Ridgid 36345 1/2″ to 1″ Manual Ratchet Threader Set Review

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Ridgid 1/2″ to 1″ Manual Ratchet Threader Set

Ridgid 36345 1/2-Inch to 1-Inch Capacity Manual Exposed Ratchet Threader Set

Ridgid pipe threader head.

This is quite the manly tool .  It is easy to use and fun to get familiar with.  It is kind of expensive in my opinion and the purchase of it shouldn’t be taken lightly.  It is highly recommended though.

Rating: ★★★★½

List Price: $229.95

Price: $219.00 + Free Shipping

You Save: $10.95 (5%)

Thread any size pipe under 1″.  Comes with the ratcheting handle, the head, thread cutting heads, cutting oil.

  • Capacity – 1/2″-1″
  • Ridgid covers its products with a lifetime warranty against defects for the life of the tool
  • Model 00-R
  • Includes: die heads, ratchet assembly, ratchet handle and alloy dies
  • Uses 12-R dies in die head Read more

Ideal Wire Stripper Review

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My Ideal wire stripper from my pouch.

A perfect set of wire strippers to me only needs a few requirements:

  • Ergonomic for my hand.
  • Work efficient.
  • Ease of use.
  • Insulated

This exact Ideal wire stripper meets those needs plus it simplifies your task and hey, it kind of sounds cool ha ha. More on that below.

Sure there are plenty of different kinds of wire strippers – the coaxial kind, the type for Romex, and then even the conventional straight pull type, which is in one of these guldang pictures around here. as well. My favorite kind, and yours should be too is this Ideal wire stripper.

Everyone at work that I’ve converted to this type has loved it and wondered why they waited. It becomes almost like a machine in your hand when you get good with it. You start stripping so many wires that you can look at the wire size and just know where to put it into the Ideal wire stripper.

Then you just line it up, squeeze, and she’s done. Simple as that. Some little insulation bit gets stripped off and usually flung onto the floor. No more pulling, twisting, straining even to strip a wire. And with the Ideal wire stripper, you can strip a wire with less room because you don’t need to actually hold the wire when you do it. The tool crimps down for you ahead of where it will strip, pre-measured.

Anyways, keep on reading if you’d like to check out my Ideal wire stripper review. Actually I don’t know how much of a review it is as much as it is a story about why I like them.

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Fluke Volt Alert

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The fluke pocket voltage sensor in action. Hot cord!

This $20 pocket device can save your life!

This voltage sensor from Fluke is a critical tool for anyone that works out in the field or does any sort of repair around their home.  Electricians, maintenance, service, safety personnel, and homeowners can quickly test for energized circuits in the workplace or at home.

Voltage sensors allow you to quickly check to see if a circuit you are about to work on is hot or dead (has electricity present or not.) Read more