"Needed to re-tap the threads for the retaining nuts on a monoblock basin tap after the original threaded rod corroded. Did the job OK, and here's the but, firstly the handle quality is a weakness and secondly, why isn't there a matching set of drills. I.E. an 8 mm thread needs a 6.8mm drill, a 12 mm thread a 10.2mm drill. 10mm yes, close but not close enough to do the job properly.
A lot of the sizes needed are not available in the SF catalog and certainly not as a matching set."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"These are useless, I needed a cheap set of taps to do a job and got these! what a waste of time the holders are made of a silver cheese substance and don't hold the taps properly, there's no taper on the ends! utter rubbish in desperation to get the job done I sharpened a bolt with an angle grinder - it worked so much better."
"needed a tap quickly for an urgent job. A big mistake buying this one. The taps are only fit for use as a thread reclaimer not as suggested by the name as suitable for taping holes. In over 35 years in engineering this is the worst set I have ever seen!!! May never use screwfix again after this experience this product is certainly NOT a tap and die set."
"This set is a waste of material. The tap handle is soft alloy and gets chewed up by the tap head and the one tap I used broke in the hole. DO NOT BUY OR USE UNLESS YOU INTEND TO TAP A THREAD INTO A SOFT METAL, USELESS FOR STEEL.
I bought this set from the Screwfix retail outlet, I wish I had read the reviews first!"
"I bought this so that I could re-thread a well head cover. I should have done more research as unfortunately as soon as I started using it the handle (soft metal) started to round off as the Tap was not able to sit in the handle very well and slipped. I am now going to reinvest into a better quality handle."
"You know how it is when you are a bit hard up just after christmas? Well beware you could buy something like this!
The set is as described as far as it goes. I wanted to cut an M6 thread in some aluminum. Waste of time the taps supplied are bottom taps not second or taper the thread refused to get started on two tries. I then had to change design and use a self tap screw instead. The dies are not split dies either, the holders are just about OK for the price, box is probably the best bit!
Learn from my mistake if it looks too cheap save up and buy better."
"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."
original thread to the right. Thread cut with die to to left
"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."