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want to buy a tap and die set. metric or sae?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacomaPrime, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Feb 5, 2012 at 11:03 AM
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    TacomaPrime

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    I want to buy a tap and die set in case I may need it on the truck. I plan on tapping a optimus prime head for a shift knob.
    Do i want a metric set or a sae set?
    I have an 05 auto.
     
  2. Feb 5, 2012 at 11:05 AM
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    Bobber Bill

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    metric for anything relating to the tacoma
     
  3. Feb 5, 2012 at 11:07 AM
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    Toyota Tech31

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    METRIC for sure. But there are some sets out there that offer both, but to keep the price down, stick with a metric size.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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    Manwithoutaplan

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    freight and harbor has huge tap and die set for like 70 bucks.
     
  5. Feb 5, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    metric is the way to go, almost nothing is SAE anymore
     
  6. Feb 5, 2012 at 11:10 AM
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    x2
     
  7. Feb 5, 2012 at 11:20 AM
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    Metrinch fits both metric AND SAE. Have had a 62 piece set for years, and they work great. They come in a handy case that can store behind the seat. Used them on the truck and motorcycles both. A little bit pricey for some.
     
  8. Feb 5, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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    maxamillion2345

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    nice 1st post. I say go combo. I've used mine for random non truck related shit. Very nice to have.
     
  9. Feb 5, 2012 at 11:24 AM
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    but when you are in a bind and you have it. It is worth every penny especially when it is your vechicle and trying to install a new part.
     
  10. Feb 5, 2012 at 11:29 AM
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    EXACTLY!!! That's what made it worth the price for me
     
  11. Feb 5, 2012 at 12:32 PM
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    METRIC set
     
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