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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 manual or electric drum deheader 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 manual or electric 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

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 Drum Deheaders

  • 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 Air / Electric 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.

Wizard Self-Propelled Drum Deheader - Electric Motor - Outside Cut - USDA Approved

Wizard Self-Propelled Drum Deheader - Electric Motor - Outside Cut - USDA Approved

Product Code: FE

Price: $4,645.00

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

This is an electric motor deheader specifically designed for USDA approved and FDA compliant drum cuts within the food, pharmaceutical and industrial industries where contamination risk must be minimized.

The electric deheader is powered by a 1/3 HP, 5.7 amp, 110V, 60 Hz single-phase TEFC motor. It is supplied with a no-tangle swivel connector.

  • Cuts smooth, "hands-safe" edge
  • Handle volumes of 40+ steel drums per week
  • Deheads 30 and 55 gallon steel drums in under 2 minutes
  • 5.7 Full load
    Outside (USDA-Approved)
    48 lb

The deheader does not come in contact with drum contents.

Note: Built to order. 2-3 week lead time.