Posted on: November 1st, 2017 in Customer Service

Steel Dragon Tools Repair Service

Steel Dragon Tools is now offering repair services for used or broken pipe threading machines. Steel Dragon Tools will inspect, repair, and refurbish pipe threading machines manufactured by RIDGID®, Wheeler-REX®, Steel Dragon Tools®, ROTHENBERGER®, and Collins.RD-RF-300-RD-CR

 

Steel Dragon Tools has over ten years of experience refurbishing pipe threading machines and is now offering repair service on a wide range of equipment. Steel Dragon Tools technicians will troubleshoot, repair, and replace parts as needed to make used or broken pipe threading machines run like new. Steel Dragon Tools technicians use genuine OEM parts along with aftermarket parts to bring the tools back to OEM specifications.

 

Repair Service by Steel Dragon Tools

1. Contact Steel Dragon Tools

Start the process by contacting Steel Dragon Tools. Customers will be asked to fill out this form detailing any issues with the machine. Download the PDF, fill it out, and e-mail it to David Hilbert at dhilbert@steeldragontools.com. Include the make and model of the machine and any that may help the Steel Dragon Tools technicians diagnose the problem. Steel Dragon Tools will reply with an estimated repair cost. Customers are also welcome to call   Steel Dragon Tools at 734-735-0378.

 

2. Shipping

Steel Dragon Tools can arrange for shipping. Shipping charges will be added to the final bill. Customers may also arrange to ship at their own expense.

 

Please have all paperwork submitted prior to the machine’s arrival at the Steel Dragon Tools facility. Customers will be responsible for the inbound and outbound shipping charges as well as the inspection fee.  The Steel Dragon Tools repair rate is $80 per hour plus the cost of parts.

 

3. Initial Inspection and Cleaning

Machine inspection rate is $100 for the first hour, $80 an hour if the inspection/repair.  Steel Dragon Tools will contact the customer with an estimate for the repairs.  Example of inspection checklist:

  • Power Cord
  • Switches to include Foot Pedal
  • Motor and Gear Box
  • BearingsRD-RF-41935_01
  • Driveshaft
  • Front and Rear Chucks
  • Support Arm Alignment

If the estimated cost of the repair exceeds the value of the machine, Steel Dragon Tools will offer to purchase the machine.  The inspection cost will be deducted from the agreed purchase price.  The inbound freight charges will be removed from the balance if Steel Dragon Tools arranged the shipping.  The remaining credited balance can be used to purchase a refurbished pipe threading machine or a check will be mailed out.

 

Steel Dragon Tools offers a 30-day warranty on all parts.

 

Contact us at 734-735-0378 or e-mail here.

 

RIDGID® is a trademark of RIDGID, Inc and is used only for product identification purposes.

 

Wheeler-Rex Inc.® is a trademark of Wheeler Manufacturing, a division of Rex International, and is used for product identification purposes only.

 

ROTHENBERGER® is a trademark of Rothenberger and is used only for product identification purposes.

 

Steel Dragon Tools® products are backed by a one (1) year warranty against manufacturer defect.

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Posted on: October 4th, 2017 in Product Spotlight

Comparing 4″ Pipe Threaders

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Steel Dragon Tools offers two models  of pipe threading machines that thread, cut and ream up to 4-inch pipe, rod, and bolts. The Steel Dragon Tools 1224 and the Steel Dragon Tools 6790 pipe threading machines both thread, cut, and ream a wide range of  black, galvanized, and plastic-coated pipe, as well as stainless steel, IMC, and heavy-wall conduit.  Both machines are equipped with a foot switch, reversible motor, and come with die heads and dies, and an optional stand.  The Steel Dragon Tools 6790 has a threading range of 1/2 in. to  4 in. The Steel Dragon Tools 1224 has a threading range of 1/4 in. to 4 in.

There are four major difference between the 1224 and the 6790:

 

1: The Steel Dragon Tools 1224 is compatible with universal RIDGID® brand dies, die heads, and jaw inserts.  RIDGID® or Steel Dragon Tools 711 and 714 die heads are interchangeable between the Steel Dragon Tools 1224 and the RIDGID® 1224 pipe threading machines. All universal dies will fit both die heads and machines. The Steel Dragon Tools 1224 comes with a Steel Dragon Tools 711 and Steel Dragon Tools 714 die head. The Steel Dragon Tools 6790 pipe threading machine also includes two die heads but the dies and die heads for the 6790 will only fit other compatible Steel Dragon Tools pipe threaders.

 
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2: The Steel Dragon Tools 1224 pipe threading machine is adjustable to thread both NPT (National Pipe Thread Tape) and  NPSM (National Pipe Straight Mechanical) threads.  The 6790 only threads NPT. The ability of the 1224 to thread both NPT and NPSM makes it an easy choice for electrical contractors who may have to do both.

 

3: The Steel Dragon Tools 6790 pipe threading machine has a two-speed transmission and 750-watt induction motor. The Steel Dragon Tools 1224 has a three-speed transmission and a 1,500-watt motor. The 1224 will handle 4-inch pipe threading much easier than the 6790 due to a larger motor motor and more-powerful transmission.

 

4: Price. The Steel Dragon Tools 1224 is considerably more expensive than the Steel Dragon Tools 6790. Both machines, however, cost significantly less than other machines built but name-brand competitors.

Click here to learn more about the importance of pipe threading oil.

 

 

For more information on Steel Dragon Tools call 877-263-2069 or e-mail customerservice@steeldragontools.com.

 

Steel Dragon Tools products are available for purchase from Affordable Tool and Toolz Unlimited. Steel Dragon Tools products can also be purchased at major online retailers like AmazonSears, and Walmart.

 

RIDGID® marks are trademarks of RIDGID, Inc and are used only for product identification purposes.

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Posted on: August 22nd, 2017 in Al's Tech Talk

Making Pipe Dies Last

SDT-477-Alloy_01Quality pipe threading dies should last a very long time if care is taken to keep them in good working order. Steel Dragon Tools manufacturers dies that are compatible with several brand-name die heads and pipe threading machines. Steel Dragon Tools dies are made from a composite alloy or high-speed steel and, under proper working conditions, should last a very long time.

 

To get the most out of a set of Steel Dragon Tools dies, here are some important tips to keep in mind when threading pipe. The following tips should be applied to powered and manual pipe threading machines.

 

  • Always use a high-quality pipe threading oil. High-quality pipe threading oil will reduce the friction between the dies and the pipe. The oil will also absorb heat during the threading process. Excess heat during the threading process can damage the dies and the pipe. Excess heat can cause metal chips to become welded to the dies. Metal chips in the die teeth will affect the consistency and shape of the threads.

 

  • Keep the dies clean. Clean dies make for clean threads. After threading pipe, use a stiff-bristle wire brush to clean any debris that may be stuck in the die teeth.

 

  • Install the dies properly into the die head. Dies that are not properly installed can result in damage to both the die teeth and the pipe. Double check to make sure the dies are properly installed before threading pipe.

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Following these steps will help ensure that the Steel Dragon Tools dies enjoy a long operating life and provide you with many perfectly threaded pipes.

 

To view Steel Dragon Tools dies, click here.

 

For more information on the Steel Dragon Tools dies call 877-263-2069 or e-mail customerservice@steeldragontools.com.

 

Learn more about the importance of pipe threading oil.

 

Learn more about installing dies into die heads.

 

Learn more about Steel Dragon Tools die heads.

 

Steel Dragon Tools products are available for purchase from Affordable Tool and Toolz Unlimited. Steel Dragon Tools products can also be purchased at major online retailers like Amazon, Sears, and Walmart.

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Posted on: May 26th, 2017 in News and Events

Sell Your Used Pipe Threading Tools

Steel Dragon Tools will buy used and broken pipe threading machines and accessories. Steel Dragon Tools has ten years of experience refurbishing pipe threading machines and is always looking for items to refurbish.

 

Steel Dragon Tools will buy the following machines:

 

MANUFACTURER MODEL PRICE
RIDGID® 300 Power Drive $450-$500
RIDGID® 300 Power Drive with Stand $550-$600
RIDGID® 300 Power Drive with Stand, Carriage, Die Head, Cutter, Reamer $650-$775
RIDGID® 811A and 815A Universal Die Heads $125
RIDGID® 811 and 815 Universal Die Heads (older models) $75
RIDGID® 141 with dies in good condition $400-450
RIDGID® 161 with dies in good condition $300
RIDGID® 1224 Pipe Threader $2,500-$3,500
RIDGID® 535 Pipe Threader (Old Style) with die head $650
RIDGID® 535 Pipe Threader (New Style) with die head $1,000
RIDGID® 535M Pipe Threader $2,000
RIDGID® 1822 Pipe Threader $800
RIDGID® 300C Pipe Threader $900
RIDGID® 700 Power Drive $400-$500
RIDGID® 12R Die Heads $10-$15 each
RIDGID® 42620 Model 774 Square Drive Adapter $25
RIDGID® 42405 844 Drive Bar for 141/161 geared pipe threaders $50
RIDGID® 19366 758 Loop for 141/161 geared pipe threaders $15
RIDGID® 40A TRISTAND® $75
RIDGID® 450 TRISTAND® $75-$100
RIDGID® 460 TRISTAND® $75-$125

 

All prices will vary depending on machine condition and current inventory.

 

Reduced prices will be offered for machines with cracked or missing feet, missing front chuck, etc.

 

Please send photos and contact information to: purchasing@steeldragontools.com or call 734-735-0378.

 

RIDGID® marks are trademarks of RIDGID, Inc and are used only for product identification purposes.

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Posted on: May 11th, 2017 in Product Spotlight

Dies from Steel Dragon Tools

Steel Dragon Tools manufactures high speed steel and alloy dies to meet or exceed industry specifications. These dies are compatible with Steel Dragon Tools pipe threading machines and can be used in compatible dies heads with other machine brands.

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Dies are an essential part of the pipe threading process. Sharp, well-made dies will ensure consistent, useable threads. Dies with dull or chipped teeth will result in poorly threaded pipe that will not seal properly. Replacing dies as they wear or chip is a necessity but it doesn’t have to break the bank.

 

Steel Dragon Tools dies are compatible with the specified Steel Dragon Tools pipe threaders and will fit certain other brands. Steel Dragon Tools dies will match the quality of comparable dies but for a fraction of the price. Steel Dragon Tools can offer dies for far less since there is no middle man. Steel Dragon Tools manufacturers the dies and then sells them directly to the customer. Buy an extra set of dies and never worry about chipping a tooth while on the job site.

 

Steel Dragon Tools manufactures dies for powered and manual pipe threading machines. Many of these dies can be used in compatible die heads from Wheeler Rex® and RIDGID® machines.

 

For more information on the Steel Dragon Tools dies, click here. For more information on Steel Dragon Tools pipe threading machines, click here.

 

For more information about Steel Dragon Tools please call contact Customer Service at 877-263-2069 or by e-mail here.

 

The full line of Steel Dragon Tools are available for purchase from Craig’s Affordable Tools or Toolz Unlimited.

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Posted on: March 30th, 2017 in News and Events

Steel Dragon Tools Buys Used Equipment

Steel Dragon Tools will buy used and broken pipe threading machines and accessories. Steel Dragon Tools has ten years of experience refurbishing pipe threading machines and is always looking for items to refurbish.

 

Steel Dragon Tools will buy the following machines:

 

MANUFACTURER MODEL PRICE
RIDGID® 300 Power Drive $450-$500
RIDGID® 300 Power Drive with Stand $550-$600
RIDGID® 300 Power Drive with Stand, Carriage, Die Head, Cutter, Reamer $650-$775
RIDGID® 811A and 815A Universal Die Heads $100
RIDGID® 811 and 815 Universal Die Heads (older models) $75
RIDGID® 141 with dies in good condition $400
RIDGID® 161 with dies in good condition $300
RIDGID® 1224 Pipe Threader $3,000-$3,500
RIDGID® 535 Pipe Threader (Old Style) with die head $650
RIDGID® 535 Pipe Threader (New Style) with die head $1,000
RIDGID® 535M Pipe Threader $2,000
RIDGID® 1822 Pipe Threader $800
RIDGID® 300C Pipe Threader $900
RIDGID® 700 Power Drive $400-$500
RIDGID® 12R Die Heads $15-$20 each
RIDGID® 42620 Model 774 Square Drive Adapter $45
RIDGID® 42405 844 Drive Bar for 141/161 geared pipe threaders $50
RIDGID® 19366 758 Loop for 141/161 geared pipe threaders $15
RIDGID® 40A TRISTAND® $75
RIDGID® 450 TRISTAND® $75-$90
RIDGID® 460 TRISTAND® $90-$125

 

All prices will vary depending on machine condition and current inventory.

 

Reduced prices will be offered for machines with cracked or missing feet, missing front chuck, etc.

 

Please send photos and contact information to: purchasing@steeldragontools.com or call 877-263-2069.

 

RIDGID® marks are trademarks of RIDGID, Inc and are used only for product identification purposes.

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Posted on: December 20th, 2016 in Product Spotlight

Comparing Pipe Threading Machines

Steel Dragon Tools 1224 vs Steel Dragon Tools 6790

 

Choosing the right pipe threading machine can be difficult and often expensive. Steel Dragon Tools manufacturers a variety of professional-grade, high-quality pipe threading machines that won’t break the bank. Two of the most popular pipe threading machines offered by Steel Dragon Tools are 1224 and the 6790. Both models will thread, cut, and ream pipe and electrical conduit up to 4-inches in diameter. The 1224 will also thread bolts up to 2-inches in diameter. The 1224 and 6790 pipe threading machines can be used on black, galvanized, stainless steel, and plastic-coated pipe, as well as IMC, and heavy-wall conduit. Each machine comes equipped with a foot pedal, reversible motor, die heads, dies, and optional stand.

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The Steel Dragon Tools 1224 will thread 1/4-inch to 4-inch pipe while the Steel Dragon Tools 6790 will thread 1/2-inch to 4-inch pipe.

 

The Steel Dragon Tools 1224 is compatible with universal RIDGID® brand dies, die heads, and jaw inserts. The 1224 comes with Steel Dragon Tools 711 and 714 die heads. These die heads are interchangeable between the Steel Dragon Tools 1224 Pipe Threader and the RIDGID® 1224 Pipe Threader. Compatible RIDGID® dies will fit the Steel Dragon Tools 711 and 714 die heads. Compatible Steel Dragon Tools dies will also fit in RIDGID® 711 and 714 Die heads. Since the Steel Dragon Tools 1224 will accept compatible dies, it can be used to thread a variety of different pipe material, including PVC.

 

The Steel Dragon Tools 6790 also comes with two die heads. One die head will thread 1/2-inch to 2-inch pipe, the other die head will thread 2-1/2-inch to 4-inch pipe. The die heads for the 6790 are not compatible with other machines.6790

 

Both machines come with three sets of alloy dies to thread 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch pipe, 1-inch to 2-inch pipe, and 2-1/2-inch to 4-inch pipe. Alloy and high-speed steel dies are available for the full line of Steel Dragon Tools die heads.

 

The Steel Dragon Tools 1224 pipe threading machine will thread NPT (National Pipe Thread Tape) and NPSM (National Pipe Straight Mechanical) threads, making it an ideal choice for electrical contractors. The Steel Dragon Tools 6790 is designed only for NPT threading.

 

While both machines can be used on similar pipe diameters, the Steel Dragon Tools 1224 has a much larger motor, which can easily handle large-diameter threading jobs. The Steel Dragon Tools 6790 features a quiet, 750-watt, induction motor with a two-speed transmission.  The smaller motor on the 6790 is ideal for use indoor where noise may be a factor. The Steel Dragon Tools 1224 has a 1,500-watt motor with a three-speed transmission.

 

The Steel Dragon Tools 1224 is a more versatile machine and can be used to thread a variety of materials.  The Steel Dragon Tools 6790 offers a lower price point but has it limited to use on black iron pipe and conduit.

 

For more information on the Steel Dragon Tools 1224 or the Steel Dragon Tools 6790, please call contact Customer Service at 877-263-2069 or by e-mail here.

 

The full line of Steel Dragon Tools are available for purchase from Craig’s Affordable Tools or Toolz Unlimited.

 

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