When fabricating, few things a more satisfying than a clean edge or a consistent chamfer. Even more so when that perfect chamfer takes less than 30 seconds to achieve. Introducing the SWAG Chamfer table. The Chamfer Table may not look like much, but it has become an indispensable tool in our shop. The table allows you to mount a pneumatic chamfering tool flush with the top of the large flat table. This gives you ample support and control as you break the edges on even the most complex parts.
Made in the USA out of domestic steel, the chamfer table is formed out of 3/16" plate so it won't sag, ever when you're working with a heavy piece.
NOTE: We do not sell the Pneumatic Chamfering Tool or replacement carbide inserts!
Both the tool and the carbide inserts are readily available on Amazon. We buy ours from this supplier:
If you want to add a ball valve like we did, all you need is a this one from Harbor Freight:
What a great little addition to the shop!! We make a lot of brackets, tabs and such building hot rods and we use to break the edges with a little grinder or on the belt sander, which works good but didn't have a uniform shape. I like others had already purchase the chamfering tool, I used it a couple of times, but it sat in the toolbox because using it by hand didn't give the results I was after. When I saw that Swag had made a table for it, the light bulb went on and I quickly purchased the table. It arrived in a few days, assembled the tool in the table and was in use in minutes. I have used the chamfer table multiple times in the last couple of days and works great.
I would have given the table 5 stars except the edges were sharp and I felt that they required to be filed slightly (which I did). Not a big deal. The work surface was great, nice and smooth, appears to have been sandblasted. Clear coated it with lacquer. Installed the chamfering tool and it works great. 4.9 stars.
Bends are all perfect, table sits level/flat. I had to chase the threads on the mounting plate for the chamfer tool but otherwise it was perfect out of the box. Painted the underside, legs and mounting plate. Treated the bare top with way oil. Should last forever.
First off, this chamfer table is HEAVY! Swag is known for over-building their products and they certainly didn't shy from tradition with this item.
Second, it does exactly what I bought it for. Couldn't be happier with the functionality of the table. The little Chinese made chamfer tools are cheap but they have no trouble getting the job done. I actually had one of those tools before I purchased the table and it worked ok... but mounting it to a stable platform like this made my chamfers far smoother and consistent.
Third, assembly is a no-brainer. The table was up and running less than 5 minutes after I opened the box. If I want to use the tool in hand on a large piece or something, it takes 30 seconds to remove the tool.
The one negative with this table is that it is a little short and therefore not easy to reach under in order to adjust the depth of the chamfer cutters. This is hardly even a gripe and definitely not a major issue. I probably should have ordered the feet Swag offers but figured they weren't necessary at the time.
The last thing I want to mention, some of the other reviews are whining about sharp edges... the folks who wrote those reviews must have soft hands or something... The edges are unfinished but they aren't "sharp." Personally, I'd rather pay the current price over a higher price in order to have the edges machined.