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276349 Ray S. <rsheley@r...> 2022‑09‑20 Re: Obsolete thread sizes
I also buy up taps, dies, decent drill bits, files, that I find and like you,
have a collection of obsolete sizes, just not the right one.
Thanks for the info, much appreciated.

-----Original Message-----
From: oldtools@g...  On Behalf Of Kirk Eppler via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 11:23 AM
To: Ray S. 
Cc: porch 
Subject: Re: [oldtools] Obsolete thread sizes

I occasionally run into 12-24, and some small sizes like 5-40 4-36 on dividers
and calipers, the choices are endless on old stuff.  I just buy every old tap
and die set I find.

I got my pair of 12-20  at $40, but now more availability

You can get your die here

And choices on taps

Kirk in Half Moon Bay, CA, looking for a lost pressure regulator for a grill
last night.

On Tue, Sep 20, 2022 at 7:57 AM Ray S.  wrote:

> I recently bought a Disston Compass saw that is complete but 
> cosmetically worn, including a wavy blade with the requisite rust and white
> I took it apart as a first step towards starting work on it in 
> preparation for putting it aside for month's (Years?)  before getting 
> back to it. 😊
> While apart I though "Lets make a quill to screw the saw nuts into for 
> cleaning on my drill."
> My eyeball gauge indicated an anomaly in front of me and after doing 
> some measuring and checking with a thread gage I now believe that I am 
> looking at a #12-20 thread.
> I  guess it was foolish of me to believe that this affliction was 
> reserved only for Stanley tools.
> Where I live used to have many tradesmen, toolmakers, machinists and I 
> often buy stuff and sometimes find odd sizes of tooling in my collection.
> Not this size though.
> Does anyone have any recommendation for Taps and Die sizes that are 
> used most often in tool restoration efforts?
> It most likely won't be worth the expense at this time in my life, but 
> I need to at least check on it.
> Thanks.

Kirk Eppler in Half Moon Bay, CA 

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