28 Piece Metric Tap & Die Set
28 Piece Metric Tap & Die Set
£43.50 (£36.25 Ex. VAT)

28 Piece Metric Tap & Die Set

Code: 300155

  • First and second taps and dies in 3, 3.5, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 and 12mm
  • Two tap wrenches
  • Die holder
  • Thread gauge
£43.50 (£36.25 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • 28 Piece Metric Tap & Die Set
  • Ambersil Tufcut Metal Cutting Compound
  • Metric/Imperial Thread Pitch Gauge
  • Axminster Bench Blocks (Pkt 4)
Total: £79.86
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A very useful 28 piece metric coarse tap and die set, economically priced and just the sort of thing to have tucked away in a drawer ready for those odd threading jobs which crop up from time to time. The set consists of first and second taps and dies in 3, 3.5, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10 and 12mm, two tap wrenches, a die holder and a thread gauge.

Reviews (4)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.4 out of 5 based on 4 reviews

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Geoff

6 January 2017

Good value but need some care in use.

Bought these when they were on offer at £22. Had some difficulty cutting threads on 5mm and 6mm brass rod and was unable to start the thread with the rod held in a vice in spite of tapering the end. The main problem is there is very little lead-in taper in the die compared to the high quality British dies I have. Solution was to mount length of rod in pillar drill and use it to press the end of the rod into the die while turning chuck by hand (DO NOT TURN THE DRILL ON!). The quality is OK but no where near my vintage British made BA taps and dies which start easily and cut with little effort. Overall they are OK for occasional use.
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Stuart

6 August 2015

Surprisingly good quality, excellent value.

I must admit I hesitated when The offer email popped into my inbox; some years back I bought a cheap set of taps and dies and found the truth of the old adage out for myself, 'Buy cheap buy twice!' At £30 this would be fairly priced at £19 it's a bargain; the quality is fine the threads on the taps are ground as are those of the dies so they should give a good clean thread (ordered yesterday afternoon, arrived this morning and haven't had time to use them.)

Another reviewer commented on the flimsy plastic insert that holds all the bits, I can only agree with his sentiments; but, there is a transparent (thinnish) plastic cover over them as delivered, if this is put under the white tray it does reinforce it (increases stiffness) give it a try, after all you won't buying them to put on show will you?

The handles on the die holder would benefit from a bit of Loctite thread lock; on the large tap holder I recommend complete dis-assembly and cleaning of the jaws particularly the threads as these are fouled with cutting lubricant (suds for the rude mechanicals among you) and long term this will promote rusting, a wipe of copper grease will then be all that is needed.
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AJS

21 December 2014

Much better than the typical "cheapo" sets

After borrowing a rubbish cheap from china set (poorly made from poor quality metal) and promising myself that I would never buy a cheap set - I bought one of these sets while they were on offer last time knowing that Axminster would take it back if I didn't think it was any good.
No need for a return as this set is great, well made and produces accurate threads. The plastic case insert is a bit thin and the die holder handles need a bit of threadlock but I guess they had to save money somewhere!
Covers most threads used in a DIY workshop so at the offer price it is a "no -brainer" purchase.
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Vince L

29 August 2014

Well thought out set

If you are like me, and have wanted a tap and die set for years, but have never quite justified it, then this set is probably for you. I have generally managed to bodge, get by or do it another way, but the day has come, and cutting my own threads was the least of the evils.

On Features, it really is well thought out. The range M3 to M12 covers all my realistic needs - I actually needed M12 taps and dies - and the inclusion of the bastard M3.5 size, used for electrical back box fixings is a distinct plus. No options on thread pitch with this set, but pitches provided are the basic ones you'll need. So, I have rated features as a solid 4*.

On Quality, the steel case is a plus, but is let down a bit by the flimsy plastic inner location tray. I would happily have paid nearer £30 for a more solid inner.handles on the large tap holder and the die holder seem to work their way loose in use, but I am sure that I can fix this. So 4*, which is good for the price.

On Value, it has to be 5*. I have only threaded a bit of rod and tapped a couple of holes so far, but it is doing the job I expected and I am pleased with the results.

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