Posted on: August 2nd, 2017 in Product Spotlight

Steel Dragon Tools 819 Nipple Chuck

SDT-819_01The Steel Dragon Tools 819 is a nipple chuck adapter used to create pipe nipples on 1/2-inch to 2-inch pipe. The Steel Dragon Tools 819 can be used with both RIDGID® and Steel Dragon Tools pipe threading machines, including model numbers 300, both power drive and compact, as well as 535, 1882, and 1224.

 

The Steel Dragon Tools 819 package includes a nipple chuck wrench, adapter hanger for storage, standard insert and five adapters: 1/2 in., 3/4 in., 1 in., 1-1/4 in., and 1-1/2 in. The base itself serves as the 2-inch adapter.

 

To create a pipe nipple, install pipe into the threading machine and thread pipe as normal. Cut the pipe to the desired length. Install the Steel Dragon Tools 819 nipple adapter into the pipe threading machine and screw the threaded end of pipe into the adapter. Do not over-tighten the pipe into the nipple adapter. Hand tight will be sufficient. Once the pipe is secure in the adapter, thread it as normal.

 

It is important to make sure the initial thread is the correct dimensions. If the threads are over-sized or under-sized, the pipe may become lodged in the adapter. Removing a lodged pipe will require a pipe wrench and considerable force. Test the threads with a thread gauge or corresponding fitting to ensure the threads are dimensionally correct. A fitting should turn 1-1/2 to 2 turns on a properly threaded pipe.
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Insert the plug end of the nipple chuck wrench into the holes in the adapter to release the tension spring inside the adapter. Unscrew the pipe from the adapter while relieving the tension. A pipe wrench may be required to unscrew the pipe from the adapter. The pipe can become lodged in the adapter if the threads are not dimensionally correct. The pipe will tighten by itself in the adapter during the threading process.

 

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.

 

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

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Posted on: July 13th, 2017 in Customer Service

Reconditioning Pipe Threaders – The Process Part 3

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Steel Dragon Tools has over a decade worth of experience refurbishing used pipe threading machines. Steel Dragon Tools will buy used RIDGID® pipe threading machines in almost any condition. These machines are processed, repaired, and sent back to the market good as new. Refurbished pipe threading machines from Steel Dragon Tools are guaranteed to work like new and cost far less than a brand-new pipe threading machine. This post is the second part of a three-part series. Click here for part one. Click here for part two.

 

The final part of the process is sending the finished machines out to the customer. After the used or broken pipe threading machines have been repaired and tested they are boxed and ready to ship. Refurbished pipe threading machines from Steel Dragon Tools are guaranteed to operate like new and are available for a fraction of the cost of a new machine. Reconditioned RIDGID® pipe threading machines by Steel Dragon Tools are available for purchase online from our distribution partners Craig’s Affordable Tool and Toolz Unlimited. Customers can also purchase these machines online from Amazon, eBay, and Sears.

 

Reconditioned RIDGID® pipe threading machines by Steel Dragon Tools are sold with a variety of accessories including reconditioned RIDGID® die heads and dies or Steel Dragon Tools die heads and dies. Steel Dragon Tools manufactures a full line of die heads and dies that are compatible with many of the industry-standard machines.

 

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

 

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

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Posted on: June 22nd, 2017 in Customer Service

Reconditioning Pipe Threaders – The Process Part 2

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Steel Dragon Tools has over a decade worth of experience refurbishing used pipe threading machines. Steel Dragon Tools will buy used RIDGID pipe threading machines in almost any condition. These machines are processed, repaired, and sent back to the market good as new. Refurbished pipe threading machines from Steel Dragon Tools are guaranteed to work like new and cost far less than a brand-new pipe threading machine.

 

This post is the second part of a three-part series. Click here for part one.
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The second part of the process starts with a thorough cleaning. All parts of the machine are degreased and then inspected to check for integrity. The parts are then sent to be sandblasted. Sand blasting removes old paint and rust in preparation for paint. After sand blasting, the pieces are sent to the paint room. All parts are repainted to match the original machine using a durable, high-quality, rust-resistant enamel.
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Once the paint has dried, the machine is ready to be reassembled. New parts, including motor field, brushes, and armatures, as well as gears, bearings, and power cord are installed in the machine.

 

After the machine has been reassembled it is tested by a technician to ensure the machine will operate in like-new condition. Once the testing has been completed, the machine is boxed and ready to ship.

 

Steel Dragon Tools offers different packages with all the refurbished pipe threading machines. These packages include extra dies or die heads, high-quality pipe threading oil, pipe stands, and other accessories. Steel Dragon Tools also offers packages with new die heads and dies manufactured by Steel Dragon Tools.

 

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

 

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

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Posted on: June 14th, 2017 in Customer Service

Reconditioning Pipe Threaders – The Process Part 1

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The process starts when Steel Dragon Tools buys a used pipe threading machine. Steel Dragon Tools will buy a variety of models as well as the accessories. For more information on selling a used pipe threading machine, please click here.

 

Steel Dragon Tools actively seeks out used or broken machines for repair. Shop manager David Krell searches Craigslist, eBay, and other internet forums and classifieds to find these used machines. Steel Dragon Tools can arrange for shipping. After working out a deal with the seller, these machines are brought into the shop to be refurbished.

The used machines are brought into the shop and disassembled. All pieces are examined to determine condition. Parts in poor condition will be replaced to ensure safety and effective operation. All wear items, including motor field, brushes, and armatures, as well as gears, bearings, and power cord will be inspected and replaced as needed.

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Steel Dragon Tools also offers repair service for many of the most popular pipe threading machines on the market. Along with repair shop, Steel Dragon Tools also manufactures a wide variety of industrial tools including a full line of pipe threading machines die heads, dies, and replacement parts that will fit many of the industry-standard machines. Steel Dragon Tools also manufactures cable wire hoists, core drill rigs, drain cleaning machines, lifting magnets, annular cutters, and pipe inspection cameras. To view a full list of Steel Dragon Tools products, please click here.

 

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

 

 

Steel Dragon Tools is not an authorized distributor of RIDGID® and/or Ridge products. RIDGID® Marks are trademarks of RIDGID, Inc and are used for product identification purposes only.

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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: March 28th, 2017 in News and Events

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 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

Contact Steel Dragon Tools at 877-263-2069 or e-mail here.  Include the make and model of the machine and any issues or problems with the machine. Steel Dragon Tools will reply with an estimated repair cost.

 

2. Shipping

Steel Dragon Tools can arrange for shipping. Shipping charges will be added to the final bill. Customers may also arrange shipping 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 cost of parts.

 

3. Initial Inspection and Cleaning

Machine inspection rate is $100 per hour with a one hour minimum.  Steel Dragon Tools will contact the customer with an estimate for the repairs.  Example of inspection check list:

  • 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 Steel Dragon Tools at 877-263-2069 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: March 16th, 2017 in Product Spotlight

Steel Dragon Tools Line of Die Heads

 

Steel Dragon Tools manufactures a wide-range of die heads that will fit a variety of industry-standard pipe threaders, as well as the Steel Dragon Tools line machines. Steel Dragon Tools die heads will fit popular RIDGID® pipe threading machines, including Model 300, 535, and 1224 machines.

 

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Steel Dragon Tools also manufacturers die heads for RIDGID® 11R and 12R Pipe Threaders. 11R and 12R die heads can be used manually with a ratchet handle or in conjunction with a power drive like the RIDGID® 41935 Model 700.

 

Steel Dragon Tools also manufacturers die heads that will fit certain Wheeler-Rex® pipe threading machines. The Steel Dragon Tools 70131 die head will the Wheeler-Rex® 6790 Pipe Threading Machine. All Steel Dragon Tools die heads will also fit the related Steel Dragon Tools pipe threading machines.

 

The Steel Dragon Tools line of die heads includes:

 

Steel Dragon Tools 811A

  • For use on RIDGID® Model 1215, 1233, 300, 300 Compact, 535, 535A and 1822 Machines.
  • For use on Steel Dragon Tools Model 300 and 300C Machines.
  • Replaces Part Number: 97065

 

Steel Dragon Tools 815A

  • For use on RIDGID® Model 300, 300A, 500, 500A, 535, 535A, 800, 801, 802, and 1822 Machines.
  • For use on Steel Dragon Tools Model 300 and 300C Machines.
  • Replaces Part Number: 97075

 

Steel Dragon Tools 711

  • For use on RIDGID® Model 1224 Machines.
  • For use on Steel Dragon Tools Model 1224 Machines.
  • Replaces Part Number: 26132

 

Steel Dragon Tools 714

  • For use on RIDGID® Model 1224 Machines.
  • For use on Steel Dragon Tools Model 1224 Machines.
  • Replaces Part Number: 26152

 

Steel Dragon Tools 12R

  • Steel Dragon Tools manufacturers a full line of 12R die heads. All Steel Dragon Tools die heads thread in the right-hand direction and come with one set of corresponding dies.
  • For use with RIDGID® 12R Manual Pipe Threaders and RIDGID® Model 700 Power Drive.
  • For use with Steel Dragon Tools 12R Manual Pipe Threaders and Steel Dragon Tools Model 700 Power Drive.
  • Replaces Part Numbers: 37390, 37395, 37400, 37405, 37410, 37415

 

Steel Dragon Tools 11R

  • Steel Dragon Tools manufacturers a full line of 11R die heads. All Steel Dragon Tools die heads thread in the right-hand direction and come with one set of corresponding dies.
  • For use with RIDGID® 12R Manual Pipe Threaders, RIDGID® Model 600 Power Drive and 700 Power Drive (with adapters).
  • For use with Steel Dragon Tools 12R Manual Pipe Threaders, Steel Dragon Tools Model 600 Power drive and Model 700 Power Drive (with adapters).
  • Replaces Part Numbers: 20928, 20948, 37110, 37115, 37120, 37125,

 

Steel Dragon Tools 70131

  • Steel Dragon Tools 70131 die head will fit the Wheeler-Rex® 7991 Pipe Threading Machine.
  • For use on Wheeler-Rex® Model 7991 Machines.
  • For use on Steel Dragon Tools Model 7991 Machines.
  • Replaces Part Number: 70131

 

For more information on the Steel Dragon Tools die heads, 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.

 

These products are designed and manufactured by Steel Dragon Tools. Wheeler-Rex® is a trademark of Wheeler Manufacturing, a division of Rex International, and is used for product identification purposes only. RIDGID® Marks are trademarks of RIDGID, Inc and are used for product identification purposes only.

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Posted on: March 1st, 2017 in Al's Tech Talk

Pipe Abbreviations

As with any profession, there can be lots of arcane abbreviations and jargon – pipe threading is no different. Steel Dragon Tools is committed to educating customers and helping them make informed decisions. Buying a new pipe threader from Steel Dragon Tools may have been the easy part, but trying to figure pipe nomenclature can be downright confusing. For anyone new to the industry, or for veterans looking for a quick refresher, here is how to make sense of pipe nomenclature.

 

American National Standard Pipe Thread standards are always represented as a string of numbers and letters. Pipe nomenclature will look like this: 3/4 – 14 NPTG. All numbers and letters stand for something and are important to understand the pipe size, the threads per inch, and how the pipe will be used. The first number (3/4) refers to the pipe’s nominal size or outside diameter. The second number (14) will give the threads per inch. The string of letters will describe the threading standard (N stands for National), the type of material being threaded (P stands for Pipe), the thread type (T stands for tapered), and the pipe’s intended use (G stands for gas). All pipe nomenclature must have four letters. Without the fourth letter the use of the pipe and the proper threading procedure cannot be determined.

 

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A – Aeronautical

 

C – Coupling

 

F – Fuel

 

G – Gas

 

H – Hose

 

I – Intermediate

 

L – Loose

 

N – National

 

P – Pipe

 

R – Railing

 

S – Straight

 

T – Tapered

 

 

Steel Dragon Tools manufactures a variety of different pipe dies and die heads for use on the pipe material listed above. For more information on Steel Dragon Tools pipe threading machinespipe dies, or die heads please click here or contact customer service here or by phone at 877-263-2069

 

Steel Dragon Tools pipe dies are available for purchase from AffordableTool.com and ToolzUnlimited.com.

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