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Old 10-01-2009, 02:27 PM   #1
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I need an electric pipe threader for the van and seeing how I have limited experience with them I have come here for suggestions.

I'm not looking for a daily workhorse, just looking for one that will get me out of a jam, or work a few days here and there.

Recommendations?
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Old 10-01-2009, 02:42 PM   #2
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What size of pipe you need it to thread?
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Old 10-01-2009, 02:50 PM   #3
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most likely only up to 2", the majority of it being smaller.
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if its only occasional, go with the rigid electric pony threader,a rigid vice, and the oiler. Thats the cheapest electric way I think. The hand threaders and a vice are nice too for up to 1". Be careful with apprentices with the pony though, very torquey. I had a fun experience first time I used one on my 3rd day in the field, rolled the whole vice over doing 2 1/2" with the add on piece.
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Porta mule and dies is the way to go
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I had a fun experience first time I used one on my 3rd day in the field, rolled the whole vice over doing 2 1/2" with the add on piece.
That is why there is a threaded piece on the top of the vice!
Use that with a piece of 1" GRC run up to a beam to pin the vice.

Another thing you want to do in that situation is use a piece of 2X4 with a V cut. Rest the handle of the power pony in the V and the 2X4 acts as a deadman.

Does anyone know why your power pony has a 1/2" NPT hole near the dies?
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I have a hand threader that goes to 1 inch and an Oster pipe master for up to 2 inch. We do most of our threading in the shop just to much trouble transporting.
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That is why there is a threaded piece on the top of the vice!
Use that with a piece of 1" GRC run up to a beam to pin the vice.

Another thing you want to do in that situation is use a piece of 2X4 with a V cut. Rest the handle of the power pony in the V and the 2X4 acts as a deadman.

Does anyone know why your power pony has a 1/2" NPT hole near the dies?
Yeah I learned the 2x4 with the notch thing pretty quick. I just had zero experience back then and brainfarted. I did and have some seem some funny stuff done by apprentices, but looking back I think we all did some stupid stuff when we first started.
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A rope secured to one of the feet and a loop to put on the handle works very well to control the torque. You can also make the handle "longer" with a few feet of 3/4 RMC, it fits in the hollow part of the handle.
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No answers yet on the 1/2" NPT hole on the power pony? I know, do you?
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No answers yet on the 1/2" NPT hole on the power pony? I know, do you?
to screw in a piece of pipe and then use a pipe wrench on the pipe your threading creating support. I just looked it up lol, I had no idea about that one.

http://www.toolfetch.com/media/86962.pdf page 9

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I have a Rigid 700 pony threading kit, I have the 'side arm vice' which is just a small vice that clamps to the pipe and puts the torque right against the pony threader so the operator is not having to hold it hard and if your using a tripod vice it will not try to flip it.
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Correct answer lynx82! Many guys do not know that one. I had a JW show me the rope trick and yes I flipped the vice. A fitter saw this happen and then showed me the right way, after he stopped laughing.
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