Lefthanded taps and dies

Petri Sallinen
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Lefthanded taps and dies

Postby Petri Sallinen » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:41 pm

Hi,
Has anybody any ideas where I will find M1 and M1,4 (or correspondence BA) lefthanded taps and dies (for making working screw couplings)?

Petri Sallinen
Helsinki, Finland

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Wizard of the Moor
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Re: Lefthanded taps and dies

Postby Wizard of the Moor » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:59 pm

Hi Petri,

You could try Tracy Tools in the UK.

They claim to have all metric taps from M1 to M30 with both right-hand and left-hand threads available.

I have no connection with them, other than as a satisfied customer. Their mail order service is very good also.
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Re: Lefthanded taps and dies

Postby Petri Sallinen » Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:43 pm

Hi James,

I thank you for your information. Sounds great — I will be in contact with them.

Petri

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Re: Lefthanded taps and dies

Postby Russ Elliott » Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:28 pm

If Tracy doesn't have what you want, try http://www.tapdie.com (or http://www.tap-die.com).

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Re: Lefthanded taps and dies

Postby grovenor-2685 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:16 pm

If Tracy doesn't have what you want, try http://www.tapdie.com


Hmm, 16BA dies on special at £50), reduced from £120, Tracy knocks em out for £12, :(
And you need to get down to 16BA if you are modelling in P4 or P87, 1mm will be too big.
Anyway if its any help you can find drawings of the wagon couplings here http://www.norgrove.me.uk/couplings.htm
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Re: Lefthanded taps and dies

Postby Malc in Brum » Sat Aug 14, 2010 12:31 pm

Petri Sallinen wrote:Hi,
Has anybody any ideas where I will find M1 and M1,4 (or correspondence BA) lefthanded taps and dies (for making working screw couplings)?

Petri Sallinen
Helsinki, Finland


It's a little known engineering secret that you can make left hand threads just by turning a right hand tap or die, anti-clockwise.

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Re: Lefthanded taps and dies

Postby grovenor-2685 » Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:18 pm

It's a little known engineering secret that you can make left hand threads just by turning a right hand tap or die, anti-clockwise.

Its not April 1st. Malc. :D
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