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    Need Advice- lead screw jgro plans.

    Need Advice- lead screw older jgro plans. Hello, the plans call for a 1/4-20 threaded rod for the lead screw. I would like to use a acme rod of say 5/16. Is this possible? if so where is the best place to buy the 2x 4 foot pieces? Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Need Advice- lead screw jgro plans.

    The acme leadscrews will work a lot better than hardware store threaded rod. I'd say go to half-inch; 5/16" is still too thin. Here's one place to get them: Acme Screws & Threaded Rods | Dependable Acme Threaded Products
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    Re: Need Advice- lead screw jgro plans.

    Thanks that's what I'll do....:O)
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