The Stepped Wedge & Gauge™ helps pipe fitters and welders get an accurate gap and a faster, higher quality fit-up. Use it for all vertical and horizontal scenarios including pipe to pipe, pipe to fitting and fitting to fitting connections, in fact for every fit-up imaginable.
The Stepped Wedge & Gauge keeps QA/QC and your client satisfied because they will know that your welding is being executed at the highest standard possible.
The Stepped Wedge & Gauge™
Is the Most Convenient and Practical Fit-up Tool You Have Ever Used!
Hardened Stainless Steel means exotic pipes stay contamination free
Tempered 400 series Stainless Steel makes this tool hard and extremely durable
Two tools in one – A wedge and gauge
Full line of sight during fit-up
Hole allows for fall protection with tool lanyard & emergency wedge extraction
Welders and pipe fitters can fit pipe up to 50% faster
Eliminates wasted gap rods during fit-up
Maintains a healthy working relationship between the client, quality control and tradesmen knowing weld procedure is being followed
"I let a few fitters at my work try them and give me their feedback. They loved them and all want one for there personal use. Our gaps have gotten 10 X better and I do not have to open up as many gaps before rooting anymore and that just saves time and grinding wheels. It has definitely had a positive impact on the product we produce everyday. This is another tool that will help improve your quality.”
Scott Raabe (#scott_raabe) - Owner of Clean Cut Metal Works / WP Admin / Welder & Artist / Former Welding Instructor
“The stepped wedge is awesome!! Besides setting the gap on pipe fit up I used it numerous times to spread flanges for gaskets. It's also handy for centering slip on flange to pipe. Slip flange on pipe and adjust gap by sliding wedge between flange and top of pipe. Perfect centering setup. I used the wedge in a pump frame fabrication on welding table. Adjusted channel frame by sliding wedge between table and steel. It is a quality product. Thank you UNION 597 PIPEFITTER."
Bob Maday - UNION 597 PIPEFITTER
“Thank you guys for such an awesome and useful product. They’ll be in my toolbox for years to come”
Brad Jackson - B-ticket Red Seal welder
“It’s a solid product and helps a lot with fit up"
Oscar Piel – Welder & fabricator in Ontario Canada
“The step wedge is extremely handy, I use it for setting and checking my gap between two pieces of any metal, pipe or structural. Anything joint that’s getting a full penetration weld needs that uniform gap”
Dylan Lielke – Iron Empire Welding – Fort St. John, BC, Canada
"It's the only tool I can rely on being consistent when checking out the fit-up"
Matthew Jones – Pipe Welder
Large (1-3/4″ x 8″)
This beefy gapping tool is for heavy wall and large bore pipe for use by pipe-fitters and welders to increase/decrease the gap by hammering or prying until it’s just right… Tack It!
Medium (1-1/4″ x 6″)
This versatile wedge can be used on all diameters and for any fit-up imaginable, vertical or horizontal. You will lose it before you ever break it!
Small (3/4″x 4″)
This is a favourite gapping tool in fabrication shops and is handy for limited access and for use on small bore pipe. The hole is used to clip the wedge to your tool belt or to extract it in an emergency if it becomes stuck.