What are Pipe Stands?
Pipe stands are used to hold pipes in place when threading or cutting pipe and heavily used for industrial projects. These jacks have 3 legs and are usually in a tri-stand setup, typically 2 or more are used at one time for various types of jobs like: welding, fit up and installation of pipes. Oftentimes these have wheels so that they can be rolled into and out of position quickly which adds some safety measures to the project as workers do not have to lift these heavy duty stands.
These are also referred to as a V Head pipe stand and they allow the user to maneuver or turn very heavy and tall pipes during fabrication or welding steel. Many fabricators prefer these because of the ability to move heavy pipes relatively easily.
Screw Jack Stands
These pipe jack stands allow the user to adjust the height, giving more flexibility on the job by allowing them to make large or small adjustments during the fabrication process.
Adjustable Pipe Stands
These are like screw jack stands as they are adjustable as well but come in different styles by different brands like the Sumner Max Jax, Mathey Dearman, Rigid, Wheeler Rex, and Reed Mfg.
Welding stands are specifically made for harsh welding environments and handle black and stainless steel pipe in fabrication processes such as ship building and oil pipelines.
A V stand is in the shape of a V to hold pipe in place. These come with different options that can be added on, options include a v head ball transfers that have a large metal ball on it that can be added for moving pipe during fabrication.
Sumner pipe stands are known in the industry for their Sumner max jax/jack, these are super heavy-duty pipe stands for welding and have 2500 pound capacity, many fabricators use multiple Sumner max jacks in their shop for big jobs in the oilfield.
Pipe stands come in various sizes from high quality brands like B & B Pipe so choose one that has the right head for your needs and make sure to pick one that has the right capacity as well. We know customers search for these for sale at Home Depot and Amazon, but come to a place where you can speak to a knowledgeable salesperson and get the right one for your shop