Perform Destructive Weld Tests up to 110,500 PSI


  • Performs guided bend and tensile strength pull tests
  • Accurately perform tests up to 100,500 pounds of pressure
  • Optional choice of die and plunger sets to meet ASME or API code
  • Comes standard with .375 ASME die and plunger set and 1/4-1/2″ pulling jaws
  • 3 pulling jaw size options
  • Includes a liquid-filled, certified gauge with high level indicator, 2-speed manual pump, (1) Set of pulling jaws, (1) Die and plunger set, (1) carrying case
  • Quality constructed for rugged strength
  • Transportable – heavy but can be moved
  • Manufactured in the USA


55 Ton Guided Bend and Tensile Tester Cutsheet
55 Ton Guided Bend and Tensile Tester Parts List
55 Ton Guided Bend and Tensile Tester PSI Chart
Die & Plunger Sets

Sawyer’s 55 Ton Bend and Tensile Tester

Model 273-55

For weld certification and qualification, Sawyer’s line of weld inspection and tensile testing equipment is hard to beat, and the 55 Ton Guided Bend and Tensile Tester is no exception. It provides accurate, dependable weld-quality testing, whether used in the shop or in the field. With a high level, liquid-filled indicator gauge, two-speed manual pump, pulling jaws, carrying case, and .375 (3/8″) ASME die and plunger set that comes standard, this piece of portable destructive weld testing equipment offers the ability to safely perform guided bend and pull testing with a high level of mobility and versatility.

The operator of the 55 Ton Guided Bend and Tensile Tester can set up the machine to perform either an API or ASME test in mere minutes to complete any weld certification and weld inspection requirements you may have, and the dual-frame allows compression testing and tensile testing. For even more versatility, this iron horse tester comes with the Sawyer liquid gauge system and Power Team hydraulics, allowing it to accurately perform tests up to 110,500-pound. Optional accessories for the 55 Ton Guided Bend and Tensile Tester, include .250 (1/4″) ASME, .500 (1/2″) ASME and 1104 API die and plunger sets and a Power Team electric or pneumatic pump. This quality control tester will meet all your bend and pull tensile testing equipment needs, including ductility tests, tension tests and qualitative tests.

Sawyer’s line of welding test equipment is known for durability and reliability, and the Guided 55 Ton iron horse tester is absolutely bulletproof. Offering improved plating and powder coating for corrosion resistance, it will stand the test of time.

For the best in weld inspection, weld certification testers, look no further than Sawyer’s destructive weld testing equipment.