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Pete.21/03/2022 22:53:04
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I've had these for quite some time but only had the opportunity to test them yesterday, they worked surprisingly well, incase any of you weren't aware of these tools, they were only about £7.



MikeK21/03/2022 23:04:32
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Hi Pete,

You extracted it from the opposite end of the hole?


Pete.21/03/2022 23:08:37
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Mike, no, just took the photo like that to show how it works, as there wasn't much contact on the side I removed.

Jon Lawes21/03/2022 23:13:11
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Now those are rather nifty. I think I'd probably make them as and when needed as I have too many eclectic taps to know exactly what to get or make in advance! (for some reason I've accumulated at least 10 6BA for example)

Pete.22/03/2022 00:11:00
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They come as Metric sizes, that tap I used it on was 1/2" whitworth with an M12 tool, so they have a bit of scope for sizes they can be used with, but yes very easy to make, even better if you can properly harden/temper them, for bigger sizes you could probably get away without heat treatment.

mgnbuk22/03/2022 08:13:31
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that tap I used it on was 1/2" whitworth

Must have taken a bit of effort to break that !

The stores at Broadbents used to keep Walton tap extractors, which have extendable fingers to engage with the flutes rather than the machined ends of your set. The fingers can be obtained separately for replacement if they get damaged.

I think I still have some somewhere in the garage, but only in smaller sizes. It took me a while to learn to stop breaking 2BA taps when fitting switchplates ...

Nigel B.

Dr. MC Black22/03/2022 11:05:39
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Please kindly tell us where you bought the set (if you can remember!).

The set seems to be a useful thing to have "just in case"....


Edited By Dr. MC Black on 22/03/2022 11:06:17

Mike Hurley22/03/2022 18:53:36
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They're listed on Amazon -

Tap Extractor - Steel Broken Head Taps Remover Stripped Screw Tap Extractor Set (Size : 6PCS)

Currently just over £15

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