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Other Studs in the way?
If you have ever come across studs that need cleaning up, but have adjacent studs or fixed parts, it can be frustrating using the die's handle...
1 - Select a suitable rod
I cut off the head of a rotary cutter using a Dremel cut-off tool...
2 - Die inserted into socket
Insert the rod and Die into a 24mm socket. This allows the Die to move up and down the socket as you clean the thread.
3 - Thread cleaning
Don't forget some cutting compound also, especially if you intend using power tools.
4 - Tapping when confined
This can also be done for tapping, where you reduce the sides of an old socket to hold the Tap firmly (squash in a vice).
5 - Use clutch screw control
A good way to reduce the Tap or Die from binding on the thread is to use the screw control clutch on a drill, this will prevent you putting too much torque through the Tap or Die. Just reverse the drill a few turns and go again.
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