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    Lightbulb Tap extensor rod

    I had a problem doing threads like that....


    So, I created a extension rod


    Now I can reach any place.

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    Very useful tool, just curious as to why you are tapping into a suspension bush.

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    Polyurethane bushings are noisy when dry. I'm adding grease fittings to easly lube them.

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    Cascao, I want to say thanks for the marvelous idea. When I first saw the picture, I did not see the tap handle hitting the shock absorber. Rather, I saw the inherent problem of keeping the tapping handle steady while initiating the thread cuts. Did the extension rod make it a big difference in ease of tapping with steadiness and better precision? I hope so. I will certainly have one made like that and maybe, use it as much as possible. I have "ten thumbs", you know. Thanks again!
    ---Joe

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    Thanks Cascao! We've added your Tap Extension to our Tapping and Threading category,
    as well as to your builder page: Cascao's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Quote Originally Posted by j.bickley View Post
    Cascao, I want to say thanks for the marvelous idea. When I first saw the picture, I did not see the tap handle hitting the shock absorber. Rather, I saw the inherent problem of keeping the tapping handle steady while initiating the thread cuts. Did the extension rod make it a big difference in ease of tapping with steadiness and better precision? I hope so. I will certainly have one made like that and maybe, use it as much as possible. I have "ten thumbs", you know. Thanks again!
    ---Joe
    Thanks Joe. As a side effect, I feel that with longer stem, yes is easier to spot tap misalignment.



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