Many time there will be a need for a new tote bolt. Here is the remedy

Questions? Ask away.

Click here are f your looking for the tote repair help.

At the end of this there are links to where you can buy a 12-20 tap and die, or you can use a 12-24 and just retap the plane sole.

Cut the rod to length and thread both ends.

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Cut a piece of brass rod to the right length. (7/16″ for Stanley, 13/32″ for Sargent)

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drill and thread the nut. Cut the screwdriver slot.

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Polish

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Tap and die

http://www.victornet.com/subdepartments/Special-Pitch-Taps-up-to-1/2-inch/1260.html
http://www.victornet.com/subdepartments/Special-Pitch-Dies-up-to-1/2-inch/1350.html

St. James Bay Tool Company 12-20 Tap and Die Set.
eBay Seller Nicobie sells 12-20 Taps and Dies.
1/4-20 BSW –  located on eBay from a UK merchant.
Victor Machinery Exchange 12-20 Tap
Victor Machinery Exchange 12-20 Die