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Carnage!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Zeus33rd, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    Ya get what ya pay for. 1/2" NPT tap from Napa= cheap garbage. I was turing that tap with a 8" crecent wrench when it broke. :blink: Ya, the crecent wrench is pretty ghetto for turing a tap.....McMaster here I come. :flipoff2:
     
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    I was expecting a motor with a hole blown through it.....:mad: :grin: :grin:
     
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    McMaster-Carr's stuff isn't much better IMO. They're a national supplier for us at work, and I'm not overly impressed with anything they sell us...plus they're a rip off.
     
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    Cheap and from NAPA? I doubt it. Garbage, quite likely.

    And as far is the type of carnage, that's about the only kind Joe and I can have these days... :(
     
  5. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

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    I found the real reason it broke today....I was tapping a hole in one of my covers for the drain plug. I had it bolted to by test housing to hold it steady. Previously I had put an old carrier and ring gear in there to double check clearances and stuff. I was looking at the carrier today with no cover on it...I noticed that one of the teeth on the ring gear had a huge chunk missing from it...What happened was the tap went far enough into the housing to hit the ring gear, breaking my tap and busting the tooth off the ring gear, should I have noticed and stopped before the tap broke? Prolly, but I had to get it done to ship to an ebay buyer the next day...Had the tunnel vision. Went and bought a nice new t-handle tap wrench and got that tap warrantied....works really good now.:grin:
     
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    Hey i thought you said you were doing it on my cover, i thought i was going to be famous for a second there:D
     
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    a guy i use to work w/ would say "you know a tap fractures a little every time u use it." it is just a matter of time before they break. if that is true i guess the better ones just take longer till they break.
     
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    Good taps usually have a countersunk center hole on the driven end. makes it easy to clamp the part to a drill press, drill the hole, chuck a 'center', and use the center to make sure the tap goes through straight and true.

    Taps are most likely to break when they don't go through the hole straight, especially on thicker material.

    At least you didn't break it off in a blind hole...

    Rene
     
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    i got a full set of taps/dies cheap from canadian tire for 25 bucks metric and imprial

    up to 1/2 corse and fine thread, not the best but not the worst.
    grented for life, tap gets a little dull? its ok clamp it in a vice and snap it off, down to the store for a fresh sharp new one!:grin:
     

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