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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:24 PM   #1
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Advise A.S.A.P Please

So, one of the bolts that hold the front stabilizer bar to the frame broke.Plan A: I drilled it and tried an extractor, no good.
Plan B: Today, I took it to a shop and the guy tried to weld a bolt to it, no good, it broke so inside that you can't weld, risking to weld the hall thing to the frame so I'm going,,,,
Plan C: Yeap, there's always a plan C:I'm going to slowly deburr the bolt as close as I can to the nut thread, then I will re tap it! Simple right? problem is that I don't want to go and buy one TAP, and in the future, when another bolt brakes ( Jeep used butter in their bolts) see my self in the store again, so
Can I please get some advice in buying a QUALITY set of DIE and TAP? I mean, I don't want something made somewhere farrrr away by someone that gets paid 25 cents an hour using bamboo as material. You guessed it! CHINA ja ja. Seriously. Any advise in a good, durable set? Thank you.

PS. My ZJ is now dancing in the rain when she sees MACK and his brother PETER BUILT coming from behind!!

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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:33 PM   #2
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Craftsman is a good brand, and their hand tools have a lifetime warranty, so if you break one, you take it back and get a new one right there for free.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:38 PM   #3
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I thought that life time warranty only applied to hand tools (wrenches, screw drivers, etc). I just saw a "Neiko 40-Piece Titanium Coated Tap & Hexagon Die Set - SAE #4 to 1/2-Inch" for $35.00 (was $99.00), in Amazon, what do u think?
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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:41 PM   #4
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I could be wrong, but I think the warranty applies to ALL hand tools. Not just sockets and wrenches etc.


That kit is probably made in china
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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:41 PM   #5
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By the way guys. I keep seeing " R.I.P. Ratmonkey" in this forum.Is that what I think it is?
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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:42 PM   #6
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I could be wrong, but I think the warranty applies to ALL hand tools. Not just sockets and wrenches etc.


That kit is probably made in china
And I don't want that!!!
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And I don't want that!!!
Doesnt matter, they replace them for free, no questions asked.
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I just saw a "Neiko 40-Piece Titanium Coated Tap & Hexagon Die Set - SAE #4 to 1/2-Inch" for $35.00 (was $99.00), in Amazon, what do u think?
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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:51 PM   #9
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Doesnt matter, they replace them for free, no questions asked.
I meant I don't want the Chinese crap. I ll check the Craftsman tomorrow.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:53 PM   #10
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JA!! Same area, same bamboo made off
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Unread 09-05-2013, 09:54 PM   #11
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....problem is that I don't want to go and buy one TAP, and in the future, when another bolt brakes ( Jeep used butter in their bolts) see my self in the store again..
All of the bolts on the underside of the Jeep are either class 8.8 or 10.9, in other words around Grade 6 or Grade 8 stuff. Not butter Problem is rust, use plenty of heat and penetrating fluid for a couple of days before unbolting anything that has never been unbolted.

As you mentioned, get a quality tap or you will hate your life in the very near future. Avoid all stuff made in china, indonesia, india, etc.. Try looking for made in USA, Germany, Japan.
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I meant I don't want the Chinese crap. I ll definitely check check the Craftsman tomorrow. I didn't know those bolts were that strong. And I think you're right. 20 years and New Jersey winter (salt) can cause that.
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I meant I don't want the Chinese crap. I ll check the Craftsman tomorrow.
Make sure it doesn't say limited life time. Some places say after twelve months the warranty is up with limited life time i was not happy when they said that after three phone calls and calling them back three times i had it replaced
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Unread 09-05-2013, 10:21 PM   #14
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Good. Thanks everybody. Ill post back.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 10:29 PM   #15
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careful though... more and more craftsman tools on the shelf are coming from china too now
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