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    STANDARD THREAD DETECTIVE

    Some experienced machinists can identify, at a glance, screw gauge, thread type, length, etc. For those of us who do not have much experience, a homemade gauge like this can be helpful to identify the size and thread pitch of both nuts and bolts. It includes nut and bolt sizes commonly used at the workshop: # 6, # 8, # 10, # 12, 1/4, 5/16 and 3/8, in (standard) coarse and fine thread:

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    Although there are many commercial models, I preferred a homemade version.
    You could also make a metric thread detective.

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    Thanks morsa! We've added your Nut and Bolt Thread Gauge to our Measuring and Marking category,
    as well as to your builder page: morsa's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    This is a really great idea. I have always been envious of the board at my local Ace Hardware for sizing random bolts and nuts. Thanks for posting this one.
    Ron

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    Todo ordenado, limpio y en su lugar.. como siempre amigo Morsa, da pié para agregar para otras cosas por Ej: remaches pop, lindo aporte amigo, saludos.

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    Thanks, blkadder.
    I made this gauge almost four years ago, and was partly motivated by envy I felt at seeing gauges in hardware stores and some online catalogs. I can guarantee that It has been very helpful for many projects.

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    Gracias, amigo jotasierra.
    Buena idea la de tener un muestrario de remaches pop. Lo que sí quiero hacer es un detector de cuerdas para tornillos y tuercas milimétricas. Saludos.


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