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I'm designing a homemade drills press vise made from aluminum.
I have a bunch of threaded elevation and tilt screws from craftsman 113 table saws and want to use one on the vise. I want to tap the aluminum and wanted to know if anyone knows what kind of tap to use or put me on the right path.
Looks something like pic below.

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Dask
Wood Metal Cylinder Plastic Auto part
 

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You need an Acme Thread Tap. First you need to figure out exactly what size thread you have with careful measurements. (Is that a right hand or left hand thread in the image above?) I will say, these taps aren't cheap. Possible to find a deal on Ebay, but best to figure out exactly what size you need first. Here's a machine shop supply place that has them…
 
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