I am curious if anyone has used this tool. It is a thread chaser for hubs. Langs part number is 2815T
If so what were your results? Is there a thread cutter tool as well?
Have one, works well, takes care to make sure it starts strait or could really mess up the threads
Have used it to chase the hub cap threads. Works well, didn't have a big enough wrench so resorted to my pipe wrench. Kinda messed up the outside
Use a thread file first for the buggered up outer threads, as this big chaser won't start easy. Once on, it does a nice job, slowly with cutting lube.
Great advice. Thanks for the feedback. Scott
An exhaust pack nut wrench works well to turn the die. As others have said, it can be tricky to get started straight, especially if the first thread on the hub is damaged.
Dennis, that's when you use one of the thread repair files as mentioned in a previous post.
For what it is worth, I made this one by cutting up a bolt die and brazing the pieces inside a home-made handle. It works quite well.
An advantage to it is that it opens up enough to put onto better inside threads and carefully cut its way out across the worse threads. It is a bit tricky to handle.
Wayne's tool is a home made version of the Stevens T-181. As he says, it has the advantage of starting on the undamaged inside threads and working outward to where they're usually boogered up.
I've been looking for one of these at swap meets and auctions for years, but I haven't found one yet.
Wayne, that is a great idea! That is by far the best way to chase threads. Start from the inside and move out. Steve, I haven't seen one of those tools either in the last twenty years. Dave
I didn't even know there was such a tool as Stevens made, until I came across one at our local T club swap meet. I knew Stevens made tools for T's and the one I found had the T 181 number cast into it, so I paid the $20 asking price anyway, and then discovered what it was. How lucky was that?
Allan from down under.
The Stevens tool pictured above is the best you can have. However, it is very hard to find one. I found my first one walking around at the swap meet. A fellow was carrying one around and I asked him if it was for sale. He said that he had brought it for another fellow but the guy thought that $75.00 was too much. What a fool! I could not get my money out fast enough. Luckily I have sense found another one. Very handy tool.
I think that OTC still makes a backthread tool, has several pitches, I can furnish the number, if you are interested. DAVE, Bellingham, WA
This is another option;