|Forum topic by DannyBoy||posted 06-01-2009 02:50 AM||1004 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
06-01-2009 02:50 AM
I’m working on getting this bandsaw a budy gave me working and I came accross an interesting snag. The screws on it are all metric (of course). But the funny thing is, the ones that I don’t have enough of are M6 with 1.25 threads. As far as I can tell, this aren’t really made much any more. That is, I can’t find them at Lowes or Ace Westlake.
So, I figure if I do some looking I could probably find an M6 with 1.25 threads somewhere. But just in case, I’m looking into a plan ‘B’.
I just read in Shop Notes and they opened my eyes to a wonderful tool called the Tap and Dye. I seriously never new that this was what this tool was for. Dumb me, huh?
So, I’m considering getting a small set and using the tap to re-bore some of the holes to accept a slightly bigger screw (maybe something that isn’t metric). But, I wanted to get some input first. The part that I am going to be tapping is the table for the saw on the underside.
Anyone think this will work? Is there anyone who has some tips on when I do this? Any other optoins other than Plan ‘A’ and Plan ‘B’ that I haven’t thought of?
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