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Review by racerglen posted 919 days ago 2397 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a very usesfull tool for doing just what it says and doing it prety well.
It works on any type thread, metric, ASA or even Whitworth.
Great for getting rid of rust and grunge and even burrs.
From the catalogue..

Universal Thread Restorer

“Most thread restorers require separate inserts to match the specific threads of a damaged bolt. This one doesn’t. The patented yet simple design allows the hardened steel cutters to adjust to any size, pitch or direction of thread — Imperial or metric from 5/32” to 1/2” (4mm to 13mm).
Attached behind the damaged area, the tool is rotated along the length of the threads from the inside out, cleaning unwanted deposits (accumulated dirt, rust, paint, etc.) at the same time as it reshapes any damaged portions.

Great for repairing fixed bolts on bikes, machinery, automobiles, etc. A highly useful tool.

Universal Thread Restorer
27K08.06 $26.50 “

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada




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#1 posted 919 days ago

thanks Glen. I’ve looked at this a couple of times. Craftsman has one as well. I wasn’t sure how it worked but always thought it would be handy if it worked well. Thanks for the review.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#2 posted 919 days ago

Don, I’ve had mine for a few years now, and while it isn’t the same as running a die over the threads, who can aford all those !
Besides, works great on odball stuff like the weird Stanley plane threads
;-)

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#3 posted 919 days ago

oddball stuff like the weird Stanley plane threads is what I wanted it for. I have a cheap set of dies for smaller stuff and I don’t usually run into the big stuff.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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#4 posted 919 days ago

Ingenious! Thanks for the review Glen, that’s good to know. I’ve got a set of metric taps and dies, but like you say, who can afford or want to get weird threads that they might only use once.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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#5 posted 919 days ago

It’s an Israeli development.
Lee Valley also has a set of universal internal thread restorers.

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#6 posted 919 days ago

very good. thnx for the review

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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