Product Reviews

Tap And Die Set

Tap And Die Set
Average Customer Rating:
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3 of 15(20%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 16Pc
Review 1 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 16Pc
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Just what I needed
30 May 2014
By flyright
, Northampton
"Good starter set and did a great job at an economical price."
Review 2 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 16Pc
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You get what you pay for
19 Jul 2008
By DaveN
, Bristol
"Since I was in a hurry, and just needed to clean up a couple of M12 threads, this did the trick. Overall quality is as you would expect for £12.99, though (e.g. tap does not centre properly in the wrench due to poor quality casting) so invest in a more expensive set if you're serious or need precision."
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 16Pc
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Buy it nice or buy it twice
14 Jun 2012
By jonnouk
, Salisbury
"But for the tap-handle it would be an average kit. Unfortunately they made the handle out of cheese-grade aluminium. The handle self-destroys at the slightest hint of effort.
The die-set is ok and is what you'd expect for this price."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 16Pc
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Reasonable value
30 Oct 2009
By T1mbo
, Farnham
"Not bad value considering what you get for the money. This set is more suited to cleaning up old / dirty / rusty threads than cutting new ones. the taps are more plug as they don't have much of a taper and the dies are not adjustable."
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 16Pc
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Cheap but not great at all
30 Sep 2008
By Jedders
, Somerset
"We used this product as a back up on site for our higher quality dies & taps. The product finish was pretty poor and even on mild steel tube the taps deformed very quickly and wouldn't pick up. We ended up buying some UK manufactured taps (2 of which cost the same as this whole set) but we got the job done in a quarter of the time. Perhaps we expected too much from this item as it was very cheap."
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 16Pc
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May be useful as a door stop?
7 Oct 2014
By Whiffy
, Gloucester
"But it is certainly no good for cutting threads.
Absolute rubbish!!
I know it's cheap and you get what you pay for but I am not sure the dies would put a thread on a piece of cheese!
And the die stock is rubbish with loose handles etc.
All in all a waste of time and money"
Review 7 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 16Pc
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Wish I'd read other reviews!
28 Apr 2014
By ikbrunel
, Somerset
"As the title and rating suggests ! Don't buy this in the first place, and if you have already bought it, under no circumstances use it because it is not fit for purpose. I just wonder why a company like Screwfix feels the need to even bother selling this product."
Review 8 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 16Pc
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No no no.
10 Oct 2013
By WigmorePumps
, Medway, Kent.
"OK for chasing out worn threads, but don't think to yourself that you will be able to do any fresh thread creation from virgin metal. For this purpose, this set is utterly useless."
Review 9 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 16Pc
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16pc Carbon Steel Tap & Die Se
21 May 2013
By solentangler
, Isle of Wight
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"I bought this set so I could extend the treads on a u-bolt. The new thread the die cut was very shallow and nowhere like the sharpness of the original existing thread.
The nuts would not screw properly onto the threads I cut.
I feel this products is not fit for purpose.
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Review 10 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 16Pc
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Tap and Die Set
12 Oct 2012
By Badservice
, Cheltenham
"The alloy handle on this set was soft and weak and the taps soon chewed is gripping position. The alloy used was far too soft. Waste of money."
Review 11 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 16Pc
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Rubbish
17 Jun 2012
By isdv
, Somerset
"At any price I'd expect a tap to be able to re-cut a thread.
Used this to re-cut a thread in a press fixing on our metal computer chassis after the press had slightly deformed the fixing. The fixing stripped the tap!
Taps are nowhere near hard enough. You would be better off buying individual pieces."
Review 12 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 16Pc
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Very Poor
12 May 2012
By 45133
, Nottingham
"Tap would not even cut one thread in soft iron. Die would not even fit properly onto a rod with thread already. Took it straight back"
Review 13 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 16Pc
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Tap and Die
15 Feb 2011
By charvie
, Stockport
"Very disappointed in this set. Work as CDT teacher in small school. Looking for budget product to cut threads. Only tried M8 die. No chance. Have done this on many occasions with decent tools. THis tool has no adjusment facility and therefor task is nearly impossible. Do not buy this product, I will be returning it to Screwfix."
Review 14 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 16Pc
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Cheap die set
7 Jun 2010
By SK51
, Scotland
"Unless you are tapping into a very soft metal this is not the die set for you. I've stripped the M5 and M6 taps after only a few uses on steel. Spend the £20 on individual quality parts or spend much more on a better set."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 15 for Carbon Steel Tap & Die Set 16Pc
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Useless!
17 Mar 2009
By Timo
, Cambs
"For £16.49 I didn't expect high quality, but these are useless!
Parts are mis-shaped/poorly cast, and some of the dies have no teeth at all!
It's going back!
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful.