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tmac1956
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Guys:

I threaded the 3/16″dia. S7 steel rod and it seemed to work OK. However, when I look at the threads they appear to be a little “chewed up”. I turned the die about two turns and then backed it up so as to clear the material out before repeating the process. The thread die is HSS. They accept the nut just fine, but it bothers me that the threads look this way. Is it the steel, or is it me?

Thoughts?

P.s. I guess you can tell this is the first time I’ve ever done this. :?

Thanks!
Tom

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