Rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mixerdude Professional Quality Set
The Bosch tap and dies set is a high quality set. Perfect for the professional or home-owner. The case allows easy access to the contents. The items are secure inside to prevent tools from falling out of their places.
The chart for tap and die application is very handy and good reference. The thread gauge assists in finding the right tap or die for the fastener.
Each tap and die is marked for identification.
May 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Historian Well worth the price, and a treasure to have!
I do a lot of mechanical work, on cars as well as my own gunsmithing. It is inevitable that you will occasionally break off a bolt, or strip a bolt or threaded hole. On a firearm, you may need to drill and tap threads to mount a sight or scope. Most of us don't use tap & die sets every day, but when you need one, you need it NOW! Years ago, money was very tight, and I couldn't afford a decent tap & die set, so I bought a small set in one of those bargain bins you see in hardware stores. It got me by for many things, and occasionally, I would have to buy a tap that was a size that I didn't have. My collection got me by, but it was nothing to brag about. This Bosch Tap & Die set is very nice compared to that bargain set I got years ago! It has a wide variety of taps, dies and handles to cover most of the situations you may need to deal with. For gunsmithing, you may need a few very tiny taps that this set doesn't include, but they are not expensive and can easily be bought to supplement this set. But, for most mechanical needs, this set will cover what you need. I really love the carrying case they include, with its little slide out panels to retain the dies in place! I also love the black oxide finish that Bosch puts on these tools! You could spend hundreds of dollars to put together a set like this piece by piece, or you could save yourself a bunch of money by just buying this great set! Thanks Bosch and Home Depot!
May 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LEDEngineer Excellent quality
This is a great tap and die set because it contains all common 'small' sizes of both SAE NC and NF, up to 1/2 inch. It even includes a 1/8 NPT tap and die. The handles are good quality, well machined, and operate well. Dies are clearly marked for size and starting side. Taps are taper style. I measured thread clearance and these look like standard H3 class.
Since I has a full set, I took the opportunity to make a decent bolt and nut thread guide using some 1018 CR plate and rods. As expected, all the taps and dies worked flawlessly. The set includes a really low quality screwdriver and cheap thread pitch gauge which seem out of place considering the quality of the taps and dies themselves. The cost of buying individual taps and dies would be a lot higher, making this a really good value.
May 26, 2016