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 Ridgid 65A question & hints on using it would be appreciated.
Author: Kiwi DIY (Non-US)


I have just bought a Ridgid 65A threader because an operator of an excavator bent our Bore's Liner pipe to about 30ยบ of angle. I have never threaded a large (for me at least) 2" pipe before.

The tool seems to have all the bits in place and the Dies cutting edges seem sharp to the touch. Have been trying to find out if replacements are still available for this older model of tool but Xmas has closed all suppliers down here in NZ which is now in our summer Christmas holiday season & bugger all people think of work, for about a month.
Does anyone know if the Dies are still available?

In the above comments and on YouTube, lots of oil is used, which I can understand but what hasn't been mentioned is anything about the actual size of the Dies.
The actual cutting face of the Die, seems to me, so short in cutting width, compared to all other Dies I have in other Taps & Dies sets. All my other sets are made in GB or Japan. eg. smaller 1/2" to 1 1/4" BSP, or Whit or metric & UNF

Would anyone have any explanation why that would be?

Happy New Year to all of ewes &

Because of less number of actual cutting edges, will I be in for major effort expenditure when I get to use this tool, or will that cause the effort to be lessor than a wider cutting edge?

The 2" pipe which is bent, I will cut off with an large angle grinder & cut off disc.
The straight bit of tubing sticking up up about a foot in the hole in the ground. This exposed, foot high bit of 2" pipe, is the piece of pipe which I intend to cut a thread into The hole is about 5 ft deep hole.

Any offer of suggested ways of use, would be greatly appreciated.

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 Re: Ridgid 65A question & hints on using it would be appreciated.
Author: Curly (CA)

Try posting on the Ridgid forum ...... might have better luck.


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 Re: Ridgid 65A question & hints on using it would be appreciated.
Author: bernabeu (SC)


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Retired U.A. Local 1 & 638 ~ Measure Twice & Cut Once

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 Re: Ridgid 65A question & hints on using it would be appreciated.
Author: hj (AZ)

The other dies have to make the entire tapered thread so they are the width of the finished thread. the effort expended increases as the die has to remove more and more metal as it proceeds. The 65A is a "receding die" stock so the die moves outward to create the taper and the thread is made, and effort required is almost constant, if not a little less at the end of the thread. If you ever had to use a "solid block die" stock to cut a 2" thread you would appreciate the difference between the two types immediately. The difference between a 65, 65A, and 65C is that the original one could jam if you did not stop threading at the end. The 65A and 65C disconnect when the thread is finished. The 65C is self-centering and takes some ingenuity to cut a "crooked thread", while it is very easy to do it with a 65 or 65A. (side note. Crooked threads were sometimes a necessity when working with threaded drainage piping.)

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 Re: Ridgid 65A question & hints on using it would be appreciated.
Author: StephenParaski (MI)

Have you ever looked at the Chinese "Swordfish" brand? I have a head that will do 1/4" to 2" with changing die heads and it ratchets. About $75 USD

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