Taps & Dies Useful Tables

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Ricardo Kuhn, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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  2. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    I have seeing the Stock bolt question here a few bunch of times, how do i repair a damage threed , evertyhing is expplain there in the subsquental champers and videos, vary basic for most (Me at least that I.m hack) but i have learn a few little tricks too..
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  3. rg500

    rg500 Been here awhile

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    if you can't find any tables( in this day of google) the formula for tap drill size is major diameter minus the pitch...
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  4. Kommando

    Kommando Long timer

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    I chop the busted fastener as flat as possible. Then I dimple it dead center with a spring-loaded center punch. Drill with progressively larger bits until you get close to threads. Then run a tapered tap through. I rarely have to use a helicoil or the like.
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  5. shovelstrokeed

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    There is a wonderful book called Mark's Handbook of Mechanical Engineering. I have two copies, one from 1933, which was my father's and mine from 1971. All mechanical wisdom is contained therein. You can even learn stuff from the book.
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    Stan_R80/7 Beastly Gnarly

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  7. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    That's pretty cool, thanks for sharing.

    If you want a wall chart, mcmaster-carr, bronw and sharpe, starrett, and every industrial supply house out there will send you one if you ask nicely on the phone while ordering things. Very handy when the drill comes out to triple check you're doing it right :)
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  8. homemadetools

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    Jon here from HomemadeTools.net.

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  9. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Are you kidding me, you site rules, someday I send you a few stupid and maybe no so stupid projects...

    Thanks for keeping the brainics alive...
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  10. homemadetools

    homemadetools n00b

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    Thanks for the thanks Ricardo! We've found motorcycle guys are some of the best homemade tool builders and appreciators.
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