Practical Performance Car magazine performed a product test on a range of tap and die sets in their June edition and awarded the ‘Recommended’ accolade to the Draper 37 piece Metric Tap and Die Set, Stock No.79203
“Essentially a cut-down version of the all conquering Best Buy (Stock No.79205), but the basic formula remains the same – and just as good. The taps and dies cover 8 sizes in total: M3-M12. But, again, there are actually 16 taps, because there’s a secondary taper, plus a plug tap, for each size. Once more this product’s real strength is that it ticks so many boxes. Sharp and precise construction? Yes. Easy to start split, rather than solid, dies? Of course. A case that keeps everything where it should? Definitely. And all for twenty quid? Nope! but at least you get the obligatory thread pitch gauge and T-Handle tap holder for the actual price.”
– PERFORMANCE – 9/14.
– IS IT WORTH THE MONEY? – 6/6.
– OVERALL SCORE – 15/20
“Our final award winner is Draper’s Recommended 79203, which is a half way house – in terms of price and ability – between the Best Budget Buy and overall winner.”
Practical Performance Car magazine, June 2014