What’s Old Can Be New Again

Not only does this phrase apply to our ability to service and repair existing thread rolling tools, frequently we are asked about trade-ins. We will, on occasion, service and sell used tools taken on trade for new purchases.

Many of our loyal customers are commercial job shops that survive by bidding for work against competitors. Thread rolling can dramatically reduce the cost of production by dramatically reducing the time required to thread while improving thread quality and performance. 

Frequently, we have a customer that currently owns a Fette thread rolling head that lacks the capacity to run the part they presently need. If they anticipate no or little need for their present tool, we can extend a trade in agreement that will reduce the acquisition cost of the new tool.

Our goals are simple, the trade in must be in renewable condition. We need to inspect before acceptance to be certain the tool is indeed rebuildable. Much like the cost of building a car at home from the purchase of parts, the same can be true of rebuilding a thread rolling tool. Repair costs can easily exceed the value of a “used” tool. When we accept a trade, we anticipate restoring the tool to good operating condition and resell at considerable savings.

Used tools are available for sale but typically in limited style and supply. They are always sold on a first come basis. Our service and supply ability is geared to extending maximum value to all our customers from the largest manufacturers to our smallest job shops.

We recognize that your success is heavily dependent on cycle time and tool cost. Our success depends on our ability to contain your costs and provide the very best in service. If you have a specific threading issue contact us, we probably have your solution.

Thread Roll Placement

The recent “coating” of thread rolls hides the laser markings and makes it difficult to read the letters and numbers etched on the rolls. To help identify the correct faces of each roll for proper use, see the description of each roll and how they interface for correct alignment. Proper alignment of each roll is done with an understanding of the roll design.

Roll number 1 & A have the same lead on each side of the roll. When changing from numbers to letters it simply requires a flip of the roll on the same spindle.

Roll #2 has a C on the other side. When flipping the roll to the lettered side it requires moving it from position 2 to position 3 on the spindles.

Roll #3 has a letter  on the other side. It requires a flip from position 3 to position 2 on the spindles.

A graphic representation of roll position accompanies this explanation. When constructed only two roll designs are ground.   Flipping and placement create the three roll configuration. Understanding of the placement makes the marking unnecessary.