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That was 1-1/4 so it's gonna be a bit harder and an R22 stock and handle which is also harder to use than a 12-R . the ratchet spacing on the 22's and the oo's sucks. Still, the 300 will probably go 2 to 3 times to 1 over manual threading. Next up, the R-65 and 2" pipe
As recent as last thursday I had to rework a gas line at a home where the trunk line coming in was 1.25" and I made like 2-3 threads on 2 sections of pipe.
As mentioned, should have oil on those the second you see a curl of metal coming off the pipe. That fellow was making it very laborious with such short swings on the ratcheting.
Should be pulling from 10 o'clock down to the 6 o'clock if you want to thread that pipe with less effort and time.
That contest should be done with setup time included. There are many MANY times I dragged the stand, the 300 machine, cords, oiler and basket over huge muddy ruts in the fronts of buildings, sometimes 40 yards away whereby I would of gladly hand banged those threads without searching for electric, grabbing all that heavy equipment.
Some memories never escape you, and with good reason.
I cannot convince myself to buy a 700 threader. I've been manually threading black iron now my entire career and since I don't even do it weekly, I cannot say I'm in need of the tool. Last thursday I must of put 9-11 sets of threads on pipe. It really wasn't that bad.
Actually, the homeowner was impressed with me doing it old school.