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    thank you all for the help and think am going with the hand held threader found one for a good price. do i need a special pipe cutter or can i use a sawzall for now or will it not make a strait cut. thank you

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    I would recommend a ridgid pipe cutter and a reamer, I have had off brands and they don't work near as well. even if you buy a used cutter, and if the cutting wheel is messed up replace it, there not that badly priced,
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      The Ridgid cutters are all over the place on E-Bay for cheap.Even if you have to get new wheels.This will save you money you can put towards the reamer you will need.

      Good choice,you saved youself a lot of money.I've hand threaded a lot of pipe,it is not that bad.
      Last edited by drtyhands; 11-20-2007, 07:24 PM.

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        Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
        The Ridgid cutters are all over the place on E-Bay for cheap.Even if you have to get new wheels.This will save you money you can put towards the reamer you will need.

        Good choice,you saved youself a lot of money.I've hand threaded a lot of pipe,it is not that bad.

        Adam you forgot to mention from your own experience to look at users ratings before purchasing right?

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          Originally posted by jimang22 View Post
          thank you all for the help and think am going with the hand held threader found one for a good price. do i need a special pipe cutter or can i use a sawzall for now or will it not make a strait cut. thank you

          I have cut all my gas lines with a sawzall and a 812r sawzall blade. You have to be carefull not to cut crooked, the good thing about using a sawzall is that you do not have to ream out that much to get the full bore of the pipe.

          When you use roll cutters it tends to leave a ledge on the inside and the outside of the pipe.
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            Chop saws work great,They are just real messy.It's hard to get all the dust so it doesn't rust the owners property.I still use mine when cutting for the Amigo 2.

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by westcoastplumber View Post
              I have cut all my gas lines with a sawzall and a 812r sawzall blade. You have to be carefull not to cut crooked, the good thing about using a sawzall is that you do not have to ream out that much to get the full bore of the pipe.

              When you use roll cutters it tends to leave a ledge on the inside and the outside of the pipe.

              I do this as well, much faster.

              Also, the roll cutters will sometimes make it real hard to get the dies to grab and hold to start a thread on the end of the pipe.

              Can make hand banging threads pretty uncomfortable.

              I've never owned an electric threader; been doing it manually my whole career and what kept me from ever buying a 300 was the reason my idiot self had to be the one who always dragged that into every job over huge mud ruts to new construction jobs when I first got into the trade.

              Part of being a new hand in the trade. Tore my rotator cuff earlier this year and I swear the exercise with my threading tools brought my shoulder back to 100%.........


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