taps & dies


Old 05-10-01, 09:23 AM
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I have 3 old taps with the numbers 12, 14 & 16 stamped into them. Also what appaers to be correspondings does. They are mounted in an adjustable "die stock" and are also stamped with the numbers 12, 14 & 16 but with the number 95 also stamped on them. My father has had them for 50+ years and they were old when he got them. What do I have?
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Old 05-10-01, 11:09 AM
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They are probably metric dies. Measure the one stamped 16, and if it is very slightly larger than 5/8 inches, they are metric.

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