Ratcheting Tap Wrench/ Die Stock


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Over on the main ToolGuyd site, Stuart posted about a Sears ratcheting tap wrench / die stock set

http://toolguyd.com/craftsman-ratcheting-tap-die-tool-set/#comments

that looks a lot like one sold by Gearwrench:

I commented about an alternative ratcheting tap wrench style made by General:

It comes in 3 sizes.

I think the spam filter at Toolguyd may have intercepted my other post about some other tapping tools to improve alignment – and potentially prevent tap breakage:

Guides from Big Gator

I also talked about broken tap extractors – sold individually or in sets:

and Tapping Guides for use with a Drill Press:

and this hand alignment jig – that’s much cheaper ($36.89) at Zoro:

I think that I also mentioned that I used more round split dies and acorn dies (my old 50 year old Greenfield Tap and Die Sets came in this style) than hex dies – but that I found hex dies handy for some situations – especially where access is limited.