A pipe threading die is a small device that allows you to quickly and efficiently make external threads on pipes. Not everyone uses such a simple tool, although no one disputes its ease of use. The tool is able to apply stripes to any part.
The main purpose of the structure is pipe cutting. Moreover, the functionality makes it possible not only to make a new cut, but also to put the old one in order (restore or repair). Working with the product does not require special knowledge and training. It is purchased for both professional activities and household needs. You cannot do without it when installing communal systems.
At its core, the klupp resembles a die (or as it is also popularly called "lerka"). The die consists of a small cylindrical part, equipped with recesses for removing chips during work. The die still has special recesses along the entire perimeter of the circle. Inside are combs that are used to cut strips. A distinctive feature of the die is the presence of incisors, which are attached by means of a special holder.
Based on the scope of application, the following types of mechanisms are distinguished:
|Manual||Compact. Designed to perform a small amount of work. Structural elements: handle and clamps. Slicing is carried out by means of a stick. Has different cutting diameters. It weighs a little, the cost is acceptable. If the cutters are worn out, the screw can be unscrewed and the cutting part replaced with a new one. Available with or without a handle. The handle can be a crocodile key.|
|Electric||Belongs to the category of professional. Used for business purposes. Does not require the use of serious physical force. Suitable for working in hard-to-reach areas. Afraid of bad weather and open areas. Completely useless where there is no power supply. It differs from the previous version by the presence of a mechanical drive. The average price is substantial. Outwardly, it resembles a Bulgarian.|
There is one subspecies of hand tools - with a ratchet. It is equipped with a mechanism in a frame, which allows the craftsman not to intercept the handle while carving on a metal structure. A disadvantage is considered to be a significant volume during movements of the forward type.
What should you pay attention to in order to avoid mistakes when choosing? According to buyers, the main selection criteria are:
The recommendations of application specialists are as follows:
Cutting can be metric and inch. The values of the first are indicated in millimeters, the second in inches. If the step is different, then letters are added to the numbers. The angle of application is 60 degrees. In inch dimensions, the angle is 55 degrees.
For cutting strips, a die is used on the outside, a tap inside.
In order for the tool to serve for a long time, you should heed the following advice from professional craftsmen:
The areas of application of the mechanism are various: heat supply, water supply, laying of sewer pipes, gas supply. In addition, the product is used in such cases:
Before cutting, it is necessary to clean the area of rust and paint. Klupp should fit freely in the space between the wall and the pipes. The elements are cut off with a grinder after careful marking.
Which one is better to buy depends on many factors. The best ones lead the rating of quality products. However, it is difficult to call them budget. They meet the standards established at the legislative level. Manufacturers guarantee the quality of products by exercising control at all stages of production.
The domestic market is overflowing with products of both Russian and foreign design, which differ in function, material of manufacture, equipment, thread diameter. Which company is better, everyone determines for himself. But it should be noted that imported popular models are of higher quality. It is advisable to consult with a specialist in advance. Buying the cheapest option at an unverified outlet is not the right decision. The product may be of poor quality and will not help you with repairs.
Professional craftsmen advise you to purchase products that come with replaceable cutters. If there is no function for changing elements, then soon you will have to buy a new tool. When choosing a die for cutting, it is worth taking into account the material of the workpiece and the material that was used to make the cutters. If we conduct a review of user reviews of this type of product, then we can conclude that alloy steel would be the most suitable option.
The model of the Russian brand is produced in the territory of the Middle Kingdom.Differs in quality and reliability. The set includes replaceable cutters. Belongs to the category of inexpensive. The area of use is plumbing work. Right hand thread. Works with conical elements. Meets BSPT standards for standard diameter metal products. In the manufacture of durable steel is used. Weight - 860 grams.
The goods can be purchased at specialized retail outlets or ordered online in the online store. The average price is 986 rubles.
Right-handed model. Made of alloy steel. Key element type R 12. Weight - 2800 grams. Quality product from an American manufacturer. Belongs to the functional category.
How much does the product cost? The average price is 13655 rubles.
The die head cuts metal products quickly and efficiently. It has typical dimensions, which greatly simplifies the installation of various systems. Fits into a special handle or ratchet. Product weight - 1.21 kg. Sold in quality packaging.
The average cost is 10328 rubles.
It is considered a high-strength mechanism, ready to quickly and efficiently apply stripes on the outside of pipe blanks. Designed to function with a ratchet key. Light weight 565 g. Performs ¾ inch BSPT slicing. Head R 11. Despite the Chinese origin, the quality of the product is guaranteed.
Where can you buy the product? In specialized stores. The average cost is 499 rubles.
Masters classify the tool as durable. Made of steel 9 XC. It copes well with durable metal, and does it quickly and accurately. Sold in packaging. Product weight - 730 g.
It is sold at a price of 794 rubles per unit.
It is used for cutting on external threads. A distinctive feature - with full or partial wear of the cutting edges, there is no need to buy a new tool. It is enough to replace the used elements with new ones. The chips formed during machining are effectively removed. The homeland of the brand is Germany, but the production uses the capacities of Chinese enterprises.
How much does the item cost? The average price is 559 rubles.
The manual model is renowned for its quality and reliability. A special holder is required to work with the device. Professionals recommend regular lubrication to prolong the life of the structure. Right direction of application, head - R 11, weight - 590 g. The kit includes the product itself, a box and an instruction manual.
The average price is 522 rubles.
Right-hand thread device. Works with conical elements. Suitable for standard diameter products. Convenient enough to use.Doesn't require any special knowledge and experience. Suitable for both professionals and beginners in plumbing. The product weighs only 560 g.
The average price is 542 rubles.
Manual clamp with the possibility of adjustment. A special device that applies thread to metal products. Diameter does not matter. Manipulations are performed manually. However, no discomfort is felt. Everything happens quickly, efficiently and without significant expenditure of effort and energy. High quality materials are used in the manufacture. The minimum service life is 10 years. The manufacturer guarantees quality and functionality. It can be either left-handed or right-handed. It is realized in a high-quality package.
The average cost is 112,487 rubles.
This product is made in China. Type - manual. Weight - 7 kg. Heads from ½ "to 1.1 / 4". There is a ratchet. Packed in a plastic case. Designed for cutting steel structures. The closed-type ratchet system allows you to make threads with a small pitch, without certain efforts and problems. Equipped with a comfortable grip. The heads included in the set are durable, can be quickly installed, and have a precise fit. Distortions are excluded. The product is included in the TOP of the list.
The average cost is 2746 rubles.
New from the Belarusian manufacturer. Included in the rating of good quality goods. Hand tools are delivered to the counters complete with ratchets and handles, heads ½, ¾, 1, 1.1 / 4. All of this comes in a handy plastic case. Product weight - 3 kg. Designed for pipe cutting. Equipped with a convenient adjustment system. The direction of the ratchet can be easily and quickly set, or it can be fully fixed. The head is securely fastened, quickly installed and removed. The handle is elongated.
The purchase price is 5610 rubles.
The product of German origin is distinguished by its reliability and build quality. Control is carried out at every stage of production. Defects do not enter store shelves. Hand tool, weighs 1.6 kg, without heads. Used for installation and repair work. High quality threading of steel pipes. Equipped with a manual ratchet lock. Has rigid torsion and high precision performance. A long guide is provided to center the pipe. The head is quickly removed and installed. The ratchet is compact, which allows you to work with it in hard-to-reach areas. Equipped with a closed function. Has a reduced angle of 22.5 degrees.
The product can be purchased in the store at a price of 14,132 rubles.
Brand and manufacturer - Germany. The product is intended for cutting pipe and bolt threads. Capable of making nipples. Quick-change tapping heads have holes through which chips are removed from the tool. The device is lightweight and compact, which allows the master to work with the device in hard-to-reach places. The direction of movement of the ratchet can be adjusted. Head replacement is quick and effortless.
The average cost is 25,728 rubles.
The product operates on a 220 V power supply. The kit includes a plastic case, tapping heads and a clamp. Made in Russia. Weighs 11 kg. Power - 1.4 kW. Reliable and handy pipe cutting tool. Light alloys and plastic are used in the manufacture. Rotates at 26 rpm.
The cost of the product is 27,500 rubles.
Good quality Chinese product. Performs pipe threads ½ - 2. Operates from a conventional power supply. Weighs 6.2 kg. Equipped with an oiler, tapping heads. Sold in a convenient case. Tapered gas and water pipes with a diameter of 2 inches. Reverse. It enables the master to perform the work promptly, which significantly reduces the repair process.
The average price is 29956 rubles.
An electrical device with a power of 1.35 kW and a weight of 6 kg has a rotation speed of 32 rpm. Operates from a regular 220 V power supply. It can cut both right and left threads. The engine is reliable and powerful. The switch for reverse is of high quality and convenient. The base of the gearbox is made of aluminum, which is not afraid of mechanical damage. Light weight and small parameters make it possible to operate it in areas with limited access.
The product can be purchased at a price of 30,096 rubles.
The manufacturer has established the production of products for threading. The power of the device is 1.35 kW, it operates at temperatures from -10 to +40 degrees. Maximum rotation speed - 32 rpm. Plugs into the household power supply. The weight of the set is 15 kg, of which the mass of the drive is 6 kg. The heads can be installed on the left and right. Sold with 1/2, ¾, 1, 1 1/4 inch dies. The kit also includes an oiler, a clamp, a set of tapping heads and a transport case.
The average cost is 31,337 rubles.
The product of the Russian manufacturer is distinguished by its good quality and reliability. There is an electric motor with a power of 1.35 kW, powered by a 220 V. The structure weighs 8 kg. Designed to create tapered threads. Works with 2 ”pipes.The set contains four quick-change heads, which are convenient to work with. Standard equipment: oiler, clamp and case for ease of movement and storage.
The average price is 39,780 rubles.
Power tool from the Belarusian manufacturer. Weighs 7.8 kg, is connected to a single-phase 220 V. Engine power - 1.35 kW. The electric drive is reliable and durable, as well as safe. The unit is capable of making tapered threads. It is widely used when carrying out repair work on gas, water, electric pipes. The design is quite comfortable and ergonomic. Belongs to the professional class. Reduces time spent by automatically increasing productivity. Transferring significant loads. Differs in wear resistance.
The average cost is 42,312 rubles.
The product is manufactured by a German company. It weighs 14.5 kg and has a rotation speed of 32 rpm. The view is electric. It is connected to a single-phase power supply. The kit includes an oiler, a pipe clamp (yoke), a plastic case. Scope: repair and installation work in housing and communal services, in various industries, construction sites and so on. It copes well in places that are difficult to access (ceiling, corners, narrow trenches).
The average cost is 41,097 rubles.
Produced by a Korean company that provides a one-year warranty on their product. Low power product - 0.45 kW, metric thread - 10 - 16 mm, weight - 2.7 kg. Used for threading drilled holes. The tap rotates clockwise thanks to the effort of the operator. The chuck has swivel mountings to prevent deviation from the cutting axis. Designed to work with steel and aluminum pipes. There is an extended handle that can be fixed. For easy storage and transportation, a plastic case is provided. Connects to 220 V.
The average price is 44,357 rubles.
Developed by a French company. Average power - 0.8 kW, electric motor, light weight of the structure - 5.8 kg. Makes cutting of steel pipes. Used to work in confined spaces. You can select the optimal speed up to 20 rpm, and the direction of travel. Differs in high performance and wear resistance. Able to withstand significant loads for a long time. Equipped with a set of dies, a vice and a suitcase.
The product can be purchased at specialized retail outlets at a price of 59,496 rubles.
The product is produced by a Spanish company. Weighs 4.9 kg. The maximum rotation speed is 20 rpm. Used to make threaded connections on pipes.Small dimensions make it possible to operate it in difficult conditions. Able to withstand intense loads. Wear-resistant aluminum is used to create the gearbox. Differs in durability and high level of force transfer. The protective case is made of high quality plastic with fiber optic. Fixation of the die head takes place on both sides. There is an electronic reverse. The return stroke is carried out at a uniform speed.
The average price is 58,390 rubles.
Do not think that hand tools are worse than electrical counterparts. It all depends on the scope of use. Sometimes the first option is preferable when it comes to home repairs or occasional use of the device. Only if there is a need to use the unit on a professional basis on a daily basis, you need to think about purchasing an expensive automated copy.