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Craftsman 48 pc. SAE & Metric Thread Restorer Kit
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Craftsman 48 pc. SAE & Metric Thread Restorer Kit

Item# 00942275000P | Model# 971 2750 | Added on July 26, 2010 | Seller: Sears.com
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The 48-pc SAE Metric Thread Restorer Kit Makes Tough Jobs Easier
With the Craftsman 48-pc SAE metric thread restorer kit, mechanics and handymen no longer need fear stripped bolts. This kit contains everything you need to repair and restore old, damaged and stripped threads on bolts and studs, whether they are internal or external. For internal repairs, use the rethreading taps and dies with standard wrenches and a light oil for chasing out damaged threads and removing nicks and burrs. For external repairs, use the files to restore damaged threads any diameter, right or left hand.
The rethreading taps and dies of the 48-pc SAE metric thread restorer kit feature hardened steel for strength and durability, and hex-shaped, they're easy to use with both socket and wrench. This 48-piece tooling set is color-coded with metric sizes in gold, National Fine sizes in black and National Course sizes in bright silver. A solid restoration set, built to get bolts and holes fixed fast, add it to your garage, for solid performance you can count on.

  • Craftsman 48-pc SAE metric thread restorer kit consists of a 48-piece tooling set with metric and SAE parts
  • Kit includes: 7 SAE Course Dies, 7 SAE Fine Dies, 10 Metric Dies, 6 SAE Coarse Taps, 6 SAE Fine Taps, 10 Metric Taps, 1 SAE, 1 Metric Rethread File
  • Designed for use with standard wrenches
  • Hardened steel for strength and durability
  • Color-coded for quick visual identification
  • Comes in a well-organized, sturdy plastic case
  • Made in the U.S.A.
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3 found this review helpful
by stonesfan68
August 4th, 2014
Fantastic set

This is a great set. It is made by the same company that supplies the professional truck brands. This is not a tap and die set, and should not be used to cut new threads. I used it to clean the stripped threads on a part that sells for $350 new so the kit paid for itself in one use. I now use the kit on all kinds of rusty threads and can't believe that I made due without these tools for so long. This set is made in the USA. There is no guarantee on this kit, but replacements parts are available from various truck-brand (SO) websites for cheap.

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by Royalscrew
April 25th, 2011
Weak metal

This set and the 40 piece set are made of weak metal and the taps are not sharp. The taps will bind and possibly break when you try to clean out rusty threads. This set might be ok for light work but I would recommend one of the other more expensive sets. See my review for the 40 piece set.

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k_marsh

Saved my mower

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The electric PTO fell off my mower's driveshaft after years of operation, threads on both ends were messed up. The PTO threads into the end of the crankshaft so I really, really didn't want to mess up this repair! Anyway this set did the job and I had it up and running again in no time.

Previously I've used cutting taps but had just gotten this thread reformer. I was very happy to use it instead because it is less likely to cut new threads and crossthread, and it really does press the metal back into place instead of removing it in chips.

Like all taps it is made of somewhat brittle metal, so if it breaks off you can get a punch and break it up and remove the rest. The key to not breaking a tap (cutting or reforming) is to back-off oten and relube often. Very often. Just forcing it in there will break it for sure.

July 3rd via sears.com
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JackAttack316

Good quality Set

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I bought this set for our shop. We are always gumming up our nuts and bolts with dirt and resin. We have our standard Tap and Die set, but I wanted to try the thread restorer kit out. I think it is a really good addition to our tool chest. I find these to be a very "mild" way of cleaning up threads. You certainly can use a tap and die set to do the same thing, but there is a higher chance of really messing something up. Using this kit is much safer. Though not absolutely necessary, I am glad we have it.

May 18th via sears.com
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jaberg4

Restoring set

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The product works good, but no warranty or you cannot even get a replacement piece when you break one

May 11th via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
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Dominic  LaCavera
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March 30th
NCMr.FixIt

Great set

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Looks like good quality and a good value. Made in USA. One of those tools a DIYer won't need too often, but a huge time saver when it is needed.

March 30th via sears.com
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Woodog

Great value thread restorer kit

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This kit is made in USA and has both Metric and SAE thread sizes. I looked around at what other options were available and found that this appears to be the same kit you can buy for 3X the price from your local tool delivery service, it is also very convenient to have the thread files included in the same box. I bought 2 of these, one for each shop at work.

March 16th via sears.com
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seabeemech

Excellent Thread Restorer

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I haven't used it yet but looks like a high quality product but I have used other brands versions which looks exactly the same and it is a life saving tool to have in your tool box. This is not to be used as a tap and die for cutting threads! This product is for straightening out threads that are messed up.

January 18th via sears.com
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biogreen

great tool

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Chases threads nicely.  I love a hard plastic case too.

December 1st, 2014 via mobile
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MikeEahrmantraub

Excellent kit for the value

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This is a fantastic kit for the price. The quality is the same as much more expensive pieces from high end brands. A necessity for any serious tool box.

EDIT: This kit comes from the same manufacturer that the truck brands take and slap their logo on and sell for 3x-5x the price. This set has saved my **** twice already - once when I encountered a deformed wheel stud and the grinding bars filed the threads back to shape and once when I deformed an intake manifold bolt that threaded into the engine block. A quick run through of the bolt in the proper die and the bolt threaded back into its hole like butter.

HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

November 29th, 2014 via sears.com
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ousok

Gets the job done

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Cleans threads right up. I needed a 14mm size tap and die and there aren't too many inexpensive sets with this size available. Keep in mind, that this is not a true tap/die set and mainly to chase existing threads. This kit had just what I needed.

I would give it 5 stars but the threads of my 8mm size "die" sheared right off on some stubborn threads. Thanks Craftsman for your Forever Warranty. I did have some problems replacing it since this is an ONLINE ONLY item and not available in stores. Finally got it replaced.

October 25th, 2014 via sears.com
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workshop1

Good value set

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This set is very different from tap/die sets which will mess up a hole or thread if used to "repair" the hole or thread as they will cut new threads. Much better to use this thread restorer kit to fix threads or holes and usually reuse the fastener too.

September 16th, 2014 via sears.com
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01robert

HAD ALL THE RIGHT SIZES AND WORKED WELL

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I used this to clean the threaded holes on an Antique engine I was rebuilding. It had all the sizes I needed and worked great.

September 4th, 2014 via sears.com
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suckdick

Great

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Made in the USA and it does what it is supposed to do, fixes bunged up threads inside and out.

September 2nd, 2014 via sears.com
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stonesfan68

Fantastic set

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This is a great set. It is made by the same company that supplies the professional truck brands. This is not a tap and die set, and should not be used to cut new threads. I used it to clean the stripped threads on a part that sells for $350 new so the kit paid for itself in one use. I now use the kit on all kinds of rusty threads and can't believe that I made due without these tools for so long. This set is made in the USA. There is no guarantee on this kit, but replacements parts are available from various truck-brand (SO) websites for cheap.

August 4th, 2014 via sears.com
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gobigorange

Excellent kit at a great price, and made in USA

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Very pleased to see that this kit is still made in the USA, and it's my understanding it is made by the same manufacturer that provides the same kit to the truck brands.

July 7th, 2014 via sears.com
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scribe5

A necessity to save money and time

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I bought this because I have been finding that bolts, nuts and metal that has been tapped is of lesser quality now a days. This is pretty complete and should handle most situations. A must have for any tool kit.

February 12th, 2014 via sears.com
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Glynn71

Great set to own!

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This set of thread restorers is a great addition to any shop or mechanics tool box or chest. With SAE and METRIC along with course and fine thread and thread files it makes a perfect set.

I have used this set on both hard and softer material with ease restoring rusty threads on an old reamer that was given to me to working on my lathe. A fine set with the Craftsman name and a Full Lifetime Warranty that can't be beat!

February 3rd, 2014 via sears.com
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Ponderer

48 pc. SAE & Metric Thread Restorer Kit

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Great Kit. End of discussion. As good as the snap on and mac. Probably made by same manufacturer.

September 1st, 2013 via sears.com
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KTMriderinPA

Thread restorer kit

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Did the job....I should have bought one of these kits a long time ago. This would make a good gift for any garage nut.

May 11th, 2013 via sears.com
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SHARON NOLEN
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April 14th, 2013
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