This tap & die set is very comprehensive, and appears to be of high quality. My only dissappointment is that there is no index, and the part locations are not marked on the plastic case. so you have to guess which one you need by eyeballing the size. Like when all your combo wrenches are in a drawer unorganized, you hope you find the right size before you empty the drawer! An index is the only missing to give this 5 stars.
The tap and die set is good quality. I comes in a good case with a wide selection of sizes for most jobs
Love this set, use heavily and still not problems
He loves this set just what he needed great product
<p>I'm a 15 year ASE certified mechanic and have seen Craftsman's quality drop through the years. The taps are of average quality for a Chinese product. In that I haven't broken one yet (3weeks since purchase, 20-30 uses). The tap handles are made of poor quality pig iron, flimsy feel very cheap in hand and have many casting flaws. But they do work. I recommend purchasing new ones if you plan to use these taps and on a frequent basis. If your looking for a one stop purchase for the most popular metric and sae taps, and do not plan to use them in a shop than this is your item. Great for the average DIY home owner. </p>
<p>The Pictured case is not at all what you get. What you will receive for your $269.99 is a flimsy blow formed plastic case. Which drops the small pieces out the bottom when you take it out of your tool box. DON'T LOSE THE FOAM SPACER. My recommendation for the shop mechanic is spend the money on the same Chinese tools from another vender for 1/3 of the price. Then replace with quality taps as they break or dull. </p>
<p>In closing, I do not recommend this product to anyone other than the average DIY homeowner. The whole set is made in China, the taps and dies are of average quality but do get the job done. The tap and die handles are of poor quality. The carry case is flimsy and does not hold the contents securely, and will not hold without the foam spacer. </p>