Thread Repair Relief

Originally Published: August 2013
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Working on your 4x4 normally starts with dreams of welding up the perfect home-fabbed winch bumper or plumbing in an engine conversion so immaculate it makes people cry. But the reality is more likely to involve hours of pain while drilling out rusted-up bolts and dealing with the damage you’ve done in the process.

Laser Tools’ new thread repair kit won’t stop the years of mud and water from turning your fixings into a rusty horror show, but at least it’ll help you unmake the mess they leave behind afterwards. It includes seven metric re-thread taps and dies in the following sizes: 6mm x 1.00 (pitch); 8mm x 1.25; 10mm x 1.25; 10mm x 1.5; 12mm x 1.25; 12mm x 1.5; 12mm x 1.75.

You also get a double-ended thread file for accessing external threads that need cleaning up. Pitches here are 0.75mm, 1mm, 1.25mm, 1.5mm, 1.75mm, 2mm, 2.5mm and 3mm.

The kit has a retail price of £48 plus VAT, but shop around and you’ll get it for less – we’ve already been offered a 25% discount for buying online. More details from www.lasertools.co.uk, quoting part number 5555.

LASER TOOLS, THREAD REPAIR, RUST

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