Instructional Overview – 141 & 161 Geared Threader

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Instructional Overview – 141 & 161 Geared Threader

hi I’m ed from Ridgid today we’re going to talk about the 141 geared threader the capacity for this threader is two and a half to four inch the style materials that you can thread with this is galvanized steel stainless steel and black iron be sure that you have the correct dies when you’re choosing materials to thread the three different ways that you can connect this or use it is by hand close couple and with the driveshaft method in the later videos we will show you how to do that in detail in this portion of the video we’re going to show you how to change the dies in to 141 first thing you have to do is with your flat-head screwdriver loosen this stop and take this out next what you do is you grab the cam plate by the knobs pull them out and take them all the way over so they lock in in the position that says CD which stands for change dies at this point you pull your dies out with your other set of dies make sure that they’re clean and each one of them has a number the number corresponds with pocket in the die head so make sure that you line those up correctly also the bottom of it has a pin with the pin in that position so that it can engage in the camp play correctly and at that point you do it’s the same thing to the rest of the dice as you’re installing them once again remember to put for example dye number one and pocket number one and so on and so forth it’s done here five make sure if they’re all pushed in grab your cam plate once again and index it over it doesn’t really matter where you said it now because you’re going to set your die head for size afterwards reinstall your stop and tighten it with your screwdriver and that’s it right now what I’m going to show you how to do is change from NPT to NP SM or tapered thread to straight thread on the 141 and how you do that is by removing this guide post you have to take this pin out and there you have your pin then you lift the guidepost out and on one side you have a straight slot and that is for doing straight threads or MP SM threads and on the other side you have this angled slot for doing NPT or tapered threads also down here you have this guide block the guide block is what controls the dies as you see when I move this it controls a cam plate and in return it moves the dies in or out so in order to do this we’re going to set this up for NPT so I’ll switch this around to this side we’re going to slide our guidepost down through here and the guide block has to engage the groove itself so that end or like so make sure that you align it up so that you can install your pin and then you’ll screw this right in there there you go I’m gonna show you the close-coupled method for connecting the 141 to the 300 power drive before that and what I do want to show you is how to set this to the proper size it’s important to do this before you have it mounted to the machine because it’s not a good stuff extremely difficult being it’s so close to the power drive so first things first you have your camp plate here and it has these two knobs that are spring-loaded on one side of it you have one two three four sizes and then the fifth one is for changing dice which is covered in a different portion of the video but there’s a hole associated with each size so you can grab this pull the nobs out and move it to whatever size you’re going to threat in this case we’re going to do four inch so make sure that one of the adjustment knobs lines up to the four inch mark the second thing you have to do is adjust adjust it for depth and right here on this guide post you have three lines you can only see two of them here but what they say is for example in the middle is a standard line which is the one we’re going to work with and then you have the top one that says two turns under and the bottom one that says two turns over okay so what you do is you grab it by the work holder hold it with one hand and then spin this back until you back

that up to the appropriate line okay and usually what I do is I’ll bring it past it and then turn this just until that line is exposed okay there you have that set now the next thing that we’re going to do is we’re going to install the 8:44 drive bar okay the 8:44 drive bar has two set screws in the front and this is a square drive okay so that matches this part right here so what you’re going to do is you’re going to install that like so and you’re going to use an allen wrench and bring these up evenly okay don’t tighten one and then come and tighten the other because it could create a wobbling situation so tighten that one and tighten that one and you’re good to go in this portion of the video we’re going to show you how to mount the 141 to the 300 power drive first thing you need to do is slide these two support arms back you have a collet here that has an eighth inch set screw so grab your allen wrench loosen up the set screw and slide this back until you hear it click okay you do the same thing for the one on the back side loosen up your screw and slide it back to it clicks make sure that your Chuck in the front is completely open and that your centering device in the back is completely open this will make it easier for you to slide the drive bar through the spindle okay now as you’re doing this make sure that you align these grooves with the jaws so insert that in place it doesn’t have to go in all the way Chuck that up and tighten your Center and device in the back now once everything is there make sure that all three jaws in the back are touching the drive bar and that everything is aligned correctly in the front okay now what you do is you install your loop what the loop does is it keeps the 1:41 stable under height or conditions okay so you slide that in place put your screw in place and then you take your support arm and you slide that through and at this point tighten your set screw to ensure that that support arm doesn’t come out from the loop so we are now ready to install the pipe into the 141 the first thing you want to make sure of is that your centering jaws in the back are completely open and that your clamp screw which there’ll be other videos on this is completely backed out as well okay once you have correctly cut and reamed your pipe go ahead and grab your pipe and install it into the 141 gently until it stops you don’t want to chip any teeth on the dies have an ordinary level here and I’m not really worried about leveling the machine when I want to make sure of is that the pipe is in line with what the machine is doing okay so right here I can see that my bubble is slightly to the right so when I put it on the pipe I want to make sure that it is doing the same thing so I’ll adjust this back a little bit right about there so now we’re good to go okay the next thing we’re going to do is make sure that the throat of the dies is touching the end of the pipe so if you look right between here which again there’ll be other video on this you want to slide this forward and make sure that the throat of the dies are hitting or touching the end of the pipe at this point you have this tool that comes with the 141 so you’re going to stick it in one of the holes and you’re going to tighten this okay and then you’re going to go ahead and manually bring up your clamp screw until it stops and then with this part of the wrench you’re going to put that on the clamp screw and tighten it you know good and snug you don’t want to over tighten it cause you can crush the pipe as you see here is created a gap once it’s centered so what I’m going to do is I’m going to bring this up again to support it and recheck everything to make sure that it’s gonna work out okay so once again it’s just to the right a little bit so I’m gonna put my pipe there all right there we go okay so now we’re ready to thread everything has been set and I have my

oiler here I’m going to turn on the machine the switches in the forward position okay and I’m gonna make sure to oil everything okay proper oiling is very important so you don’t wear out your dice when this gets towards the end what’s going to happen is you’re going to see on this drive shaft here where it spells stop there’s going to be an arrow and then there’s going to be a line the top of the die head is going to stop at that line okay so here we go okay so now we’re at that mark where it says stop and at this point what we’re going to do is we’re going to throw it in reverse and break the chips off so you put that in reverse tap the foot switch okay it’s important to understand you don’t want to run this in Reverse to take the pipe completely off of the die head because you can ruin your dies you can break the teeth on it so forth all you want to do is run it and reverse enough for you to break the chip off at that point then we will we’ll take the pipe in and I’ll show you how to remove the pipe from the die head the first thing we have to do is loosen this screw okay don’t have to take it completely off then we loosen our work holder okay then in front here we’re gonna take the dies past our mark in other words we set it on four inch because this is four inch pipe we’re gonna try and open it or set it towards where it says chains dies it’s never going to get there because of this plug but what it does is it backs that dies out enough for you to remove the pipe from it without ruining the threads so we’ll pull on both of the knobs and loosen that like that and now what we’ll do is we’ll slide its back and there you have your threaded pipe in this portion of the video we’re gonna thread manually with the 1:41 the setup remains the same so as far as mounting the pipe on your try stand and mounting the 1:41 to the pipe everything I showed you in the previous videos remain the same setting up the die head as well okay so everything has already been done now instead of using a power drive what we’re going to use is the D 1440 ratchet this has a square drive that matches the square drive on the 141 and the 161 as well what we’re going to do is we’re going to put that on there and we will start ratcheting this now this usually does take a little bit of time it’ll take anywhere from 20 to 25 minutes to do this and also you have to oil but the thing about it is that it’s actually easier to thread with this and it is to thread 2-inch pipe because of the seven to one gear reduction that you have so just be patient in some cases where there can be no sparks or anything like that this is what you have to do okay so as you can see we’ve completed our our thread and what I’m going to do now is I’m going to flip this over and we’re going to back this off until I break this chips off okay there you have it now what I’m going to do is I’m going to grab my wrench here and I’m going to loosen the die head as well and I’m going to loosen the pinch screw and the work holder and we’re going to slide this off carefully so that we don’t ruin our threads and put it on the ground thanks for watching hi I’m ed from Ridgid and what I’m gonna show you in this video is how to mount the 161 to the 300 power drive now as far as setting the Machine up it works the same way as the 140 one does and what I’m referring to there is changing your dies selecting your pipe size the work holder the clamp screw all of that

stuff is the same okay where the differences are is for example on the 141 you need this loop and what the loop does is it keeps the die head from flipping over instead of using that loop what we’re going to use are these support arms okay these go mount it into the support arms of the 300 power drive some of the other differences are in the guidepost now you still have the same grooves as you see here one is for NPS m and the other one is for NPT where the difference mainly lies is that this one has as opposed to this one is blank this one has a screw hole and this bolt goes in there okay and what that bolt does is it holds the support arm in place so you have room for two support arms there okay and once we mount this on the machine I’ll show you how all this works in this portion of the video we’re going to mount the 161 to the 300 so as you did with the 141 we’re gonna loosen the collet and slide them back both of them then what we’re going to do is we’re going to take our support arms and slide them into the support arms of the 300 just as you see here also it’s important to tighten down your Kaulitz if you need to adjust them later then you can loosen them but for now just keep them tight so that nothing moves just as you did with the 141 line up your jaws tighten up your Chuck and then tighten up your sanding device now at the bottom here what we’re going to do is we’re going to remove this screw and we’re going to put both of these support arms in place then we’ll grab our wrench we’ll tighten that up and as you can see here there’s support arm sticking out so what you can do at this point is loosen up your collet slide that forward and you do the same thing to the back now as far as setting up your pipe you set up the pipe the same way that we showed you in the 141 using your pipe stands making sure everything is level or at least in line with each other and at that point you’re ready to go in this portion of the video we’re going to show you how to use the 141 via the 848 driveshaft what we’re gonna do here is we’re going to mount the pipe as you see over my left shoulder to the Tri stand and then we’re gonna mount the 141 to the pipe and by way of the 848 driveshaft and the 300 power drive we’re going to turn the 141 gear threader to create the thread everything I’m showing you here also applies to the 161 as well so when you’re using it in this fashion you can refer to this video for using it as a 161 gear threader as well be sure that your tri stand and your 300 power drive are secured so that that you can avoid tipping at that point you don’t want the machine to tip over and you don’t want the Tri standard tip over as well so be sure that you have everything secure at this point we’re gonna set this up and we’re gonna do 4 inch pipe so right here by way of the cam plate you pull these two knobs out and we’re going to index this to the 4 inch side as well right here on the backside we’re gonna make sure that our work holder is completely in the open position and the clamp screw is backed out to where it’s not impeding in the actuation of the jaw itself so we’ll flip this up here and in the next video we’re going to show you how to mount this to the pipe in this portion of the video we’re going to show you how to mount the 1:41 to the pipe here and we’re going to do a stationary thread using the 8:48 drive bar as per the manual it’s a two-man lift so what we’re going to do is we’re going to grab this by the handle and slide the chucking mechanism

on to the pipe first and what we’re going to do is we’re going to push back on this to make sure that all the throats of the dies are engaged on the end of the pipe once that’s said and done I’ve tightened up my Chuck in the back and now I’m going to tighten up the clamp screw and there you have it in this portion of the video we’re going to mount the 848 drive bar to the 300 and the 141 so we have our machine turned around here and what we’re going to do is slide this part of it into the centering device make sure it comes out of the Chuck in the front and then the back side here the square drive is going to go right into the square drive of the 141 and you have two set screws there the quarter inch allen wrench so make sure you tighten these up okay and now we’re going to come to the machine and this has a slide on it and what you want to do is kind of Center that there and bring up your centering device and fit this on the flats and there you have it we’re ready to go okay in this portion of the video we have everything set up already and what we’ve done is we’ve paid attention to some detail as per the manual first and foremost make sure that you have a clean work area okay as far as setting the drive whare you know and I’m talking about the 300 and the setup that we have over here with the 141 the pipe and the 460 tri Stan make sure that everything is secure okay you don’t want the machine tipping over on you what we’ve done as well as before we install the drive bar we made sure that the centerline of the 300 is in line with the center line of the pipe not of the die head not of what appears you don’t want to straighten this out so that your drive bar is straight because it’s going to rotate around that die head okay so this is actually going to spin and as it spins it’s going to rotate around the die head so you have to make sure that you align the center line of the pipe once again with the center line of your your 300 okay once again make sure everything secure so that nothing tips over and if this is correctly aligned you shouldn’t have a problem with it okay now there’s a lot of things that you need to watch here so I can’t stress to you enough safety has to be of the utmost importance so make sure to work areas clear make sure that there’s nobody creeping up behind you make sure that you fastened everything if you want to go over it again also take note that the 300 is actually turned around and this is a spur to manual so instead of running it forward we’re actually going to run this in Reverse so make sure that your switches in reverse when you’re running this okay and it also recommends that you run it from the switch side so I have my order here make sure we have ample oil flow I’m going to bring my foot switch over to about the middle of this and that way I still have access to get to the switch and I still content to things here as need be okay so I’m going to turn this on now my machine is plugged in and here we go okay so now we’re at the end of our thread here and what’s gonna happen is I’m gonna throw the Machine and forward and what’s that going to do well what that’s going to do I’m sorry is it’s going to run the die head in the opposite direction or what we’re trying to do is break the chips off okay so all you have to do is just jog this and then what I usually do just to make sure I’m not clogging up the dice so long that it forward a little bit and now I will shut my machine off okay so we’ve completed our thread and now what’s going to happen is we’re going to remove the drive shaft so my machine is off and what I’m going to do is loosen the front chunk of the machine and loosen the centering device and I’m not going to try and pull that out I’m just gonna leave that there like that okay what I’m gonna come back over here and do is loosen the square drive socket

by way of the two set screws that we previously showed you so you’re just undoing what you did previously and I’m gonna slide this back off of the square drive and pull out my drive shaft and I’ll lay this over here now what I’m going to do is I’m going to open up the die head and I’m going to loosen to work holder on it by backing out the pinch screw and opening the jaws and once again as per the manual this is a two-man operation to take off of here so very carefully not to ruin the threads we will pull that off and set it on the ground