Northern Industrial Ratcheting Pipe Threaders - 12-Pc. Set
not a threader
This threader was purchased as a test to see how well it threads and it failed horribly. If you are looking for something that cuts threads it does do that however the finished threads are jagged and chipped, near useless trying to thread a fitting on the end as it tears up the threads on the fitting. We were looking for a cheaper alternative to outfit all our workers with, and this is not it. I will stick with name brand, american made threaders thank you.
May 31, 2013
I used this product to run gas pipe in my house for 1/2" to 1 1/ 4". Nursing it along i managed a few usable threadings, but several tore so badly that i had to cut them off and redo them. The 1/2" die head simply crumbled. I exchange the set, at no cost, and had the same result. The castings are very poor quality and the percision of the set on the dies are questionable at best.
I have hand threaded pipe since i was a boy and know how to treat tools. Love Northern tool. Hate this product.
February 28, 2013
We do not thread pipe for a living or use the tool full time. This cheaper alternative to a RIGID threader is just what we needed. It works as stated and is half the price or less than a name brand.
August 13, 2012
The dies don't stay in the ratchet well, and the ratchet is as inconsistent as the weather. It doesn't always lock. I cut three threads, and it heard something snap inside the ratchet. That was 1 1/4" galvanized. If you have a real project to work on, spend the money and buy the Ridgid set from their competitors... I am taking mine back.....
May 29, 2012
not so great
I have used most of these die sets. I have had trouble with 2 of these die sets. They move inside the cage and tare the threads. The others worked fine.
May 7, 2012
This Product works great,it self cleans threads as you remove the die and cuts smooth even threads.
May 7, 2012
metal lathe made out of wood. sounds useless don't it. i could have made better threads on the pipe with a file.
September 1, 2011
built very strong and change easily. Works well on the sizes that I have tried
March 14, 2011
12 piece die set
I am runniing a 1/2' air line in a new shop. It is only 50' long and I was looking for a cheap die set to thread a few ends on this run. This die set is awesome!!! It is very smooth cutting and compares to a Rigid set that I used most of my life in a power plant. I can't believe this!!! I have only used the 1/2" die and have not checked out the other sizes, but, if they are just as good, this set is a score!!! I noted, also, that the cutters are replaceable.
March 14, 2011
Manual Pipe Threader
I was pleasantly surprised on X-mas day to recieve this tool and wasted no time trying it out. I had put off having two 3/4" pipes threaded at the local hardware store. It took a few minutes to thread them and I've got to tell you, the quality of the threads was excellent. I connected two pipe clamps I had recently purchased at my local Wal-Mart. I do some woodworking projects. I'm planning on constructing pipe shelves soon. This tool should help me accomplish that task with ease. If you too prefer to do your own threading, I highly recommend this tool. It is well-worth every penny.
December 25, 2010