Post Number: 1648
|Posted on Monday, 13 March, 2017 - 04:38: |
I'm trying to buy a metric die ( M12 1.0) and was wondering if anyone knew of a good US online tool supplier.
I'm trying to rescue a MPH speedometer I bought some time ago. The thread where the cable screws in at the back is crossed. I hired a thread restorer set from Autozone but i'm finding the thread file too risky to use. The ironic thing is the set has 3 M12 restoration dies but the pitches are 1.75, 1.50 and 1.25. Sod's law that the 1.00 pitch wasn't included. This is a very fine thread and the local factors (Harbor freight, Sears etc) do not stock them.
Post Number: 159
|Posted on Monday, 13 March, 2017 - 05:59: |
Hello Geoff, I have a box full of weirdo taps and dies but I don't have that size. The first place I usually check for weird dies is eBay. Here is one guy selling what you need but it ships from China:
If you want it faster and want to pay more money for it, MSC has everything:
BTW, as a rule of thumb, round dies are made from High-Speed Steel. Hex dies are made from lower quality carbon steel and are considered re-threading dies. They are suitable only for chasing threads on parts that are already threaded. A hex die will not cut satisfactory threads on an unthreaded shaft.
Almost all taps and dies available in a hardware store are going to be made from cheaper stuff.
I've never seen HSS taps and/or dies in a store like Sears, Lowes, Home Depot or Harbor Freight.
Geoff, your speedo is a good example of something that could use a rethreading die.
Post Number: 313
|Posted on Monday, 13 March, 2017 - 06:17: |
I've been using MSC for years. They've also got a UK branch which has proved handy since I moved to Ireland, though they don't seem to stock quite as much stuff.
Post Number: 1649
|Posted on Monday, 13 March, 2017 - 06:28: |
Many thanks for your reply. I'll go with MSC. This is a useful site to add to my list for future purchases. Thanks also for the information on the different types of taps and dies. This is really useful for someone like me who does not come from an engineering background.
Post Number: 1650
|Posted on Monday, 13 March, 2017 - 06:31: |
Cheers Jeff for your reply. We posted at the same time.
Post Number: 327
|Posted on Monday, 13 March, 2017 - 09:40: |
I don't know if you are familiar with wholsale tool. I don't know how national they are but they have a outlet near me in Stoughton MA USA and have a range of qualities in everything. Clones to Mitutoyo etc.
I didn't check the size die you mention, but I'm sure they would have one. They also have a paper catalog.
Also, in the MSC type industrial supply catagory there is Garinger
Post Number: 1651
|Posted on Monday, 13 March, 2017 - 13:49: |
I clean forgot about Grainger. I did not know about Wholesale Tool so thanks for the info. I've just checked and they both have warehouses nearby. Too late now as I have already ordered the die online, however great for my future requirements. Many thanks.
Post Number: 24
|Posted on Monday, 13 March, 2017 - 21:34: |
East Bridgewater Ma. Here. Grainger is a good bet.
Post Number: 328
|Posted on Tuesday, 14 March, 2017 - 06:16: |
Just at Bridgewater- Raynam last night! Small World.