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Standard Pipe Showdown: Continuous Weld vs. Electric Resistance Weld

Nick LaMonto, piping superintendent at Chicago-based Atomatic Mechanical Services, threads pipe every day. As an experienced piping professional, he knows the importance of tool longevity and what it can cost when working with an inferior product.

We put Nick’s machines to the test, threading both types of steel standard pipe: continuous weld and electric resistance weld.

 

First up, Nick threads continuous weld standard pipe.

“It cuts awful nice,” Nick said, “without any hard spots.”

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