Draper tap and die set for £10 instore homebase
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Draper tap and die set for £10 instore homebase

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LocalFound 2nd JanEdited by:"jenbacobs"
Not quite as comprehensive as the Screwfix one. But quarter of the price! My local homebase (Leamington Spa) had 10+ of these.

EDIT: the ones in store were from the draper redline range drapertools.com/brands (which are supposed to be better quality?)
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£10 is about all a carbon steel set is worth. Was the Screwfix one HSS?
Tiny251 h, 15 m ago

£10 is about all a carbon steel set is worth. Was the Screwfix one HSS?


It's draper so can't be complete junk, albeit carbon steel - I bought one last week and given I've used a tap or die a handful of times in the last 20 years (despite doing all my own car maintenance)it'll be useful as an emergency set.
Infiltrator31 m ago

It's draper so can't be complete junk, albeit carbon steel - I bought one …It's draper so can't be complete junk, albeit carbon steel - I bought one last week and given I've used a tap or die a handful of times in the last 20 years (despite doing all my own car maintenance)it'll be useful as an emergency set.


Looks identical to one I got about 30 years ago!

Some Draper stuff is OK and some is terrible. For £10 it's probably OK if your expectations are realistic.
Infiltrator36 m ago

It's draper so can't be complete junk, albeit carbon steel - I bought one …It's draper so can't be complete junk, albeit carbon steel - I bought one last week and given I've used a tap or die a handful of times in the last 20 years (despite doing all my own car maintenance)it'll be useful as an emergency set.


Most draper stuff is Chinese, that name means nothing nowadays, the better tools they sell are labelled expert if I remember right, and even they are not great quality. Used to be decent british made tools at one time.
Harley_Mick1 h, 47 m ago

Most draper stuff is Chinese, that name means nothing nowadays, the better …Most draper stuff is Chinese, that name means nothing nowadays, the better tools they sell are labelled expert if I remember right, and even they are not great quality. Used to be decent british made tools at one time.


The ones in stock were draper redline drapertools.com/brands (edited)
jenbacobs6 m ago

The ones in stock were draper redline https://www.drapertools.com/brands …The ones in stock were draper redline https://www.drapertools.com/brands (edited)


Chinese then, but then it's only a tenner, I wouldn't use them on engines etc (a broken tap or easyout is a nightmare to remove), ok for diy metalwork.
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