The Bug-O welding and cutting tools, displayed in the left hand photo, uses speed controlled rollers to turn pipe or other rounded material while the welding or cutting operation is performed.

A remote foot switch allows hands-free run and stop control. In addition, a &forward/stop/reverse& switch with potentiometer allows for step less speed adjustment. An 8-slot turntable provides for quick mounting and holding of a fixture.

On the right is displayed a pipe that is supported on a roller stand at one end an a turning stand at the other end. These and other types of positioners and turning rollers are available from R.J. Kates.


R.J. Kates carries a variety of stands for pipe turning and supports for your welding needs.

The MBP BP-2 welding positioner, featured on the right, has a capacity of 200 lbs. balanced load in the horizontal position and 100 lbs. balanced load in the vertical position.

The BP-2 is a sturdy, smooth running positioner that will handle the loads and heavy demands of production MIG and intricate TIG welding.


Portable and mounted air compressors from 10 to 400CF for carbon arc or simple pneumatic tools.
Single or in 4, 6, or 8-pack configurations of 300 Amps. and 400 Amps. inverter welders.
This equipment overcomes the problems of welding joints near each other.
Perform welding or cutting operations with a variety of track & trackless carriages.
Portable, multi process power sources to go anywhere you need to MIG, TIG or Stick weld.
Stud welding needs from 110V. capacitor discharge “CD” for pin welding to 1″. Through deck applications.
Blowers remove fumes and dust from workspace; rod ovens keep your electrodes dry.
For cutting metals from a thickness of gauge material up to a 2″ depth.
For TIG and Stick welding, these TIG power sources are intended for critical AC or DC TIG welding.
We have a variety and depth of welding and cutting cabling and accessories.
Unique tool that allows the target to be held and rotated while welding.
300-500 Amps. for Stick, MIG, self-Shielded, and Arc Gouging needs.
Attach your drills to steel via their magnetic bases using either Hougen and standard Jacobs chucks.
5KVA to 300KVA power generators. Save up to 40% on fuel with our welding “multi packs”.
100-300 Amps. for Stick, MIG, and self-shielded welding plus auxiliary power.
Removal and filtration of welding fumes in confined spaces. 4-stage filtration with HEPA H12 class final filter
All the equipment you need to run temporary power services on site for your welding equipment.
Runs virtually any MIG or self-shielded wire.

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