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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 02, 2012 - 10:10 PM

I can not tell you how many times I could have used a set! The other day I got another coupon book in the mail from Harbor Freight and I always look through them. This one had a 50% off for a $50 Pittsburgh set. I had been looking for a set but I didn't want something that was going to put me way back. I had my brother stop on his way home from work and pick one up. I have yet to use it but I just wanted to give a heads up to everybody in case anybody wanted a cheap set.. Sorry, but I did not think to write down the coupon code. :wallbanging:

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Posted August 02, 2012 - 10:24 PM

That is the same set I have. I think this is 3 years and a lot of cleaned & new threads since. I have broken 2 taps... both thru negligence. One was tapping Aluminum & I was in a hurry, one was butterfingers & dropped the piece I was working on.

I got it because it had the metric & English stuff... kept running into metric at work.

I know it's not a real high end piece, but it does work well. Just remember to use a good cutting oil.... I use the HF oil, seems to work great.

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Oh, and if it came with a little sheet of foam, DON'T loose it. It's what keeps the little taps from rolling around in the case when you carry it by the handle.

Guess how I know.

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Posted August 02, 2012 - 10:26 PM

Great looking set and great price too! Thanks for sharing the info with us!

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Posted August 02, 2012 - 10:45 PM

I too have HF tap & die set, great investment. I rarely use cutting oil if only one hole.

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 03:45 AM

I too have HF tap & die set, great investment. I rarely use cutting oil if only one hole.

The cutting oil helps to cut the threads and helps keep the taps & dies sharp......Even for only 1 hole.

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 05:56 AM

I've got something similar from a Canadian chain of hardware stores. It's something I'd never be without. It seems to get the job done just fine even though it's not of commercial quality. When you suddenly need a tap for something it's nice to know you're covered.

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 08:02 AM

I bought a simular set from Lowes, and it is more than adequate for what I do. You will find that there are a few taps and dies you use way more than others. Should they break you might want to replace them with a higher quality item.
HF is a good source for those tools that you need ocasionally and can't justify a Name Brand item.

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 10:11 AM

I have the metric and SAE sets. I hate to think how many time they have saved the day for me. Good investment.

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 11:09 AM

Ryan, I have the same set and it has save me on more then one occasion. You did good getting 50% off. Like Alan said keep the piece of foam I figured it out before I lost it. :)
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Posted August 03, 2012 - 11:33 AM

I still have the foam! And the little plastic sheet. I was going to keep them in there anyway, thanks for the tip!

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 09:19 PM

Hey Ryan, Just because we may still have the foam you have to remember to put it back in the case when you are done with it. How do I know this, you may ask? Well tonight I was working on a Yamaha and the back axle threads were bogger up so I broke out the tap and die set and fixed the problem. About the time I was finishing up my son came in and started talking and well you guessed it I put it up without the foam. Just thought I would pass it on. :blush2:

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Posted August 03, 2012 - 09:37 PM

About the time I was finishing up my son came in and started talking and well you guessed it I put it up without the foam.


Rattle Rattle Rattle (unrepeatable expletive)
click click (opening case)
tinkle tinkle tinkle (a bigger expletive)

"Honey, where's the flashlight? I just dropped a bunch of taps in the driveway... oh, and bring my glasses so I can read these 'little print' things..."
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Posted August 03, 2012 - 09:44 PM

Rattle Rattle Rattle (unrepeatable expletive)
click click (opening case)
tinkle tinkle tinkle (a bigger expletive)

"Honey, where's the flashlight? I just dropped a bunch of taps in the driveway... oh, and bring my glasses so I can read these 'little print' things..."



:bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl: You must have been hiding in the bushes !

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Posted August 04, 2012 - 08:21 AM

Hey Ryan, Just because we may still have the foam you have to remember to put it back in the case when you are done with it.

Why not hot glue it to the top half of the case??? No morew loose foam!
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Posted August 04, 2012 - 08:51 AM

Rattle Rattle Rattle (unrepeatable expletive)
click click (opening case)
tinkle tinkle tinkle (a bigger expletive)

"Honey, where's the flashlight? I just dropped a bunch of taps in the driveway... oh, and bring my glasses so I can read these 'little print' things..."


I don't worry about reading them I just start with the short one and work up. LOL

Edited by Amigatec, August 04, 2012 - 08:52 AM.





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