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    My few experiences with machined Chinese product I have come to the conclusion they really DONT know how to do it!

    I'm sure your fastener should be 6x1. I bet you can almost turn the tap in by hand. Just turn it in a little at a time and make sure it goes in straight.

    Not a hard job. 6x1 is the only tap size I have worn out multiple times. Keeping one around will save you headaches later.

    -SP

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    Tap it already and be done with it.........
    Thumpic....

    Green is the new "CHEAP"

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    Let's pretend for a second the automatic censoring had a clue...

    Quote Originally Posted by FBinNY View Post
    Time to quit ***** footing
    Yeah, we'll have no more of this, thanks.

    ****_punt1.jpg

    Because that's totally what we were all thinking before the board got asterisk-happy... geez.

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    Just an addendum in case anyone else runs into this.

    All the holes are now tapped and by all appearances, the manufacturer was just using a very worn tap M6 tap. Ours followed the thread but pulled out a good amount of additional material.

    But, in the end, no worries. Just one of those quirks that might crop up when getting these off brand frames.

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    Great it all worked out for you!

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    If you are thinking bottoming tap, I assume its post mount,
    ISO would be fine with a common tapered type tap..

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