Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK:
DOG, YOU'RE RIGHT. IT'S A RIDGID #1210. 1/2''- 1''. IT USES A SMALL DROP OF COOLANT TO KEEP THE DIES COOL. NOW THAT'S COOL. THE MACHINE IS LIGHT AND VERY PORTABLE. A 10' STICK IS ABOUT ALL I WOULD DO WITHOUT PLENTY OF SUPPORT ON THE PIPE.
THE NICE THING IS WHEN YOU'RE DONE THREADING, THE PIPE IS CLEAN AND COOL. NO DRIPS, NO SPILLS, NO ERRORS.WHOOPS WRONG ADVERTISEMENT. BUT SAME RESULTS.
PS. THAT WAS THE OLD JOHNNY BENCH , KRYLON PAINT COMMERCIAL. JUST THOUGHT I WOULD THROW THAT IN.
I knew it, I knew it (quote from Barney Fife). What my concern about these threaders is the life expectancy of the dies. Normal Ridgid dies are pretty expensive anymore. The so-called "Gold Dies" they use on that oiless threader must be even more expensive. My question is how long do they last? This system is great for clean rooms, or occasional use, but I work heavy in industrial piping, where I can have a machine working like mad for eight hours a day. If the oil and dies don't hold-up, that can add alot of money to a job.
the dog :cool: