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Taps and Dies

JimW

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Jerry,


The only tap needed that I can think of is 1/4-28 for the compression tubes in the center wing section. The only dies that come to mind are the drag wires. Beyond that, I think just customized parts you think up on your own might need one or the other.
I seem to keep finding need for more and more reamers. There is quite a pile necessary to build the Skybolt. I have some straight reamers and some spiral expanding reamers I tend to use to clean out tubing after welding when another part fits inside. I get all of those from MSC and buy taps and dies from them as well. Great selection and fast turnaround. I get them in one day from Reno by ground UPS. I know they have a sister company somewhere back East but the name escapes me.


Jim
 

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