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Forum topic by Abbott posted 10-04-2010 02:10 AM 1454 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Abbott

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10-04-2010 02:10 AM

I have been waiting several months for Lee Valley to re-stock their Thread Identifier . They finally did and mine will be here tomorrow afternoon!!! I am really looking forward to it’s arrival.

Better hurry if you want one

They are going for $19.50 plus shipping.

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newbiewoodworker

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#1 posted 10-04-2010 02:30 AM

Too complicated for me! I usually just replace the whole nut and bolt… or just rethread the nut the good ol’ fasion way… pair of vice-grips on the nut, a ratchet on the bolt, and a bit of patience/strength…. lol

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#2 posted 10-04-2010 02:52 AM

That is what this is for, to identify the thread of the nut, bolt, stud or threaded hole so you know what replacement to purchase.

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#3 posted 10-04-2010 03:26 PM

Hi Abbott!
That would be a good choice for anyone contemplating new stuff for their toolbox! For repairing a stripped thread, or fabricating metal for machinery modifications, this is an essential tool!
This is my Thread Pitch Gauge, I got it at “Enco” in Massachusetts, years ago. Was about $4. Served me well, for measuring any screw or threaded stock. Whenever I needed to find the pitch of a threaded hole, I’d find a screw or bolt that fits, then use the gauge on it.
Thread Pitch gauge

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Abbott

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#4 posted 10-04-2010 04:31 PM

Hey Kat, I cannot view the photo.

My pleasure knucklenut…I learned of this great tool here on the forums about 6 months ago. By the time I tried to order one they were out of stock and stayed that way for several months. I am really looking forward to finally owning one.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#5 posted 10-04-2010 06:48 PM

I had been wanting one for some time. I ordered one during the recent free shipping promotion. Also got a number of nice Christmas gifts for my grandkids.

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#6 posted 10-05-2010 05:15 AM

At first I thought this was one of Lee Valley’s famous April 1st gag ads… and I am still not sure our legs aren’t being collectively pulled here. Couldn’t you just make this for a few bucks of bolts and nuts and a cutoff from the scrap bucket? Maybe I’m missing something here.

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#7 posted 10-05-2010 05:25 AM

Mine arrived today and I sure am pleased with it.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#8 posted 10-05-2010 07:07 AM

Hi Abbott,

Probably nice to have,may have the odd use for the very small sizes. Unless are working with some odd ball stuff from Britain with BA or Whitworth threads, most are pretty easy to figure out by eye and vernier. The thread gages ( TPG) above are the standard in the industry. Metric is the easiest once you understand the pitch/size relationship.
Looks like the ones you see at some hardware stores where they sell fasteners,a fancier version.
Good luck with your new purchase.

Thanks jb

-- Playing with wood and metal for the last 50 years, driving and building Land Cruisers for the last 40. Experience is what you get when you don't know what you are doing.

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