Bevel (Definition, Purpose, Disadvantages) 👨‍🏭 2022

Meaning and definition of bevel

Bevel is the edge of the component to be welded, prepared in an angular shape. In other words, it refers to the end of a structure, equipment, sheet, pipe that is not perpendicular to the end faces of this part.

See an example of a tube bevel below.

The words bevel and chamfer usually overlap when we're talking about just one individual component.

In cases where there is no bevel we generally use the expression “straight bevel”.

Purpose and Objective

The bezel is generally used to facilitate access to the electrode or torch for welding.

Bevel Angle

Bevel angle is the angle formed between the prepared edge of the component and a plane perpendicular to the surface of this component.

See the picture below (letter “beta”):


It is the activity or action used in order to create a bevel. The most common beveling methods are:

  • Machining;
  • Grinding;
  • Oxyfuel;

Beveling can be mechanized or automated.

It is common to mechanize the beveling of carbon steel tubes by oxyfuel.

There are also a large number of cold pipe beveling machines on the market.


The larger the bevel angle, the more weld metal is deposited. As a result, welding becomes more expensive because more time and consumables are required to complete the weld.

A small, insufficient or non-existent bevel angle can make welding difficult or impossible.

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