Re: Tap & die kits

Dave Thacker /
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Avoid the China Crap. I have quite a few sets, all American. ACE, Hanson, Irwin, Vermont American, these are all inexpensive American sets. If the die stock has a cast center section, it's China. A sometimes cheap way to get an American set is to buy Craftsman which if it's more than 10 years old is Vermont American.

Example: https://www.ebay.com/itm/OLD-USED-VINTAGE-MACHINING-TOOLS-PREMIUM-CRAFTSMAN-TAP-DIE-SET-FINE-SHAPE/254635387633?hash=item3b4973aaf1:g:4SEAAOSwOape9T~R

I would expect this set to 50 to 75. It's worth 10x that Amazon crap.

Beware a craftsman set in plastic shrink. That is new and it's China junk.

Metric sets for for more than SAE as there were fewer of them made.

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