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Ridgid 65-5 die or 111-r die for 1 1/4 black iron schedule 40 threading.

heathead Member Posts: 229
I know going back to tool basics, but looking to thread some gas pipe 1 1/4. The dies in the Ridgid 65-5 look like it wouldn't taper as well as a Ridgid 111-r Die. I like that the 65-5 is adjustable from 1 inch to 2 inch and bigger handle. What are your thoughts on the threads between the two. I know use lots of cutting oil. Not doing enough to buy a 300. Looking at wiring a foot pedal to a lathe and use that for spinning the pipe. My late grandfather would be proud to see is lathe in action. Thoughts?


    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 14,505
    Yes by all means use the 65R. The 65R is a "geared threader" The dies just cut the threads, the threaded part of the threader pulls the die onto the pipe. You can use the 111-r as well but the 65 is much superior and threads easier.

    Set the pipe guide in the back of the threader to 1 1/4".

    Set the die guide post in the 1 1/4" hole.

    Flip the lever to "close" the dies for the cutting position.

    Make sure the "thread position indicator" is lined up with the guide plate with the holes in it, adjust by turning the rear guide section

    Put.the the die on the pipe and close the pipe guide on the back so it contacts the pipe but don't tighten it.

    Center the dies on the pipe and start cutting by hand.

    When the threads engage tighten the pipe guide in the back.

    Continue to thread until the guide plate "falls off the ramp",


    Reverse the lever to open the dies and back it off.

    Don't forget the cutting oil

    Nobody like the 65R they are heavy and take a little more work but they are the best
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 14,505
    The 65R will taper fine. The dies are smaller but the taper is built into the sliding guide plate look at the taper on that
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    heathead Member Posts: 229

    Thank you for all your time for the directions. l will go with the 65R. Happy Holidays.