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November 2018 Gage Report

Holiday Closing Closing for Thanksgiving In celebration of Thanksgiving and to give our employees time to celebrate with their families, Gagemaker will be closed Thursday, November 22, 2018 and Friday, November 23, 2017. We will reopen Monday, November 26, 2018 under our normal hours. Gagemaker wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday! Holiday Schedule Closed: […]

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August 2018 Gage Report

Labor Day Holiday Closing Labor Day Closing In observance of Labor Day and to give our employees time to relax with their families, Gagemaker will be closed Monday, September 3, 2018. We reopen Tuesday, September 4, 2018 under our normal hours. Gagemaker wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday! Holiday Schedule Closed: Monday, September 3rd, 2018 […]

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June 2018 Gage Report

July 4th Holiday Closing July 4th Closing In celebration of Independence Day and to give our employees time to celebrate with their families, Gagemaker will be closed Wednesday, July 4, 2018. We will be open Monday and Tuesday, July 2-3, 2017 and will reopen Thursday, July 5, 2018 under our normal hours. Gagemaker wishes everyone […]

Gage Tip of the Month

March 2018

When inspecting 2⅜” and 2⅞” tubing with an MRP-1000 or MRP-2000, save time by quickly checking the PD at only one location. Because ovality typically isn’t a concern for small diameter tubing, an average of high and low readings is not necessary.

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March 2018 Gage Report

MRP SPEC 5B APP RELEASED! Ovality & Standoff Calculator The release of API’s Sixteenth Edition of the 5B Specification created questions for many of you. Well, Gagemaker has a new FREE tool to help you. Crest diameter and thread ovality are new inspection requirements. Gagemaker’s MRP® and MRP AIR® Gages inspect crest diameter and ovality […]

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January 2018 Gage Report

NEW API 5B RELEASED! New Inspection Requirements During the holidays, API released the Sixteenth edition of the 5B Specification for Threading, Gauging, and Inspection of Casing, Tubing, and Line Pipe Threads. The effective date for the Sixteenth Edition of the 5B Specification is July 1st. The new specification has major changes that you need to […]

Gage Tip of the Month

December 2017

When using a rod standard or gauge blocks to set the “B” dimension (the distance between the shoe and the wear pad) on an MRP® gage, the position of both the shoe and arm are crucial. To ensure proper position when locking an arm, place and hold your finger on the shoe against the standard […]

Gage Tip of the Month

June 2017

Tired of measuring Buttress Thread groove widths using old Go/No Go gages or by hauling mold samples to an optical comparator? As an easier alternative, Gagemaker now provides a gage to directly measure tooth width easily wherever the part is. The TW-6001 gage comes equipped with a .0005″ reading indicator and a setting standard to […]

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January 2017 Gage Report

API 7-2 SECOND EDITION JAN. 2017 PUBLISHED! You have until June 6, 2017 to comply with the new American Petroleum Institute’s (API) 7-2 Inspection Specification for Rotary Shouldered Connections. We’ve highlighted some key points below: • Resolution of Indicators   Indicator resolution requirements have been updated for all lead, height, and taper gages. (API 7-2 7.4.1, […]

Gage Tip of the Month

April 2016

Typically, if an internal threaded part is cut too large (too much material removed during threading), it ends up being rejected or scrapped. Because API RSC threads are tapered, moving the shoulder back makes the “over-sized” thread essentially “smaller.” When cutting/inspecting an internal API box rotary shouldered connection, it is not necessary to scrap the […]