A UK distributor
for this company.
Or get someone to order a piece from McMaster-Carr and ship it to you.
4140 Alloy Steel Precision Acme Threaded Rod 5/8"-8 Size, 1/8" Travel
Distance/Turn, Lh Thread
Some years back I got a 5' length of Acme threaded rod from Kingston to make
a new leadscrew for a Myford S7, but compared to the Myford leadscrew the
Kinston rod had the tip of the threads more rounded and wider, but it works
However, whoever you buy from make sure the rod is well packed with enough
wood to prevent it getting "bowed" in transit, or better still go and
collect it if possible.
You can get one here:
I don't know what the price for the leadscrew would be, but I got a
bronze nut for my power hacksaw vice from this company, and was happy
with the service. Ask for John.
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