about 30 years ago I purchased the cheapest tap-die set I could find at
a swap meet and over the years I have replaced that set several times with
equally cheap units. 4 months ago I purchased a Craftsman set, 39 pieces
for $70 thinking I was finally getting a good quality set.
Well yesterday I needed it for the first time and F...up 2 studs on my
motor because the 6mm die is messed up, it created rolled threads and the
studs would not go into the head. So I returned that die to Sears and got
a new one that is fine...but I am concerned about the whole kit now.
Before I mess up anything else on my motor I want to buy a
decent...no... a good set of tap-dies and I am looking for an education and
a place to buy them. The guy at the bolt store today said a hex die is for
cleaning up threads and a round one is for cutting threads, well my hex one
destroyed the threads.
What do I look for and where is a decent price, not looking for the
cheapest, looking for some quality.