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I ended up getting a 1 1/2 piece of 12L14. It was about $60 shipped from Online Metals for a 48" stick.

Two intended projects for it are a new screw for a Palmgren 6" mill vise I got cheap and a new cross slide screw for the $100 Monarch.
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I ended up getting a 1 1/2 piece of 12L14. It was about $60 shipped from Online Metals for a 48" stick.

Two intended projects for it are a new screw for a Palmgren 6" mill vise I got cheap and a new cross slide screw for the $100 Monarch.
That is awful soft steel for screws.
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It'll machine beautifully, but yea quite soft for a vise screw.
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What would be the right steel to use?
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I would look at 4130 or 4140 annealed or half hard, sometimes called pre-hard.
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There are different acme threaded rods available too, cut to length, machine the ends as required and good to go.


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The acme screw has a 1 1/4 " x 3/8 ring made into it where it enters the vise body or I'd have just gotten some acme screw.
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The acme screw has a 1 1/4 " x 3/8 ring made into it where it enters the vise body or I'd have just gotten some acme screw.
You can weld up a ring or boss on the thread and machine to size. I would go slow and keep the HAZ to a minimum, and you got your screw done.

Or, make that boss out full length to be part of the piece where the sliding handle bar goes through. Bore a hole and machine the end of the acme to fit, and silver solder it in.
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The acme screw has a 1 1/4 " x 3/8 ring made into it where it enters the vise body or I'd have just gotten some acme screw.
I wold do a press fit into the 1 1/4". After the handle is installed there would it be a problem even if the fit failed.
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I'm a bit bummed. Can't get 12l14 or 4140 locally without going to Atlanta.
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