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  • #16
    +2 for a Geometric die head. I laso like Acorn dies for this if your lathe has instant reverse.

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    • #17
      Go for a Geometric Chuck. The versatility is outstanding and the range of dies is awesome.
      You need to look at size. I have a 9/16 DSA Geometric. The DSA has all the automatic triggers (Push/pull)
      Size matters. What your largest thread size is determines the Geo size you want, and the size of your lathe.
      I just made 14 304 SS bolts last week with a 3/8-16 thread on a 10 inch lathe. Piece of cake !
      Doing a 9/16 thread on SS would really push that limit however, due to the load you put on the tailstock.
      You mention a 3 MT , so there is no problem there...but a #2 MT may approach limit for torque.
      You may be better off with a 3/4 " Geometric ?

      Rich
      The above thread took about 3-4 seconds to cut
      Green Bay, WI

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