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Old 04-05-2008, 02:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Left hand Taps

I'm planing to buy some taps to be able to tap aluminum links. The problem is that I can't find a place that sell both 7/8-14 and 1.1/4-12 left hand taps that are US made, only the cheap imported ones. I'd like to avoid to order the taps from different places.

MSC only seems to have the 1.1/4 left hand taps made by Greenfield.

Travers only have the 7/8 left taps made by Regal.

Enco only have their onwn brand cheap imported left hand taps.

I've found a company called ICS cutting tools that have have both taps but I can't find any info if they make quality taps or not?

Are there any other places that I've missed that sells quality left hand taps?
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Old 04-05-2008, 05:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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try here http://www.mcmaster.com/
I have bought left hand taps from them in the past and they seem to be good quality brands.
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If Mcmaster has them they will be good quality. Mcmaster - 1-1/4 - 12 $92.84 but they don't have the 7/8-14 left
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Old 04-05-2008, 11:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have a domestic source that can provide you any and I mean any tap diameter and pitch that you need with in 24 hours. And I know you will not like the price. For example I needed a m10 x.5 tap I got it the next day for $135.00. Let me know if you need the source.
And let me add this you need not worry about Greenfield nor Regal Beloit taps being junk, they both make real good taps that we run on our production lines.
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Old 04-06-2008, 05:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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It seems like E-Taps.com have both taps and their taps are made in Poland which I think is better than taps made in China.

Does anyone have any experience with taps from E-Taps?
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I've never used e-taps....but can tell you that polish quality is far better than china from my experiences.
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Old 04-06-2008, 09:49 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Widel will custom make any tap you need, at a price that beats most other's off-the shelf parts. Very good quality USA taps. OSG also makes the taps you need, but they come from Japan and are ~$250 ea because the spiral flutes. I'm assuming this will be done on a lathe?

2nd note, we rent hard to find taps to customers that over heat their tube adapters, we just require a deposit and no more than a weeks time out of our hands.

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victornet seems to have the best prices i found for left hand taps, 1.25 and 7/8 i bought from them have worked fine.
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http://deco.dreamscape.com/ XACT taps made in the us..
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I bought all my of size taps from ETaps , they are high quality and the customer service is great .



I'm not just saying this because I'm Polish !
It was a coincidence that the owner happened to be Polish , when I placed my first order .
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I've not had bad luck with most import taps bought from reputable sources.

Many of Enco's brand of taps are made in Eastern European countres, Poland and Israel. For limited use, such as making a fixed number of links or steering rods, the imports are probably pleny good enough and much less expensive.

There is something to be said for buying the level of quality one needs for the job, or number of parts to be made.
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I bought all my of size taps from ETaps , they are high quality and the customer service is great .
x2. after receiving 2 left hand 7/8-18 taps from them (was supposed to be one lefty, one righty), i called a month later and the dood sent me a right hand at no charge. wouldn't even let me send the 2nd 7/8-18 left hand tap back to him. he said "his mistake"
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:36 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Tha part number for 7/8-14 left hand tap from McMaster Carr is 2584A917. Made in USA. $91.60
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I have them if you need them I believe I have about 9) 7/8 14 and 2) 1 1/4 12s all leftys if you need some just pm me.
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