I have been looking for sources for ACME, either Rods, Nuts, Taps, Dies, Gages, etc...
I have browsed through McMaster Carr for hours looking and compairing prices with other suppliers, but one common problem keeps slowing me down!
There is a void of ACME Taps, and GO/NOGO gages!
McMaster Carr sells more Acme stuff than any other supplier, they have the common 1/2-10 and 3/18-10 threaded rods, but only have taps for 1/2-10!
I realize that a lathe will cut a better thread than a tap, but some times a tap is more convienient!
Is there a premade carbide insert for turning internal ACME threads? I have been unable to locate them either!
Why is there such a void of ACME tooling?