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#1 posted 11-23-2012 02:28 AM

I bought the no-name tap and die version that Woodcraft sells. The idea of router instead of die seems good. There are a lot of people complaining about the durability of the die I have. The 1-1/2 ” kit cost me $48.

But your question seems to have two parts, the second being the quality of the finished threads.

I made a Moxon vise for dovetails and a leg vise for my Roubo bench. Both were made of rock maple. I was a little worried at first with the Roubo because there is tear out in the weak sides of the screw. Now I’ve used it two years and am totally confident with it. It is always smooth and holds really well. The combination of a long wood handle and the wood threads gives the whole thing a whippy feel that lets you dial in just the right pressure. And I don’t think I could break it. The Moxon seems just as good though I have used it less.

So far making the wooden vises has save me quite a bit of money and gives me freedom to make more.

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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