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Wheeler Rex Sidekick or Ridgid 1215

tim smith
tim smith Member Posts: 2,765
looking at some more portable threaders and looking for input of what all think of these 2 options and their experience.


  • rick in Alaska
    rick in Alaska Member Posts: 1,457
    I have the 1215 and love it. However, you can't get parts for it very easy, and the coolant is expensive to get where I am at. I managed to buy two extra heads off of E-bay when I bought this unit, and have one set up fro 1/2 ", one for 3/4", and the last one for 1". Then, all I have to do is change the head when I change pipe sizes.
    I really like the fact that there is no oil dripping off the pipe when I am done, but I do wonder about the toxicity of the coolant as it is burning off. Do NOT get it any on your hand and then wipe your mouth. That stuff is really nasty.
    No experience with the Wheeler Rex, but it looks good.
  • newagedawn
    newagedawn Member Posts: 586
    i use rigid, no problems after many jobs with it
    "The bitter taste of a poor install lasts far longer than the JOY of the lowest price"