable for brazing or robotic welding.

The first station notch is the deepest cut. The tube is inserted horizontally into the tool, and the punch travels through the bottom wall. The tube is then rotated 180°, and inserted into the second station and raised from horizontal to the finished angle. The first station notch is now on the top of the tube, and centers itself around the second station punch. Notch orientation is guaranteed. Once the second station notch is made, the tube end is complete. Both stations may be kept loaded with tubes, to in effect, complete one part with each press stroke. There is typically about 1/4″ scrap loss per end trim.

When doing extremely steep angles (generally 30° and below), two press strokes may be required in the first station to create the required depth, while insuring proper punch strength.

This process produces slugs that eject out the bottom of the housing. No chip removal requiring secondary handling! Tools are sharpenable and long lasting. Vogel’s Arc-Snug is the quick and easy way to dependably notch a tube to fit another at an angle.

Arc-Snug tools are spring loaded for easy set up in most punch presses, ironworkers or press brakes. The #400 Housing & Assemblies can also be powered by our CSP-25-SA Bench-Top Hydraulic Press.

When adding an assembly to your cart, you will be asked to specify:

  • Tube Size & Gauge
  • Mating Tube OD
  • Angle of Intersection between centerlines of notched and mating tubes
  • If you wish to upgrade to a Titanium Nitrite Coating

Because the Arc-Snug is always made to order, if you need replacement parts for your existing Arc-Snug tooling, please contact us to place your order.  Please have the four digit number stamped into your existing tooling available to insure accuracy when ordering parts.

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Weight N/A
OD Max. Capacity

1.25", 2.5", 2", 3"

Square Max Capacity

1.25", 2", 3", N/A

Wall Max. Capacity

.125", .187", .250"

Description

The Arc-Snug Angular Notching Tool is designed to notch a tube end to fit another tube end at an angle.

The tool will produce a notch at one specific angle, from 25° to 90°.

The Arc-Snug ‘carves through’ the side walls of the tube, leaving a tight gap-free fit suitable for brazing or robotic welding.

The first station notch is the deepest cut. The tube is inserted horizontally into the tool, and the punch travels through the bottom wall. The tube is then rotated 180°, and inserted into the second station and raised from horizontal to the finished angle. The first station notch is now on the top of the tube, and centers itself around the second station punch. Notch orientation is guaranteed. Once the second station notch is made, the tube end is complete. Both stations may be kept loaded with tubes, to in effect, complete one part with each press stroke. There is typically about 1/4″ scrap loss per end trim.

When doing extremely steep angles (generally 30° and below), two press strokes may be required in the first station to create the required depth, while insuring proper punch strength.

This process produces slugs that eject out the bottom of the housing. No chip removal requiring secondary handling! Tools are sharpenable and long lasting. Vogel’s Arc-Snug is the quick and easy way to dependably notch a tube to fit another at an angle.

Arc-Snug tools are spring loaded for easy set up in most punch presses, ironworkers or press brakes. The #400 Housing & Assemblies can also be powered by our CSP-25-SA Bench-Top Hydraulic Press.

When adding an assembly to your cart, you will be asked to specify:

  • Tube Size & Gauge
  • Mating Tube OD
  • Angle of Intersection between centerlines of notched and mating tubes
  • If you wish to upgrade to a Titanium Nitrite Coating

Because the Arc-Snug is always made to order, if you need replacement parts for your existing Arc-Snug tooling, please contact us to place your order.  Please have the four digit number stamped into your existing tooling available to insure accuracy when ordering parts.

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