View Full Version : Lead screw

George Hodge
02-16-2002, 09:21 PM
Thanks to whoever said to clean the threads on the lead screw,using a piece of string! I have tried wire brushing,spraying,air blowing and cussing to keep the threads clean. I even took the lead screw off the lathe several times and cleaned it. String works great! Thanks

02-16-2002, 09:49 PM

The guy who thought that one up died before they invented Hydroelectric Dams.

I think that is where they got the idea for tooth floss too!


02-16-2002, 11:14 PM
I use that burpap type of string - about 1/8 to 3/16 diameter. Thick, heavy, leaves no little fuzzys on the leadscrew. Slides along well too, less apt to catch up in the screw.

02-17-2002, 11:38 PM
Is that burlap string what we used to call binder twine? Can you still buy that string?

02-17-2002, 11:48 PM
Leather and sail shops have some kinky threads (including Kevlar). Lee Vally has string as well in the gardening catalog.


02-18-2002, 09:14 AM
I'm guessing that the "burlap" string being referenced is not binder twine. I don't think binder twine would work very well.

The "burlap" string may be jute.