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Drum Deheaders

What You Need to Cut the Top and/or Bottom off a Closed-head Drum

You need the right drum deheading tool. To choose the right tool, you first need to know if anything is in the drum - for instance, if the drum contains flammable vapors. Also, what is your intention for the drum? To dispose of it as scrap metal or to make it a trash can or other type of usable container?

By using a drum deheading tool you can have a choice of disposing of your drum as scrap metal or turning it into a trash can or another type of usable container.

Warning - using incorrect tools can be dangerous

BASCO Vertical Slide Drum Deheader

Why put yourself in harms way by using tools not designed to do the job correctly? 

You could cut off the drum top with a cutting torch (very dangerous if the drum contains flammable vapors) or use a saws-all (same dangers apply), but either method could take a lot of time and all you would have left is a piece of scrap metal.

Hand Operated Deheaders 

  • The logical and economical choice for low volume, occasional use, deheading up to 10 drums per week.

  • Several styles to choose from, including the option of a non-sparking blade for deheading drums that may contain flammable vapors.

  • Never attempt to dehead a drum containing flammable vapors with a standard deheader - it could cause an explosion. Use a manual deheader with a non-sparking blade or a non-ferrous cutting wheel when working in a flammable area.

Wiz-Kid® Electric Deheaders

BASCO DrumWhiz Drum Deheader

  • A good choice for the operator who deheads up to 25 drums per week.  

  • After adjusting the unit, a few self-powered trips around the drum head allows the lid to break free.

  • Wiz-Kid® Electrics are not lightning fast but they are faster than a manual deheader.

  • A "hands-safe" edge is left to help minimize accidents.

Industrial Deheaders 

  • Choose one of these for deheading more than 25 drums per week.

  • In less than one minute, these super machines power themselves around a drum making a smooth, continuous cut

  • A "hands-safe" edge is left to help minimize accidents.  

  • Turn your drums into reusable containers or quickly make them ready for disposal.

  • Non-ferrous cutting wheels are available for use in flammable areas.

Dechiming Fiber Drums

  •  Wiz Kid Portable Fiber Drum Dechimer will dechime up to 25 drums per week

  • High volume Stationary Fiber Drum Dechimer will dechime more than 50 fiber drums per day.


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Stationary Fiber Drum Dechimer - 220 V

Stationary Fiber Drum Dechimer - 220 V

Product Code: 11645

Price: $30,890.45

Total actual cost of shipping this order to your location will be applied to your credit card

The Wizard® Stationary Fiber Drum Dechimer with 220 Volts is designed to dechime moderate to high volumes (more than 50/day) of fiber drums, making disposal of the empty drums easier and less expensive.

This heavy-duty, fully automatic, computer controlled machine does all the work for you. Simply insert a drum and the dechimer automatically self-adjusts to height of drum. Then it revolves the drum, removing the top and bottom metal chimes at the same time. This all-in-one operation takes less than two minutes.

The dechiming operation is electric powered and the cutting operation that employs a blade to sever the chime at the end of the cycle is powered by air.

Make short work of opening large quantities of drums

  • Dechimes most sizes and types of fiber drums
  • Reduce storage space and save on disposal costs
  • 80
    1044 lb

Note: Built to order. 4-6 week lead time.