Hot Deals

[Canadian Tire] [YMMV Deal] Mastercraft Tap & Die Set, 75-piece $40

  • Last Updated:
  • Jan 29th, 2020 2:17 am
[OP]
Newbie
Aug 18, 2019
38 posts
55 upvotes

[Canadian Tire] [YMMV Deal] Mastercraft Tap & Die Set, 75-piece $40

https://stocktrack.ca/?s=ct&q=0587184

https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/mast ... #Questions

Lifetime exchange warranty for as long as Canadian Tire still exists Face With Stuck-out Tongue And Winking Eye

Good for making DIY threadsThumbs Up Sign

South Richmond, BC location had 2 units for$40

Stay safe out there when shopping and wear your surgical masks Smiling Face With Smiling Eyes

EDIT:
60 piece for $32 thanks to lifeisfuneh
https://stocktrack.ca/?s=ct&q=0587171

And 40 piece for $27
https://stocktrack.ca/?s=ct&q=0587162
Last edited by liemhoho on Jan 25th, 2020 5:18 am, edited 1 time in total.
16 replies
Member
Apr 8, 2007
384 posts
69 upvotes
How is the quality on these? Is it worth waiting for the Maximum versions to go on sale?
Sr. Member
User avatar
Mar 2, 2008
857 posts
1034 upvotes
BC
bubba_gump wrote: How is the quality on these? Is it worth waiting for the Maximum versions to go on sale?
May depend on your usage. I've had the 60pc set for about 20 years, used it well over 100 times, and have had zero problem. However, I'm almost always chasing existing threads. I've only made new threads a handful of times. The latter is much harder on the tools.

Would the Maximum set be better quality? Perhaps. Won't be anywhere close to this price though.
Sr. Member
Oct 5, 2004
978 posts
816 upvotes
Vancouver
is this a regular sale price, or a new low?
Sr. Member
Dec 10, 2012
905 posts
542 upvotes
Richmond Hill
Thanx OP picked up one at Major Mac and Woodbine.

Had my eye on a set for many months, thought of getting the Maximum one for 79, but this set at 40 is close enough in quality and has all the taps and dies to do most jobs.
Since it also has CT life time warranty, not too concerned about quality verses the completeness of the set.

Stock track seems very accurate, just checked again and showed 0 (got the last one) and 2 sets for the 40 pc set.

CT will price match other CT stores this store had it at the normal price of 149. I went to Customer service and they adjusted the price without any hassles.

Hope I never have to use one, but nice to have it when needed.
Newbie
Mar 8, 2016
58 posts
5 upvotes
Just picked up at the Langley location. They price matched it no problem (I believe CT will always price match other locations clearance. It says it in the price match guarantee fine print.)
Newbie
Mar 8, 2016
58 posts
5 upvotes
Just picked up at the Langley location. They price matched it no problem (I believe CT will always price match other locations clearance. It says it in the price match guarantee fine print.)
Deal Fanatic
User avatar
Mar 1, 2005
5101 posts
2474 upvotes
Toronto
liemhoho wrote: https://stocktrack.ca/?s=ct&q=0587184

https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/mast ... #Questions

Lifetime exchange warranty for as long as Canadian Tire still exists Face With Stuck-out Tongue And Winking Eye

Good for making DIY threadsThumbs Up Sign

South Richmond, BC location had 2 units for$40

Stay safe out there when shopping and wear your surgical masks Smiling Face With Smiling Eyes

EDIT:
60 piece for $32 thanks to lifeisfuneh
https://stocktrack.ca/?s=ct&q=0587171

And 40 piece for $27
https://stocktrack.ca/?s=ct&q=0587162
Lifetime warranty is only for as long as CT carries the product (or product code still in use).

The Maximum version goes on sale 3-4 times a year for about $70, which I would consider a better deal.
:arrowd: B/S/T Threads :arrowd:
[FS] N/A
[WTB] N/A
Member
May 11, 2006
276 posts
160 upvotes
Lifetime warranty until they change the packaging and then claim its not lifetime anymore.. So hold onto the receipt and packaging if you need a warranty claim.

I've run into this problem several times and if I'm buying something with 'lifetime warranty'.. I'll put the packaging on a shelf downstairs.
Deal Addict
Mar 5, 2007
4124 posts
3689 upvotes
bubba_gump wrote: How is the quality on these? Is it worth waiting for the Maximum versions to go on sale?
You have to meter your usage accordingly.

These are cheap for a reason. You have to be VERY careful when using these on virgin holes, aluminium and softer materials are no big deal, soft steel starts getting more serious. Use LOTS of lubrication, make 100% sure you're straight to the work, and back off alot.

All that said, I've had a set like this for a couple decades? In all that time I've broken one tap, and one die. I've used it alot. Not always virgin holes (sometimes just cleaning up existing threads), but it's done a good job.

It's a good buy.
Last edited by repatch on Jan 26th, 2020 8:47 am, edited 1 time in total.
Member
Apr 8, 2007
384 posts
69 upvotes
Thanks for the response guys. I'm just going to use this for DIY projects so I think my concern about quality shouldn't be an issue.
Newbie
Dec 7, 2018
36 posts
30 upvotes
winnipeg
Lots in stock at Winnipeg grant location. Bought one. About 20 left
Deal Addict
Feb 19, 2008
1718 posts
765 upvotes
Think this is worth the $12 shipping ? I need one but don't feel like driving all over the place to get - I do see that from some of the reviews 70% off is not uncommon for this or the other sets that are on CT so...
Member
User avatar
Nov 28, 2011
385 posts
470 upvotes
RICHMOND HILL
Yep. Used this kit for about 2 decades. It suites my most of my needs as wannabee basement machinist.
The kit has the most common taps and threads that I come across. Only a few times I couldn't find what i needed.
Like previous post: use lots to cutting oil, don't force it. I've cut brass, mild steel and different grades of Aluminium with not problems.

The 1 thing I upgraded was the T-Handle tap wrench. Your hand will thank you if you do a bit of tapping.
I couldn't afford the Starrett so I bought the General.
If you are a machinist you probably are not shopping for tooling with this forum.

https://www.amazon.ca/General-Tools-Ins ... =1-1-fkmr2

Top

Thread Information

There is currently 1 user viewing this thread. (0 members and 1 guest)