March Multi Start Tap and Die Group Buy

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wwneko

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Welcome to the Group Buy!!!

PLEASE, READ THE ENTIRE POST!


My goal during this buy is to COMMUNICATE any and all information. I plan to keep everyone updated and in the loop. I ask that you do the same. If issues should arise, please bring it up to me via PM at the earliest time possible.

What are we ordering?
Participants will be buying a set, or multiple sets, of Taps and Dies commonly used to make “componentless pens” or “kitless”. During the Research thread we had interest in the following sets;

-14mm Double Start 12 @ $118.27 / 9 @ $137.34/ 6 @ $148.12
-13mm Triple Start 12 @ $113.06(we will reach 12)
-11mm Triple Start 12 @ $101.62/ 9 @ $118.08/ 6 @ $128.09

Extra taps depends on qty, below prices are at the 12 tap discount
-14mm Double Start $53.87
-13mm Triple Start $55.66
-11mm Triple Start $44.22


The taps can be any mix of Taper, Plug, or Bottoming. Plug, also called Intermediate, is the most common style tap to use for pen making. If you are unsure which to order I would suggest a Plug tap. If you want to order multiple taps with different threads for a single die that is fine.

13mm and 11mm dies are 1” OD, and 14mm Dies are 1.5” diameter

Due to TAPCO no longer offering TiN Coating on Dies, TiN coating will not be an option for this buy.

How to join
1. You must PM me the following information
• 11mm, 13mm, and or 14mm
• Taper, Plug, or Bottoming Tap and extra taps if desired
• Indicate if you are still in at 6qty, 9qty, or willing to participate only at 12qty
• your full name
• screen name on IAP
• email used for Paypal account
• name on the Paypal account
• Shipping Insurance Yes or No
• mailing address
• business name if you are having your order sent to your business

2. Post to this thread indicating you would like to join the buy.

Deadline to Join
The buy will close to new participants at midnight EST on 3 March
Payment must be submitted by midnight EST on 5 March
My goal is to have everything shipped out by 1 April, as I’ll be traveling for work for 2 weeks during that time. If we have to extend the timeline or anything gets delayed, the orders will not ship until mid-April.

Shipping
US buyers – $6.95 via USPS priority mail which includes 50$ insurance
International Buyers - $32.95 via USPS priority mail which includes 200$ insurance
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS EDITED!!! I made a mistake, the Priority mail small flat rate boxes are excluded from the 200$ insurance AND you cannot purchase insurance for them. For this reason I'm currently trying to figure out how to proceed. First class mail is much cheaper but insurance is also not available. I will be PM'ing those already participating and get to the bottom of the shipping issue ASAP and will update.

Additional Insurance is not required but highly recommended. Additional insurance is $2.75 for $100 Coverage, $3.50 for $200, and $4.60 for $300

Shipping to and from my location takes an additional 4 days each way due to Military Mail and the US postal Service. Please be patient.

Payment
Paypal will be the only method of payment accepted. You will pay for the following.
-Total cost of your taps and dies
-Your fraction of the shipping to me (should be $2 max)
-Shipping to you as indicated above
-Paypal Fees. No fees for payments sent “friends and family” otherwise it will be 3.5% for US buyers and 5% for international buyers.
Any overpayment in excess of 1$ will be refunded, overpayments of less than 1$ will be donated to IAP.
 
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I edited the post to include prices for extra taps. In the event we meet a qty of 24, there is another price break on the taps.
 

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Please put me in for:

Tap and Die SETS (with plug taps)
1 set -13mm Triple Start 12 @ $113.06 (we will reach 12)
1 set -11mm Triple Start 12 @ $101.62 (or 9 @ $118.08 or 6 @ $128.09 )
(I am in for whatever quantity you reach)

Extra BOTTOM taps (at whatever quantity you reach)
1 tap -13mm Triple Start (@ $55.66 or ?)
1 tap -11mm Triple Start ( @ $44.22 or ?)
1 tap -14mm Double Start ( @ $53.87 or ?)

My personal info has been PM'ed to you.

James, thanks a lot for doing this for us all !!!!! :):):)
 
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wwneko

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Good news for those wanting 11mm sets, we have reached the minimum of 6.

On the 14mm it's not looking likely we will hit the 12qty, we are at two right now (with one being me.) Unless you do some solid recruiting. So many people participated in the last buy on the 14mm doubles it's going to be tough. I'm still hoping.
 

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If tap prices are based on quantity, where are we on tap count? I assume die count will be lower.

I'll be in for at least the 11mm for all three taps. I may be in for 13's for a single tap and die....not sure yet

Would consider 14's if we could make the numbers to at least 6
 

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The current tap count for 11mm is 7, 13mm has 11 tap orders, and 14mm has 3 orders for taps.

I plan to update the pricing if say for the 11mm we get to 12 taps but only 9 dies. The pricing is very dynamic. Here is the price breakdown on the taps alone for 11mm taps 6PC 63.69ea, 9PC 53.68ea, 12PC 44.22ea. The great thing is if we reach 9PC on the taps but only 6 on the dies, everyone ordering 11mm sets still saves $10 on their order due to cheaper taps.

Rick, when you decide what you want to get please PM me, you have a few days to think on it, no rush.
 

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Hi,
I would like to be on list for
11mm triple set with bottoming tap
13mm triple set with bottoming tap
I would like them sent to my US postal box.
Thanks
 

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I will be sending emails/PMs to everyone with payment totals on 3 Mar. The price changes with more participation, especially on the 11mm side.
 

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I will be sending emails/PMs to everyone with payment totals on 3 Mar. The price changes with more participation, especially on the 11mm side.
I will say since we are no where near 12 with the 14 doubles I am going to recuse myself from the buy.
 

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Good news, we are at 8 - 11mm participants, but one person is buying two taps. Everyone saves $10 whoooo hooo! (the taps are discounted at 9qty but dies aren't until 12qty.) If we can get "sell" 4 more sets, we can all save ANOTHER $16! Call your friends!

Also we hit the 12 qty price point on 13mm!

Penman1947 - It's not looking good on the 14mm side :( Just you and me my friend.
 

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I would like:
1-13 mm triple start die
1-11 mm triple start die

1-13 mm triple start plug tap
1-13 mm triple start bottoming tap

1-11 mm triple start plug tap
1-11 mm triple start bottoming tap

Thank you for running this group buy.
 

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I'm in for:

11mm Tap & Die with additional tap
13mm Tap & Die with additional tap

Do we have the counts so far?

Thanks for taking care of this James!

Mike
 

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I am joining the buy:

11mm triple set with two (total) taps (plug and bottom tap)
(This is an adjustment to my order, adding another tap)
Thanks.
 
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I sent a PM too with the following:
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11mm triple start plug tap and die with additional bottoming tap
*13mm triple start plug tap and die with additional bottoming tap

Thank you for doing this group buy.
 

wwneko

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Current count

11mm dies- 13 max discount $57.40
11mm taps- 19 currently $44.22 if we reach 24 it drops to $37.73

13mm dies- 17 max discount $57.40
13mm taps- 21 currently $55.66 if we reach 24 it drops to $49.61

Anyone else want extra bottoming taps to go with your plug taps?

14mm isn't getting any love on this buy.
 

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Hi,
If you need one more to reach 24 taps.
Count me in for an extra bottoming tap for
11 & 13mm.
 
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FWIW, I really regret not getting a bottom tap on some of my other tap & die purchases. It's nice to have sharp grooves that don't fade away and go further than needed.
Thanks for mentioning that. Everything we do when turning pens is about aesthetics right along with function. I am going to adjust my order to add a "bottom tap" in addition to the "plug".
 
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