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  • Pipe dies, replacment question?

    on Ridgid pipe dies, when replacing the die it self.

    for example in one inch, there are
    Alloy dies #37835, and
    high speed#37880, and
    there are dies for stainless steel, pvc, and cast iron, also listed, and the latter are self explanatory, to me I hope,

    any why would one chose the Alloy over the High speed or vis versa, I have yet to see an explanation of choosing one over the the other, what are the benifits of each, type?

    thank you
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    Replacement Dies

    The dies for different material such as Stainless or PVC, are designed specifically for that material. Special angles on the stainless dies, for example, take the “stringy” chip that stainless products and remove it in such a way that the chip will break off before it become too long.
    As for the difference between alloy and high speed. Alloy dies are made of alloy tool steel and used for non-production or low volume of threading. (ex. Hardware store) High Speed dies are made of a high speed tool steel and used on production or high volume (ex. Sprinkler shop).

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ToolMan
      As for the difference between alloy and high speed. Alloy dies are made of alloy tool steel and used for non-production or low volume of threading. (ex. Hardware store) High Speed dies are made of a high speed tool steel and used on production or high volume (ex. Sprinkler shop).
      i like to suggest that alloy are great for hand threaders. and high speed for electric powered machines. both hand held and bench type.

      the difference in cost is very little. go for the high speed

      rick.
      phoebe it is

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      • #4
        Stainless dies

        Originally posted by ToolMan
        The dies for different material such as Stainless or PVC, are designed specifically for that material. Special angles on the stainless dies, for example, take the “stringy” chip that stainless products and remove it in such a way that the chip will break off before it become too long.
        As for the difference between alloy and high speed. Alloy dies are made of alloy tool steel and used for non-production or low volume of threading. (ex. Hardware store) High Speed dies are made of a high speed tool steel and used on production or high volume (ex. Sprinkler shop).
        and don't mix stainless and regular steel pipe (ie, galv o black ox pipe) in the same die. The residual steel left in the die from cutting a carbon steel pipe can be transferred from the die into the threads of the stainless. In spite of the pipe being stainless or "corrosion resistant" the small pieces of carbon steel will act as corrosion sites and the stainless will rust.

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