My (somewhat limited) experience is that the so-called 'dies' are really
only thread chasers. If you try to use them to actually thread, say, a
pipe or rod the die will wander laterally and you won't get a straight
thread. I don't know if actual 'dies' are available outside a machine
shop but, probably the only way to get a straight thread is with a lathe.
On 5/13/2020 6:49 AM, Bob Haskell wrote:
> If the pipe is 1/2" outside diameter, then a 1/2"-13 UNC or 20 UNF die
> would be used.Â Pipe is usually given by the inside diameter and
> normally has tapered threads (NPT), in the US.Â A 1/2" pipe would use
> a 1/2" NPT die which is much larger than the 1/2"-13 or 20 dies.
> Bob Haskell
> Austin Healey 3000 BN7/BT7 registrar
> On 5/13/20 7:12 AM, Tom Felts wrote:
>> Totally off Healey content, but here is a stupid question Re. dies.Â
>> I have a piece of 1/2" OD steel pipe I want to thread (the outside).Â
>> I don't know the die size to use.Â A 1/2" die seems way too small.Â
>> Anyone know what size die to use?Â the number of threads doesn't
>> matter---just the size of the die.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Michael MacLean <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> To: 'Healeys' <email@example.com>, simon lachlan
>> Sent: Wed, 13 May 2020 02:51:28 -0400 (EDT)
>> Subject: Re: [Healeys] BSF Taps and Dies
>> I just want them to clean up threads.Â Should be adequate for that..
>> Mike M
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