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Acme Rod for Leveling Feet?

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tylerd
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Acme Rod for Leveling Feet?

Postby tylerd » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:51 am

My table is not DIY, it is a star-lab 4x8. I thought I would get some better response here vs posting in the MFG specific forum. If this needs to be moved please do admins, I mean no offense that is for sure! My table is pre-drilled and tapped for 3/4-16 in all six of the foundation legs. I was wondering if anyone has tried using Acme Rod for leveling feet? Or any threaded carbon steel rod for that matter, here is a couple of links, what do you all think? I have searched the forums and have not found a lot of posts on the subject. If you have a suggestion or experience with a particular product please post it up.

https://www.roton.com/product/acme-s...w-right-59609/

https://www.amazon.com/Threaded-Rod-...d+rod+3%2F4-16

Thanks!

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Re: Acme Rod for Leveling Feet?

Postby acourtjester » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:29 pm

Why do you want to change, just buy some 3/4" 16 thread bolts and use them. :)
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Re: Acme Rod for Leveling Feet?

Postby motoguy » Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:36 pm

acourtjester wrote:Why do you want to change, just buy some 3/4" 16 thread bolts and use them. :)


My table came with bolts installed in each of these holes. They are exactly what I use for levelling. Bulltear/Starlab 6x12
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Re: Acme Rod for Leveling Feet?

Postby Rodw » Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:29 am

If you want to do a bit more than just a bolt, you could do something like this.
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THese area bit overkill as the thread is M30 (30mm) threaded rod. I just turned the ends down and plug welded from underneath. Yur 3/4 (19mm) would be fine!

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Re: Acme Rod for Leveling Feet?

Postby tylerd » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:42 am

Great Idea rodw, should I get hardened bolts, like M8 or better? Or would just regular carbon steel be good, what do you guys think?

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Re: Acme Rod for Leveling Feet?

Postby Rodw » Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:01 am

Ordinary grade bolts or threaded rod would be fine, no need for high tensile ones. But just buy stuff that suits your existing threaded legs.

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Re: Acme Rod for Leveling Feet?

Postby leggman » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:51 am

You might consider machine leveling pads from Mcmaster carr or Grainger


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