The Phil Wood Spoke Cutting and Threading Machine is designed and manufactured to provide an invaluable tool to manually size, cut, and place a factory-quality thread on a spoke within a few seconds. The thread is rolled/cold forged onto the spoke, which does not remove material as would occur if the thread were cut into the spoke..
The machine performs through the operation of a manual crank. One revolution of the machine handle both cuts and threads the spoke. It is designed to cut and thread 1.8 mm (15 ga.), 2.0 mm (14 ga.), 2.3 mm (13 ga.) and 2.6 mm (12 ga.) spokes and place 10 mm of 56 tpi thread on the end of each spoke. Spacers to set the machine to cut 2.3mm (13 ga) and 2.6mm (12 ga) are available, though is not offered as a standard component.
Our machine is capable of cutting carbon steel, stainless steel, titanium, anodized, and powder coated spokes. Butted and aero spokes can be cut and threaded on the full diameter portion of the spoke.
The spoke machine die set has two surfaces for cold forging rolled threads onto a spoke. If properly maintained, each surface can roll 60,000 spokes, for a total of 120,000 spokes on a single die set. When cutting and threading standard spokes, some die sets have reached upwards of 160,000 spokes. Light oil is recommended during the cutting and threading process, applied to the dies every 20 - 30 operations.