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These are acetal/delrin leadnuts for 5/8" x 8 TPI ACME leadscrews. They are of the split-nut design to allow you to reduce backlash. We have tested these with Nook brand "precision" leadscrews.

You can purchase these individually as spares for your ACME leadscrew kit or save money on tooling (over $150) if you have our ACME Leadscrew conversion plans and don't want to spend money for tooling that you may only use once.

Each leadnut comes pre-threaded with a slot cut out in the middle and two set screws for adjusting out backlash.

X-Axis ACME Leadnut - $19.95

Shipping charges extra and will require payment once we receive your order. (More info)




Y-Axis ACME Leadnut - $19.95

Shipping charges extra and will require payment once we receive your order. (More info)

y-axis leadnut




We accept any form of payment PayPal uses as we process online orders via PayPal. We will also accept check or money order. Please email us for more information.

We take pride in the workmanship of these parts. We do our best to make sure all finishes are "pretty" and smooth and fit. Having said that, these parts are made with our own mini-machines in-house. There are limitations of course. While we strive to produce nice finishes and close tolerances, we cannot guarantee that it'll meet milspec or NASA standards. :)

We do not accept returns unless our products arrive damaged in which case a replacement will be offered. Parts are sold as-is with a 30-day warranty. If the part breaks apart upon installation, we'll replace it. If your leadnut cracks under normal use, we'll replace it.

We assume no liability for how the parts are used.

Once we receive confirmation of your PayPal payment, we will process your order. Once your order ships, we'll email you the tracking number. If you have special instructions, please email us first!

Your email address will be stamped on each page of the instrucions in order to help prevent unauthorized distribution. Your email address and personal information is held strictly confidential. We will not share, sell or do anything with your email address.

The bottom line policy: We'll cover workmanship defects within 30 days of delivery with the start date as indicated by your tracking receipt. We want you to be happy! We'll do our best to make everything as we would want it- great quality products with friendly service.



In four easy steps:

  1. Click the "Add to Cart" button and pay using PayPal. Please be sure to include your preferred method of delivery (it will be with UPS):
    1. Ground
    2. Overnight
    3. 2nd day
    4. 3rd day
    5. International Overnight
    6. International 2-3 day
  2. Once we receive notification of the payment, we will process and prepare the order for shipment, at which time we will determine your exact shipping cost.
  3. We will then email you with these charges
  4. Once we receive notification of payment for the shipping charges (you will need to use Paypal to email us this payment), we will ship it per the determined method and email you a tracking number.

That's it! Please bare with us as we work out this ordering process. We want to make it as painless as possible for both you and us!



This is our first kit offered, so we'll be working out details for shipping with PayPal.

For stateside (continental USA) shipping, we will ship via UPS Ground service (unless otherwise specified) and provide a tracking number the moment your order ships.

For international shipping (and states outside of the continental 48 states), we will find the most cost-effective shipping method that doesn't take forever. (We wont ship by boat unless you specify!)



If we sell the kits, we sell the plans! Please stay tuned.


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