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7/8 x 14 tap & die @ harbor frieght
« on: June 06, 2011, 11:21:09 AM »
 I had been looking at tap & dies in 7/8 X 14  to clean up  threads on some lock  rings & have. In addition I thought it's be  good to have  to salvage equipment.

 these are kinda pricy but  I happened to be at Harbor Freight (  I 'lovingly' refer to it  as Horrible Freight )  & found a set of  taps & dies that included this size.

 The set was on sale for $65.00 so it now resides in my shop

 I don't know when this sale ends but they 'come & go' & they have '20% off' coupons regularly

 hope that'll help someone

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Re: 7/8 x 14 tap & die @ harbor frieght
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2011, 02:05:27 PM »
Those taps work OK for cleaning threads, try cutting new threads with one and you will have an effective hole plug.
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Re: 7/8 x 14 tap & die @ harbor frieght
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2011, 04:12:29 PM »
I don't buy any tools from Harbor Freight that I plan on using more than once. The quality just isn't there for any serious kind of use of the tools they offer for sale their. YMMV though.
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Re: 7/8 x 14 tap & die @ harbor frieght
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2011, 01:14:21 PM »
I agree about their quality  & have bought for the same reasons.

 recently had a couple of their  cheapest power tools fail.  but they were only $19.00 each & lasted for about 8 years of occasional use.

 I hope for the same from the tap & die set.  If I can save a few items I'll be even money

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Re: 7/8 x 14 tap & die @ harbor frieght
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2011, 10:33:12 PM »
yup, everyone willing to by cheap chinese goods is the reason we are going down the toilet.  Put someone to work.  Buy AMERICAN.   :wink:

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Re: 7/8 x 14 tap & die @ harbor frieght
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2011, 01:48:18 PM »
Buy American? Just a little FYI, Ford is assembled in Mexico... : ) They are still good, but your really putting Mexicans to work there.
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Re: 7/8 x 14 tap & die @ harbor frieght
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2011, 01:51:41 PM »
Buy American? Just a little FYI, Ford is assembled in Mexico... : ) They are still good, but your really putting Mexicans to work there.

yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, andddddddd, there is not a ford in my driveway to be had  :wink:

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Re: 7/8 x 14 tap & die @ harbor frieght
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2011, 11:40:09 AM »
My Impala was made in Winsor, Ontario.  Runs like a champ.  We need to make it financially stupid for companies to NOT build stuff here.  Until then, the trade deficit will continue to grow.

Anyway, the only thread-cutting die I'd use is Craftsman.  The HF stuff should sharpen the edges on your pre-cut threads just fine.