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  1. sparks123
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    sparks123 Regular EF Member

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    its any one who can help me to buy the best tap and die..really im fustrated on the last job from the tools provided by company and im looking to buy my one ..also im looking and for the best 12'' hacksaw blades..
     
  2. Marvo
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    Marvo Admin and gender confused Staff Member

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    Tap and die for steel conduit or small ones for 3.5mm fascia screws?
     
  3. sparks123
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    good point..yes im looking for 25mm steel conduit mate..
     
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  4. Strima
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    You could have the best tooling in the world but without decent cutting oil/paste your wasting your money.

    I tend to use CT90 for saws and light drilling and Temaxol for thread cutting and heavier drilling.

    Either Bahco or Eclipse hacksaw blades.
     
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  5. Marvo
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    Good hacksaw blades are damn expensive. I usually get Starrett bi-metal hacksaw blades, they're very decent but mainly because we don't have very many options where I am.

    If you're using it on thin materials then a high TPI blade is best like 32TPI, for thicker walled conduit maybe a 25 or 20TPI.
     
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  6. sparks123
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    sparks123 Regular EF Member

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    thanks marvo..usualy i used them for steel contuit..
     
  7. sparks123
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    sparks123 Regular EF Member

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    its not problem of paste or oil..im used them on any threading but problem its that tap and die its bit bigger than 25mm conduit and when you make thread they come slightly on angle..for that im looking for some tap and die who its more proffesional than that stupid chinese tap and die..
     
  8. Marvo
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    Marvo Admin and gender confused Staff Member

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    What tool are you using for threading? Doesn't it have a head that has an alingment collar?
     
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    Rocboni Trainee Access

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    On an Angle? Are you using the guide?
     
  11. KEV 1 N
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    KEV 1 N Regular EF Member

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    Your stocks and dies should look like these....
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    Or you could get one of these beasts!......
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    KEV 1 N Regular EF Member

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    Incidentally this is a tap....
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  14. ruston
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    Most of my taps and dies were Sykes Pickavant. In fact in the old days I had a lot of their gear . I always found it to be good quality.
     
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    For awhile. :)
     
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