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    Default Hand chasing thread speeds

    How slow do I have to be able to get down to to chase threads? I've seen people recommend around 350 RPM but some say a bit faster is do-able.

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    If your new to chasing threads go as slow as your comfortable with, much depends on the quality of the timber being used.

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    As Hughie said, if you are new to hand thread chasing, 350 - 400 rpm is a good range of speed. At less than 350 there is a tendency to produce a "drunken" thread, that is a thread with a kink in it. Faster than 400, you are likely to strip the thread, again if you are starting out. Start with 20 tpi chasers.

    Jim
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    Thanks fellers, that sounds do-able. Now to source the hardware.

    Cheers

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