If two workpieces are to be welded together, the edge of the workpieces must first be broken by a beveled surface. This is done by machining. Or in other words, a space is created to accommodate the individual welding layers through which the workpieces are joined together. The bevel can have different shapes. The V-joint, the double V-joint, and the Y-joint are the most common shapes.
The position of the weld, the material of the workpiece, and the types of drives available - the choice of the right tool depends on various factors.
If an angle grinder is available, the beveling can be done with sulfur- and iron-free Osborn flap discs. Flap discs with a conical or straight shape are available. The angle on the workpiece determines the shape of the flap wheel.
If a workpiece made of non-ferrous metal is to be beveled, we recommend an abrasive cloth with a cooling bond as it reduces blue tarnish.
Pictured: Beveling with an Osborn flap disc.