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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-25-2002 02:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
In another example of 'Screwed by Craftsman' I have a tap and die set that has round dies. My 3/8" coarse die spun in the holder and Sears now only has hexagonal dies like everywhere else. When I ask them where to get a replacement they just say "Ah, duh..."

Does anyone know of a company selling 1.250" round dies?

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Moneymaker
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posted 06-25-2002 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker        Reply w/Quote
Try Harbor Frieght Steve.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-25-2002 03:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Thanks Alex, I will.

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mellowyellow
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posted 06-26-2002 07:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow        Reply w/Quote
I have a round die holder-real old- and I have found round dies at the local True Value hdwe store. (Where I go whenever possible to say F*** Home De Pot!) And I think Ace Hdwe has them also. A quick phone call should net you some on a local level.

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-26-2002 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Good idea, Pete! We have both of those around here.

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fastbackRb
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posted 06-30-2002 01:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastbackRb        Reply w/Quote
Try any tool supply company like grainger (also on the web) they might have a better grade (commercial) or a better price.


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hotboy1966
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posted 07-14-2002 12:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hotboy1966        Reply w/Quote
Try these guys. They are both full line industrial suppliers. Mailorders are not a problem. Both have shipping arrangments with UPS for Nextday or Twoday shipping for no extra charge.
They both have good online catalogs, but you really NEED their papaer catalogs for those daydream days...

MSC Industrial Supply (800)645.7270
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McMaster-Carr (562)692-5911
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68 S-code GT
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posted 04-30-2006 10:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT        Reply w/Quote
Bloose just gave me this link!

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?BV_UseBVCookie=Yes&vertical=TOOL&pid=00952343000&subcat=Bolt-Out%2C+Taps+%26+Dies

Is it an old picture?

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-01-2006 08:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I think I've seen that set in the store and the dies are in deed hexagonal.

I'm pretty sure my set is an orphan, but I haven't broken any yet, knock on wood.

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Blacksmith
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posted 05-08-2006 09:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blacksmith        Reply w/Quote
Steve,
Worse come to worse, you could always grind the hex die round. Keep it cool though or it'll take the hardness out if it over heats then it'll be worthless.

senzstang
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posted 05-08-2006 11:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for senzstang        Reply w/Quote
Steve,

I think I have a couple I got at a garage sale. Let me look tonight. If I do, I'll send you one.

Phil

2FarGone
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posted 05-08-2006 04:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 2FarGone        Reply w/Quote
I believe Ace Hanson is the company that use to make, and still does, make round dies.

[This message has been edited by 2FarGone (edited 05-08-2006).]

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-08-2006 05:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys.

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senzstang
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posted 05-09-2006 08:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for senzstang        Reply w/Quote
Sorry Steve - plenty of 1/4" and 7/16 round dies but not 1 3/8"

You are welcome to some of those if you want some spares. Sorry I couldn't helo you out on the one you really needed.

Phil

Blacksmith
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posted 05-10-2006 07:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blacksmith        Reply w/Quote
Steve,
I'll check the set I have in my shop to see if I have one I can send you.
3/8-(16-18 I believe is coarse) 1 1/4 O.D.

Blacksmith
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posted 05-11-2006 06:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Blacksmith        Reply w/Quote
Steve,
I checked last night. My Western Auto set has 3/8-NC16 but they are 1" O.D. dies...sorry

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 05-13-2006 07:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I appreciate it anyway. My die is doing ok. The business end is still in good shape and I've filed down the galling so it fits in my toolholder so life is good.

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