Thread cutting inserts and holder

  1. RaceDiagnostics Forum Supporter

    I've been cutting some threads in brass lately and was pleased with the results.

    The tool (that came with the lathe).

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    The results.

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    But I now want to try with internal and external inserts on harder steel but am not sure which tools to buy.

    I think these will allow me to cut metric threads which is all I will need. Banggood a bit more expensive than ebay, but are they any better?

    External cutter.

    ~£16 https://uk.banggood.com/SER1212H16-...uhPxPKKdLqaYRGBoCDd8QAvD_BwE&cur_warehouse=CN

    ~£12 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SER1212H...081376?hash=item263de391a0:g:-40AAOSwtbBe6Iqw

    Internal cutter.

    ~£17 https://uk.banggood.com/SNR0010K11-...l?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=CN#jsReviewsWrap

    ~£10 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SNR0010K...016809?hash=item4b778909a9:g:34YAAOSwLNtejDZt

    This is just for hobby use so I don't need "pro" quality, any thoughts.
     
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  2. Kram

    Kram Member

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    I prefer full form inserts
    www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293529342317
    Seller can make up mixed boxes.
    I also got the 16IR set but they have quite a big minimum bore about 16-18mm? Not used yet.
    www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303516548099
    www.ebay.co.uk/itm/303400259373

    I have only done through bore internal threads. If you do threading upto shoulders, safer to run away from chuck. Ive bought tools for it, not tried yet. Needs an snl tool, probably a shim and this is the only place I know of for full profile 11nl inserts
    www.shop-apt.co.uk/metric-iso-internal-threading-inserts/11nl-100-iso-t300-threading-inserts-internal-left-hand.html
    Which I bought 1, 1.5 and 2mm pitch, should cover anything I need to do.
     
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  3. Seadog

    Seadog Forum Supporter

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    I use Shopapt for my inserts. They've a wide selection of metric and Imperial.
     
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  4. RaceDiagnostics Forum Supporter

    Can someone educate me about AG60 vs full form inserts please?

    Is the AG60 a generic insert that can be used to cut any metric thread?
     
  5. Seadog

    Seadog Forum Supporter

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    The AG60 will cut a range of thread sizes whereas the full form is one size only. It has a trimmer edge which tops the thread once you get to full depth.

    It will go from 0.5 - 3mm and 48 - 8tpi according to my source :D
     
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