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View Poll Results: Do we switch to TapCo or stay with e-Taps
Yes - switch to TapCo 38 97.44%
No - Stay with e-Taps 1 2.56%
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:07 AM   #41 (permalink)
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I know there was some discussion on this when the e-Taps excel invoice came out and the Triple Lead Taps/Dies all showed ..."X .08" as in M14 X .08 Plug Tap. Did we get this straightened out to the way it's shown here in this post, M14 X .8 Plug Tap?? I haven't seen theTapCo excel invoice so, I don't know if that will cause any confusion. I know we must be getting close to some deadlines, soon! Tried to reread some of the original comments on this. Can't wait to complete this GB... Think I'll need a new metal lathe so I can really do this kitless thing right! Thanks, Jeff

Originally Posted by eharri446 View Post
I sent an email to the people at TapCo this afternoon showing the quantities of taps and dies that this group buy is going to order, and they came back with better set of prices with the exception of the 4 die sizes.

Here is what they came back with:

TapCo e-Taps
Triple Taps Price Price Difference
M14x.8 Plug $51.81 $55.00 -$3.19
M14x.8 Bottom $51.81 $83.25 -$31.44
M13x.8 Plug $47.10 $48.90 -$1.80
M13x.8 Bottom $47.10 $80.75 -$33.65
M12x.8 Plug $39.50 $45.00 -$5.50
M12x.8 Bottom $39.50 $49.70 -$10.20
M11x.8 Plug $37.70 $45.60 -$7.90
M11x.8 Bottom $37.70 $49.70 -$12.00
Triple Dies
M14x.8 $67.20 $61.50 $5.70
M13x.8 $67.20 $61.50 $5.70
M12x.8 $67.20 $59.90 $7.30
M12x.8 $67.20 $61.50 $5.70
Nib Taps
M6.4x.6 Plug $18.50 $23.80 -$5.30
M6.4x.6 Bottom $18.50 $23.80 -$5.30
M7.9x.6 Plug $18.50 $21.60 -$3.10
M7.9x.6 Bottom $18.50 $21.60 -$3.10
M6.5x.5 Plug $18.50 $22.60 -$4.10
M6.5x.5 Bottom $18.50 $22.60 -$4.10
M7.4X.5 Plug $18.50 $25.30 -$6.80
M7.4X.5 Bottom $18.50 $25.30 -$6.80

The advantage of going with TapCo is the turn around time and the fact that the plug and bottoming dies count as a single value for the quantities.

As you can see all of the prices for the triple lead taps and the single taps are less from TapCo.

The only downside is the triple lead dies are a little more expensive.

The turn around time for TapCo is 13-14 work days while is 4 to 6 weeks.

Please cast your vote one way or another as to whether we go forward with e-Taps or switch to TapCo.

If we decide to switch to TapCo, I will give everyone a chance to look at their orders and decide if they want to make any changes. I will require that any changes be made known to me as soon as possible via an email to I will allow 4 days for changes to be made.

If anyone makes changes, I will send out a new invoice with the corrected prices and if any addition money is due I need to have it made NLT 9/10. If more money has been paid in than is required with the new prices, and the overage amount is $1.00 or more. I will send you a refund. If less than $1.00 it will be donated to IAP.
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Old 09-06-2017, 07:21 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Tapco for me too

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Old 11-14-2017, 08:23 AM   #43 (permalink)
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I received my taps yesterday and want to give you one more huge thanks for doing this for all of us. I sincerely appreciate all the time and efforts that went into it. I'm sure I am speaking for a lot of us in this group buy.

I can't find the chart that says which one of the nib taps are Bock and which ones are Jowo. If anyone knows off hand I would appreciate the info so I can label these and put them away. I appreciate the input.

Nib Taps
M6.4x.6 Plug $18.50 $23.80 -$5.30
M6.4x.6 Bottom $18.50 $23.80 -$5.30
M7.9x.6 Plug $18.50 $21.60 -$3.10
M7.9x.6 Bottom $18.50 $21.60 -$3.10
M6.5x.5 Plug $18.50 $22.60 -$4.10
M6.5x.5 Bottom $18.50 $22.60 -$4.10
M7.4X.5 Plug $18.50 $25.30 -$6.80
M7.4X.5 Bottom $18.50 $25.30 -$6.80

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Old 11-14-2017, 08:48 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Many thanks, Elwin

Originally Posted by Tom Walter View Post
which one of the nib taps are Bock and which ones are Jowo
the x 0.6 taps are Bock
the x 0.5 taps are JoWo
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