Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 16Pc
Don't waste money on this
I bought this so that I could re-thread a well head cover. I should have done more research as unfortunately as soon as I started using it the handle (soft metal) started to round off as the Tap was not able to sit in the handle very well and slipped.
I am now going to reinvest into a better quality handle.
8 Jan 2015
Moment of weakness
You know how it is when you are a bit hard up just after christmas? Well beware you could buy something like this!
The set is as described as far as it goes. I wanted to cut an M6 thread in some aluminum. Waste of time the taps supplied are bottom taps not second or taper the thread refused to get started on two tries. I then had to change design and use a self tap screw instead. The dies are not split dies either, the holders are just about OK for the price, box is probably the best bit!
Learn from my mistake if it looks too cheap save up and buy better.
1 Jan 2015
May be useful as a door stop?
But it is certainly no good for cutting threads.
I know it's cheap and you get what you pay for but I am not sure the dies would put a thread on a piece of cheese!
And the die stock is rubbish with loose handles etc.
All in all a waste of time and money
7 Oct 2014
Just what I needed
Good starter set and did a great job at an economical price.
30 May 2014