Dies - Hex - Metric

A die is used to cut a male thread onto a piece of bar, such as you would find on a bolt.

Dies need to be strong and resilient, so we choose dies that are made from high speed steel, which is superior to the high carbon steel that some dies are made from.

They come with either a split round head, for use with a diestock, or a full hexagon head.

Metric is the most common thread type in production today. Usually specified as M then a number x another number. This signifies the thread diameter and the length of the fastener.

For example, M4 x 30 means that the major thread diameter (the external distance across the outside of the thread) is 4mm and the length is 30mm. Length is usually measured from the underside of the fastener head.

How to use dies

The split die fits into a die holder, called a die stock. It is held in place by three securing screws. On the initial cut, the centre screw which is aligned with the split in the die is fully screwed in. This opens up the die as far as it can go, making the initial cut easier as the die is not cutting the full depth of the screw thread first time around.

After the first cut, the screw is released slightly to close the die, allowing a deeper thread to be cut.

Cutting oil should always be used in conjunction with dies.

It also important to ensure that there is a slight chamfer on the end of the bar that is being threaded, to help the cut start.

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Code Product Name Info Pack Size Price Qty
2BA - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64450 HDMC05 M5 - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64400
1
£35.73 £42.88
2BA - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64450 HDMC05
M5 - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64400
1
£35.73 £42.88
2BA - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64450 HDMC06 M6 - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64400
1
£24.48 £29.38
2BA - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64450 HDMC06
M6 - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64400
1
£24.48 £29.38
2BA - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64450 HDMC08 M8 - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64400
1
£29.05 £34.86
2BA - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64450 HDMC08
M8 - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64400
1
£29.05 £34.86
M10 - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64400 HDMC10 M10 - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64400
1
£33.18 £39.82
M10 - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64400 HDMC10
M10 - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64400
1
£33.18 £39.82
2BA - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64450 HDMC12 M12 - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64400
1
£42.65 £51.18
2BA - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64450 HDMC12
M12 - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64400
1
£42.65 £51.18
2BA - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64450 HDMC14 M14 - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64400
1
£49.83 £59.80
2BA - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64450 HDMC14
M14 - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64400
1
£49.83 £59.80
2BA - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64450 HDMC16 M16 - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64400
1
£52.83 £63.40
2BA - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64450 HDMC16
M16 - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64400
1
£52.83 £63.40
2BA - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64450 HDMC20 M20 - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64400
1
£61.05 £73.26
2BA - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64450 HDMC20
M20 - Hexagon Die Nut Presto 64400
1
£61.05 £73.26
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