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PIPE PREPARATION

TOOLS

24.01

Pipe
Preparation
Tools

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THE VICTAULIC GROOVED


SYSTEM

Anatomy of a Groove
The distinguishing feature of the Victaulic grooved
mechanical piping system is, as the name implies, a
groove where the pipe and fitting engage to form a selfrestraining joint. The position, depth and cross-section of
this groove combine with the fitting housing in an optimal
strength-to-weight relationship. The result is a permanent
connection capable of withstanding thrust loads up to the
maximum rated operating pressure.

A groove, either rolled or cut into the pipe, distinguishes the


Victaulic system from conventional joining methods such as
welding, threading or flanging.

Pipe Material

Roll Groove

Square-Cut Groove

Carbon steel

Sch. 40, 30, 20, 10, 5

Sch. 80, 40

Stainless steel

Sch. 40, 10, 5

Sch. 80, 40

Aluminum1

Sch. 40, 30, 20, 10

Sch. 80, 40, 30

PVC2

Sch. 80, 40

Sch. 80, 40

Copper

K, L, M, DWV

Ductile3

N/A

N/A
Class 53

1 - Aluminum pipe joint ratings are based on: Alloy 6061-T4/6063-T4 Sch. 80 cut
grooved, Sch. 40 cut or roll grooved, Sch. 30 8, 10 and 12" (200, 250 and 300 mm)
cut or roll grooved, Sch. 5, 10 and 20 roll grooved only; or alloy 6061-T6/6063-T6
Sch. 40 and 80 cut groove only, Sch. 30 8, 10 and 12" (200, 250 and 300 mm) cut
groove only, Sch. 5, 10 and 20 grooving not recommended. Roll grooving of T6
pipe is not recommended because in this stage the pipe is harder and may crack
during roll grooving.
2 - PVC to ASTM D1785: Type 1, Grade 1 (PVC 1120); Type 1, Grade 2 (PVC 1220);
Type 2, Grade 1 (PVC 2120); or Type 2, Grade 1 (PVC 2116). PVC must be radius
cut grooved.
3 - Ductile iron: Special Class 53 minimum wall must be radius cut grooved (rigid or
flexible groove) to ANSI/AWWA C-606.
For information on HDPE, FRP, specialty alloys, lined, coated and other types of pipe,
contact Victaulic.

There have been significant advances in grooving


technology over the past 30 years. Today the predominant
method for non-abrasive services is roll grooving which
radially displaces the metal but removes no material from
the pipe wall. The process results in a small upset in the
pipe I.D. which, due to smooth entry and exit from the
joint, has negligible effect on flow or line pressure. Tests
conducted on 4" (114,3 mm) standard Schedule 40 steel
pipe indicated a pressure drop of less than 0.10 PSI
(0,689 kPa) at 800 GPM (20.2 ft./sec.). These losses are
comparable with those of so called full-port joints such as
threads and flanges. Victaulic roll grooving tools perform to
ANSI/AWWA C-606 standards assuring proper groove
dimensions.
For abrasive services where an I.D. upset is not desirable,
standard-weight or heavy-wall pipe is cut grooved. This
involves a portable machining tool which is driven around
the circumference of the pipe removing metal to create a
uniform, concentric groove. Significantly, cut grooving
removes less material and does not penetrate as deeply
into the pipe wall as threading. Tool bits utilized on cast or
ductile iron and PVC piping are modified to provide a
radiused cut groove which minimizes stress concentration
in these notch sensitive materials. In addition, tools can be
modified to perform double grooving for working pressures
up to 4000 PSI (27576 kPa) and machining for rubber
linings.
The Right Groove
Roll grooving is the method of choice for preparing pipe
made of standard or lightwall carbon steel, stainless steel,
aluminum, PVC, copper and other materials. The chart at
left correlates the most commonly used types of pipe with
the corresponding grooving method. Both roll and cut
grooving meet the requirements of ANSI/AWWA C-606.
Victaulics first recommendation is that the pipe end be
square cut. However, beveled end pipe may be used
provided the wall thickness is standard or less, and the
bevel meets ANSI B16.25 (37). Square cut pipe must be
used with FlushSeal and EndSeal gaskets.

Roll Groove

Square Cut Groove

Radius Cut Groove


Illustrations are exaggerated for clarity

Victaulic tools incorporate technology protected by U.S., Canadian and International patents.

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ROLL GROOVING
The concept of cold forming (rolling) a groove into pipe was
developed by Victaulic in 1955. Victaulic has developed a
full line of tools that permits roll grooving of standard
weight steel pipe.
Victaulic Vic-Easy roll grooving tools are all designed to
rotate the pipe as an upper roll is impressed into the pipe.
The lower roll, in addition to driving the pipe, is the female
die inside the pipe. The upper roll is the male die. For all
but the VE12, VE26, VE46 and VE226 tools, Victaulic roll
groovers use hydraulic pressure to force the upper roll into
the pipe to form the groove. Groove depth is controlled by
an adjustable stop. The configuration of the rolls provides
the proper "A" (pipe end to edge of groove) and "B" (groove
width) dimensions.
Roll grooving removes no metal; the groove is cold formed
into the pipe wall. Since the groove is cold formed, the
groove configuration has rounded edges which somewhat
reduce the available pipe movement. Standard roll grooved
pipe will provide one-half the expansion/contraction or
deflection of the same size standard cut groove pipe. Roll
grooving is applicable using appropriate roll groove sets for
steel, stainless, aluminum (Type 6061-T4, 6063-T4) and
similar metallic pipe as well as up to Schedule 80 PVC and
copper tubing.

Vic-Easy tools permit roll grooving of Schedule 40 size


pipe through 10" (273,0 mm) and standard wall up to 36"
(914,0 mm) O.D. (0.375"/9,5 mm wall thickness).
Shop production, fabrication and portable
job-site tools available.
Roll grooving is fast, clean and easy.
Specialized rolls for Copper, Stainless, PVC and others
All roll groovers are equipped with enhanced tracking
rolls which allow hands off grooving for short lengths of
pipe.

A B

A B

Roll grooving removes no metal from the pipe.

Hydraulic
Force
Upper Roll

Pipe

Standard Roll Groove on light wall pipe


(For steel and other IPS pipe)

Pipe
Lower
(Drive)
Roll

Vic-Easy tools cold form groove


into pipe maintains dimensions

Roll grooving removes no


metal from pipe
Standard Roll Groove on Standard Weight (S-40) Pipe
(For steel and other IPS pipe)

EndSeal ES Roll Groove


(For coated steel or other IPS pipe)

Exaggerated for clarity

Inner dimple has virtually no effect


on pressure drop
Standard Roll Groove on Schedule 80 PVC Plastic Pipe

Special roll sets must be used for copper and lightwall stainless steel pipe.
Failure to do so may result in personal injury, property damage, joint leakage or separation.

Standard Roll Groove on Copper Tubing


Above drawings have been exaggerated for clarity

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ROLL GROOVING TOOLS


VE12
Groove In-Place

The VE12 In-Place IPS Groover is designed for manual grooving of Schedule 5 and 10 steel for - 2"
(26,9 - 60,3 mm) and Schedule 40 steel, stainless steel, aluminum and PVC pipe from 1 - 2" (33,7 - 60,3 mm).
Tracking enhanced rolls allow bi-directional grooving. No power is required and roll changes are
eliminated.

Technical Data
Capacity: See chart below.
Power Requirements: None
Weight: 17 lbs. (8 kg)

Tool
Model

VE12

Shipping Weight: 20 lbs. (9 kg)


PIPE SIZE/SCHEDULE

Pipe
Material

Steel #

10

5, 10, 40

Stainless

40 Std. Rolls

Aluminum

40

PVC

40

#Maximum ratings on steel are limited to pipe of 180 BHN (Brinnell Hardness Number) and less.
Intended for non-continuous use.

VE26
Groove In-Place

The VE26 In-Place IPS Groover allows you to repair and retrofit existing 2 - 3" (60,3 - 88,9 mm) Schedule 40
steel and stainless steel pipe plus 2 - 6" (60,3 - 168,3 mm) lightwall steel, PVC, and aluminum. Model VE26C
handles copper tubing (CTS) Types K, L, M and DWV plus British, DIN, and Australian Standard copper.
Tracking enhanced rolls allow bi-directional grooving. No power is required and roll changes are eliminated. Model VE26SS handles 2 - 6" (60,3 - 168,3 mm) Schedule 5 and 10 stainless steel.

Technical Data
Capacity: See chart below.
Power Requirements: None
Weight: 22 lbs. (10 kg)

Tool
Model

VE26S

Shipping Weight: 25 lbs. (11 kg)

Pipe
Material

PIPE SIZE/SCHEDULE
2

Steel #

5,10,40

Stainless

40 only/Std. Rolls only

5, 10

Aluminum

5, 10, 40

PVC Plastic

5, 10, 40

VE26C

Copper

K, L, M & DWV

VE26SS

Stainless

5, 10

#Maximum ratings on steel are limited to pipe of 180 BHN (Brinnell Hardness Number) and less.
Intended for non-continuous use.

VE46
Groove In-Place

The VE46 In-Place Groover is designed for manually roll grooving 3 - 6" (101,6 - 168,3 mm) Schedule 40
steel, aluminum, stainless steel and PVC pipe, and 4 - 6" (114,3 - 168,3 mm) Schedule 80 PVC pipe. Tracking
enhanced rolls allow bi-directional grooving. No power is required and roll changes are eliminated.

Technical Data
Capacity: See chart below.
Power Requirements: None
Weight: 28 lbs. (13 kg)

Tool
Model

VE46

Shipping Weight: 31 lbs. (14 kg)

Pipe
Material

PIPE SIZE/SCHEDULE
3

Steel #

5, 10, 40

Stainless

40 only

Aluminum
PVC

40
40

40, 80

#Maximum ratings on steel are limited to pipe of 180 BHN (Brinnell Hardness Number) and less.
Intended for non-continuous use.

Victaulic tools incorporate technology protected by U.S., Canadian and International patents.

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VE226

The VE226 Victaulic roll groovers are light, portable, and easily mount to a Victaulic VPD752 or Ridgid^ 300
power drive. Optional alternate bases are available for Ridgid 535, 1224, 1822, and Oster 310 power drives.
Contact Victaulic regarding others.
Trial grooving depth is easily set with feeler gauges supplied with the tool, with the setting locked in with
an allen wrench (supplied). The tool is operated with a standard " (9,5 mm) square ratchet drive (not
included). The roll groover is protected by an integral overload device which guards against undue load
being applied through the ratchet.
The VE226 is available in six models for steel (and other IPS) pipe, including models for copper tubing and
stainless steel. See chart below for individual tool capabilities.

Technical Data
Capacity: See chart below.
Drive Requirements: Fits Victaulic VPD752 or Ridgid 300 power drives. Optional bases for Ridgid 535, 1224,
1822 and Oster 310 available. Contact Victaulic for others.
Weight: 37 lbs. (17 kg )
Shipping Weight. 40 lbs. (18 kg)
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Size Range Schedule 40


Nominal Inches/Actual mm
Tool
Model
Number
VE226S
VE226M

Steel #
1 - 2

42,4 - 73,0

Stainless
Steel
Aluminum
1 - 2
1 - 2
42,4 - 73,0

42,4 - 73,0

2-4

2-4

2-4

PVC
1 - 6

Size Range Schedule 5 & 10


Inches/Actual mm
Type K, L, M,
& DWV
Stainless
Steel #
Steel
Aluminum Copper Tubing
1 - 6

1 - 6

42,4 - 168,3 42,4 - 168,3

2-6

2-6

60,3 - 114,3 60,3 - 114,3 60,3 - 114,3 60,3 - 168,3 60,3 - 168,3

42,4 - 168,3

2-6

60,3 - 168,3

2-6

VE226MSS

60,3 - 168,3

VE226B

- 1

- 1

- 1

- 1

- 1

- 1

26,9 - 48,3

26,9 - 48,3

26,9 - 48,3

26,9 - 48,3

26,9 - 48,3

26,9 - 48,3

VE226BSS

- 1

26,9 - 48,3

VE226C*

2-6

54,0 - 155,6

* VE226C may only be used to groove copper tubing.


^Ridgid is a registered trademark of the Ridge Tool Company.
#Maximum ratings on steel are limited to pipe of 180 BHN (Brinnell Hardness Number) and less.
Intended for non-continuous use.

VE266FS

The VE266FS Portable Roll Groover easily mounts to the Victaulic VPD752 or Ridgid 300 Power Drive. The
VE266FS is operated using a hand pump. A unique pivot arm design reduces handle effort. Roll changes
are quick and easy, without changing mainshafts. The VE266FS is also equipped with Victaulic Companys
patented enhanced tracking grooving rolls. The tool is supplied complete with 1 -12" roll sets, with 8 - 12"
rolls installed unless otherwise specified (" roll set optional).

Technical Data
Capacity: See chart below.
Power Requirements: VPD752 or Rigid 300 Power Drive
Weight: 240 lbs. (109 kg)
Shipping Weight: 250 lbs. (114 kg)
Production Speed: See chart below.
Optional Accessories: Optional stabilizer available (8 - 12" only)

Tool
Model

PIPE SIZE/SCHEDULE

Pipe
Material

Steel #

5, 10, 20, 30, 40 Std. Rolls

Stainless RX
VE266FS

10

12

.188"

Sch. 5S and Sch. 10S Stainless Steel RX Rolls Only

Stainless

40 Std. Rolls

Aluminum

40 Std. Rolls

20

PVC Plastic
Copper

40

40, 80 Std. Rolls


K, L, M & DWV Copper Rolls

40

#Maximum ratings on steel are limited to pipe of 180 BHN (Brinnell Hardness Number) and less.
Intended for field fabrication.

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VE272FS

The VE272FS is designed to roll groove 2 - 8" (60,3 - 219,1 mm) Schedule 40 steel, stainless steel, PVC and
aluminum pipe as well as 2 - 12" (60,3 - 323,9 mm) Schedule 5, 10 and 20 steel pipe.
Portable for field use, the VE272FS Vic-Easy tool is designed to easily mount on either the Victaulic VPD752
or the Ridgid 300 power drive. The tool has a manual hydraulic system which supplies grooving force to the
rolls. The tool has easy dial settings for groove depth.

Technical Data
Capacity: See chart below.
Power Requirements: Victaulic VPD752 or Ridgid 300 power drive.
Weight: 240 lbs. (109 kg)
Shipping Weight: 355 lbs. (161 kg)
Production Speed: See chart below.
Optional Accessories: Additional rolls are available for drawn copper tubing 2 - 6" (54,0 - 155,6 mm), Schedule
5S, 10S, and 10 Stainless Steel pipe and ES Grooves.
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Tool
Model

VE272FS

PIPE SIZE/SCHEDULE

Pipe
Material

10

12

Steel #

5, 10, 40

.188"

Stainless

40 Standard Rolls Only

Lightwall S.S.

5S, 10S RX Rolls Only

Aluminum

40

PVC Plastic

40

20

40, 80

Copper

40

K, L, M & DWV

#Maximum ratings on steel are limited to pipe of 180 BHN (Brinnell Hardness Number) and less.
Intended for field fabrication.

VE270FSD

The VE270FSD is designed for field roll grooving of 1 - 8 (33,7 - 219,1 mm) Schedule 40 steel, stainless
steel, and aluminum pipe ("/26,9 mm rolls optionally available), as well as 1 - 12 (33,7 - 323,9 mm) 0.188
(max.) lightwall carbon steel pipe, 1 - 12 (33,7 - 323,9 mm) Schedule 40 PVC pipe, 2 - 6 (73,0 - 168,3 mm)
Schedule 80 PVC pipe.
The VE270FSD is equipped with a unique pivot arm design, making roll changing quick and easy, without
removing shafts. The patented enhanced tracking rolls reduce the possibility of pipe walking off the tool
during grooving. Trial groove diameter is pre-set with the integral stop.
VE270FSD is a completely self-contained unit with an integral motor, safety foot switch and power plug. It
uses a 110 volt, 15 amp power source.

Technical Data
Capacity: See chart below.
Drive requirements: Self contained
Weight: 340 lbs. (154 kg)
Shipping Weight: 410 lbs. (186 kg)
Optional Accessories: Optional rolls are available for " (26,9 mm) carbon steel (Schedules 5, 10, 20, and 40) and
stainless steel (Schedule 40 only), 2 - 8" (54,0 - 206,4 mm) type K, L, M and DWV copper tubing, and 2 - 12"
(60,3 - 323,9 mm) Schedule 5S and 10S stainless steel pipe. An optional 220 volt, 8 amp power source is available,
as is a pipe stabilizer for 8 - 12" (219,1 - 323,9 mm) pipe.

Tool
Model

Pipe
Material

PIPE SIZE/SCHEDULE

Steel #
Stainless
VE270FSD

Lightwall S.S.

10

12

5, 10, 40

20

40 Standard Rolls Only

5S , 10S, and 10 Stainless Steel Rx Rolls Only

Aluminum

40

PVC Plastic

40

Copper

40, 80
40, 80
K, L, M & DWV

20
40

#Maximum ratings on steel are limited to pipe of 180 BHN (Brinnell Hardness Number) and less.
Intended for field fabrication.

Victaulic tools incorporate technology protected by U.S., Canadian and International patents.

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VE276FSD

The VE276FSD is designed for field roll grooving of 2 - 8" (60,3 - 219,1 mm) Schedule 40 steel, stainless
steel, PVC and aluminum pipe, as well as 2 - 12" (60,3 - 323,9 mm) Schedule 5, 10 and 20 steel pipe, and 2
- 6" (73,0 - 168,3 mm) Schedule 80 PVC pipe.
The VE276FSD is equipped with a unique pivot arm design, making roll changing quick and easy, without
removing shafts. The patented enhanced tracking rolls reduce the possibility of pipe walking off the tool
during grooving. Trial groove diameter is pre-set with the integral stop.
VE276FSD is a completely self-contained unit with an integral motor, safety foot switch and power plug. It
uses a 115 volt, 15 amp power source. The tool comes equipped with standard grooving rolls for 2 - 12"
(60,3 - 323,9 mm) pipe.

Technical Data
Capacity: See chart below.
Drive requirements: Self-contained.
Weight: 335 lbs. (161 kg)
Shipping Weight: 375 lbs (170 kg)
Optional Accessories: Optional rolls are available for 2 - 8" (54,0 - 206,4 mm) type K, L, M and DWV copper tubing
and 2 - 12" (60,3 - 323,9 mm) Schedule 5S and 10S stainless steel pipe. An optional 220 volt, 8 amp power source is
available, as is a pipe stabilizer for 8 - 12" (219,1 - 323,9 mm) pipe.

Tool
Model

PIPE SIZE/SCHEDULE

Pipe
Material

Steel #

5, 10, 40

5, 10, 40

Stainless
VE276FSD

10

5, 10, 40

40 Standard Rolls Only

Lightwall S.S.

12

5, 10, 20

5S and 10S Stainless Steel Rx Rolls Only

Aluminum

40

PVC Plastic

40

20

40, 80

Copper

40

K, L, M & DWV

#Maximum ratings on steel are limited to pipe of 180 BHN (Brinnell Hardness Number) and less.
Intended for field fabrication.

VE268

The VE268 is designed for fabrication shop roll grooving of 1 - 8 (33,7 - 219,1 mm) Schedule 40 and Schedule 40 standard wall stainless steel pipe, 1 - 12 (33,7 - 323,9 mm) 0.188 (max.) lightwall carbon steel pipe,
1 - 12 (33,7 - 323,9 mm) Schedule 40 PVC pipe, 2 - 6 (73,0 - 168,3 mm) Schedule 80 PVC pipe, and 1 - 8
(33,7 - 219,1 mm) Schedule 40 aluminum pipe.
The VE268 is equipped with a unique pivot arm design, making roll changing quick and easy, without
removing shafts. The patented enhanced tracking rolls reduce the possibility of pipe walking off the tool
during grooving. Trial groove diameter is pre-set with the integral stop.
The tool is a motorized, semi-automatic, electro-hydraulic tool. Supplied 220 volt/ 3 phase/ 60 hertz.
The tool comes equipped with 8 - 12 (219,1 - 323,9 mm) pipe stabilizer roll to provide for smooth grooving
operation.

Technical Data
Capacity: See chart below.
Drive requirements: Self-contained.
Weight: 735 lbs. (333 kg)
Shipping Weight: 805 lbs. (365 kg)
Optional Accessories: Optional rolls are available for (26,9 mm) carbon steel (Schedules 5, 10, 20, and 40),
2 - 8" (54,0 - 206,4 mm) type K, L, M and DWV copper tubing, and 2 - 8 (60,3 - 219,1 mm) Schedule 5S and 10S
stainless steel pipe. An optional 440 volt/3 phase/60 hertz wiring. Also can be supplied in various voltages in 3
phase/50 hertz for export. Contact Victaulic for details.

Tool
Model

Pipe
Material

PIPE SIZE/SCHEDULE

Steel #
Stainless
VE268

10

5, 10, 40

12
20

40 Standard Rolls Only

Lightwall S.S.

20

5S and 10S Stainless Steel Rx Rolls Only

Aluminum

40

PVC Plastic

40

Copper

40, 80
40, 80
K, L, M & DWV

20
40

#Maximum ratings on steel are limited to pipe of 180 BHN (Brinnell Hardness Number) and less.
Intended for continuous shop fabrication.

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VE274

The VE274 is designed for fabrication shop roll grooving of 2 - 8 ( 60,3 - 219,1 mm) Schedule 40 steel, stainless steel, PVC and aluminum pipe, as well as 2 - 12 (60,3 - 323,9 mm) Schedule 5, 10 and 20 steel pipe, and
2 - 6 (73,0 - 168,3 mm) Schedule 80 PVC pipe.
The VE274 is equipped with a unique pivot arm design, making roll changing quick and easy, without
removing shafts. The patented enhanced tracking rolls reduce the possibility of pipe walking off the tool
during grooving. Trial groove diameter is pre-set with the integral stop.
The tool is a motorized, semi-automatic, hydraulic feed tool. Supplied 220 volt/ 3 phase/ 60 hertz. The tool
comes equipped with 8 - 12 (219,1 - 323,9 mm) pipe stabilizer roll to provide smooth grooving operation.

Technical Data
Capacity: See chart below.
Drive requirements: Self contained
Weight: 735 lbs. (333 kg)
Shipping Weight: 805 lbs. (365 kg)
Optional Accessories: Optional rolls are available for 2 - 8 (54,0 - 206,4 mm) type K, L, M and DWV copper tubing,
and 2 - 12 (60,3 - 323,9 mm) Schedule 5S and 10S stainless steel pipe. An optional 440 volt/3 phase/60 hertz wiring. Also can be supplied in various voltages in 3 phase/50 hertz for export. Contact Victaulic for details.

Tool
Model

VE274

PIPE SIZE/SCHEDULE

Pipe
Material

10

12

Steel #

5, 10, 40

20

Stainless

40 Standard Rolls Only

20

Lightwall S.S.

5S and 10S Stainless Steel Rx Rolls Only

Aluminum

40

PVC Plastic

40

20

40, 80

Copper

40

K, L, M & DWV

#Maximum ratings on steel are limited to pipe of 180 BHN (Brinnell Hardness Number) and less.
Intended for continuous shop fabrication.

VE414

The VE414 is designed for fabrication shop roll grooving of 2 - 16 (60,3 - 406,4 mm) Schedule 5, 10, 20 and
standard wall carbon steel pipe, 2 - 16 (60,3 - 406,4 mm) standard wall stainless steel pipe, 2 - 16 (60,3 406,4 mm) Schedule 40, 2 - 6 (73,0 - 168,3 mm) Schedule 80 PVC pipe, and 2 - 12 (60,3 - 323,9 mm) standard wall aluminum pipe.
The VE414 has a unique roll design, making roll changing quick and easy, without removing main shafts.
The patented enhanced tracking rolls reduce the possibility of pipe walking off the tool during grooving.
Trial groove diameter is pre-set with an integral stop.
The tool is a motorized, semi-automatic, hydraulic feed tool. Supplied 220 volt/ 3 phase/ 60 hertz. The tool
comes equipped with 8 - 16 (219,1 - 406,4 mm) pipe stabilizers to provide smooth grooving operation.

Technical Data
Capacity: See chart below.
Drive requirements: Self-contained.
Weight: 735 lbs. (333 kg)
Shipping Weight: 805 lbs. (365 kg)
Optional Accessories: Optional rolls are available for 2 - 16 (60,3 - 406,4 mm) Schedule 5S and 10S stainless steel
pipe, and 2 - 8 (54,0 - 206,4 mm) type K, L, M and DWV copper tubing. An optional 440 volt/3 phase/60 hertz wiring.
Also can be supplied in various voltages in 3 phase/50 hertz for export. Contact Victaulic for details.
Tool
Model

VE414

Pipe
Material

PIPE SIZE/SCHEDULE
2

10

12

14

Steel #

5, 10, 40

Std. Wall

Stainless

40 - Standard Rolls Only

Std. Wall

Lightwall S.S.

5S , 10S, and 10 Stainless Steel Rx Rolls Only

Aluminum
PVC Plastic

16

40
40

Copper

40, 80
K, L, M & DWV

20
40

#Maximum ratings on steel are limited to pipe of 180 BHN (Brinnell Hardness Number) and less.
Intended for continuous shop fabrication.

Victaulic tools incorporate technology protected by U.S., Canadian and International patents.

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VE416FS

The VE416FS tool is available for field roll grooving of 2 - 16" (60,3 - 406,4 mm) standard wall pipe up to
0.375" (9,5 mm). It will accommodate lightwall steel pipe (see chart below), as well as aluminum, stainless*
and PVC plastic pipe. VE416FS is supplied complete with 2 - 16" (60,3 - 406,4 mm) roll sets, with 8 - 12"
(219,1 - 323,9 mm) rolls installed, unless otherwise specified.
It is equipped with a pipe stabilizer for 6 - 16" (168,3 - 406,4 mm) nominal pipe sizes to control pipe sway. A
groove depth adjuster provides precise groove dimensions and allows for easy adjustment for initial groove
diameter.
VE416FS is provided with a mounting stand for field or shop assembly and set-up. The stand and tool must
be mounted to a Victaulic VPD752 or Ridgid 300 38 rpm power drive before grooving.

Technical Data
Capacity: See chart below.
Drive Requirements: VPD752, or Ridgid 300 power drive.
Weight: 240 lbs. (109 kg)
Shipping Weight: 355 lbs. (161 kg)
Optional Accessories: Additional rolls for drawn copper tubing 2 - 6" (54,0 - 155,6 mm), 8" (206,4 mm) copper, 2"
(60,3 mm) Schedule 80 PVC pipe, 2 - 16" (60,3 - 406,4 mm) lightwall stainless steel pipe and 2 - 12" (60,3 - 323,9 mm)
ES.
Production Speed: See chart on page 4.
*See caution on page 4.
Intended for field fabrication.

VE416FSD

The VE416FSD tool is available for field roll grooving of 2 - 16" (60,3 - 406,4 mm) standard wall pipe up to
0.375" (9,5 mm). It will accommodate lightwall steel pipe, as well as aluminum, stainless and PVC plastic
pipe. VE416FSD is supplied complete with 2 - 16" (60,3 - 406,4 mm) roll sets, with 8 - 12" (219,1 - 323,9 mm)
rolls installed, unless otherwise specified.
The tool is equipped with a pipe stabilizer for 6 - 16" (168,3 - 406,4 mm) pipe sizes to control pipe sway. A
groove depth adjuster provides precise groove dimensions and allows for easy adjustment for initial groove
diameter.
VE416FSD tools are completely self-contained units with integral gear motors, safety foot switch and
power cord/plug. VE416FSD uses a 110 volt, 15 amp power source, with a 220 volt, 8 amp model optional
upon request.

Technical Data
Capacity: See chart below.
Power Requirements: 110 volt, 15 amp for integral gear motor (220 volt, 8 amp model available upon request)
Weight: 340 lbs. (154 kg)
Shipping Weight: 550 lbs. (250 kg)
Optional Accessories: Optional rolls are available for drawn copper tubing 2 - 6" (54,0 - 155,6 mm), 8" (206,4 mm)
copper, 2" (60,3 mm) Schedule 80 PVC pipe, 2 - 16" (60,3 - 406,4 mm) lightwall stainless steel pipe and 2 - 12"
(60,3 - 323,9 mm) ES.
*See caution on page 4.
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Tool
Model

Pipe
Material

PIPE SIZE/SCHEDULE
2

Steel #
Stainless
VE416
and
VE416FSD

10

5, 10, 40

12

14

16

Standard Wall
0.375" Std. Rolls Only

5S, 10S, 10 RX Rolls Only

Aluminum
Copper

40 Standard Rolls Only

Lightwall S.S.
PVC Plastic

3
5, 10, 40

40
40

40, 80

Standard Wall

40, 80
K, L, M & DWV

40

#Maximum ratings on steel are limited to pipe of 180 BHN (Brinnell Hardness Number) and less.
Intended for field fabrication.

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VE424

The Vic-Easy VE424 model is a fully motorized, automated shop tool for continuous production roll grooving of pipe from 4 - 42" (114,3 - 1067,0 mm) and wall thicknesses up to 0.375" (9,5 mm). The tool operates on
220/440 volt three phase power supply. The tool is supplied with 4 - 24" (114,3 - 610,0 mm) standard groove
rolls (unless otherwise specified), instructions and wiring diagrams.

Technical Data
Capacity: See chart below.
Power Requirements: 220 or 440 volt, 3 phase, 60 Hz 30/16 amps
Shipped Set For: Std. groove 8 - 12" (219,1 - 323,9 mm) steel pipe and 220 volt service
Weight: 1,000 lbs. (454 kg)
Shipping Weight: 1,260 lbs. (567 kg)
Optional Accessories: 4 - 24" (127,0 - 610,0 mm) lightwall stainless steel pipe rolls, 4 - 12" (114,3 - 323,9 mm) ES
groove rolls, and conversion kits for grooving 26 - 36" (660,4 - 914,0 mm) and 38 - 42" (965,2 - 1067,0 mm) standard
wall 0.375" (9,5 mm) steel pipe.
Tool
Model

PIPE SIZE/SCHEDULE

Pipe
Material

Steel #

5, 10, 40

Stainless
VE424

10

12

14

16

5, 10, 40

40 Standard Rolls Only

Lightwall S.S.

18

20

22

24

Standard Wall
0.375" Wall Only

5S , 10S, and 10 Stainless Steel Rx Rolls Only

Aluminum

40, 80

PVC Plastic

Standard Wall
40, 80

40

#Maximum ratings on steel are limited to pipe of 180 BHN (Brinnell Hardness Number) and less.
Intended for continuous shop fabrication.

VE436

The VE436 is a fully automated shop tool for roll grooving pipe with a maximum wall thickness of 0.500"
(12,7 mm) (See chart below.) All rolls for 4 - 36" (114,3 - 914,0 mm) are included at no extra charge. Requires
220/440/3/60 power supply (shipped wired for 220 volt unless otherwise specified.)

Technical Data
Capacity: See chart below.
Weight: 1500 lbs. (680 kg)
Tool
Model

Pipe
Material

Shipping Weight: 1750 lbs. (794 kg)


PIPE SIZE/SCHEDULE

Steel #
Stainless
VE424

Aluminum
PVC Plastic

10

12

14

40*

18

20

22

24

26

0.500" Wall*

28

30

32

36

0.500" Wall

0.375" Wall

40

0.375" Wall
40, 80

16

40

*For pipe sizes 12 - 24" (323,9 - 610,0 mm), the maximum wall thickness is limited to 0.375" (9,5 mm) wall for pipe lengths shorter than
4' (1.2 m).
#Maximum ratings on steel are limited to pipe of 180 BHN (Brinnell Hardness Number) and less.
Intended for continuous shop fabrication.

Victaulic tools incorporate technology protected by U.S., Canadian and International patents.

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ACCESSORIES
VPD752

The Victaulic VPD752 Power Drive can be used as the power drive unit for the VE226, VE272FS and
VE416FS roll grooving tools, provided the tool is equipped with the correct base plate. It utilizes a 60Hz universal motor and requires 115V/1 Phase 15 amps of power. It is operated with a safety foot switch.

Technical Data:
Capacity: See appropriate tool
Power Requirements: 115 volts, 15 amp, 50/60 Hz (220 volt, 6 amp, 50/60 cycle optional)
Weight: 91 lbs. (41 kg)
Shipping Weight: 192 lbs. (87 kg)

VAPS112

The VAPS112 Adjustable Pipe Stand is designed for supporting pipe to be roll grooved. It is a four legged
portable self-standing unit that permits free pipe rotation and traversing on ball transfers. Turnstile design
allows pipe to be spun around for grooving of both pipe ends without dismounting pipe from stand.
VAPS112 Stand supports pipe sizes 1 - 12" (33,7 - 323,9 mm) up to 1075 pounds (490 kg) in weight.

Technical Data:
Capacity: 1 - 12" (33,7 - 323,9 mm) IPS pipe
Load Rating: 1075 lbs./490 kg
Vertical Stroke: 14" (368 mm) for adjusting rod, 8" (216 mm) leg adjustment, 23" (584 mm)
Minimum Pipe Height from Floor: 23" (584 mm) on 12" (323,9 mm) pipe, 21" (533 mm) on 1" (33,7 mm) pipe
Weight: 154 lbs. (70 kg)
Shipping Weight: 197 lbs. (89 kg)
Handle Effort Required to Raise 1075 lbs. (488 kg) Load: 55 lbs. (25 kg) maximum.

VAPS224

The VAPS224 Adjustable Pipe Stand is designed specifically for supporting pipe to be roll grooved. It is a
self-standing heavy-duty unit that permits free pipe rotation and traversing on ball transfers. Ball transfers
are mounted in a manner permitting use of pipe slings. Turnstile design allows pipe to be spun around for
grooving of both pipe ends without dismounting pipe from stand. VAPS224 Stand supports pipe sizes 2 24" (60,3 - 610,0 mm) up to 1800 pounds (816 kg) in weight.

Technical Data:
Capacity: 2 - 24" (60,3 - 610,0 mm) IPS pipe.
Load Rating: 1800 lbs./816 kg
Vertical Stroke: 23" (584 mm)
Minimum Pipe Height from Floor: 13" (325 mm) on 24" (610,0 mm) IPS pipe
Maximum Pipe Height from Floor: 38" (965 mm) on 2" (60,3 mm) IPS pipe.
Weight: 260 lbs. (118 kg)
Shipping Weight: 307 lbs. (139 kg)
Handle Effort Required to Raise 1800 lbs. (817 kg) Load: 50 lbs. (23 kg) maximum

VAPS3036

The VAPS3036 Victaulic Adjustable Pipe Stand is a portable and self-standing unit that permits free pipe
rotation and traversing on ball transfers. It is designed for direct use with the Vic-Easy roll grooving tools.

Technical Data
Capacities: 26 - 36 IPS (660,4 - 914,0 mm) pipe
Load Rating: 2700 lbs. (1225 kg)
Vertical Stroke: 11 (292 mm)
Min. Pipe Height from Floor: 13 (330 mm) on 36 (914,0 mm) pipe
Weight: 250 lbs. (113 kg)
Shipping Weight: 297 lbs. (135 kg)
Handle Effort Required to raise 1800 lbs. (817 kg) Load: 50 lbs. (23 kg) maximum

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CUT GROOVING
Victaulic developed the grooved piping concept in 1925
and designed the first portable cut grooving tools in 1945.
Technology now provides a variety of tools for cut grooving
from - 24" (26,9 - 610,0 mm) pipe including steel, stainless, aluminum, ductile and cast iron, PVC plastic, bare or
lined pipe.
All Victaulic cut groovers are designed to be driven around
a stationary pipe to machine away material, providing a
groove. The design of the tool assures a groove which is
concentric with the pipe O.D., even with out-of-round pipe.
The groove is always of uniform depth. An integral depth
stop is adjustable to provide proper groove depth. Stops in
the tool provide the proper dimension from the pipe end to
the groove (A dimension). The tool bit provides proper
groove width (B dimension).

Removes less metal than threading


Allows for increased deflection in the system
Increases allowable pipe-end separation for greater
movement, if required
Cut grooving tools available for ductile iron, Sch. 40 and
80 carbon and Sch. 40 and 80 PVC pipe
A

C
Standard Cut Groove
(For steel and other IPS pipe)

Cut grooving is basically designed for standard weight or


heavier wall thicknesses of pipe. A square cut groove is
used for steel and other metallic IPS pipe. This provides
maximum coupling gripping efficiency and the fullest pipe
movement capabilities. The dimensions (A and B) of the
groove can be adjusted through the use of a tool bit and
pipe stops to suit specific needs. When cut grooving with
the VG412, the A dimension is automatically set by the
grooving knife used. For coated steel (and other) IPS pipe,
Victaulic EndSeal ES groove dimensions provide slightly
narrower A and B dimensions for a snug fit of the ES
gasket central leg against the pipe ends for coating protection and increased rigidity.
The groove for ductile and cast pipe, as well as PVC plastic,
is radiused (R) at the base to accommodate the pipe
properties. Changing tool bits and pipe stops allows easy
adjustment from standard rigid radius groove to reduce
any point of stress concentration in this notch-sensitive
material. The high speed cutter in the VPG tool provides
this configuration.

Depth
Stop

MRL Cut Groove


(For steel pipe)

Tool
Bit
Pipe
Stop

EndSeal ES Cut Groove


(For coated steel and other IPS pipe)

B
Pipe
Inner Roll

Vic-Adjustable tools
provide proper groove
dimensions

Exaggerated for clarity

R
Radius Cut Groove
(For ductile or cast iron pipe)
Standard Steel Pipe

R
Radius Cut Groove
(For PVC plastic pipe)
Above drawings have been exaggerated for clarity
Victaulic tools incorporate technology protected by U.S., Canadian and International patents.

Cut grooving removes


less metal than threading

Cast Iron/Ductile Iron PIpe


Exaggerated for clarity

24.01 - 11

CUT GROOVING TOOLS


Vic-Adjustable
VG28GD

Technical Data:
Capacity: 2"/2.375" (60,3 mm) - 8"/8.625" (219,1 mm) steel and other metallic IPS pipe; 3"/3.960" (100,6 mm) 6"/6.900" (175,3 mm) ductile/cast (AWWA dimensions)
Drive Requirements: External drive, minimum 1 hp.
Drive Speed: 38 rpm max.
Shipped Set For: Standard groove 4 - 6" (114,3 - 168,3 mm) steel pipe
Weight: 37 lbs. (17 kg)
Tool
Model
VG28GD
Adjustable
Groover

Shipping Weight: 54 lbs. (25 kg)


PIPE SIZE/SCHEDULE

Pipe
Material

40, 80

Stainless

40, 80

Aluminum

Steel

40, 80

Ductile Iron

Class 53

Intended for continuous shop fabrication.

Vic-Adjustable
VG26GD (MRL)

A special variation of the VG26GD tool is available to groove and machine for rubber lining (MRL) in one
operation.

Technical Data:
Capacity: 2 - 6" (60,3 - 168,3 mm) steel (and other IPS pipe)
Weight: 37 lbs. (17 kg)
Shipping Weight: 54 lbs. (25 kg)
Intended for continuous shop fabrication.

Vic-Groover
Individual Tools

Vic-Groover tools are designed for manual or power cut grooving of a single size steel, stainless steel, aluminum and PVC pipe, ranging from - 8" (26,9 - 219,1 mm). Tools are supplied with a ratchet handle for
manual operation. Tools 2" (60,3 mm) and larger are supplied with a power yoke. The VG46 model will
groove 4 - 6" (114,3 - 168,3 mm) IPS pipe and Vic-Groover tools are available for 3, 4, 6 and 8" (100,6, 121,9,
175,3 and 229,9 mm) cast pipe plain and cement lined.
Vic-Groover tools are available for 3, 4 and 6" (100,6, 121,9 and 175,3 mm) for BS 4772/ISO ductile iron pipe.

Technical Data:
Drive Requirements: Manual or external drive, min. hp. (0.37 kw)
Drive Speed: 40 rpm max.
Shipped Set For: Standard groove, IPS of size indicated or rigid/flexible for ductile/cast pipe.
Tool
Model
Vic-Groover
Individually
Sized
- 8"
Vic-Groover
Adjustable
4, 5, 6"

Pipe
Material

PIPE SIZE/SCHEDULE

1 1

Steel

40, 80

Stainless

40, 80

Aluminum

40, 80

PVC

40, 80

Steel

40, 80

Stainless

40, 80

Aluminum

40, 80

Vic-Groover
3" D.I. Pipe

Ductile Iron

Vic-Groover
4" D.I. Pipe

Ductile Iron

Vic-Groover
6" D.I. Pipe

Ductile Iron

Vic-Groover
8" D.I. Pipe

Ductile Iron

Class 53
Class 53
Class 53
Class 53

Intended for non-continuous use.

24.01 - 12

Victaulic tools incorporate technology protected by U.S., Canadian and International patents.

The VG824 is designed for cut grooving various metallic pipe materials in sizes ranging from nominal
8 - 24" (219,1 - 610,0 mm) and wall thickness from 0.238" (6 mm) - 0.750" (19 mm), depending upon size.
The tool must be driven through its own integral gear box by an external power source at a maximum
speed of 38 rpm. The VG824 is ideal for job site, fab shop or production cut grooving. Tool includes one 8 24" (219,1 - 610,0 mm) standard tool bit and one extra.

Vic-Adjustable
VG824

Technical Data:
Capacity: IPS 8"/8.625" (219,1 mm); 0.238" (6 mm) wall - 24" (610,0 mm); 0.750" (19 mm) wall; Cast 8" 9.050"
(230 mm); 0.360" (9 mm) wall - 24" (25.800"/655 mm); 0.750" (19 mm) wall
Drive Requirements: External drive, min. 1 hp.
Drive Speed: 38 rpm max.
Shipped Set For: Standard groove, 8 - 12" (219,1 - 323,9 mm) steel pipe
Weight: 82 lbs. (37,2 kg)
Shipping Weight: 126 lbs. (57,2 kg)
Options: 8" std. tool bit0.437" (11 mm); 22 - 24" std. tool bit 0.563" (14 mm) and tool bits for 8 - 24"
(229,9 - 655,3 mm) cast/ductile pipe.

Tool
Model

Pipe
Material

PIPE SIZE/SCHEDULE
8

10

Steel
VG824
Adjustable Groover

12

14

16

18

20

40, 80

Stainless

30, 40

Aluminum

22

24

30, 40

30, 40

Ductile Iron

Class 53

Intended for continuous shop fabrication.

A special variation of the VG824 is available to groove and machine for rubber lining (MRL) in one operation.

Vic-Adjustable
VG824 MRL

Technical Data:
Capacity: IPS 8" (8.625/219,1 mm); 0.238" (6 mm) wall - 24" (610,0 mm); 0.750" (19 mm) wall
Drive Requirements: External drive, min. 1 hp.
Drive Speed: 38 rpm max.
Shipped Set For: Standard groove, 8 - 12" (219,1 - 323,9 mm) steel pipe
Weight: 82 lbs. (37,2 kg)
Shipping Weight: 126 lbs. (57,2 kg)
Intended for continuous shop fabrication.

VG412 Orbital
Machining Tool

VG412 is a complete modular pipe end preparation system. Quick, accurate cutting and grooving for 4 - 12"
(122,0 - 335,0 mm) ductile iron pipe to meet AWWA and other industry specifications for mechanical couplings. The external mounting and drive action is particularly suited to cement lined ductile iron pipe
grooving. Rugged and reliable, VG412 allows you to cut and groove with one set-up. VG412 is supplied
with a 120 volt/11.5 amp power drive. Hinged frame design allows cutting at any point along the pipeline.
Blade setting and replacement is fast and easy. The tool can be used for 4 - 12" (114,3 - 323,9 mm) carbon
steel (lined) with the addition of an IPS steel kit.
The VG412 is also available for grooving British Standard/ISO ductile iron pipe of BS 4772/ISO dimensions
for 88,9, 114,3 and 168,3 mm (3, 4 and 6) sizes.

Technical Data:
Capacity: Cast 4" (4.80") - 12" (13.20") and 4 - 12" (114,3 - 323,9 mm) IPS steel (with optional IPS steel kit)*
Drive Requirements: 120 volt/11.5 amp
Shipped Set For: Rigid Radius Groove, 4 - 12" (122,0 - 335,0 mm) ductile iron pipe
Weight: 151 lbs. (69 kg)
Shipping Weight: 285 lbs. (129 kg)
Options: 4 - 12" (114,3 - 323,9 mm) IPS steel kit
PIPE SIZE/SCHEDULE

Tool
Model

Pipe
Material

VG412
Adjustable Groover

Ductile Iron

Class 53

Steel

40, 80*

10

12

*Recommended for lined steel pipe only.


Intended for non-continuous use.

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24.01 - 13

PLASTIC PIPE GROOVERS


PVC plastic pipe requires a radius groove to reduce any point of stress concentration in this notch-sensitive material. The VPG tools feature a high speed, router-type tool bit which cuts a radiused groove, to full
depth, in one manual rotation of the tool around the pipe. The VPG26 handles Schedule 80 - 40 PVC in 2 - 6"
(60,3 - 168,3 mm) sizes. The VPG824 is designed for 8 - 16" (219,1 - 406,4 mm). Both tools are easily adjusted
for proper groove dimensions.

Vic Plastic
Groovers

VPG26 Technical Data:

VPG824 Technical Data:

Capacity: IPS Sch. 80 - 40 Polyvinyl Chloride pipe


2 - 6" (60,3 - 168,3 mm)

Capacity: IPS Sch. 80 - 40 Polyvinyl Chloride pipe


8 - 16" (219,1 - 406,4 mm)

Power Requirements: 110V/1 ph/60 Hz (7 amps)


Rotation Drive: Manual (Clockwise)
Weight: 41 lbs. (19 kg)
Shipping Weight: 46 lbs. (21 kg)
Shipped Set For: VPG26 for 2 - 3" (60,3 - 101,6 mm)

Power Requirements: 110V/1 ph/60 Hz (7 amps)


Weight: 47 lbs. (21 kg)
Shipping Weight: 54 lbs. (25 kg)
Shipped Set For: VPG824 for 8 - 12"
(219,1 - 323,9 mm)

Intended for continuous shop fabrication.

ACCESSORIES
Power Mule

Power Mule is the ideal drive for Victaulic individual Vic-Groover Tools, VG28GD and VG824. It is a heavyduty, two-wheeled unit which drives Victaulic cut grooving tools at the speed and power necessary for
accurate grooving.
Power Mule is equipped with a Forward-Off-Reverse control, integral foot switch, and a 1" square drive
connection. Tool plugs directly into 115 volt, 15 amp service.

Technical Data:
Capacity: Victaulic Individual Vic-Groover Tools, Victaulic VG28GD, VG26GD/MRL, Victaulic VG824, VG824/
MRL.
Power Requirements: 115 volts, 15 amp 50/60 Cycle
Full Load Speed: 35 rpm
Weight: 190 lbs./86 kg
Intended for continuous shop fabrication.

Speed Reduction
Control (LSCR)

Speed Reduction Control (LSCR) is designed for electrical speed reduction on various universal power drives used
in conjunction with Victaulic cut grooving tools (individual Vic-Groover Tools, VG28GD & VG824).

LSCR is recommended for Universal Power Drives that operate at speeds in excess of Victaulic Cut Groover
specifications which incorporate Universal motors. LSCR is used in series between a 115 volt, 15 amp
supply and the power drive. Not for use with induction-type motors.

Technical Data:
Capacity: Universal Motor-type Power Drives (Example: Ridgid 300 portable pipe threader) rated at 115 volt,
15 amp maximum
Power Requirements: 115 volts, 15 amp 50/60 Cycle
Weight: 3 lbs. (1,4 kg)
Shipping Weight: 5 lbs. (2,3 kg)
Intended for continuous shop fabrication.

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Pocket-sized steel tapes are available for taking circumferential measurements, marked in ths of an
inch increments. Tapes may be used for measuring - 22" (26,9 - 559,0 mm) pipe O.D. at the base of the
groove (the C diameter). Tapes are notched on the lead end to allow proper overlap within the groove for
more accurate measurement.

Pipe Diameter
Tape
R

JA1224 Joint
Alignment Tool

The JA1224 Joint Alignment Tool is designed for aligning pipe and fittings for the installation of large diameter Victaulic products. The tool can be used on IPS and AWWA pipe, sizes 12 - 24" (323,9 - 610,0 mm), with
an additional unit capable of handling sizes 36 - 48" (914,0 - 1219,2 mm).
The joint alignment tool is made of durable ductile iron for rugged use in the field.

Technical Data
Capacity: 12 - 24" (323,9 - 610,0 mm) IPS and AWWA pipe
Weight: 60 lbs. (27 kg)

JA2448 Joint
Alignment Tool

Shipping Weight: 66 lbs. (30 kg)

The JA2448 Victaulic Joint Alignment Tool is designed to assist in aligning pipe/fitting ends for installation
of Victaulic 24 - 48" (610,0 - 1219,2 mm) IPS/AWWA couplings. The JA2448 tool is able to align pipe-to-pipe,
pipe-to-fitting and fitting-to-fitting arrangements.

Technical Data
Capacity: 24 - 48" (610,0 - 1219,2 mm) IPS and AWWA pipe
Weight: 85 lbs. (39 kg)

Victaulic tools incorporate technology protected by U.S., Canadian and International patents.

24.01 - 15

PRESSFIT TOOLS
The Pressfit System requires a Pressfit Tool specifically designed and sized for securing Pressfit products onto pipe. A Pressfit Tool equipped
with the proper sized press jaws must be used for Pressfit product assembly.
The Pressfit Tool package includes the actual pressing tool and complete operating instructions. The jaws, designed specifically for each size
pipe (, , 1, 1, 1 and 2" /21,3, 26,9, 33,7, 42,4, 48,3 and 60,3 mm), can be leased or purchased separately in sizes needed along with the tool.
Jaws are changed quickly by sliding the locking pin and removing. Jaws fit both the electric and electrohydraulic tools. The correct size jaws
must be used for the corresponding pipe size.

PFT505
Pressfit Electric

U
L

ULC

Victaulic Pressfit System products are designed for use only with UL/ULC Listed and FM Approved Schedule 5 steel pipe or Victaulic Schedule 5 stainless steel pipe. Victaulic stainless steel pipe carries the label
Victaulic Pressfit Pipe Certified For Use With Pressfit Products, or Vic-Press 304 stainless steel pipe.
The Pressfit System requires a Pressfit tool designed for securing Pressfit products onto pipe. The tool must
be equipped with the proper sized Victaulic press jaws that correspond with the size of the pipe and the
Pressfit products being used (see accessories). The Pressfit tool package includes the actual pressing tool
and any customer specified press jaws. Jaws are available separately for rental or purchase in , , 1, 1,
1 and 2" sizes. The PFT505 Pressfit tool is designed for industrial and trade use only.
The Pressfit tool is supplied in a steel carrying case with a Pressfit System Product Assembly and Tool
Operation Manual.
The Pressfit tool is electrically powered and hydraulically driven and requires a 110v/60 cycle/6.5 amp -AC
current supply.

FM

Technical Data:
Capacity: - 2" (21,3 - 60,3 mm) IPS Schedule 5 steel and stainless steel pipe.
Power Requirements: 110v/60 cycle/6.5 amp
Shipping Weight: 42 lbs. (19 kg)
Accessories: , , 1, 1, 1, and 2" (21,3 - 60,3 mm) jaws available for rental or sales separately
Intended for field fabrication..

PFT501
Pressfit Hydraulic

Victaulic Pressfit System products are designed for use only with UL/ULC Listed and FM Approved Schedule 5 steel pipe or Victaulic Schedule 5 stainless steel pipe. Victaulic stainless steel pipe carries the label
Victaulic Pressfit Pipe Certified For Use With Pressfit Products, or Vic-Press 304 stainless steel pipe.
The Pressfit System requires a Pressfit tool designed for securing Pressfit products onto pipe. The tool must
be equipped with the proper size Victaulic press jaws that correspond with the size of the pipe and the
Pressfit products being used. (see accessories.) The Pressfit tool package includes the actual pressing tool
and any customer specified press jaws. Jaws are available separately for rental or purchase in , , 1, 1,
1 and 2" sizes. The PFT501 Pressfit tool is designed for industrial and trade use only.

Technical Data:
Capacity: - 2" (21,3 - 60,3 mm) IPS Schedule 5 steel and stainless steel pipe.
Power Requirements: 110v/60 cycle 8.0 amps
Shipping Weight: 120 lbs. (54 kg) (with full set of jaws)
Accessories: , , 1, 1, 1, and 2" (21,3 - 60,3 mm) jaws available for rental or sales separately
Intended for field fabrication.

PFT507
Pressfit Pneumatic

The Pressfit System requires a Pressfit tool designed for securing Pressfit products onto pipe. The tool must
be equipped with the proper sized Victaulic press jaws that correspond with the size of the pipe and the
Pressfit products being used. The Pressfit tool packages include the actual pressing tool and any customer
specified press jaws. Jaws are available separately for rental or purchase in , , 1, 1, 1 and 2" sizes.
The PFT507 Pressfit tool is designed for industrial and trade use only and is not approved for sprinkler system installations.
The Pressfit tool is supplied in a steel carrying case with a Pressfit System Product Assembly and Tool
Operation Manual.
The Pressfit tool is pneumatically powered and hydraulically driven.

Technical Data
Capacity: - 2 (21,3 - 60,3 mm) IPS Schedule 5 steel and Vic-Press 304 and 316 stainless steel pipe.
Power Requirements: Compressed Air(75 - 90 psi)
Shipping Weight: 42 lbs. (19 kg)
Accessories: , , 1, 1, 1 and 2 (21,3 - 60,3 mm) jaws available for rental or sale separately.
Intended for field fabrication.

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HOLE CUTTING TOOLS


Vic Hole Cutting Tools are designed for fast accurate cutting of holes in new or existing piping (system
must be depressurized and drained prior to cutting hole). All Vic Hole Cutting Tools feature a special pilot
drill that grips the coupon and prevents it from dropping inside the pipe.

HCT908
Hole Cutting Tool

The HCT 908 Hole Cutting Tool is a one-piece tool designed to cut holes up to 4 " (127,0 mm) in carbon
and stainless steel pipe. This allows for use of Mechanical-T , Vic-Let, Vic-O-Well and Snap-Let outlets.

Technical Data:
Capacity: - 4" (21,3 - 114,3 mm) pipe, 1 - 4" (33,7 - 127,0 mm) holes for Mechanical-T and Vic-Let
Power Requirements: 110V/1ph/60 Hz (7.0 amp)
Weight: 23 lbs. (10 kg)
Shipping Weight: 48 lbs. (22 kg)
Intended for field fabrication.

VHCT900

The VHCT900 Hole Cutting Tool is a three-piece tool designed to cut holes up to 3" (88,9 mm) in diameter
for Mechanical-T, Vic-Let, Vic-O-Well and Snap-Let outlets. The base unit clamps quickly onto the pipe in
vertical, horizontal or overhead positions. The heavy-duty drill mounts to the alignment guides and a manual feed assembly provides uniform pressure on the saw for maximum cutting efficiency.

Technical Data:
Capacity: 1 - 8" (42,4 - 219,1 mm) pipe, 1 - 3" (25,4 - 88,9) holes for Mechanical-T, Vic-Let, Vic-O-Well and
Snap-Let Outlets
Power Requirements: 125V/1ph/50 - 60 Hz (7.5 amp) (220V 50/60 Hz available on request)
Weight: 36 lbs. (16 kg)
Shipping Weight: 53 lbs. (24 kg)
Accessories: Extended chain for 10 - 24" (273,0 - 610,0 mm) pipe
Intended for field fabrication.

Vic-Tap
Hole Cutting Tool

Vic-Tap Hole Cutting Tool is designed for use with Style 931 Vic-Tap II Mechanical-T unit for tapping into
steel pipe systems under pressures up to 500 PSI (3450 kPa).

Technical Data:
Capacity: Vic-Tap II 4 - 8" (114,3 - 219,1 mm) Run 2" (63,5 mm) (IPS) Outlet
Power Requirements: 115V/1ph/60Hz, 7.5 amp
Weight:
(A) Drill Guide Base 15 lbs. (6,8 kg)
(B) Drill Motor and Feed Assembly, Total wgt. 16 lbs. (7,3 kg)
(C) Style 931/Valve Unit, 12 - 15 lbs. (5,4 - 6,8 kg), depending upon size
Shipping Weight: Vic-Tap II complete, 75 lbs. (34 kg)
Hole Size: 2" (60,5 mm)
FIGURE 1: Parts A and B are designed for use with Style 931 Vic-Tap Mechanical-T units. Part C is the valved outlet for use under pressure up to 500 PSI.
Part A Includes drill guide base with extended shaft, arbor, pilot drill, 2 " hole saw, packing gland and HP-70 Rigid Coupling for
connection to Style 931.
Part B Includes drill motor with ground fault interrupt and clip-on feed wheel assembly.
Part C Style 931 with 2" (73,0 mm) full port ball valve factory mounted. Available in sizes 4 2" (114,3 73,0), 52" (141,3
73,0), 62" (168,3 73,0) and 82" (219,1 73,0). Available for purchase only. (Parts not sold separately).

Figure 1

Intended for field fabrication.

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24.01 - 17

PIPE CUT-OFF TOOLS


Victaulic Pipe Cut-Off Tools provide fast, easy torch cutting of steel pipe from 4 - 24" (114,3 - 610,0 mm) in wall thicknesses from 0.065 - 0.500"
(1,7 - 12,7 mm). Tips are available for other sizes and wall thicknesses. Tools mount easily on pipe with an adjustable length guide chain - up to
24" (610,0 mm) supplied). Extra chain for larger sizes available.
Operation is simplified by locating the control valves out of the heat zone. Tools are supplied with one each of #00, #0, and #1 acetylene tips.
Other tips are available for propane, MAPP and other gases, or divergent high-speed types. Tools are supplied with tip cleaner and lighter.

VCT1 Manual
Pipe Cut-Off Tool

Lightweight (22 lbs./9,9 kg) and portable, this cut-off tool handles 4 - 24" (114,3 - 610,0 mm) pipe, up to
0.500" (12,7 mm) thick. A worm gear drive crank handle provides smooth, manual travel, easy control and
accurate cutting.

Technical Data:
Capacity: 4 - 24" (114,3 - 610,0 mm)
Wall Thickness: 0.065 - 0.500" (1,65 - 12,7 mm) (with tips supplied)
Tips: Acetylene - 1 ea. #00, #0, #1
Weight: 22 lbs. (9,9 kg)
Shipping Weight: 28 lbs. (12,7 kg)
Intended for field fabrication.

VCT2 Automatic
Pipe Cut-Off Tool

Rotation is powered by a small 120 VAC motor with SCR remote control. Unique tip design has stainless
steel insert which extends tip life, eases cleaning and reduces backfire.

Technical Data:
Capacity: 6 - 24" (168,3 - 610,0 mm)
Wall Thickness: 0.065 - 0.500" (1,65 - 12,7 mm) (with tips supplied)
Tips: Acetylene 1 ea. #00, #0, #1
Speed Control: SCR
Power Required: 120V/1 ph/60 Hz (15 amp)
Motor Rating: 15W 10,000 rpm
Weight: 33 lbs. (15 kg)
Shipping Weight: 49 lbs. (22 kg)
Accessories: Guide rail is sold separately. Recommended for pipe 12" (323,9 mm) and above. Order Guide Rail D600 for up to 24" (610,0 mm) pipe (others available).
Intended for field fabrication.

PIPE CLEANING TOOLS


PCT II
Pipe Cleaning
Tool

Designed to clean, deburr, and mark pipe ends for FIT products the PCT II provides job-site or limited production shop cleaning for pipe from 1 - 2" (33,7 - 60,3 mm). PCT II is provided complete with stand, 120-volt
AC motor and automated pneumatic cleaning wheel feed. Foot switch control leaves the operators hands
free to handle pipe. An abrasive wheel cleans pipe in a few seconds. An integral wheel marks the pipe and
removes the burr.

Technical Data:
Capacity: 1 - 2" (33,7 - 60,3 mm) IPS Schedule 10 - 40 Steel Pipe and Dyna-Flow pipe
Power Requirements: 115V/1ph/60Hz (20 amp)
Weight: 142 lbs. (64 kg)
Shipping Weight: 230 lbs. (104 kg)
Accessories: Abrasive Cleaning Wheels, Spare Parts
Intended for field fabrication.

24.01 - 18

Victaulic tools incorporate technology protected by U.S., Canadian and International patents.

GROOVING TIMES
Time for pipe preparation obviously depends on widely varied factors including productivity, location, type, hardness, and
wall thickness of pipe. As a gauge for typical grooving times, the following chart was prepared to include grooving time
with pipe in position and tool properly set for the size and depth of groove. Times will be extended when going from one
size to another for roll changes, depth stop setting, trial grooving and other minor adjustments incidental to changing pipe
sizes or initial set-up time prior to the first production groove.

APPROXIMATE GROOVING TIME IN MINUTES STEEL PIPE*


24.01-1A

Roll Groovers - Powered

Cut Groovers
Vic-Groover

Nominal
Size
Inches

226

272FS

1
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
6
8
10
12
14
16
18
20
22
24
30
36

0.5 #
0.6 #
0.7 #@
0.8 #@
1.0 @
1.3 @
1.4 @
1.4 @
1.5 @
1.5 @
1.6 @
1.8 @

0.3
0.3
0.4
0.4
0.5
0.8
1.0
1.5
1.7
2.0
2.5

270FSD 276FSD
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.3
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.6
0.8
1.2
1.5
1.8
2.3

0.3
0.3
0.4
0.4
0.4
0.6
0.8
1.2
1.5
1.8
2.3

268

274

416FS
416FSD

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.3
0.4
0.4
0.5
0.6
0.8
0.8
0.9
1.5
1.8

0.3
0.3
0.4
0.4
0.5
0.6
0.8
0.8
0.9
1.5
1.8

0.3
0.3
0.4
0.4
0.5
0.6
0.8
1.0
1.7
2.5
3.5
3.8
4.0

414

424

436

Power

0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.2
0.3
0.4
0.6
0.7
0.8
1.1

0.2
0.2
0.3
0.5
0.8
1.1
1.4
1.8
2.0
2.3
2.5
2.8
3.0

0.2
0.2
0.3
0.5
0.8
1.1
1.4
1.8
2.0
2.3
2.5
2.8
3.0
3.8
4.5

0.5
0.5
0.7
0.7
1.0
1.2
1.4
1.7
1.9
2.3
2.5
3.0
4.0

Vic-Adjustable

Hand

VG28GD
Power

VG824
Power

1.5
1.5
2.0
2.5
3.0
3.8
4.5
5.5
7.0
8.0
9.0
10.0
15.0

1.0
1.3
1.5
2.0
2.5
2.8
3.5
4.5
5.0

5.0
8.0
10.0
12.0
16.0
20.0
23.0
27.0
30.0

# VE226B
@ VE226S
VE226M
* For roll groovers the times apply to the thickest pipe wall for which the tool is rated. See tool capacities. For cut groovers, the times apply to standard wall steel pipe. For other
materials and thicknesses contact Victaulic for details.

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24.01 - 19

STANDARD PIPE WALL THICKNESS


(ANSI B 36.10 & B 36.19 for Stainless Steel PIpe)
24.01-2A

SIZE
Nominal
Inches

Schedule
Inches/millimeters

Pipe O.D.
Inches

Actual mm

millimeters

1.050

26,9

26,9

1,65

1,65

2,11

2,87

2,87

3,91

1.315

0.065

0.065

0.109

0.133

0.133

0.179

5S
0.065

5
0.065

10S
0.083

10

20

30

40
0.113

STD.
0.113

80
0.154

33,7

33,7

1,65

1,65

2,77

3,38

3,38

4,55

1.660

0.065

0.065

0.109

0.140

0.140

0.191

42,4

42,4

1,65

1,65

2,77

3,56

3,56

4,85

1.900

0.065

0.065

0.109

0.145

0.145

0.200

48,3

48,3

1,65

1,65

2,77

3,68

3,68

5,08

2.375

0.065

0.065

0.109

0.154

0.154

0.218

60,3

60,3

1,65

1,65

2,77

3,91

3,91

5,54

2.875

0.083

0.083

0.120

0.203

0.203

0.276

73,0

73,0

2,11

2,11

3,05

5,16

5,16

7,01

3.500

0.083

0.083

0.120

0.216

0.216

0.300

88,9

88,9

2,11

2,11

3,05

5,49

5,49

7,62

4.000

0.083

0.083

0.120

0.226

0.226

0.318

101,6

101,6

2,11

2,11

3,05

5,74

5,74

8,08

4.500

0.083

0.083

0.120

0.237

0.237

0.337

114,3

114,3

2,11

2,11

3,05

6,02

6,02

8,56

5.563

0.109

0.109

0.134

0.258

0.258

0.375

141,3

141,3

2,77

2,77

3,40

6,55

6,55

9,53

6.625

0.109

0.109

0.134

0.280

0.280

0.432

168,3

168,3

2,77

2,77

3,40

7,11

7,11

10,97

8.625

0.109

0.109

0.148

0.250

0.277

0.322

0.322

0.500

219,1

219,1

2,77

2,77

3,76

6,35

7,04

8,18

8,18

12,70

10

10.750

0.134

0.134

0.165

0.250

0.307

0.365

0.365

0.594

273,0

273,0

3,40

3,40

4,19

6,35

7,80

9,27

9,27

15,09

12

12.750

0.156

0.156

0.180

0.250

0.330

0.406

0.375

0.688

323,9

323.8

3,96

3,96

4,57

6,35

8,38

10,31

9,53

17,48

14

14.000

0.156

0.188

0.250

0.312

0.375

0.438

0.375

0.750

355,6

355,6

3,96

4,78

6,35

7,92

9,53

11,13

9,53

19,05

16

16.000

0.165

0.188

0.250

0.312

0.375

0.500

0.375

0.844

406,4

406,4

4,19

4,78

6,35

7,92

9,53

12,70

9,53

21,44

18

18.000

0.165

0.188

0.250

0.312

0.438

0.562

0.375

0.938

457,0

457,0

4,19

4,78

6,35

7,92

11,13

14,27

9,53

23,83

20

20.000

0.188

0.218

0.250

0.375

0.500

0.594

0.375

1.031

508,0

508,0

4,78

5,54

6,35

9,53

12,70

15,09

9,53

26,19

24

24.000

0.218

0.250

0.250

0.375

0.562

0.688

0.375

1.219

610,0

610,0

5,54

6,35

6,35

9,53

14,27

17,48

9,53

30,96

26

26.000

0.312

0.500

0.375

660,4

660,4

7,92

12,70

9,53

28

28.000

0.312

0.500

0.625

0.375

711,0

711,0

7,92

12,70

15,88

9,53

30

30.000

0.250

0.312

0.312

0.500

0.625

0.375

762,0

762,0

6,35

7,92

7,92

12,70

15,88

9,53

32

32.000

0.312

0.500

0.625

0.688

0.375

813,0

813,0

7,92

12,70

15,88

17,48

9,53

36

36.000

0.312

0.500

0.625

0.750

0.375

914,0

914,0

7,92

12,70

15,88

19,05

9,53

42

42.000

0.375

1067,0

1067,0

9,53

24.01 - 20

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Victaulic Tools and Parts


In addition to Tool Rentals, the Victaulic Tool Company now accepts MasterCard, Visa, or American
Express cards as payment for the purchase of complete tools or tool parts. (Credit cards are not currently
accepted for tool rentals).
For parts and pricing information, contact Victaulic Tool Company, P.O. Box 31, Easton, PA 18044-0031,
Phone: 610-559-3300, FAX: 610-923-3090, or e-mail victools@victaulic.com.

Victaulic World Headquarters


Victaulic World Headquarters in Easton, Pennsylvania
is the nerve center for this growing
international organization.

Victaulic
Tool Company
The Victaulic Tool Company, in Palmer,
Pennsylvania, houses assembly and testing
operations for Victaulic tools. Victaulic has been
designing, developing, and manufacturing tools for
over 50 years, and carries a full line of tools and
accessories for a wide range of pipe preparation in
the shop and in the field. All Victaulic tools are
designed for global use and can be prepared to meet
international electrical requirements. Literature in a
variety of languages, incorporating all international
pipe sizes, is available upon request.

WORLD HEADQUARTERS
P.O. Box 31 Easton, PA 18044-0031 4901 Kesslersville Road Easton, PA, USA 18040
Phone: 610/559-3300 FAX: 610/250-8817 http://www.victaulic.com e-mail: victaulic@victaulic.com

VICTAULIC TOOL COMPANY


1326 Tatamy Road Easton, PA 18045-7400 Phone: 610/559-3300 FAX: 610/250-7065
Tool Shipments: 1326 Tatamy Road, Easton, PA 18045-7400
Sales & Lease Payments: P.O. Box 8588-244, Phila., PA 19171-0244

24.01 - 22

This product shall be manufactured by Victaulic Company. All products shall be installed in accordance with current Victaulic installation/assembly instructions.
Victaulic
incorporate
technology
U.S.,
Canadian
and International patents.
Victaulic reserves the right to change product specifications,
designstools
and standard
equipment
without protected
notice and by
without
incurring
obligations.