M2 Left hand thread screws

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M2 Left hand thread screws

Postby Dave Osborne » January 7th, 2018, 2:55 pm

Does anyone know where to buy M2 left hand threaded screws / bolts / rod? I want to make a turnbuckle but cannot find one long enough in M2. I have a centre of the turnbuckle that will do the job and I can make the right hand threaded part OK from some normal threaded rod but the left hand thread part is proving difficult to source so I could use a screw or bolt with the head cut off. Steel, stainless or brass are OK.

Of course I can get a left hand die and cut the thread myself but is prone to bending the rod at these small diameters so I would prefer a ready made article if possible.

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Re: M2 Left hand thread screws

Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » January 7th, 2018, 4:19 pm

Ive died lots of M2 in my job, but long lengths, and never left hand, we use expensive dies, and a 4 cutter coventary die box. Bit specialist, best of luck,

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Re: M2 Left hand thread screws

Postby Arthur Fielding » January 7th, 2018, 5:57 pm

Hi
Have a look at Mick Reeves models( under accessories he sells 2m turnbuckles L-R hand thread . And lots of other bits as well.
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Re: M2 Left hand thread screws

Postby Dave Osborne » January 7th, 2018, 6:39 pm

Thanks.

Nothing on Mick Reeves's site that fits the bill unfortunately. Ordered a die to try and cut it myself but if anyone knows would still be interested!!

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Re: M2 Left hand thread screws

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Re: M2 Left hand thread screws

Postby richard armstrong » January 25th, 2018, 8:28 pm

i am in the process of making left hnd turnbuckle locking nuts i have the m2 T&D what length and material u wanting to make the treaded rod from?
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Re: M2 Left hand thread screws

Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » January 25th, 2018, 8:56 pm

How much did you pay for your tap and die Richard?

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Re: M2 Left hand thread screws

Postby richard armstrong » January 25th, 2018, 9:06 pm

rdg tools, i think about £2O as i got the 3 tap set, and die with die holder but i did get both m2 and m3 sets so i cannot be sure
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Re: M2 Left hand thread screws

Postby Dave Osborne » January 25th, 2018, 10:24 pm

Thanks for the offer. I have managed to make the threaded rod, I got my LH die from RDG tools as well!! The nuts would be useful though. Perhaps you can make me 6 or so (if its worth your while). Let me know. Material is not too important, whatever you are going to use yourself would be ok as its for some undercarriage door actuating rods so no big loads etc. The threaded bar I made is brass if that helps.

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Re: M2 Left hand thread screws

Postby richard armstrong » January 25th, 2018, 11:44 pm

i am using 5mm hex brass to make locking nuts i can make a few extra

let em know what size you need i am making m3 at the mo but can russel up m2 once i comeplete the run i have 52 lh to make i am at 15 so far
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Re: M2 Left hand thread screws

Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » January 26th, 2018, 10:40 am

I can get you short lengths of hex brass stock through work for a small cost, in fact, I can get short pieces of anything you want at a fraction of the price from anywere else, it’s all legit, and operated through our bar end policy, watch your core drill size, not much meat there, no bigger that 1.62

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Re: M2 Left hand thread screws

Postby richard armstrong » January 26th, 2018, 11:01 am

alan i need more 5mm hex brass how much?
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Re: M2 Left hand thread screws

Postby Jack Kennedy » January 26th, 2018, 2:23 pm

Richard, give these People a try Tracy Tools Ltd
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Re: M2 Left hand thread screws

Postby richard armstrong » January 26th, 2018, 6:43 pm

Jack Kennedy wrote:Richard, give these People a try Tracy Tools Ltd


thanks jack
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Re: M2 Left hand thread screws

Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » January 26th, 2018, 7:43 pm

Not in work while Monday Richard, leave it with me,


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