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Old 04-28-2015, 03:54 PM   #13366
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I am looking to order a Hiro Seiko Ti/Aluminum screw kit for my AE B5M Factory Lite. Does anyone on here have any experience with them and where do you suggest purchasing them online? I am also open to alternatives if anyone has any input on that. Any feedback is greatly appreciated! Thanks.
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I am looking to order a Hiro Seiko Ti/Aluminum screw kit for my AE B5M Factory Lite. Does anyone on here have any experience with them and where do you suggest purchasing them online? I am also open to alternatives if anyone has any input on that. Any feedback is greatly appreciated! Thanks.
Hobby action got some of those in stock, fyi. And I heard they were junk, but I have not tried them
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Old 04-28-2015, 04:55 PM   #13368
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Hobby action got some of those in stock, fyi. And I heard they were junk, but I have not tried them
I actually stopped by there today and saw that they were $50 so before I spent the money I thought it'd be smart to look here first! Do you know what can be ordered as a kit through Red Rock?

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I actually stopped by there today and saw that they were $50 so before I spent the money I thought it'd be smart to look here first! Do you know what can be ordered as a kit through Red Rock?

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All kits are grade 2 except for the lunsford kit, which is grade 5.

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Old 04-28-2015, 05:29 PM   #13370
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I actually stopped by there today and saw that they were $50 so before I spent the money I thought it'd be smart to look here first! Do you know what can be ordered as a kit through Red Rock?

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Rrh was carrying the protek kit. I bought that and it was decent. I have had no issues. Jusr make sure you have a good mip hex and prethread all the holes with a steel screw
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I am looking to order a Hiro Seiko Ti/Aluminum screw kit for my AE B5M Factory Lite. Does anyone on here have any experience with them and where do you suggest purchasing them online? I am also open to alternatives if anyone has any input on that. Any feedback is greatly appreciated! Thanks.
I built my original b5m with those screws. No complaints! I got them from pitbox hobbies.com
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Tap the holes with a tap. It's faster, easier, and reduces the stress around the threads.
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Whem i used taps before it took away too much friction and screws would back out
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no need for a tap its plastic...
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Taps can't hurt, unless like Wildcat said they leave it too loose. Some of the screws go really deep and that causes a lot of resistance and stress on the hex during the initial tap.
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I use a HSS jobber tap.

Absolutely tremendous.
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I've been using various 4/40 and 3mm taps with a t-handle for decades. Never had a problem with any of my screws not being able to remain tight.

FWIW, I always use a little Tamiya AW grease to help cut the initial threads. I never use a power driver to tap holes, always by hand at a moderate to slow(ish) speed. Sometimes I let the part cool a little if I feel it heating up too much.
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I use a HSS jobber tap.

Absolutely tremendous.
Joe do you have a link? I wouldnt like to having a good 3mm tap. I googled "HSS Jobber tap 3mm" and didnt see a good match
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Joe do you have a link? I wouldnt like to having a good 3mm tap. I googled "HSS Jobber tap 3mm" and didnt see a good match
I have two - a bottom tap and a taper tap.

https://www.fastenal.com/products/details/0326902?r=~|categoryl1:%22601071%20Cutting%20Tools %209and%20Metalworking%22|~%20~|categoryl2:%226011 02%20Threading%20and%20Tapping%22|~%20~|categoryl3 :%22612644%20Taps%22|~%20~|categoryl4:%22601103%20 Hand%20(Straight%20Flute)%20Taps%22|~%20~|attrdiam eter:119600|~%20~|sattr02:^0.5$|~

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https://www.fastenal.com/products/details/0326850?r=~|categoryl1:%22601071%20Cutting%20Tools %209and%20Metalworking%22|~%20~|categoryl2:%226011 02%20Threading%20and%20Tapping%22|~%20~|categoryl3 :%22612644%20Taps%22|~%20~|categoryl4:%22601103%20 Hand%20(Straight%20Flute)%20Taps%22|~%20~|attrdiam eter:119600|~%20~|sattr02:^0.5$|~
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Victornet from nyc has RH 2mm taps, starting, plug and bottoming. Rdg tools (UK) has right and left hand taps in all 3. Just remember that the turnbuckle threads are not metric.
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