I bought a "Great Neck" Metric tape wrench set, but the wrench does not
grip a 6mm tap securely. The taps all have square ends, but there does
not seem to be anything in the wrench that is designed to mate with that
The "sure grip" chuck doesn't. Anybody familiar with these tools? Are
they normally OK (at least for occasional use)?
On Wed, 27 Jul 2011 23:17:38 -0400, "Ed Pawlowski"
I have to agree. Great Neck tools are the worst of the worst tools I
have ever tried.
There seems to be 4 tool qualities.
1. Top quality Professional tools - best of all tools (but pricy)
2. Average quality - generally works well for the average homeowner.
3. Cheap imported stuff - Sells cheap, but is not good quality
4. Great Neck tools - Apparently these are the rejects from the cheap
imported category. They are rejected because they do not fit, grip,
or work, or are made out of materials that should heve been put in a
I will occasionally buy a cheap imported tool if I dont plan to use it
often, but I avoid "Great Neck" at all costs. They should not even be
allowed to sell that crap in the stores......
On 07/28/11 04:27 pm, email@example.com wrote:
I knew I wasn't buying a super-quality product, but I did expect it to
survive for the three holes I needed to tap -- and it was on hand at
AutoZone. The chuck did grip the 7mm and 8mm taps OK. I am wondering
whether the chuck is the same as for the SAE set, whose smallest-size
tap is 1/4"; maybe that's just big enough that the chuck grips it OK.
Since the wrench and the taps came together as a set, I would have
expected the wrench to be suitable for all the taps in the set. I am
familiar with the more conventional kind of tap wrench -- this kind of
but the set I bought has a different kind of wrench:
Great Neck = Made in China = highly variable quality in design &
Typically junk, not worth the gas or time to purchase.
Buy used on ebay or Craigslist,
you'll get better quality and keep the $'s in the US but not as
You can get it fast, right or cheap....pick two.
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