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Thinking about purchasing Toolmex taps. Anyone have any experience with these? The taps I'm looking at are HSS, straight flute. I wish they had 3 flute taps, but the smaller taps all have 4 flutes, or at least that's what I'm seeing. They also have some spiral flute HSS taps, but they offer 3 packs of the straight flute taps (taper, plug and bottoming), and do not offer that for spiral flute version. I have some Toolmex tooling for my lathe, and have been satisfied with it. I'm only a hobbyist, so these taps will only see occasional use. I will be using a guide to keep the tap straight. Screenshot of website below.
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Casey

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I have no experience with their taps, but I did buy one of their threading dies. I've only used it once, but was just fine.
I would buy from them again.
 

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I have used their taps, find them to work well, no issues. I also pick up mainstream taps like Cleveland, OSG, etc. and they work much better then the ACE hardware or Irwin types. I will often buy the 3 tap sets also. I do a lot of hand/machine tapping, so the taps wear out/fatigue and start to twist or get dull, I try to replace them before they break. You might also check Suncoast Tools if you are looking for a specific type/style, have purchased taps from them as well as other tooling. I have given up on MSC, pricing is too high, but have a wide range of stock. One last place is purchasing NOS taps US or Japanese stock, also have had good results with these. I am just starting to use spiral taps for power tapping.
https://www.suncoasttools.com/
 

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I have no experience with their taps, but I did buy one of their threading dies. I've only used it once, but was just fine.
I would buy from them again.
Thanks, glad to hear you are happy with their product.


I have used their taps, find them to work well, no issues. I also pick up mainstream taps like Cleveland, OSG, etc. and they work much better then the ACE hardware or Irwin types. I will often buy the 3 tap sets also. I do a lot of hand/machine tapping, so the taps wear out/fatigue and start to twist or get dull, I try to replace them before they break. You might also check Suncoast Tools if you are looking for a specific type/style, have purchased taps from them as well as other tooling. I have given up on MSC, pricing is too high, but have a wide range of stock. One last place is purchasing NOS taps US or Japanese stock, also have had good results with these. I am just starting to use spiral taps for power tapping.
https://www.suncoasttools.com/
Thanks for the info. Do you use Toolmex 4 flute straight or their spiral taps? I assume 4 flute, straight, since you said you prefer the 3 pack as well, but want to confirm. I've bought from Suncoast before. I'll take a look at their site. I think they sell Toolmex if I'm not mistaken. I feel the same as you towards MSC. You have to use their huge discount codes, and it's still not really competitive pricing.

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Why not some Balax forming taps ,wink wink.
 
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