Re: Metric Thread Dial

Steven H

And the same method (engaging the half nuts and leaving them engaged) is one sure method to use when cutting imperial (inch) threads with a metric lead screw lathe.

Steve Haskell

On Jan 3, 2021, at 1:13 PM, Jim_B <jim@...> wrote:

On Jan 3, 2021, at 1:02 PM, Bill in OKC too via <wmrmeyers@...> wrote:

Somebody is sure to pipe up that they prefer doing this with inch threads even if they have a thread dial. This definitely works.

End Quite


But only if the thread length is short. 

Perhaps less than 1”, Much longer and the thread dial is a better choice. 

I do use this procedure quite often.

Jim B.

Jim B

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