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    tap wrench

    Hey everyone,

    had enough of trying to use cheap wrenches that even after tightening with vice grips still wanted to come loose.

    Mine is 250mm closed made from 1" mild steel, jaws are O1 tool steel tempered to about 50-55 Rockwell, sorry to be so vague, fine file bites just a smidge. Sound about right?

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    cheers till next time

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    Nice job, well done

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    Thanks doug, appreciated. I just found stuff you've done & realized I took a screenshot of your toolmakers vice weeks ago... Thinkin about it, nice work, cheers

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    Thanks Stevohdee! We've added your Tap Handle to our Tapping and Threading category,
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    Really like the design Steveohdee. Loose jaws is something I've always thought was an issue with them coming loose all the time. With a close running fit on the jaws and fittings plus the pinned handle/screw it reduces any slop and give more direct drive. As long as the adjustment threads are quality should work well for years. Clever, Well Done! Thanks for sharing.

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    Steveohdee I understand your frustration suffer from it as well. I think I will copy your design. Thanks for sharing. Franz

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    [QUOTE=PJs;113269]Really like the design Steveohdee. Loose jaws is something I've always thought was an issue with them coming loose all the time. With a close running fit on the jaws and fittings plus the pinned handle/screw it reduces any slop and give more direct drive. As long as the adjustment threads are quality should work well for years. Clever, Well Done! Thanks for sharing.

    PJ

    Thanks pj, just saw yr post, i put a hole in tightening handle to crank it up but haven't used it yet, works nice

    Regards stevoh

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    [QUOTE=fandres;113451]Steveohdee I understand your frustration suffer from it as well. I think I will copy your design. Thanks for sharing. Franz

    Thanks franz, when u copy try & do better on the knurling, i was learning @ the time!! Haha


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