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Mac Tools TD117COMBOS – Tap and Die Set

If you do any serious automotive, restoration, or general repair work and you need a Tap & Die set. Like anything else, you can spend anywhere from $25 on a budget set, to a couple thousand or more on a professional machinist set, it’s really about what you need to do with them. If you’re a guy that taps a hand full of holes in a year, a budget set will probably suit you just fine, but if you’re in a professional, or even a hobby environment where threading is all part of the job on a regular basis, you’re...

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TEKTON 7558 Tap and Die – Review

Taps and Dies are something I don’t need often. On the rare occasion I need to tap a hole or thread something, I’ve typically taken the workpiece to a machinist friend of mine. He’s always done a great job and never charges me a dime, but it’s a pain having to drive over there and spend 2 or 3 hours of what little free time I have, to do something I could’ve done myself in 5 minutes. T&D sets are expensive! A high quality set worthy of daily use by a professional machinist can cost anywhere from a few...

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IRWIN Hanson Performance Threading System – Review

Taps and dies are one of the coolest tools I have ever used.  They allow you to make threads in material and also can turn round stock into a threaded screw.  My first experience with a tap and die was a few years ago when I purchased a tap and die set from Harbor Freight because it was cheap.  That turned out to be a big mistake, because  the first time It was ever used it broke,  the metal was very brittle and cheap.  So that being said I needed to find a quality tap and die set.  I...

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