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    Default Tap and die for Stanley handplane

    Hello all.
    First post in Metalworking.
    I need to beg, borrow or buy a tap and die for a Stanley handplane.
    My research says it is a 12-20. Used for the tote and front knob and the rods.
    Can anyone help me out?
    I'm near Newcastle NSW.
    Thanks for and advice or help.
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    Might also try the woodwork forum if you haven't already, I'm pretty sure I've seen a few members in the past mention it https://www.woodworkforums.com/
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    Thanks Grahame.
    That is where I found the info but couldn't get the link to work or manually get to the Victor site. Your link works. I'll contact them.
    Lyle

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    I've searched the woodwork forum without much success.
    Searching the internet came up with that lumberjack site.

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    Victor Machinery - Metalworking tools and supplies (victornet.com)

    Drill America #12-20 UNS High Speed Steel Plug Tap Pack of 1 | eBay

    12-20 is not a common use tap so I feel you will be lucky if anyone can come up with one, the other option is to make them - I've made a few taps for odd gas jet threads - a lathe for the thread and a mill for the flutes - it isn't hard, I can't see that a die would be any harder

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    Last year I was doing up several hand planes and ran into the 9/32" issue in making a cap screw for a 78.
    https://www.woodworkforums.com/f152/...-planes-235862

    I looked everywhere for a die - no luck.
    In the end I turned up the screw on my MW lathe.

    Not my best effort but it works.
    https://www.woodworkforums.com/f152/.../3#post2208118

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    Quote Originally Posted by familyguy View Post
    Victor Machinery - Metalworking tools and supplies (victornet.com)

    Drill America #12-20 UNS High Speed Steel Plug Tap Pack of 1 | eBay

    12-20 is not a common use tap so I feel you will be lucky if anyone can come up with one, the other option is to make them - I've made a few taps for odd gas jet threads - a lathe for the thread and a mill for the flutes - it isn't hard, I can't see that a die would be any harder
    It's a shame it isn't a 24TPI thread, cos this tap from GBR Engineering in the UK is a bit cheaper


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    From what I can see it's a 7/32 x 20 Whitworth thread. Good luck finding it but Graham McDonald at Girraween carry a lot of odd sizes so maybe worth a try although I'd be looking at going the M6 route.

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