Practical Performance Car magazine performed a product test on a range of tap and die sets in their June edition and awarded the ‘Best Buy’ accolade to the Draper 75 piece Combination Tap and Die Set – Metric and BSP, Stock No.79205
“As smart as this set is it didn’t stand out as an obvious Best Buy. But as soon as we totted up the points it built up a significant lead. First impressions were excellent: here’s a set with almost 80 pieces that’s sensibly laid out and everything stays put when the case is closed and carried. There are actually 18 sizes catered for – M3-M12 coarse, M2-M12 fine, plus 1/8BSP – and for every size there’s both a secondary and plug tap. As a bonus all drill bits are made from sharp and durable HSS, and the dies are our preferred split type. A screw pitch gauge and T-Handle tap holder are thrown in too.”
– PERFORMANCE – 11/14.
– IS IT WORTH THE MONEY? – 6/6.
– OVERALL SCORE – 17/20
“If you prefer something more comprehensive, then Draper’s 79205 Best Buy offers a fantastic range of metric sizes and couples it with a decent set of HSS drill bits.”
Practical Performance Car magazine, June 2014