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