An overview of the bevelling technique for metal work.

Bevelling joint edges

To provide the best penetration for a weld, it is essential to allow space for filler materials to be introduced. One way we can do this is by chamfering the joining ends. In this process, a 45 degree bevel is added to the edge of the stock.

Why bevel?

When two opposing chamfered edges are brought together, they create a groove. This allows the filler material deeper penetration in the stock, thus, creates a stronger weld. It is also critical when planning to grind back exposed welds, as it effectively allows the weld to sit 'within' the material, rather than 'on top' of it.

How to bevel

Use the linisher or an angle grinder with a flap disk to bevel the edges of all joining edges.

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