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Tubesheet Tools, Supplies and Accessories

Wilson offers a wide range of accessories for heat exchanger tools, including collars, expanding lube, tubesheet hole tools, air-driven motor tools, rolling tube inserts, relieved rolls, installation and removal equipment, as well as our unique Wilson Vacuum Leak Detector. Our tools for heat exchangers and accessories help simplify tube assembly and cleaning, increasing your overall efficiency and productivity. Our heat exchanger tools also help prevent damage to tube ends and tubesheet holes. If the size Gauge or tool you need is not listed, please contact us for a customized solution.

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Tubesheet Carbide Bars — .640" to 1.015" OD
Carbide Burs
Wilson Carbide Burs are .005 larger than tube holes within TEMA specifications and are available for .640 to 1.015-inch (16.3 - 25.8mm) Outer Diameter. Wilson Carbide Burs for heat exchangers feature a left hand spiral, a right hand cut, and a 1/2-inch diameter shank. Carbide Burs
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Aluminum Tube Guides — 3/8" to 1 1/4" OD
Aluminum Tube Guides
Wilson Aluminum Tube Guides protect the tube end during installation and ensure accurate alignment of the tube through the baffle. Standard guides are available in seven sizes with a wide range of Gauge options and packaged in groups of 10. Other sizes and materials are available for minimum orders of 25. Replacement nylon brushes are also available. Thomas C. Wilson offers made to order sizes from 3/8" to 3" Outer Diameter. Aluminum Tube Guides
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Thread Chasing Tool
Wilson Thread Chasing Tools for heat exchangers are used in conjunction with packing removal tools. Thread chasing tools will remove any leftover packing material in tubesheet hole threads before re-packing is done and are available in the following threads: 7/8-16 (3 5/8 OAL, 5/8 drive square), 7/8-18 (3 5/8 OAL, 5/8 drive square), 1-16 (3 3/4 OAL, 3/4 drive square), and 1-18 (3 3/4 OAL, 3/4 drive square). Thread Chasing Tool
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Tubesheet Hole Tool — 1/2" to 1 1/4" OD
Hole Radius Cutter
Wilson Tubesheet Hole Radius Cutters for heat exchangers are high-speed steel tools used to prepare tubesheets to suit flaring or the heading of tube ends. The rotating pilot is made to suit oversized reamed holes in the tubesheet and are available in 1/2 to 1 1/4 -inch (12.7 - 31.8mm) Outer Diameter with a Morse taper of 2 and tool radiuses ranging from 1/8 to 1/4 inches (3.2 - 6.4mm). Hole Radius Cutter
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Tubesheet Reamers — 3/8" to 1 1/4" OD
Hole Reamer
Wilson Tubesheet Hole Reamers are high-speed Steel 8 flute tools that provide superior performance compared to adjustable reamers. Wilson Tubesheet Hole Reamers for heat exchangers are available in 3/8 to 1 1/4-inch (9.5 - 31.8mm) Outer Diameter with Morse tapers ranging from 1 to 4 and with reamer diameters ranging from .380 to 1.260 inches (9.7 - 32.0mm). Hole Reamer
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Tubesheet Brushes — 5/8" to 1 1/8" OD
Hole Brush
Wilson Tubesheet Hole Brushes provide easy cleaning of thick tubesheets and can be dipped in water or solvent for additional cleaning action. Wilson Tubesheet Hole Brushes for heat exchangers are available in 5/8 to 1 1/8-inch (15.9 - 28.6mm) Outer Diameter and in stainless steel lengths of 6 and 12. Hole Brush
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Tubesheet Grooving Tools — 5/8" to 3" OD
Grooving Tool
Wilson Grooving Tools groove tubesheets for heat exchangers, condensers, or boiler drums and can add strength to tube-to-tube seat joints and adjustment for depth of groove and position of tubesheets. Standard bits are 1/8 x 1/4 x 1/8, but other bit configurations are available upon request. Wilson Grooving Tools for heat exchangers are available in 5/8 to 3-inch (15.9 - 76.2) Outer Diameter with Morse taper drives of + #3, #4, and #5. The weight of Wilson Grooving Tools ranges from 3 to 26 (1.4 - 11.8 Kg) pounds. Grooving Tool
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Wilson Expander Lube Type B
Wilson Expander Lube is a water-soluble lubricant especially compounded for use with tube expanders. Use Wilson Expander Lube for smoother rolling and longer expander life when rolling large or small ferrous or non-ferrous tubes. For clean tube ends after rolling, simply wash with water. Wilson Type B Expander Lube for heat exchangers is used straight from the can without dilution and is available in a range of sizes from 1 quart to a 55-gallon drum. Expander Lubricant
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Air-Driven Rolling Motors — 1/4" to 1 1/4" OD
Model 932
The Wilson Model 932 Air Motor for Maintenance and Erection Tools cuts ferrous and non-ferrous tubes in heat exchangers and other pressure vehicles and works with 1/4 to 1 1/4-inch (6.4 - 31.8mm) Outer Diameter. The Wilson 932 Model for heat exchangers can be used with tube cutters, facers, reamers, wall-reducing tools, radius cutters, and packing removal tools. The tool’s drive weighs 3 pounds (1.4 Kg) and has a maximum air consumption of 28 SCFM at 90 psi. The kit includes a drive motor, a dead handle, Wilson Service Manual SM-80, as well as a #2 MT drive or a #1 MT drive. The Wilson Model 932 for heat exchangers can be used with a range of accessories, including a 12-foot hose, a filter lubricator unit, spare rotor blades, WilsoLube, a 3/8-inch Jacobs Chuck, a 1/2-inch Jacobs Chuck, as well as other mandrel drives. Air-Driven Rolling Motors
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Condenser Tube Inserts
Wilson Condenser Tube Inserts for heat exchangers offer permanent protection for new tubes or extended life for old condenser tubes already pitted or thinned at the entrance section from 5/8 to 1-inch (15.9 - 25.4mm) Outer Diameter. Tube Inserts
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Hole Guages & Micrometers

The Wilson Two Point Hole Micrometer for heat exchangers measures tubesheet hole Inner Diameters up to 4.8 inches. Master setting rings are available upon request.

Wilson Hole Guages & Micrometers for heat exchangers and boilers measure tubesheet hole inner diameters from 0.275 to 4.8 inches. Mechanical and electronic options available.

Three Roll-Parallel Expanding-Single Flare Roll Type
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Belling Tools
Wilson Belling Tools (Hand Shank Type) are available through special order and are made for tube inlet ends that require seating into the tubesheet without projection. To ensure that you order the proper heat exchanger tool, please speak to a Thomas C. Wilson representative and be sure to specify hand- or power-driven. Installation Equipment
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Installation Equipment — 1/4" to 2" OD
Flaring Tools
Wilson Flaring Tools flare heat exchanger tubes that project outside the tubesheet and are available in 1/4 to 2-inch (6.4 - 50.8mm) Outer Diameter. Flare angle is produced in accordance with ASME and U.S. Navy Boiler Code. Wilson Flaring Tools for heat exchangers are suitable for simultaneous flare and “seating" a flare into a countersunk tube of a similar angle. Installation Equipment
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Packing Tools — 5/8" to 1" OD
Packing Tools
Wilson Packing Tools allow for rapid insertion of packing into female-type tube joints. Four sizes are available, each with multiple wall Gauge options. Packing Tools
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Removal Tools — 5/8" to 1" OD
Packing Removal Tools
Wilson Packing Removal Tools remove packing in female-type joints. These heat exchanger tools are self-piloted and available in left or right hand configuration. They easily fit any standard drill and are available in 5/8 to 1-inch (15.9 - 25.4mm) Outer Diameter. Removal Tools
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Mobile Pump Cart
The Mobile Pump Cart is designed for use with the Hydraulic Tube Puller Kit. The wheeled cart holds the Hydraulic Pump, Hydraulic Cylinder, Pneumatic Vise, and other tools for convenient storage on the go. Mobile Pump Cart
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