Author Topic: Sears/Craftsman SAE Tap and Die Set  (Read 8839 times)

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Offline Yadda

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Re: Sears/Craftsman SAE Tap and Die Set
« Reply #45 on: September 13, 2022, 11:59:41 AM »
Neat!  Something to add to my list of items to look for.
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

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Re: Sears/Craftsman SAE Tap and Die Set
« Reply #46 on: September 14, 2022, 04:41:22 AM »
Hey Todd,

Way to go!!  I can only imagine what that Whitworth set must have cost you.  It’s only the second set I’ve ever seen.  How did you track it down?  What’s the back story?

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Offline Todd F.

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Re: Sears/Craftsman SAE Tap and Die Set
« Reply #47 on: September 19, 2022, 02:55:53 PM »
Hey Jim
There's not much to it. It dropped on eBay as a "buy it now" for $650. Pretty sure it would have gone for over $1000 if it was an auction so I'm trying to convince myself that it was a good deal.

Todd F

PS I think my Metric set from that time period is as hard to find as the Whitworth.
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Re: Sears/Craftsman SAE Tap and Die Set
« Reply #48 on: September 19, 2022, 07:22:30 PM »
Hey Todd,

Well, congratulations again!!  I know $650 is a lot of money, but I really think that’s the value of that set in that kind of condition.  I also think you’re right about its potential if it had gone down to bidding……$1,000+ probably wasn’t out of the question.  I think you did good.  You might never see that set again, and I totally agree with you regarding the metric set. It’s equally as difficult to find.  I’m still looking for that one.  I saw one a long while back but it was missing a few parts and the case was trashed.  I passed on it thinking I’d find another one.  Well, the only other one I’ve seen is your set. So, when you see it, buy it!!  You hit a home run my friend!! 

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