Welding round tubing together is a common job for the custom metal fabricator. In order to get the strongest, safest weld on round tubing, you’ll need to notch the pipe for a perfect fit. This ensures a proper contact area for welding the joint’s mating surfaces.

We spoke with Mike Mittler, President of Mittler Bros. Machine and Tool, on the importance of using a tube notcher when welding tubing sections together. Watch this video as Mittler demonstrates how to use a Mittler Bros. Ultimate Tube Notcher to create joints in several angles—ideal for roll cages, chassis components, and more.

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