Tungsten Tap and Die - 110-Pc. SAE/Metric Set
Good, not great
Overall this set is good. The variety of sizes is good. I would have liked a more extensive variety in the smaller size range, but for the price it's great. As stated by someone else, the quality is not top-of-the-line, but good enough for general use. All the tools seem sharp and have stayed that way for over a year. Having both plug and bottom taps in each size is helpful when threading blind holes - start with the plug tap for easier starting, then finish with the bottom tap. I have ground the lead taper off of the bottom taps so I can thread all the way to the bottom, and the taps have held up fine.
October 15, 2012
Couldn't be happier...
This set is even better than I expected. From the case itself to the taps and dies this is quality. You will not be disappointed. Thank you for a wonderful product that will bring me years of use.
April 28, 2012
Glad I got this set
For 99% of the people out there this set will meet and exceed your every need. You wont believe how much more equipment you can repair with a set like this. This set paid for itself in about 2 jobs. I should have bought this years ago.
April 15, 2012
One of the better sets I have seen for the money. In fact I don't let anybody use them and trust me when your do as much metal fab work like I do Its hard to keep people away from your tools. A+++++ in my book!
June 14, 2011
Awesome for the price! Better than any cheaper set I've got. Not quite as good as the Snap-on sets I have but this set comes with way more for much less. It can be so hard to find bottoming taps at times and this kit has them all.
March 16, 2011
This tap and die set is an excellent collection for the price. Most sizes and pitches that you would ever encounter are covered with this set. I usually hate buying tools made anywhere but the USA, but the quality seems to be more than adequate for my use.
November 16, 2010
tungston tap and die
until now i've owned only bits and pieces of a set, and most of the time i did not have the correct piece required for the task. with this set i'm confident each time that that i'll be able to find the right tool to complete the job. i'm no longer faced with the prospect of having to stop what i'm doing and run out and buy ( at a premium rate ) the individual piece necessary.
June 1, 2010
Top notch tool
Looked for a good set of tap and dies for nearly 2 years and finally found one that tripped my trigger. This set gives you more for your money and quality too. I work on chainsaws and the bodies are made of magnesium, takes a really good tool to meet the challenges that I face. Well worth the investment!
February 15, 2010
Good value despite a few glitches
This set has a lot for the money - including some less common sizes/pitches. My only real complaint is that the second tap I used (a large metric) had a flaw - almost like a piece of slag left after the grinding process. I used a small grinding bit on a Dremel and a file to clean it up, and it worked OK. The others have been fine so far, though I haven't used most of them. Another small detail is that the so-called bottoming taps aren't. They could be ground down to eliminate the few threads worth of taper, it's not too often I need a true bottoming tap.
December 8, 2008
great general purpose kit
I used this kit multiple times since buying it. I purchased it for use at my home. My employer provides the set I use at work. This set has proven very affective and usefull when rebuilding my VW VR6 engine. This set has both blind and through taps in most common sizes which is great when cleaning threads on an engine block. Used to make theads to plug oil galleys in said engine also. Used all over a nold boat trailer during a refurbishing project .Taps and dies cut right in with a little tapping fluid (a must if you want them to last). I would recommend to anyone looking for a good general tap and die set. Not the best but more than satisfactory for your average user.
August 18, 2008