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Old 10-30-2009, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by t walgamuth View Post
I believe my favorite machinist measures in the necked area. The diameter there. It is a go no go situation. Each time they are stretched it gets narrower until it is too thin to use.
Tell me more, Tom. The FSM illustrates the measurement as the shank -- the length from the bottom of the head (or the seating surface) to the tip of the threaded ends. Mine are all very close to spec in that regard. Thanks!
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