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    1 7/8" die stock

    Even though I do most of my threading by single point, if at all possible I like to have the taps and dies to chase or clean up the threads if needed.
    In the case of having to make special threads such as NEF "national extra fine" like 7/8" 20 TPI and 1" 20 TPi My Greenfield 7 tap handle will hold the taps, but I didn't have a die stock for the 1 7/8" diameter die. I don't have a 1 1/2 a 2" or a 2 1/2 for that matter either and if I don't find a bargain on them, I will make them as needed I prefer Wiley & Russell / greenfield
    I started with a piece of mystery shafting I had salvaged a dozen of so of these when I broke up a bunch of Highline stringing reels.
    1 7/8" die stock-img_20211227_102233ds.jpg
    Needs bored just a little deeper
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    When possible I saw off the parts instead of parting on the lathe this shafting proved to be some pretty tough to machine stuff so why wear out my part off inserts
    1 7/8" die stock-img_20211227_111331ds.jpg
    Chucked in the smaller lathe so I could chuck on the bore
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    Next it needs handles these gr8 bolts should do nicely
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    I purposely left the gr markings on
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    Thanks Frank S! We've added your Die Holder to our Tapping and Threading category,
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    Simple, rugged, stylish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sossol View Post
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    It should out last a few generations
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
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    The best tools do.

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    Very nice Frank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    It should out last a few generations
    Plus it actually fits your dies. The last name brand die stock I purchased at work was no good out of the box. This is why I have DIY at home, at least I know they work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizard69 View Post
    Plus it actually fits your dies. The last name brand die stock I purchased at work was no good out of the box. This is why I have DIY at home, at least I know they work.
    Just because it is name brand doesn't necessarily mean it was made by the originators of the brand
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    Just because it is name brand doesn't necessarily mean it was made by the originators of the brand
    I spend a bit of time everyday finding things on Aliexpress. Chinese Ebay basically. You would be shocked as to how many things are sold as made in the USA that are the identical parts available from China. Some of the larger OEM contract manufacturers even state who they make cutters and holders for. I found the guys that make all the Mitsubishi tool holders. And quite a few German brands to. They are not dirt cheap, but they are cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwmkravchenko View Post
    I spend a bit of time everyday finding things on Aliexpress. Chinese Ebay basically. You would be shocked as to how many things are sold as made in the USA that are the identical parts available from China. Some of the larger OEM contract manufacturers even state who they make cutters and holders for. I found the guys that make all the Mitsubishi tool holders. And quite a few German brands to. They are not dirt cheap, but they are cheaper.
    I think when it comes to tool manufactures it all boils down to survival of the smartest. A friend of mine recently bought a new Milwaukie 1/2" VSR hand drill 8 amp 120v . He said he wanted to get an American brand drill for our shop.
    ????????????? I thought, but it is made in China, I said.
    No it's not!
    Read the tag, plain as day made in China. I think he paid around $169.00 for it. OK not too bad a price for a good reasonably heavy duty drill.
    A few weeks later I bought a new in the box !/2" VSR Kobalt 9 amp 120v drill for $30.00 at an auction.
    Ed looked at it and said KOBALT! Thats a lowes brand isn't it?
    Yeah so what kobalt tools was started under contract from Lowes by the J.H.Williams& Danhar tool corp. to compete against Home Depot carrying Craftsmen tools but what people don't know is the JH Williams industrial tools was acquired by Snap-on tool corp and named Snap-on industrial tools, and if you look real close you will find that both your Milwaukie and my Kobalt were made in the same factory in China the Kobalt has a wider heavier gear head it will also have hardened steel gears since it has the industrial rating stamp whereas your Milwaukie is not the industrial model mine weighs nearly 2 pounds more and I think I got good deal.
    He did have to agree on that point.
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