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Re: Taps & Dies

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Subject: Re: Taps & Dies
From: "Karl Vacek" <>
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 22:03:11 -0500
What has often ruined work for me has been poor tolerances on hardware-store
stuff.  In particular, Ace brand (NOT related to the hardware chain AFAIK)
taps and dies have tended to cut too much - undersize screws and oversized
tapped holes.  BEWARE, and check before investing.

Real machine-shop tools have never given me that trouble.  Thankfully, my
grandfather and a few other old machinist friends gave me their collections
decades ago, so I seldom have to use the consumer stuff.


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