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Imperial taps and dies

Postby roger.fellows » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:44 pm

RDG in Wakefield UK do a range of stuff. Very pleased to receive a set of 3/4" x 20TPI in rapid time.

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Re: Imperial taps and dies

Postby simon.holyfield » Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:02 pm

I've got a lot of taps and dies from them too. I have to say that the stuff from Tracy Tools is better quality - you can see it in the torque it takes to cut a thread.
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Re: Imperial taps and dies

Postby roger.fellows » Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:50 am

Thanks Simon, I'll note that.

I've been looking for the 3/4 x 20 to clean up a sq 4 main gear puller made by my late father. I have to confess that I've not searched recently until just the other day.

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Re: Imperial taps and dies

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:21 pm

hi i have found a lot of hard to get taps and dies sockets and spanners and good quality too on eBay, :) and i look at the seller shop as well and that is where i have found a lot of good Goodies :?:

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Re: Imperial taps and dies

Postby simon.holyfield » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:55 pm

Any particular sellers Johnny?
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Re: Imperial taps and dies

Postby PeterW » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:23 pm

I'm a big fan of Tracy Tools - had some excellent service in the past.

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Re: Imperial taps and dies

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:56 pm

Hi Simes i just start looking for a tap or die or socket etc and a lot of sellers are engineer suppliers i found a lot good new well known old makes tooling that they are clearing out because a lot of the sizes are not used now 2 years ago i was looking for a 6 sided deep socket B S W for my gearbox rear sprocket nut
and i found a suppliers that made tools for the ministry of defence since the late 1800 hundreds and i got two well known that they did make deep new old stock sockets for £ 5.85p each with free post packing :D :D if i got them off of snap
they would be about 50 to 60 pounds each , so that is why i look to see what else they do and you can pick up some real good cheap bargains 8-) :D
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Re: Imperial taps and dies

Postby john.bebb » Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:15 pm

Hi Folks - I've found https://www.chronos.ltd.uk/ to be excellent for the "hard to find" Imperials taps & dies.
Good quality, reasonable price & delivery.
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Re: Imperial taps and dies

Postby john.whiting » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:22 am

I found the gearbox sprocket nut (BA) is a good fit in a Toyota Landcruiser axle nut wrench.

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Re: Imperial taps and dies

Postby JohnnyBeckett » Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:33 pm

hi John that is a metric socket which is a double hexagon ( unless it is a well worn hexagon ) i did try one but i don't like it driving on the corners of the nut i like it to drive on the flats of the nut :?:


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