1/8" ip hex die

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Old 09-21-03, 03:12 PM
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1/8" ip hex die

I need to extend the threads on a brass pipe on a lamp I'm refurbishing. Can anyone point me in the right direction to get a 1/8" ip hex die? Thanks
 
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Old 09-21-03, 06:24 PM
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Old 09-21-03, 07:33 PM
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I could only find info on x-ray spectometry at the msc link.
Too expensive to use on a lamp restoration.

<img src="http://www.morsecuttingtools.com/images/7200.jpg">

For this type of die you should be able to look up an industrial supplier near you or contact Morse
 
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Old 09-21-03, 10:22 PM
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http://www.mscdirect.com/

This is the link for MSC Tool Supply.

Good luck
 
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Old 09-23-03, 07:10 AM
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Is 1/8"IP = 3/8-27?
 
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Old 09-23-03, 07:24 AM
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No. IP is Iron Pipe and the threads are cut on a taper to seal.
 
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Old 09-23-03, 12:39 PM
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I'm pretty sure that cutting 1/8" IP threads on your lamp will require a 3/8-27 die. They go anywhere from $4.95 for cheap import to $12.95 for top quality. I believe JTS Machinery Supply in Mentor, Ohio has them - round yes, hex maybe, not sure. JTS is good source. http://www.jtsmach.com I suggest them becasue they deal direct to you, no middlemen, AND no minimum order.
 
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Old 09-28-03, 04:51 AM
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I paid $110 for a 76 piece Craftsman Tap and Die set (metric and standard) off Ebay. Goes for 170 bones new from Sears and mine was new in the case.

I'm betting Sears goes to one of the major vendors for these items, as they are USA made and seem to be good quality.

Original poster: You might try Sears as one possibility.
 
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