Hello everyone, I wanted to get a few opinions on the possibility of using an imperial sized ACME threaded rod in a metric tapped hole before giving up on something. I just got an old 8 inch jaw low profile Palmgren drill press vise at an auction and the acme screw turned out to be pretty badly bent in multiple different directions. I was going to replace it but after searching I only found two suppliers with the M18-2.5 acme thread that I need and they only want to supply it in 1 meter lengths, which would cost me more than the vise is probably worth at this point. The hole for the threaded rod is a little loose so I was wondering if anybody had experience with having to replace a metric rod with an imperial one and if it's feasible. Thanks.