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Carbon Steel Tap & Die

Carbon Steel Tap & Die
Average Customer Rating:
2.241 out of 5
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(54 Reviews) 54
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16 of 54(30%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 51 Piece Set
Review 1 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 51 Piece Set
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Good combination of dies and t
16 Jan 2016
By
, Nottingham
" I haven't used these as to yet but they look a great set the amount that you get is excellent and it will do for all of your needs, they look of high quality and they come in a carry case for easy access and portability "
2 of 10 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 51 Piece Set
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Tapes & dies set
28 Nov 2015
By
, Sevenoaks
" Have use this set to re-thread some engine fixing bolts for my Café racer project (have more to do) I have to say I wasn't too sure how tough/strong they would be...well impressed they are easy to use and the case is good too
For all those DIY geek out there it is a Great set to have!!
"
6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 51 Piece Set
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Tap And Die Set
21 Aug 2015
By
, Lancashire
" I have used this tap and die set to successfully put a thread into 2 hole2 in a steel worm block for a caravan leg to bolt the leg to it - job done with ease.
the bits to put threads onto bars etc seem OK even though i have not used them yet.
the screw removers and drill bits are a nice addition as most tap and die sets don't come with them "
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 51 Piece Set
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Great value tap and die set
16 May 2015
By
, Crieff Perthshire
" Used this on 16 gauge steel and the tap cut through with ease. Had plenty of room so used an 18 v drill at slow speed at first then cranked it up back and forward a few times. Result was a very clean cut and the bolt threaded on perfectly. The addition of the centre punch was a great help prior to drilling the pilot holes as accuracy was paramount. In all a very good purchase at an excellent price. "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 51 Piece Set
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Think hard!!
14 May 2012
By
, Edinburgh
" I've bought this set (11449) and looked at the images of 12080 and 12834. None of the taps appear to be starter taps. Some are bottom taps.
What does this mean? They will be good for repairing existing threads - and many will buy them for this purpose. It will be difficult or impossible to use these to create a thread. You need starter taps for that.
A very experienced professional may possibly know a magic way of using these to create a thread - but I'll bet that this wouldn't be his tool of first choice.
Nevertheless, if you use them for what they are really made for, they're good.
"
46 of 50 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 51 Piece Set
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Great for small repair jobs
19 Apr 2016
By
, Castleford
" These did a great job of repairing the M12 threaded fastener that my heavy-handed employees had damaged. It took about 5 minutes and now you can't tell anything was ever wrong.
Not the most heavy-duty tool I've ever used but OK for small jobs like this, and great value within those limitations.
If you do this kind of work regularly though, or need to cut brand new threads in bare metal I think you'll need to spend a bit more. "
Review 7 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 51 Piece Set
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Excellent value
23 Mar 2016
By
, Southampton
" Bought this to assist with fitting office furniture.
Really good quality and value.
It has saved many man hours and return visits to site.
Would thoroughly recommend
"
Review 8 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 51 Piece Set
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Reasonable tap and die set
14 Jan 2016
By
, Winchester
" Well it wasn't expensive! A reasonable set of taps and dies ideal for cleaning threads, but harder work for cutting threads. Overall it does what I need it to and was money well spent.
For new thread cutting you can't beat decent taps and dies from the tool shop. "
Review 9 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 51 Piece Set
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Tap and die set
24 Jun 2015
By
, Cornwall
" I bought this set to undertake low level motor repairs and they have proved to be more than adequate for the task. I am not a professional mechanic by any means but the set are great value for money for what I needed them to do. "
Review 10 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 51 Piece Set
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Great Value
27 May 2015
By
, falkirk
" This product gives great value for money
There is also lots of extra bits in the set to help the accuracy
"
Review 11 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 51 Piece Set
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set
2 Nov 2011
By
, Yorkshire Dales
" Good value but not yet been used to full capability. "
2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 12 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 51 Piece Set
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Tap & Die set review
28 Jul 2010
By
, Chester
" I have never owned a set of these before so I am unable to compare them to other brands, however I will give as much as I can. I purchased this set to use on a Motorcycle. I have used it on 4 bolts and every one has come up like brand new first time. There is no signs of any wear or damage to the tool used on all 4. The only downside I could see was the handles did like unscrewing during usage (They are quite loose in the unit) but this didn't effect the tool in a bad way (Just meant it would have to be re-tightened from time to time. As for the hole in which my exhaust bolts went into... I managed to re-thread both female holes first time and I have now placed my newly threaded screws into the newly threaded female holes.. Both tightened up really tightly and seem to be solid. Before using the tool both screws would push into the holes without any turning action (Thats how shredded they were!) Now they work perfectly and seem solid. £34.98 I paid for the set, the exhaust bracket is £95 on its own so I have made some good money and have a Tap & Die set to show for it... A+ "
19 of 19 people found this review helpful.
Review 13 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 51 Piece Set
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Value set
16 Mar 2015
By
, Oxford
" As others have said, its a good value set with limited capability, cleaning out existing threads and forming on softer materials (ie aluminium) . "
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 14 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 51 Piece Set
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3 out of 5
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Tap n Die Carbon 51peice
8 Sep 2014
By
, Basildon
" Good budget tap and die set, good for cleaning up damaged threads, though not so good for cutting new ones! If you need a basic set this is good value with a range suitable for most common metric thread including coarse and fine pitch. "
5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Review 15 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 51 Piece Set
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Carbon steel tap & die set
5 Jul 2014
By
, Northern Ireland
" I found the long handle tap wrench to be of poor quality, in that it did not hold the taps tight enough to allow proper use. "
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 16 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 51 Piece Set
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3 out of 5
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Best for DIY?
6 Feb 2014
By
, plymouth
" This is a fairly comprehensive set and for the money is very good value, I would'nt recomend it for constant trade use(unless its light duty), but for the DIY'er its a snip and will probably do everything you want to do with it.
It comes with a plastic storage case that keeps everything in its place, die holder could be a bit better quality but as said great kit for DIY.!, if you want a proffessional quality set of the same size, you WILL pay 5 times as much.
"
Review 17 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 51 Piece Set
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hobby grade
29 Jan 2013
By
, Stornoway
" not as good as some of the more expensive Tap & Die sets i have used but its a great piece of kit for hobby/home use "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 18 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 51 Piece Set
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Would you recommend this product? No
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metric only
29 Jul 2012
By
, Kent
" No imperial (inch) sizes in this large set, as I discovered too late. Packaging and catalogue description did not state it was metric only. Local branch accepted the product's return courteous and without fuss. "
Review 19 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 51 Piece Set
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Would you recommend this product? No
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You get what you pay for
12 Apr 2012
By
, Yorkshire
" The sets OK, its just cheap. OK if you only expect to use a peice once or twice, but if you have a real need of a Tap & Die set then spend more "
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 20 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 51 Piece Set
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3 out of 5
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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3 out of 5
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Value 4 money
19 May 2008
By
, Durham
" If your looking for value for money, then this is a outstanding product. It has all the parts that you need and at a realistic and affordable price. But if your looking for a quality product then to be honest you get what you pay for these days. "
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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