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    I hear it from our technical service people all of the time. Many issues with threading can be traced back to the oil. Keep it fresh and use the good stuff. We look forward to your thoughts on the new RIDGID Endura-Clear. Our product manager will be keeping a close watch here so feel free to add to this thread with any thoughts on, well, threading.

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    i have to see what supply house here has it and i will change my oil and try it
    Charlie

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      Re: Extend Die Life - Use on CPVC

      I will have to agree 100% on the "keep it fresh and use the good stuff" mind set. I was doing some sub work foro another company and they were furnishing the threader and oil, the threads were being ripped and torn off. After asking for some new oil they sent out what looked like burnt motor oil, even though it was a name brand in a sealed container. This stuff smoked so bad you could not even see the threads you were cutting, and still gave the same results. After complaining they sent me a new set of dies, same results.

      I brought in a gallon of cutting oil that I use and all was good, even swapped the old dies back in and they worked just fine. I never could get it into their heads that the junk cutting oil was the problem.

      I use a dark, high sulfur content oil, buy it in 55 gallon drums.

      G3

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        make sure the new endura-clear oil is at the roundup for our thread cutting contest.

        i guarantee with the new oil. i will break last years record of 66 seconds

        you want to see threads fly, watch as i set the pace

        you might also see the tools fly too

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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          Re: Extend Die Life - Use on CPVC

          Rick what was the 66 seconds record for??

          G3

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            Originally posted by G3sprinklers View Post
            Rick what was the 66 seconds record for??

            G3
            I am refraining from answering this for Rick, but it is REALLY difficult.
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              Re: Extend Die Life - Use on CPVC

              Originally posted by G3sprinklers View Post
              Rick what was the 66 seconds record for??

              G3
              it's not what joey thinks it is


              old school pipe cutting and threading.

              1'' black steel pipe clamped into a tri stand ridgid vice

              grab the wheel cutter and cut off the end of the 1'' sch 40 pipe.

              ream it by hand

              thread it by hand 12-r hand threader

              screw on a 1'' 90 by hand

              me

              the rest of the group

              g3 this is right up your alley

              don't worry guys, the last time i hand threaded pipe was june 08 at the roundup. i might be a little rusty

              wish you could make it. lots of fun and bonding

              rick.

              there should be a video roundup highlite video floating around the forum somewhere from last year.
              phoebe it is

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                >>>>it's not what joey thinks it is<<<

                HAHA after I typed that in I was thinking the same thing.

                66 sec. is pretty darn quick, now if you could just do it all day long at 66 seconds. Thank God for the 300!!

                No that is definately not up my alley, when somebody talks about hand threading, I'm thinking 700, not ratchet handle.

                Need to set up a piece of 6" and pull a thread on it with a rachet handle, now that would seperate the men from the boys, would have to be a two man team for sure.

                G3

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                  origianlly i was thinking 2'' pipe, but then figured the light weight guys would stall on 2''.

                  i'll team up with ben or charley if it was a 2 man race on 6''.

                  sorry guys, it's beef over brawn

                  rick.
                  phoebe it is

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                    Aaahhhh Rick you don't need beef or brawn to run the oil gun!!

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                      Re: Extend Die Life - Use on CPVC

                      Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                      it's not what joey thinks it is


                      old school pipe cutting and threading.

                      1'' black steel pipe clamped into a tri stand ridgid vice

                      grab the wheel cutter and cut off the end of the 1'' sch 40 pipe.

                      ream it by hand

                      thread it by hand 12-r hand threader

                      screw on a 1'' 90 by hand

                      me

                      the rest of the group

                      g3 this is right up your alley

                      don't worry guys, the last time i hand threaded pipe was june 08 at the roundup. i might be a little rusty

                      wish you could make it. lots of fun and bonding

                      rick.

                      there should be a video roundup highlite video floating around the forum somewhere from last year.

                      Use to do that with the 3 way dies a lot. 1/2, 3/4, 1 ..Gets real old real quick. Now I have the 200 and I am in 7th heaven
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