Destructive Weld Testing in Education: Fillet Weld Tester

Lineup of Destructive Weld Testing machines from Sawyer

Welding combines art and science, and as such, it’s crucial for educational environments to keep pace with technological advancements. In this context, Sawyer Manufacturing’s 55-Ton Fillet Weld Tester marks a significant addition to the tools available for welding education.

Bend, Tensile and Fillet weld tests

Safety and Precision in Educational Settings

The Fillet Weld Tester addresses the critical need for safe and repeatable testing methods in educational settings. This equipment meets stringent standards for accuracy and dependability, making it an ideal choice for welding schools. The risks associated with traditional break testing methods are effectively mitigated, ensuring a safer learning environment.

Performing a fillet test with the 55-Ton Bend, Tensile & Fillet Tester from Sawyer Mfg.

Enhanced Features for Comprehensive Testing

Beyond its core function of increasing safety, the 55-Ton Tester boasts an impressive array of features:

  • Versatile Testing Capabilities: It performs guided bend, tensile pull, and fillet break tests, offering a holistic testing experience.
  • High-Pressure Performance: The tester can accurately perform tests up to 100,500 pounds of pressure, catering to a wide range of welding applications.
  • Customization Options: It includes an optional choice of die and plunger sets to meet ASME or API codes, alongside a standard .375 ASME die and plunger set and 1/4-1/2″ pulling jaws.
  • Comprehensive Kit: The package comes with a liquid-filled, certified gauge with a high-level indicator, a dual-acting electric pump, a set of pulling jaws, a die and plunger set, a fillet fixture, and a carrying case.
  • Proudly Made in the USA: Emphasizing quality and reliability.

The Role in Quality Control

Destructive weld testing is essential in assessing the quality of welds. With the 55 Ton Fillet Tester, instructors can:

  1. Assess Weld Success: Determine the efficacy of the welds.
  2. Verify Technician Proficiency: Check the accuracy of the technician’s performance.
  3. Evaluate Weld Integrity: Ascertain if the weld meets the required standards and has proper penetration.
  4. Improve Techniques: Identify if adjustments are needed in the welding process or technique.


By integrating safety, precision, and versatility, it stands as a beacon of innovation, ensuring that the welders of tomorrow are trained with the best equipment today. As the welding industry evolves, tools like the Fillet Weld Tester will be pivotal in shaping skilled, knowledgeable, and safety-conscious professionals.