Would you Tap that ito ?

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j2015
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Would you Tap that ito ?

Post by j2015 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:51 pm

Hello,
I have a TD Ito that I converted to a swept handle, but the lock but has become lose. It fell off last time I set the hook with it and the handle fell in the lake!
So, I’m thinking of tapping it to use the stz bolt screw style.
Anyone know the thread type and inner diameter for the stz lock bolt tap?
Thanks!

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Re: Would you Tap that ito ?

Post by MountainMan 83 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:08 pm

It's an M4 thread size. I use a .126 drill for the hole to be tapped.

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Re: Would you Tap that ito ?

Post by j2015 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:15 pm

Thank you!

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Re: Would you Tap that ito ?

Post by j2015 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:21 am

It turned out great, zero handle play and looks good also!
Thanks mountainman83!

For anyone interested, I used the m4 tap with .7 threads To fit the steez handle lock bolt.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/Yks5ssoV4Smq3gLfA

https://photos.app.goo.gl/dvXmfWwg7nZFqzgA7

https://photos.app.goo.gl/rftBm1AHqj2z7LLh8

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