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Old March 10, 2010, 08:56 AM   #1
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Need source for 1/2" x 28TPI tap & die.

Anybody know where I can obtain a tap & die that matches my AR-15.
Standard kits at Sears and such only have 1/2" x 20 NF.
Ye,s I have a metal lathe, still want a T&D set for this.

Thanks for all info.
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Old March 10, 2010, 09:37 AM   #2
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Rutland tool has about anything you could ever want and will, I think, make anything you request on a custom basis.
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Old March 10, 2010, 09:43 AM   #3
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I've had good luck with JTS Machine for taps and dies in sizes not found at Sears, Lowes, etc.

http://jtsmachine.com/
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Old March 10, 2010, 10:21 AM   #4
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Thanks for the quick info.
I found Rutland at "www.rutlandonlinecatalog.com"
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Old March 10, 2010, 10:50 AM   #5
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Old March 10, 2010, 12:02 PM   #6
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Most tool distributors do not carry gunsmith pitches in taps and dies. Brownells and Midway have the taps and dies, or you can try Pacific Tool and Gauge.
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Old March 10, 2010, 12:34 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the help. I found them at Rutland Tools. They are already in the mail. Also Rutland seems to have a store in Phx.
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Old March 10, 2010, 04:18 PM   #8
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Old March 10, 2010, 05:01 PM   #9
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If anyone else wants a source, MSC usually has everything listed in Machinery's Handbook and then some. Their special purpose hand taps page includes 1/2" taps with thread pitches of 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 24, 27, 30, 32, 36, 40, 48, 56 tpi. The standard threads are on their regular tap pages.
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