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VERY Clever Thread Restorer

Post by ARCHINSTL » Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:27 pm

http://www.griotsgarage.com/product/too ... estorer.do
I found this while perusing Griot's. I've never seen one like this; it looks pretty handy since it starts from the inside threads. Pricey, at $35, but pretty cool - and it is adjustable to work on SAE as well.
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Re: VERY Clever Thread Restorer

Post by takza » Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:24 am

The best bolts have rolled threads in the first place...not cut threads. Looks like it would work OK. I'd buy a new bolt if possible.
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Post by Petros » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:52 pm

it seems to me at that price you can buy a proper die set from Harbor Freight for doing proper thread restoration.
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Post by ARCHINSTL » Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:20 pm

I think the idea here is that sometimes the ending threads on a bolt are too boogered for a die to get a proper purchase on the end of the bolt.
I have some nice taps and dies from the bike shop days - and the previously mentioned really handy rethreading file * from doing the front suspension.
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* http://www.tercel4wd.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=3267
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Re: VERY Clever Thread Restorer

Post by SynthDesign » Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:52 pm

I have something very similar to that from WWII. It came with a German MG34 Cleaning kit. Mine only does 18mm to 54mm with a 1mm thread tooth and I've only used it for chasing steerer tubes on bicycles. Something smaller would be great for a 4x4 tool kit. I can't really see bringing a full die set but that tool could find a home for an emergency situation.

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Post by ARCHINSTL » Tue Oct 02, 2012 11:29 pm

OT, but - from an MG 34 cleaning kit ? ? ?
There must be a story there...
A long, long, time ago I heard an MG 34 and its successor, the MG 42, fired in a comparison with our then-standard light equivalent, the M-1919 .30 cal.
The US MG cycled at 500+/-, the MG 34 at 800/900 and the MG 42 at an OMG 1200 rounds per minute.
If the sound of the 34 was scary, the sound of the 42 was terrifying.
I had some experience with the M-1919, but cannot imagine facing those German guns.
Glad I did not fight the Germans in WWII...
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Re: VERY Clever Thread Restorer

Post by larry mcgrath » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:55 am

Your Snap-On tool dealer sells thread chasers (male and female) that are not so cumberson and bulkey to use and not that pricy. I have a set of SAE and metric -they look like a regular nut for bolts and a hex rod that has a tap on it for internal threads,bouth are a good investment in your tool box. Realy nice in close quarters.

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