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.
From: oldtools@g... On Behalf Of Kirk Eppler via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 11:23 AM
To: Ray S.
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
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.
Kirk Eppler in Half Moon Bay, CA