- Feb 18, 2015
i have to cut a stainless steel, 3", 1 1/2 stub acme on a manual tool mex lathe . it has no follow rest, the thread is about 4' long. Any suggesstions? i've cut many acmes including double lead but never a pitch this steep or a thread this wide. the crest of the thread is .333 the lead is .666.