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  • Pipe Threading Question from a Rookie (pics)

    We have an older RIDGID 300 in our shop and need to thread some Sch40 pipe 1"

    I am not sure if the cutters are out of position or not. We have tried to move them in the largest open setting but is seems like they are not opening up enough to accomidate the 1" pipe?

    Is there an adjustment on on the cutters setting that may be off?







    Is there a way to calibrate the cutters? I am thinking maybe the swing arm may be out of adjustment?

    I am a total novice at this so ANY help would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards,
    David
    david@russell-steel.com

  • #2
    Re: Pipe Threading Question from a Rookie (pics)

    are you sure you have the 1'' dies installed and not the 1/2''- 3/4''?

    also the throw out lever is designed for open and close.

    plus there is an adjustment with the threaded locking arm to adjust the dies. start off on the 1'' mark and adjust accrodingly to get about 2.5 turns hand tight with a fitting.

    verify the dies are the 1''-2'' set and installed #1-#4 correctly.

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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    • #3
      Re: Pipe Threading Question from a Rookie (pics)

      Maybe this will help as well...

      Step 1 is used to set die depth..
      Step 2 is used after dies are set correctly and you are threading..

      Have someone experienced show you how to operate this piece of equipment...You are asking for trouble going it alone

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      • #4
        Re: Pipe Threading Question from a Rookie (pics)

        You have 1/2" - 3/4" dies in the die head, or at least not 1" -2". Look on the end of the die segment and it will tell you what size and thread the die is for.

        G3

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        • #5
          Re: Pipe Threading Question from a Rookie (pics)

          It looks like they are not in the head right. You can see marks on the tops of the cutters that look like they were set back before but got moved out.

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          • #6
            Re: Pipe Threading Question from a Rookie (pics)

            Also each # has a # stamped on it. #1 goes in #1 slot
            I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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            • #7
              Re: Pipe Threading Question from a Rookie (pics)

              Get some hands on instructions from someone who is experienced , people have been killed by a Ridgid 300 machine before ( NO FOOT SWITCH USED ) by the dead .
              Steve in the trade since 73 doing new residential/Commercial work

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              • #8
                Re: Pipe Threading Question from a Rookie (pics)

                sounds like your speaking from experience

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