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  • Your Oldest Ridgid Tubing Cutter?

    Lets just have a fun thread

    What is the age of your oldest Ridgid Tubing Cutter?

    My oldest one is about 10 years old.

    I know Ridgid Tools last forever, so I am sure someone has one older that that!!

    What's your oldest cutter?

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    I only have two. My #150 is about 8 or 10 years old. I have one from my dad that has to be at least 45 years old. It's about the same size as the 150, but has a fixed deburr knife. No extra wheel storage (too bad - the wheel is totally flat). One day I'll get around to finding the right wheel for itl... the tool itself still in great condition and still looks good!

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    • #3
      Re: Your Oldest Ridgid Tubing Cutter?

      Originally posted by Andy_M View Post
      I I have one from my dad that has to be at least 45 years old.
      WOW - 45 YEARS !

      Thats old, Thanks for sharing that!

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      • #4
        Re: Your Oldest Ridgid Tubing Cutter?

        I have an imp cutter that I know is over 30 years. A pipe cutter that I am not sure how old it is as I have had it for 35+ and it was old when I got it.
        And I have a bunch of copper cutter from #20 on down of various ages, most over 15 years. Except for replacing cutter wheels due to normal wear they are holding up well.
        "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
        John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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        • #5
          Re: Your Oldest Ridgid Tubing Cutter?

          Originally posted by Bob D. View Post
          I have an imp cutter that I know is over 30 years. A pipe cutter that I am not sure how old it is as I have had it for 35+ and it was old when I got it.
          And I have a bunch of copper cutter from #20 on down of various ages, most over 15 years. Except for replacing cutter wheels due to normal wear they are holding up well.

          Awesome., Yea, I only thing I ever had to replace my wheels as well which is normal,

          The only time I ever bought a new one was when I lost a tool

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          • #6
            Re: Your Oldest Ridgid Tubing Cutter?

            A #10 tubing cutter that has to be 35+ and has had several wheel replacements and a 2A pipe cutter that has to be 25+, has had light use and most likely still has the original wheel in it. Both work fine. I do have a few newer cutters including a cute mini by Ridge.

            http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/Midget-T...s/EN/index.htm
            The #103 micro size tubing cutter is my little one. If I can't swing it in a tight spot, then I give up.
            I had a few other tiny cutters but never liked them near as much as the little 103 that can get it done.
            Last edited by Woussko; 05-22-2009, 05:39 PM.

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            • #7
              Re: Your Oldest Ridgid Tubing Cutter?

              Originally posted by Woussko View Post
              A #10 tubing cutter that has to be 35+ and has had several wheel replacements and a 2A pipe cutter that has to be 25+, has had light use and most likely still has the original wheel in it. Both work fine. I do have a few newer cutters including a cute mini by Ridge.

              Awesome, and Thanks for sharing!

              There is no other like a Ridgid cutter!

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              • #8
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                Jeesh. I can't seem to keep one more than a couple years before I loose it.

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                • #9
                  Re: Your Oldest Ridgid Tubing Cutter?

                  The only time I ever bought a new one was when I lost a tool
                  or somebody 'borrows' one and it never finds its way home.
                  "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
                  John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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                  • #10
                    Re: Your Oldest Ridgid Tubing Cutter?

                    Hey, as long as we're talking tubing cutters....

                    I just finished a re-pipe and my #150 was pretty dirty and gritty to say the least. I took it all apart and rinsed it in paint thinner... question is, do you guys add a dab of grease to the screw and wheel or just run 'em dry? I put some grease on, made a test cut and sweated the cut tube to a scrap fitting. It seemed to work ok, so I'm thinking that the grease casues no contamination. Any advice as to whether grease is good or bad?

                    -Andy

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                    • #11
                      Re: Your Oldest Ridgid Tubing Cutter?

                      Can't Remember what the Name of the stuff is ... But I Use a Teflon Gun Lube ....

                      and I have a very Old Rigid cutter Somewhere Has a Steel Knob as a Handle and NO De burr as I Recall ....


                      These cutters see very little Use These Days ... I mostly use Ratchet Cutters ...


                      Dave

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                      • #12
                        Re: Your Oldest Ridgid Tubing Cutter?

                        been using the same cutters for over 15 years, replacing cutter wheels when needed and occasionally spray bathing them in wd-40 to clean guides and screw stem to keep them working nicely.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Your Oldest Ridgid Tubing Cutter?

                          Older than me..... a lot older

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                          • #14
                            Re: Your Oldest Ridgid Tubing Cutter?

                            Originally posted by wrench spinner View Post
                            Older than me..... a lot older
                            Well, I guess its safe to say we can pass these tools down to our kids

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                              Re: Your Oldest Ridgid Tubing Cutter?

                              Originally posted by PlumbingSkool View Post
                              Well, I guess its safe to say we can pass these tools down to our kids

                              If Our Kids Out Live Us ...

                              Young Adults Here in Florida are Ending up Dead or in Jail. Sad Situation

                              Dave

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