Rethreading And Threading Fasteners

Bolts often become worn after being loosened and tightened many times, and this could compromise the strength of metal fasteners. If a bolt's threading isn't visually prominent or if debris is stuck between two threaded sections, a rethreading die can be used to cut through the metal shaft and create prominent threading that is spaced evenly apart.

Lengthen The Life Of Fasteners

Rusted fasteners or ones that are worn down and lack adequate threading may be what you typically toss into the trash and replace, but it is not always possible to head right out to a hardware store and you may be pressed for time and need to use some bolts to secure some items together as quickly as possible.

With a rethreading die, you can lengthen the life of the hardware that you purchase by restoring bolts or screws that were previously threaded or that possess shafts that are smooth and are going to be threaded for the first time.

Measure The Threading And Apply Oil

A rethreading die is a tool that can be used to measure the distance between existing threaded sections and cut through metal. The interior chamber where a bolt's shaft will be inserted will allow you to line up the threading with the protrusions that are sticking out from the chamber.

After adjusting the interior part of the die, secure the bolt inside of a vise, with the shaft sticking upward. Use a cloth to apply cutting oil to the shaft of the bolt. The cutting oil will prevent the metal from getting hot, which would normally occur when there is friction between two metal items. The oil will also aid in turning the die in a smooth manner.

While the die is attached to the shaft, place a wrench over the die and turn the tool clockwise a couple of times. While doing so, the die will cut into the metal shaft. Loosen the grip of the wrench and turn it counter-clockwise a couple of times.

The alternate manner in which you cut through the shaft will make it easier for you to cut through the shaft without too much tension being applied to the bolt. After successfully threading the bolt, rethread other fasteners or create a new series of threading marks into a metal fastener that contains a smooth shaft. With each application, use the die tool to initially determine where threading will go, secure each fastener inside of a vise, and cut through the metal.