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  • Wheeler Rex Pipe Hog question

    For all pipe hog owners:

    Just got my new pipe hog set and it seems that the 2" guide leaves about 1/16-3/32 of slack between the guide and the pipe. The first cut went well but it just seemed to cut too much out. I wrapped tape around the guide to get a tight fit and it cut so much better and the pipe was much tighter in the hub.

    How much excess slop does your guide have in a piece of pipe?
    Buy cheap, buy twice.

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    Re: Wheeler Rex Pipe Hog question

    1/16" - 3/32"
    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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      Re: Wheeler Rex Pipe Hog question

      Nobody has one of these. Shenanigans.
      Buy cheap, buy twice.

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      • #4
        Re: Wheeler Rex Pipe Hog question

        Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
        Nobody has one of these. Shenanigans.
        nope, i have 2

        if it bothers you, make a bigger washer guide.

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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          Re: Wheeler Rex Pipe Hog question

          Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
          How much excess slop does your guide have in a piece of pipe?
          Focus on one question at a time.
          Buy cheap, buy twice.

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          • #6
            Re: Wheeler Rex Pipe Hog question

            I had the same problem, the provided guides were too loose for the pipe sizes. Took them to a neighbour who was a retired machinist and he found three flaws with them. One, the main aluminum body was not casted onto the steel shaft properly which made it wobble when spun. Second, the cutting blades do not line up with each other when spun on a lathe. Thirdly, the guides were too small for the inside diameter of a standard schedule 40 pipe in all sizes (1.5", 2", 3", and 4") So this means all three problems contributed to an enlarged hole. My solution was to have new guides machined from scratch which have a more snug fit. Cost me $70 each so it turns out to be an expensive purchase... hope I get enough use out of the kit to recover the cost! One advice, use vaseline to lubricate the guides so that heat won't build up due to friction inside ABS or PVC pipe. Hope that helps!
            Cheers,
            BB

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