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Dave Smith    Posted 01-12-2016 at 12:28:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Thread chasers
  • Anyone else use thread chasers?
    They do not cut new threads, They just clean them and straighten them out.
    Using taps and dies some time remove too much metal, making the fit slopy.
    I have used them for years and been happy with them.
    Dave <*)))><

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 01-16-2016 at 13:31:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Thread chasers
  • I have one of these which has worked very good for me. The problem is, if I had 4 (Basement, Garage, Daughter's and Farm) at least 3 would end up in one place and I would not be able to find any!


    TimW(PA)    Posted 01-15-2016 at 18:23:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Thread chasers
  • I have a set of thread files that I use. I've never seen the ones Ed posted. However the thread files are great as well. I use them for a quick and dirty thread gauge too. they come in Standard and Metric threads as well as fine and coarse

    John in Mich    Posted 01-22-2016 at 18:31:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Thread chasers
  • I have a set of those files. Then can be bought through McMaster Carr and I'm sure other sources. Only problem that I have with them is in close quarters. The thread chaser did the job. I'm looking to buy more sizes.

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 01-13-2016 at 19:45:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Thread chasers
  • I've been using them since you told me about them at one of our past steak fry's, Dave. Had never heard of them before then. They have saved my butt a number of times since then.

    Steve VA    Posted 01-14-2016 at 13:12:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Thread chasers
  • Can you guys post a picture and or show us how to use a chaser?? I have used taps and dies to try and clean up threads, but usually end up cutting new threads or taking them all off. I will try google as well... thanks.

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 01-14-2016 at 13:21:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Thread chasers
  • Very much like using a die, but without the metal removal.

    Ed Ridgeway CO    Posted 01-12-2016 at 21:52:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Re: Thread chasers
  • I've got one top drawer of my tool box, saved my but many times.

    John in Mich    Posted 01-12-2016 at 16:38:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Re: Thread chasers
  • Funny you should bring that up. I just bought a thread chaser (not a die) 5/8 x18 for wheel to dish bolts on a 9N that I am working on.
    I looked at McMaster Carr and the first one I found was about $19. Further search on their website and I found one for $2.08 plus shipping.
    A friend who buys from them often for his foundry ordered 2, 1 for him and 1 for me. He would buy his if I paid the shipping for both. OK, still saving money.
    Now the fun. Weeks ago, he bought a banding machine, banding and tools from me for $200. I wanted cash so he gave me rolled quarters. BIG LAUGH at McD coffee. My turn. For what I owed him I paid him $8 in quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies in a zip lock bag, at McD. Real big laugh when I shook the bag before giving it to him.
    Also I know that he has not counted it because I put an extra penny in the bag, 6 total. He he.

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