Just wanted to give Beall Tool, http://www.bealltool.com , a well-deserved
ataboy. Unfortunately I don't have any financial interest in the company.
Bought their buffing system several years ago, the Big threader 6 months ago
and just got the hex nut fixture, tap handle, project book, tap handle and
another 1 ½" tap. I lost my tap some where in the clutter of my shop and
decided to spend a week cleaning up and remodeling. At the end of the week
still hadn't found the tap so I called them and ordered another. Two days
later found the tap! ###%#&*!!!
Quality is first rate. Be careful about getting the book, as there are a
lot of cool projects which leads to and excuse to buy more of their
products. I am building my version of the air-cooled nutcracker as a
graduation gift for one niece and the table for another. The table will
have 2 sets of legs. One as a 30" high table and another as a coffee table.
If you get tap and die sets be sure and get the tap handle! I could
probably save a few bucks I wanted to spend half a day looking.
For the threading jig I bought a laminate trimmer from Harbor freight for
$20. Not a quality tool but should last a long time in this application and
the hardest part about threading is getting the depth of cut right. Now
that the trimmer is set I cal leave it in the jig.