Good quality tap n die set

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Forum topic by bonesbr549 posted 01-11-2015 06:36 PM 691 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-11-2015 06:36 PM

Got some need coming for jigs and I want to use tapped machine screws to assemble. I really don’t want a crap set of T&D set. What would be a good quality set for this purpose.

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#1 posted 01-11-2015 06:46 PM

I would look at the Irwin-Hanson sets to start. I have one I’ve had about 6 years and it’s held up very well. I’m not sure what the Sears sets look like anymore, but I have a Craftsman set from the early 80’s, when they were called Kromedge, and I like it even better. I’m really doubtful today’s Sears sets are as good, but they still might deserve a look.

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#2 posted 01-11-2015 06:53 PM

I’ve a Matco SAE set and it’s been worth every cent.

Highly recommend.

The hexagonal dies are preferred as they won’t spin in the die holder.


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#3 posted 01-11-2015 07:25 PM

What are you wanting to tap? If you are threading wood, just about any tap/die set would be suitable.. even the cheap HF ones or the little sets you find at flea markets, swap meets, garage sales, etc..


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#4 posted 01-12-2015 01:34 AM

A good set will be made of HSS not carbon steel.

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