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#16 HDWildBill OFFLINE  


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Posted August 04, 2012 - 09:17 AM

Why not hot glue it to the top half of the case??? No morew loose foam!

That is a good idea and simple. Thanks

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Posted November 08, 2012 - 07:29 PM

Only problem I had with mine the die holder metal is thin and cast and it breaks away

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Posted November 09, 2012 - 05:51 AM

Only problem I had with mine the die holder metal is thin and cast and it breaks away

I had the same problem. I went to my local pawn shop and found a better one, thought it doesn't fit in the box. Found some extra, better dies there to.

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Posted November 09, 2012 - 05:55 AM

Tap & die sets are real handy.I'd be totally lost without mine,it's a Snap-On set.

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 10:42 AM

I have a "Threadit" brand standard set, old but made in the USA. Also have a "Bluepoint" metric set. Both have worked well for me. I shy away from the chinese sets as they seem awfully brittle.

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Posted November 16, 2012 - 06:29 AM

Always use oil and be patient no matter what brand. The HF set should serve you well, if you reach a point you need better or different go get them at that time. Pawn shops can be a good source of quality tools at reasonable prices but as always buyer beware. Just because it was pawned doesn't necessarily equate with good.
Also note I bought a set of "Bluepoint" pliers right of the truck for one of my sons as a birthday gift and when we opened them up they are labeled "made in China" so name brand also doesn't garentee where things are made either. Good luck, I'm guessing you will soon wonder how you ever got along without a tap set :thumbs:

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Posted November 16, 2012 - 07:23 PM

ive had a hf tap n die set for about6 yrs. has worked well for me. I kept the plastic and foam.