/ 1-1/8 x 3tpi ACME tap??? #21
- Dec 5, 2020
- Massey Ferguson 2605 H
Besides the acme thread, there is a look-alike, I think it's called a "square" thread.
I did a few years ago....they couldnt get the part nor did they have it. And several of the old columbian/wilton vises have a very similar looking dovetail anchor nut. I asked if they had any that were the 1.125" x 3tpi and even gave them a few part numbers of similar vises that arent obsolete to see if they could tell me the thread size and pitch. They were very unwilling to help.Wilton bought out Columbian a while ago. Have you called Wilton? You might get lucky and they have the nut block on a dusty shelf somewhere.
Can't seem to find a tap. Fairly certain the thread is acme. Don't know if I posted this a few years ago or not....but this project has been on back burner and I am back to tackling it again.
I have an old Columbian vise....5" jaws 8" opening. Here it is next to my Wilton bullet for scale.
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The issue is the cast piece that is threaded is stripped. But the screw is good. I have kicked around the idea of making a new screw and matching threaded block....but if I could find a tap to cut 1-1/8" x 3 acme threads....I only have to remake the block.
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The part is stamped 506-4 and can't seem to just source a new on either.
Anyone got any ideas on a tap before I resort to making both a new rod and block
if it were mine...I would make the screw and nut both. but use brass for the nut. not cast. and I would cut a square thread on the lathe for both. much stronger. acmes cut very hard cause of the side angles. gotta take very small cuts....sometimes cutting 3 times without advancing the depth because of tool spring back.Is there a patent number on the vise? If so you can look up the original patent drawing on Google. You could also take a long shot and just look up Columbian Vise on one of the patent search tools.
No, the screw doesn't look good. But the easier part would be the female part made up of a tube that is threaded and then the heel welded on. And why would you need to go with the same threads again? Remake the screw with standard course threads and the heel likewise. And grease 'em once in a while. It'll last longer than you will be around.