USING A DIE AND DIESTOCK - Continued
After assembling die to diestock, make
sure setscrew is tight. Die could fall out of
diestock causing damage to die.
Assemble die (3) and diestock (4). Tighten
setscrew (5). Loosen the two thumbscrews (6) to
adjust diestock (4).
Apply cutting oil (7) to the die and to the work.
4 Position the diestock (4) over the work (1).
Tighten thumbscrews (6) securing diestock to
Rotate the diestock (4) clockwise, slowly but
firmly, until the die takes hold.
Use square (8) to check squareness after several
threads have been cut.
Turn the diestock (4) one turn forward and
one-quarter turn backward. Repeat this procedure
until desired thread length has been cut.
Carefully back the diestock (4) off the threads by
turning in a counterclockwise direction.