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Offline Mike H

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40 Taps
« on: April 14, 2016, 05:08:16 AM »
Last Sat (9th) there was a sale at a mobile home park and hosted by the Woodworking Club of the park. They have it every year. I try to get out there each year although have never found anything major. Sat. morning about all I saw of interest (to me) was this bunch of taps in a
Remington shaver case. Price $2.00 and the fellow who looked to be an old geezer like me says,
"Nobody uses them anymore" There must be a phone app that cuts threads.

Offline crankshaftdan II

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Re: 40 Taps
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2016, 06:43:15 AM »
Last Sat (9th) there was a sale at a mobile home park and hosted by the Woodworking Club of the park. They have it every year. I try to get out there each year although have never found anything major. Sat. morning about all I saw of interest (to me) was this bunch of taps in a
Remington shaver case. Price $2.00 and the fellow who looked to be an old geezer like me says,
"Nobody uses them anymore" There must be a phone app that cuts threads.

I see them a lot here in my locale as well-nice find and $ if you have a use!!
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Offline lauver

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Re: 40 Taps
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2016, 12:52:31 PM »
Mike H & Cranky,

I find taps & dies frequently at my local flea market, but the sellers think they're made of gold.  It's seldom that I can pick up a tap or die for a reasonable price.  I've never run across a large grouping of them either.

That said, over the last 10 years I have managed to assemble a working SAE tap & die set consisting of the most common sizes.  I've also started working on a metric set, again working on the  common sizes.

Just once I'd like to find a large lot like you found for $2
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Offline Nolatoolguy

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Re: 40 Taps
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2016, 05:25:43 PM »
Lucky find. Looks pretty good.

I see them all the time for cheap but rusty or worn. I also see them all the time for the cost of new.
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Offline gameofdarts68gts1990

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Re: 40 Taps
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2016, 11:03:50 PM »
Sorry for contacting you on a different subject but I'd like some info on this

Offline Northwoods

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Re: 40 Taps
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2016, 05:54:34 AM »
The ORIGINAL Northwoods.

Offline Yadda

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Re: 40 Taps
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2016, 07:50:25 PM »
Superjustable!  Fantastic branding!  Now I want a set of these just for the name! 
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....