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Re: Zenith 32NDIX stripped thread

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:56 am
by Ron LaDow
Martin Benade wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:53 am
Isn’t it then a less expensive off the shelf kit from Helicoil? I don’t understand why you needed a special tap made.
The tap determines the thread pitch; the one in the Zenith body is an obsolete spec, and Helicoil doesn't offer tooling for it.

Re: Zenith 32NDIX stripped thread

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:18 pm
by Olivier AUVRAY
Helicoil doesn't offer tooling but I did a repair kit M5x90........ and sold 3 of them in USA

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Re: Zenith 32NDIX stripped thread

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:59 pm
by Ron LaDow
Olivier,
Good work.
I'm surprised your US customers are not publicizing the service; once the screw is landed in a helicoil, it's not about to fail again.

Re: Zenith 32NDIX stripped thread

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:16 am
by Olivier AUVRAY
Ron LaDow wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:59 pm
Olivier,
Good work.
I'm surprised your US customers are not publicizing the service; once the screw is landed in a helicoil, it's not about to fail again.
As you told, you need a special tap made and you need to made a special "nose" for the yellow tool (sorry, I can't name it in English). Other parts are coming from a regular 5x80 kit.

Regarding my customers: USA is the land of freedom....... and they are doing what they want.

I can only tell you: I've sold one kit to Ab Tiedemann (RIP).