Cutting and threading bicycle spokes

Should I worry about temper when cutting through a 2 mm diameter
stainless steel bicycle spoke using a rotary tool?
After the cut, I dipped them in a cup of water, with a little fizz, if
it matters.
We do not cut threads for bicycle spokes, we press them with rollers.
They say that helps maintain strength. I bought a little spoke making
gadget (Hozan C-700 Spoke Threader).
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No micrometer, but using a decent quality caliper...
The spoke is 2 mm diameter.
The farthest threads are about 2.1 mm diameter.
The threads nearest the end of the spoke are about 2.2 mm diameter.
I suppose that could be attributed to the angle of the bolts coming out
of their base. But easy to figure the bolts are not strong enough,
considering the force required to press threads into steel.
Some say use cutting fluid when making the threads. That sounds silly to
me. I am sure the rollers require heavy duty grease, and I doubt you can
just spray or drip cutting fluid onto that without messing up the
Reply to
John Doe
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Rolling the threads into stainless makes the ends quite hard. Most common stainless alloys work harden.
Reply to
Bob La Londe

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