"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."