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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWhoopee View Post
    I have had to make some similarly fine threaded nuts recently. I grabbed a broken tap and ground away all except the first good tooth. It made a great threading tool. Perfect form and much easier than trying to make one from scratch.
    Some folks will go to a lot of work to avoid grinding a 60 degree cutter.

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    Do yourself a favor and use the version that protects the breaker lever. Or make one... I've replaced way too many busted off levers on the servos. The supplier I use supplies the protection version.

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    Dave, in the lamp accessories area of homey depot there should be some hollow threaded rod and nuts that are used to repair or install wall mount light fixtures. I believe they are the same thread. Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave C View Post
    This circuit breaker was missing from the Servo 150 that came on my new to me mill, so I ordered it from an on line supplier.

    To my surprise, when I opened the package yesterday, there were no panel mounting nuts included. Went to the supplier's chat room and the tech tells me the nuts should have been included, and says to contact customer service. The nice CS lady says she will contact the warehouse about the missing parts, and will send them out asap. Last night I get an email saying they looked at their stock and none of the items have nuts in their boxes. They are checking with the product manager, but have not received a response as yet. Please let us know how you would like us to proceed if we should continue to research regarding the mounting nuts or not.
    Duh! OK, so figuring that this was going to happen, I spent most of the afternoon on line looking for 1/2-32 panel nuts which apparently are an odd size. Also made stops at a couple local hardware stores, and as a last resort, Home Depot. No luck anywhere. One hardware store came close with one at 7/16-32 that even had a rubber boot over the bat handle. So my question is: Does anyone know where to get these nuts without having to buy them by the pound? It's beginning to look like I'm going to have to make them and not looking forward to turning a 1/2-32 internal thread.
    I think I may have some,if you want I can look Monday.
    I just need one more tool,just one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Alciatore View Post
    Manufacturer has them in stock but they say 39 week lead time.

    https://www.digikey.com/products/en/...nut%201%2F2-32


    No lead time given here, but you can call.

    https://www.newark.com/grayhill/6352...les/dp/49M8944


    200 in stock here:

    https://www.onlinecomponents.com/gra...EMXg&gclsrc=ds


    Dead easy internet search. Less than 5 minutes and three sources. Grayhill should be able to tell you who stocks them. Just call them.
    Thanks for the links Paul. Digikey is where I got the breaker. If they don't help tomorrow, I will check with Grayhill. I found out about a new electronics supplier in my area and will be checking with them too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 754 View Post
    Some folks will go to a lot of work to avoid grinding a 60 degree cutter.
    I hadn't thought of going that route, and may give it a try. My problem was not with single pointing the thread, it was the pita of having to make a tool to cut the thread inside that small hole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmm03 View Post
    Dave, in the lamp accessories area of homey depot there should be some hollow threaded rod and nuts that are used to repair or install wall mount light fixtures. I believe they are the same thread. Jim
    BTDT they are smaller. Biggest ones at the hardware stores are 15/32-32.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattthemuppet View Post
    I'm pretty sure I should have some of those kicking around. If I do I can put them in an envelope. Send me a PM and I'll check tomorrow when I have a moment (going to what Avengers with the fam in 10min).
    In box is full
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave C View Post
    I hadn't thought of going that route, and may give it a try. My problem was not with single pointing the thread, it was the pita of having to make a tool to cut the thread inside that small hole.
    1/2 inch is pretty big for a single point, lots of room.
    I have done acme in that diameter, and that is a longer tool, and has to cut an inch or more of thread. more force than a V thread.
    For 1/2 I would make a small boring bar with a hole for small toolbit, held with setscrew, handy for boring anyway.
    Or brass or weld tool on end of bar.
    Another thing is use a 3/8 square hss blank or 5/16. Make sure it can go in an inch.. but it's a lot of grinding.
    And once you have it, you will use it many times.

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