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    Re: Thread cleaners/taps

    I normally use lubricant, nut and a wire brush. Takes ages. Have also made the mistake of using tap & die. Read this, saw the light and treated myself to one of these;

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    This type includes the end bits for nuts, but it doesn't have a sleeve for holding like some others. I use a bit of old plastic tube. "Made" by Sherwood with England stamped on the side. Happy so far.

    https://www.zoro.co.uk/shop/cutting-...r/p/ZT1162530X
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    Re: Thread cleaners/taps

    What I've done many a time and works very well to clean debris and if you do it right (and CAREFULLY) is for instance CB750-4 (prone to people crossing spark plug threads) is hacksaw a few slots length-wise is an old spark plug and it will clean up damaged threads good as long as there is some thread to follow.
    Same for damaged or crudded/powder coated up bolts holes, use bolt same size as for fitment, cut slots in bolt, Plenty of oil and in a bit, clean bits out of slots etc then back in etc.

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    Re: Thread cleaners/taps

    Quote Originally Posted by El Hombre View Post
    I normally use lubricant, nut and a wire brush. Takes ages. Have also made the mistake of using tap & die. Read this, saw the light and treated myself to one of these;

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    This type includes the end bits for nuts, but it doesn't have a sleeve for holding like some others. I use a bit of old plastic tube. "Made" by Sherwood with England stamped on the side. Happy so far.

    https://www.zoro.co.uk/shop/cutting-...r/p/ZT1162530X
    A thread file, ain't seen one of those in a while. Damm good tools.

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    Re: Thread cleaners/taps

    this is the basic kit I use, metric AND non

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    From the company I referred to above, real quality made in USA and good pricing. Their standard stuff available on Amazon USA (maybe UK, haven’t looked) and you get it fast.

    going to spoil your Sunday afternoon if you are a tool nut; the link below will devour the hours you planned to kip after a few beers and Sunday lunch

    http://www.langtools.com/rethreader-tools/
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    Re: Thread cleaners/taps

    if it's just muck in the hole I squirt some (very fast evaporating) lacquer thinner (NOT actetone) into the hole and take a snug fit gun-bore brush to it.
    have many times used the trick of grinding slots-in-a-bolt with a sharp angle on the trailing edge of the slot (going in).

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    Re: Thread cleaners/taps

    Quote Originally Posted by devon.john View Post
    but if its just cleaning threads HSS is OK

    john
    Even cleaning carbon tools are far better. You never know when a HSS get blunt till it sticks then it maybe to late.

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