The SMP FlangeBoss SafetyWedges are a pair of wedges with a safety tether and it is a new way of preventing recordable injuries.
For decades the standard for spreading flanges has been hammering wedges. Pipefitters are comfortable with this technique until one comes flying out and causes a recordable injury. Our patented design uses a safety tether that allows our wedges to be anchored by nearby flange bolts. When hammering in the wedges, if either releases from the flange gap it is secured with the tether.
Tethered wedges help eliminate line of fire injuries. Safety is Paramount! Use on only tethered wedges from SMP
SMP Flange Boss SafetyWedges are available in all styles, brass, straight steel, steel banana and brass banana.