Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 16Pc
OK for the price
Needed to re-tap the threads for the retaining nuts on a monoblock basin tap after the original threaded rod corroded. Did the job OK, and here's the but, firstly the handle quality is a weakness and secondly, why isn't there a matching set of drills. I.E. an 8 mm thread needs a 6.8mm drill, a 12 mm thread a 10.2mm drill. 10mm yes, close but not close enough to do the job properly.
A lot of the sizes needed are not available in the SF catalog and certainly not as a matching set.
3 Jul 2015
Tap and Die set
This set is a waste of material. The tap handle is soft alloy and gets chewed up by the tap head and the one tap I used broke in the hole. DO NOT BUY OR USE UNLESS YOU INTEND TO TAP A THREAD INTO A SOFT METAL, USELESS FOR STEEL.
I bought this set from the Screwfix retail outlet, I wish I had read the reviews first!
14 Jun 2015
taps and dies
Poor quality, came with 2 ÃM5 taps and no M6 replaced with larger set and that was not up to the job
18 May 2015
GOOD STARTER TAP SET
Got this for my daughter who doing engineering at college.A good set to get her started only problem is the taps havent got enought taper on the end to get them to bite.Over all good value for money
21 Apr 2015