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This article will teach you how to cut screw threads on the lathe using the leadscrew, thread dial and a single-point thread cutting tool (as opposed to taps and dies).  Threading will enable you to cut threads on objects such as lens mounts which cannot be done with a  tap or die.

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You will learn how to:

Thread cutting is one of the more difficult skills to master on the lathe, so is best attempted after you have a good understanding of the basic lathe operations such as facing, turning and drilling.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Topic Length: Approximately 20 pages when printed

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