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Old 03-16-2012, 09:41 AM   #1
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Default Snap-On vs Matco Tap and Die Sets

Hey guys, I see that Matco has their 675TD tap and die set on sale this week for $253.95, and I was wondering who makes the better kit, Snap-On or Matco? Personal experience in welcome!
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:05 AM   #2
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Default Re: Snap-On vs Matco Tap and Die Sets

They are both made by Irwin
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So they're essentially the same?
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:53 AM   #4
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Default Re: Snap-On vs Matco Tap and Die Sets

I wouldn't mess with either of them. I got an Irwin Hanson set last year and it has been great. They're high quality and u.s. made.
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Apples to Oranges. As Chadster pointed out, made by the same company. Just rebadged. Both are good. Have used both brands and have no problems. Price is the only difference and if you find them on sale on your truck, then it is a bargain.
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:01 AM   #6
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Default Re: Snap-On vs Matco Tap and Die Sets

Wouldn't it be Apples to Apples?

Tooltopia has that kit for $183

http://www.tooltopia.com/irwin-hanso...rip-26376.aspx

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Old 03-16-2012, 11:55 AM   #7
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Default Re: Snap-On vs Matco Tap and Die Sets

I have the MAC 117pc set, also made by Irwin in the USA. That being said, make sure it's made in USA sence Irwin has a bunch made in China now a days.
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Wouldn't it be Apples to Apples?

Tooltopia has that kit for $183

http://www.tooltopia.com/irwin-hanso...rip-26376.aspx

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I meant price wise, but yea it is the same so app to app it is

Is that set made in USA? If it is that is a comparable buy for sure
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:10 PM   #9
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Default Re: Snap-On vs Matco Tap and Die Sets

One thing to remember; Irwin doesn't have a lifetime warranty on their taps/dies (they used to); so, the tool trucks usually do (confirm that). So, in that case; it might be worth the extra money for the service and lifetime warranty; if you use them allot, something to consider.
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:23 PM   #10
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The Snap-On dies used to have a set screw in the dies to make changes in thread depth. I have not seen a new set to know if they still do. I have the Mac set and the dies are solid as are the Matco ones if I remember correctly.
And yes if you use them alot you will break or wear some out so the warranty my be of use to you.
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