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Offline Swarfing

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Nuts o Nuts
« on: February 08, 2011, 04:50:23 PM »
Thought i would drop this in as i thought was a good idea even though not new.

http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=43645

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Offline j45on

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Re: Nuts o Nuts
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2011, 05:49:23 PM »
That might come in handy soon  :thumbup:
Thanks for sharing.
Jason

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Re: Nuts o Nuts
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2011, 11:55:46 PM »
This is perfect timing for me...

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Offline MikeA

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Re: Nuts o Nuts
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2011, 08:44:27 AM »
Hello all,

I'd just like to add my $0.02 on this method - just recently had cause to use it as the Z axis on my Maximat V10P milling head stripped out the unusual thread on the nut  - just over 0.55" X 16 TPI (evidently a unique acme used by Emco Maier). With replacements non-existent, it was either come up with a way to replace it entirely, and in all probability with a 5/8"X8 Acme, or make a new nut.

In desperation I tried the acetal method and so far it is working perfectly, in many ways, better than the original, but worn, nut. I highly recommend this method if one cannot get or make a replacement nut.

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Mike
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Re: Nuts o Nuts
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2011, 01:01:15 PM »
I do use delrin/ acetol nuts on my CNC router but have always cut the threads with a home made tap. this has always been satisfactory but i must admit this method is a better approach to it. The only issue as to have a sacrificial piece of the screw, in the long term though to make a batch up is a lot cheaper.
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Re: Nuts o Nuts
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2011, 01:40:57 PM »
Mike,

Do you have any pictures of the nut you made?

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Offline Jasonb

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Re: Nuts o Nuts
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2011, 01:52:41 PM »
Mike it was probably a 14mm leadscrew and may well have been the metric 30degree trapizoidal form rather than 29 degree acme. I think thats what my old Ecomat 8.6 used. They would have used the same 14mm dia but a metric pitch on the metric machines.

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Re: Nuts o Nuts
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2011, 04:12:50 PM »
Sorry Eric i don't and it is fitted to the machine.
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Offline Blade

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Re: Nuts o Nuts
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2011, 03:16:53 PM »
Thanks for the link. That could be an easy fix for a lot of tools. I wonder how much pressure it can take?