|Review by AKSteve||posted 02-04-2013 04:37 PM||7443 views||4 times favorited||13 comments|
I bought this mostly on Price, I check around at other online stores and this appeared to be the cheapest, with that said I couldn’t just walk in the Door and purchase given my location. it was 11.95 for the Tap and 22.95 for the Die. Grizzly of course delivered right away and I got my purchase within the specified time suggested for my Delivery to Alaska.
Quality: Tap: the overall quality for the Tap was superb, it had no chips or loose metal ends to clean and was oiled to prevent from rusting, 3 pieces included in the package which were the Tap, a cross bar and a screw to hold down the cross bar for turning. the Die: the overall quality was also superb, made from maple and lathe turned handles, a brass nut to hold in the cutting tool and a metal insert for moving the thread through after being cut. this product had a “Made in Taiwan” sticker. yeah it would have been nice to have been made here but this will do for now. the Tap came with instructions in the wrapper and the die had the instructions on the Box. Pretty simple to follow and not much to have to do. Basically for the die you need to a 7/8’s hole to start the process. I used Paduak wood a real hard wood, and threaded the Tap thru with ease, it was very sharp and cut through the wood like butter! I backed it out occasionally to clean the threads. the Die as just as easy and just as slick. I used Home Depot’s 1 inch hardwood dowel. Once I complete the process I put some minwax on the threads to allow the dowel to be screwed into the Paduak, I worked it in and out a couple of times to allow it to loosen up some. the Threads hold really well and tightened the two pieces together really good. I can’t say anything bad about the product. I can’t wait to build something else with it now!
-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska