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Threading wire


#1
does anyone know where i can find a tool that will thread a wire and
a nut as small as 16g?

what you need is a 0-80 tap and die for 16g… the die will thread
the wire and the tap will thread the nut… i buy mine at MSC
Industrial Supply… their website is www.mscdirect.com

hope that helps!

David Basile
Gen-X Jewelry
www.gen-xjewelry.com


#2
does anyone know where i can find a tool that will thread a wire and
a nut as small as 16g?  want to make some earrings that allow me to
change the stones.  also, does anyone know if half hard sterling is
hard enough to hold a thread?  thanks for help!

Try Reactive Metals. They have tap and die for small size wires and
they have nuts and bolts to fit.

Vicki Embrey


#3
does anyone know where i can find a tool that will thread a wire and
a nut as small as 16g?

Hi – Try Reactive Metals – they carry miniature taps & dies that
run from 11g to 18g, as well as miniature nuts and bolts. They also
carry drill bits that match their taps, so that the correct amount of
material to allow the tap to work properly.Their phone is 800-876-3434
and their website is www.reactivemetals.com.

You may also want to try a company called Small Parts, Inc. Their
phone is 800-220-4242 and their website is www.smallparts.com.

Laura.