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By the time they had added taxes and shipping there end and you then add import duty, VAT and fee this end you will probably find HPC or one of the other UK sources cheaper
|Paul Appleton 1||21/02/2019 08:15:34|
|11 forum posts|
Mcmaster-Carr will no longer accept orders from the UK. Try finding a LH Acme 5/8x10 tpi leadscrew and nut in Europe!! The old Colchester lathe I have originally has a 5/8x5 TPI thread on the crosslide. This is not even mentioned in most data books. By replacing with a 10TPI I would have had a direct read dial. Wow! how 'modern' is that?
Kingston Engineering can supply 5/8x 8 LH acme screw and nut 'off the shelf' for around £50 total. But of course I then have to make a new indexing dial.
I realise that the auto feed rates would be affected by doing a conversion, but thats not really a biggy for me.
|Dave Halford||21/02/2019 11:53:03|
|322 forum posts|
Paul, Whats wrong with using HPC? https://www.hpcgears.com/pdf_c33/2.8-2.9.pdf
Edited By Dave Halford on 21/02/2019 11:53:34
|Pete Rimmer||21/02/2019 15:52:00|
|255 forum posts|
The reason is that it's a 10tpi pitch .200" lead 2-start thread.
|colin vercoe||21/02/2019 17:34:47|
|22 forum posts|
Try the Halifax Rack and Screw Co they were very reasonable
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