Tri Tool Inc.

3041 Sunrise Blvd
Rancho Cordova,  CA  95742

United States
  • Booth: 1677

See how Tri Tool builds performance at Booth 1677.

Tri Tool is the quality leader in the manufacture of portable pipe beveling, cutting and welding equipment: pipe facing machines, lineup clamps, hydraulic power units, and a complete line of portable machine tools; also available for rent. Stop by and see our newest product, the split-frame lathe where safety has been built in at Booth#1677!

 Press Releases

  • (Rancho Cordova, CA) As a long-established provider of workhorse clamshell lathes, Tri Tool Inc. has introduced the state-of-the-art TRIMAX™ Machining System. This remarkably innovative portable lathe for in-line severing and precision weld end-prep of tubes and pipe has already been awarded two patents. It’s the latest example of Tri Tool’s ongoing commitment to the design and manufacture of exceptional machine tools ensuring maximum safety, performance, and precision. Tri Tool CEO, Joe Wernette states, “Safety has become an exceedingly crucial requirement of industry. It has become our leading core value and integral to all new product design and development. Our customers tell us that safety is their most significant concern, along with the equipment dependability and precision they have come to expect from our tools.”

    “When operating rotating machinery, especially in confined spaces, protruding mechanical elements such as trippers and drive housings become safety considerations. Our revolutionary TRIMAX design internalizes all of these components thereby eliminating pinch points for incomparable operator safety,” said Vinh Hoang, Senior Lead Engineer. 

    Along with its safety advantages, the TRIMAX Machining System raises the performance bar for this class of equipment with a radically new “recirculating ball bearing” that enables much faster cutting speeds as well as heavier cutting capabilities (both radially and axially). “This unique TRIMAX bearing provides up to 20 times more contact points than older bearing types on comparably sized machines. This means that inherent vibrations are more widely and evenly distributed, resulting in excellent surface finishes, while maintaining those faster cutting speeds,” stated Justin Tripp, Vice President of Engineering.

    Another distinct advantage of the TRIMAX lathe is the significantly stronger rotating headstock profile that performs with unprecedented stability. This key factor permits system expansion to provide machining capabilities far beyond existing lathes on the market, while maintaining unmatched precision and reliability. Another vital benefit of increased stability is a major reduction of deflection and tool bit chatter, leading to significantly less wear and replacement of costly tool bits.

    According to insurance companies and safety engineers, there is an average return on investment (ROI) for safety programs of $3 to $5 for each dollar spent. “We’re very excited to bring this new machining system to market and hope that companies truly understand the decreased liabilities and increased ROI offered by safer machine tool designs such as our new TRIMAX. Ultimately we want machinists to go home the same way they showed up to work.” said Scott Stanton, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management. 

    About Tri Tool
    Tri Tool Incorporated is a privately held, global leader in the manufacture of portable precision equipment specifically designed for pipe beveling, flange facing, in-line cutting, multi-process welding, high performance pipeline machinery, and a wide range of internal line-up clamps. In addition, Tri Tool offers on-site machining and code welding services, special engineering and custom machine design and equipment rental.  Customers come to Tri Tool because they are a trusted OEM manufacturer and solution provider. For more information on how Tri Tool is Building Performance, visit

    Media Contact:
    Bill Atkinson
    Advertising and Public Relations
    916-288-6100 x107


  • TRIMAX Machining System
    Tri Tool introduces the Safest, Most Innovative Split-Frame Machining System in the world, perfect for in-line severing, beveling, counterboring, single point and much, much more. Stop by Booth#1677 and learn more!...

  • The resulting TRIMAX™ system is able to perpetuate the long-respected, field-proven attributes of our previous 600 series equipment, along with major improvements in frame stability, performance and operator safety.  Tri Tool's exciting new split-frame machining system has be designed to deliver unprecedented performance and dependability, combined with industry-leading operator safety at it's very core.

    Awarded two U.S. patents for safety and innovation, the TRIMAX system is indicative of our ongoing commitment to our Safer by Design™ concept, to produce increased operator safety through intelligent design.  Internalizing the conventional drive, feed and mounting components eliminated pinch points making the TRIMAX, not only safer, but ideal for operations in close, confined spaces.

  • 216B BevelMASTER - The Powerhouse
    With a cutting range from 6” to 32” with an optional single-point kit, and no external drive blocks or protrusions on the outer surface, the 216B is the safest, powerhouse portable machining tool you’ll need for all your projects!...

  • The proven pinion gear drive allows for more of the power being available for cutting, making it easier to produce full-width bevels on 16” pipe with over 1.5” wall thickness.  The motor speed and gear sets are configured to provide operations up to 49 rpms, enabling faster beveling speed on everything from form tool cutting on exotic materials to single point cutting on carbon steel.  In addition, the rigid mandrel, housing, and faceplate makes it one of the most stable machines, seeming more like a stationary shop machine than a portable machine.  

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