Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 16Pc
Very good for price
Best I've had so far, reliable, easy to use, very compact
31 Jul 2015
the worst tap set ever
needed a tap quickly for an urgent job. A big mistake buying this one. The taps are only fit for use as a thread reclaimer not as suggested by the name as suitable for taping holes.
In over 35 years in engineering this is the worst set I have ever seen!!!
May never use screwfix again after this experience this product is certainly NOT a tap and die set.
29 Jul 2015
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