Posted on: February 6th, 2018 in Product Spotlight

Steel Dragon Tools Rebar Cutters

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Rebar is one of the hidden materials of the construction world. It gets buried in concrete and quickly forgotten. But any concrete or masonry structure requires rebar and as a result, construction workers need to be able to cut the rebar to spec. There are several ways to cut rebar, including reciprocating saw, circular cutter and hand saw. Rebar cutters, both hydraulic and manual, will cut the rebar much quicker and more efficiently, saving construction companies valuable time on the work site.

 

Steel Dragon Tools manufacturers three types of rebar cutters; electric hydraulic, manual hydraulic, and manual. All three types are designed to quickly cut rebar and all three are portable and easy to use.

 

Electric Hydraulic Rebar Cutters

Steel Dragon Tools electric rebar cutters use an electric motor to drive a hydraulic pump. These machines come in three different cutting capacities. The RBC05 will cut 5/8-inch, #5 rebar. The RBC06 will cut 3/4-inch, #6 rebar. The RBC08 will cut 1-inch, #8 rebar. Each cutter will cut the specified size of rebar and below. All three offer a cutting speed of six seconds or less. These machines will cut construction rebar, deformed steel bar, round steel bar, and rebar rod. Each machine comes with a heavy-duty carrying case and tool kit. The tool kit includes wrenches, Allen wrenches, screw driver, and a one-time use hydraulic oil bottle.

 

Manual Hydraulic Rebar Cutter

The Steel Dragon Tools 22A manual hydraulic rebar cutter will cut up to 3/4-inch, #6 rebar. This cutter features a sturdy steel construction and comfortable rubber grips for ease of use. This cutter is ideal for smaller jobs that does not require a massive volume of cuts. The blades are made of forged steel and will cut construction rebar, deformed steel bar, round steel bar, and rebar rod.

 

Manual Rebar Cutter

The Steel Dragon Tools RBC625 is a manual rebar cutter and bender that will cut and bend 5/8-inch, #5 rebar. A 50-inch handles give the operator the leverage necessary to cut and bend the rebar. This cutter does not have a hydraulic pump. The RBC625 features mounting holes in the frame so that is may be secured to floor, allowing for easy, one-hand operation.

 

For more information on Steel Dragon Tools call 877-263-2069 or e-mail customer service here.

 

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.

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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 18th, 2017 in Al's Tech Talk

Wire Strippers – WRA 10 vs WRA 15

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Steel Dragon Tools offers several different models of wire strippers. The two entry level options are the WRA10 and the WRA15. Both models can be operated manually with a hand crank or automatically with a drill. The WRA10 and WRA15 are an ideal entry point for anyone looking to strip wire and increase recycling payouts on scrap metal.

 

The WRA10 is small, at 6-inches in height it is almost pocket size. But behind the diminutive size is an easy to operate machine that will quickly and cleanly strip up to 450 inches of wire per minute when connected to a drill. The WRA10 will strip wire up to roughly 1/2-inch in diameter.

 

The WRA15 is the more traditional benchtop model. It boasts a larger size and wire-stripping capability. Standing at 12-1/2-inches in height it will also strip up to 450 inches of wire per minute when connected to a drill. The WRA15 will strip wire up to roughly 1-inch in diameter.

 

Set Up is Key

 

Set up is the most important step to successfully strip wire. Following these tips will help make the wire stripping process quick and easy. These tips apply to both the WRA10 and WRA15.

 

  • Secure the wire stripper to the benchtop. Screwing or bolting the wire stripper to the bench will stop it from moving during the stripping process, freeing the hands to feed the wire and operate the drill at the same time.
  • Separate wire by size, set machine to strip that size, and then strip all of that wire at once. Getting the wire stripper keyed in to quickly strip the wire requires careful set up. Strip one size at a time before moving on to avoid wasting time readjusting between each piece.
  • Do not run the drill at full speed. A common mistake is to run the drill as fast as possible. Typically, this will result in a wire that isn’t completely stripped as well as reducing the life of the cutting wheel.
  • Run the drill slowly and at an even pace. The same applies when using the hand crank.
  • Run the wire through twice. The WRA10 and WRA15 only have one cutting wheel. Run the wire through once and then rotate it 180 degrees before running it through again. Two cuts in the casing will make stripping the wire much easier.
  • Straighten the wire and cut it into manageable pieces between 12-inches and 24-inches in length. A straight piece of wire has little chance of bunching up and clogging the machine. A short piece of wire will run through the machine quickly, especially if the operator wants to run it through twice.
  • Running long pieces of wire can pose a safety hazard. This warning applies to the larger machines but the principle is still the same. When running long pieces of wire can be dangerous as the wire may become wrapped around the operator or other nearby objects. The operator or these objects can then be pulled toward the wire stripper if enough force is being generated.

 

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.

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Posted on: September 20th, 2017 in Al's Tech Talk

811 vs 815 Die Head Debate

SDT-811A_01 A die head (or two) is a requirement for most industry-standard pipe threading machines. Using a Steel Dragon Tools 300, 300C, 7090-PRO, 7090i, 7090e, or a RIDGID® 300, 300A, 500A, 535, 535A, 800, 801, 802, or 1822 pipe threading machine will require a die head. Pipe threading professionals can choose between the 811- or the 815-style die head. (Most 811- and 815-style die heads are now being manufactured with automatic oiling operation, designated by the letter A — more on this next week.)

 

The main difference between the 811 and the 815 comes in operation. The 815 die head has a trigger mechanism that will automatically open the die head and stop the threading process once a certain number of threads have been cut. The 811 die head has a quick open lever that must be opened manually to stop the pipe threading process. Both die heads can be used to thread pipe and bolts, both thread in the right-hand direction, and both have the same threading capacities.

 

Seems like an easy choice, right? However, the 811 die head allows for a flexibility in threading that the 815 cannot accommodate. The 815 die head will always cut the same number of threads per pipe size before the pipe hits the trigger and stops the threading process. The 811 die head can thread further down the pipe should the need arise.

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The 811 die head will also be more reliable in the long run since there are no extra mechanical pieces to break or malfunction. Price-wise, the 815 will be slightly more expensive than the 811 but not by much.

 

Steel Dragon Tools manufactures an 811A and 815A die head that will fit most industry standard pipe threading machines including Steel Dragon Tools and RIDGID® machines. Steel Dragon Tools 811A and 815A die heads are offered with an automatic oiling feature for use on pipe threading machines that have a pipe threading oil reservoir.

 

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.

 

Steel Dragon Tools is always looking for used or broken pipe threading machines and pipe threading accessories. Click here for the purchase list and prices.

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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: 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 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: June 23rd, 2016 in New Tools

7991 Power Pipe Threading Machine

Check out the new Steel Dragon Tools 7991 Power Pipe Threading Machine.  There is nothing else quite like it on the market!

 

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The Steel Dragon Tools 7991 is a self-oiling, 1/2-inch to 1-inch, pipe threading machine with quick-opening die head and auto shut off. The Steel Dragon Tools 7991 offers a large carriage and cutter handles with unique one blade reamer. The pipe threading machine is light and compact with a built in carrying handle. Includes die head, dies, replacement brush set, oiling can, and mounting tools.

  • Pipe Capacity: 1/2 in. to 1 in.
  • Will thread 1-inch pipe in 16 seconds.
  • Motor: 110 V, 50/60 Hz, 650 W, 25RPM (no load speed)
  • Motor has brake from enhanced operational safety.
  • Fits Wheeler Rex® dies.
  • Quick-open, auto-oiling, notch type die head.
  • Front and rear chucks.
  • Safety auto-shut off.
  • Large carriage and cutter handles.
  • Unique one-blade reamer.
  • Large scrap tray.
  • Built-in carrying handle.

 

Steel Dragon Tools is not an authorized distributor of Wheeler Rex® products. Wheeler Rex® Marks are trademarks of Wheeler Rex® and are used for product identification purposes only.

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