I have an old Craftsman/Atlas lathe and the threads are stretched on the
tailstock lockdown bolt and nut so I need to replace them. The bolt has a
square head and the thread is 3/8-16 which shouldn't be too hard to find.
The problem I have is with the nut. A normal 3/8" nut calls for a 9/16"
wrench but this nut is oversized and uses an 11/16" wrench. The wrench came
with the lathe and normally stays on this nut so I'd really like to replace
it with the same thing but I'm not sure what this type of nut is called or
even whether it's available. I can make it if I have to but I'd prefer to
"I'm not grown up enough to be so old!"
13 years ago