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Old 11-26-2017, 06:59 PM
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Default Large pipe die sizes

I'm looking to get 2 1/2" dies for my Ridgid 4P threader. I see dies for other threaders, such as Toledo, going for much lower prices. I'm wondering if direct substitution or substitution with shims is possible. I don't want to try precision machining the dies. However, I can't seem to find the dimensions of the various manufacturers dies anywhere online. Does anyone know of a source? Just for the record the Ridgid 4P dies are ~621.5mils parallel to the threads and ~747.9mils perpendicular to the threads.
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Old 11-26-2017, 07:20 PM
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Are you looking for a fixed 2 1/2" die or a 2" to 4" die?
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Old 11-26-2017, 10:37 PM
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A 2 1/2" die. The 4P and the 4PJ use different length dies for each pipe size.
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Old 11-27-2017, 12:17 AM
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Can't help you, sorry. Sounds like you need the 5 cutters that fit into something that looks like this. https://youtu.be/5rm8vc2rrog

That's a serious looking piece a plumbing kit. What do you power it with?
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Old 11-27-2017, 06:33 AM
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Can't help you, sorry. Sounds like you need the 5 cutters that fit into something that looks like this. https://youtu.be/5rm8vc2rrog

That's a serious looking piece a plumbing kit. What do you power it with?


That is pretty serious, and I can tell you that doing it by a hand handle is no fun. But it can be done. Usually when I had to use it the one time every 1-2 years at work, I would use the old 140 year old David Pond lathe at work. One reason to keep old big iron around.


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Old 11-27-2017, 01:12 PM
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Can't help you, sorry. Sounds like you need the 5 cutters that fit into something that looks like this. https://youtu.be/5rm8vc2rrog

That's a serious looking piece a plumbing kit. What do you power it with?
Yes, that's just what I need. I power it by hand. Slow, but gets the job done the few times I need it. There is no better upper body workout than threading pipe by hand!
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Old 11-27-2017, 01:28 PM
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wow,your about 6 months too late,i scrapped a barrel full of those big tappers and dies,i tried to sell that stuff for years,finally i gave it to the old man next door as scrap...
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Old 11-27-2017, 04:49 PM
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Yes, that's just what I need. I power it by hand. Slow, but gets the job done the few times I need it. There is no better upper body workout than threading pipe by hand!


Especially if you don't have a tri stand, or a solidly mounted pipe vise or threader.
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