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Hollowpoint24/01/2020 11:24:05
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Im looking for some handles for a milling machine, not the complete thing just the little knobs that screw in. The ones I need are 3/8 whitworth thread.

Someone posted a link to a website on here a while back which had loads at very reasonable prices. But I cannot find tbe thread anywhere.

Anyone know?

Bill Davies 224/01/2020 11:47:58
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Not a lot of choice, but: take a look at:

Knobs

http://www.wdsltd.co.uk/product/3654/fixed-grip-wds-138/

Bill

Nick Clarke 324/01/2020 12:05:20
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Arc Euro do some, but just the same as those from wds above they are metric thread - look under machine spares

not done it yet24/01/2020 12:09:33
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bore out the thread, loctite in a bush and re-thread metric? Loads of offerings for 6 or 8mm threads.

Arc currently have some 6mm threaded revolving handles in their clearance section.

Chris Evans 624/01/2020 15:24:35
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Have a look at the "WDS" webpage. I have their catalogue and it stocks all of these sort of things.

Hollowpoint24/01/2020 16:58:27
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Thats the one, WDS! I'll take a look. Thanks. 

I can make the handles if I need to, I was just hoping they where so cheap it wasn't worth while. 🤞😊

Edited By Hollowpoint on 24/01/2020 16:58:52

Edited By Hollowpoint on 24/01/2020 16:59:27

Bandersnatch24/01/2020 17:29:09
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Posted by not done it yet on 24/01/2020 12:09:33:

bore out the thread, loctite in a bush and re-thread metric? Loads of offerings for 6 or 8mm threads.

Or the other way around perhaps. Cut the thread off the knob, then drill, tap and install/loctite a suitable piece of threaded rod

Pete Rimmer24/01/2020 18:43:24
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My Eagle grinder used 3/8" Whitworth thread handles on the hand wheels but they were all rotten and rusted.. I bought M10 handles from Axminster and just ran a M10 tap through. Worked perfect and only a tenner for three.

Handles

 

Edited By Pete Rimmer on 24/01/2020 18:57:17

Peter G. Shaw24/01/2020 20:08:30
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Why not make them yourself? Easy enough to do out of a bit of aluminium.

Peter G. Shaw

not done it yet24/01/2020 22:36:55
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Posted by Bandersnatch on 24/01/2020 17:29:09:
Posted by not done it yet on 24/01/2020 12:09:33:

bore out the thread, loctite in a bush and re-thread metric? Loads of offerings for 6 or 8mm threads.

Or the other way around perhaps. Cut the thread off the knob, then drill, tap and install/loctite a suitable piece of threaded rod

Yes for fixed versions, but perhaps not for the ones I exampled - the revolving ones on the Arcceuro site.

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