RS PRO 8 Piece Die Set

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Legislation and Compliance
RoHS Status: Not Applicable
COO (Country of Origin): CN
Product Details

RS PRO Metric Die Set M3 - M12

Introducing the metric die set from RS PRO, a powerful die set with high speed steel (HSS) ISO dies ideal for threading various materials such a steel. This lightweight yet durable die set features 7 dies made from high speed steel in various sizes, with die cast holder offering a handy kit that can be used in a workshop or construction site. This high quality die set is suitable for thread sizes ranging from M3 to M12 to accommodate for a range of applications.

This set includes two handles that can be attached to the die cast holder, offering excellent torque with precision. The handles can also be removed when not in use, saving storage space. The kit is supplied with a durable metal carry case, offering excellent protection.

Features and benefits

• High quality and durable kit
• Manufactured from high speed steel offering reliability and corrosion resistance
• Various size dies including M3, M4, M5, M6, M8, M10 and M12
• Diecast die holder
• ISO standard

Application

Die sets are a type of hand tool designed for cutting thread in a range of materials such as steel. Die sets feature die heads in various sizes to accommodate a range of applications, with many offering additional extras such as blocking vices and reducers to stabilise the threading process. Die sets are often used in conjunction with tap sets and tap wrenches to create a clean and secure thread fitting. Die sets are commonly used in applications such as:

• Electrical servicing
• Automotive
• Plumbing

FAQs

What thread range is this suitable for?

This die set is suitable for thread sizes ranging from M3 to M12.

Are die heads included?

Yes, this die set includes 6 die heads in various sizes including:
M3, M4, M5, M6, M8, M10 and M12.

How to use a die set

With a hand held die set, select the required die head and secure it in to the die cast. Once securely in place simply place the die set onto the material to be threaded and gently rotate. As it rotates, the die will begin to cut a thread into the material. It is recommended to back the die off half a turn to remove debris after every two full turns.

Should I lubricate the die set?

It is recommended that lubrication is regularly applied to the die set when in use, to allow for friction free threading with precision. This will ensure that a clean thread is achieved with minimal damage.

What is the difference between a tap and die?

A tap set is used to create or repair threads in holes which is ideal for things such as nuts and fittings, this process is called tapping. Die sets are used to cut threads on materials such as steel to allow a fitting to be screwed on and attached, this is called threading.

Specifications
Attribute Value
Maximum Die Size M12
Minimum Tap Size M3
Maximum Tap Size M12
Minimum Die Size M3
Number of Pieces 8
Set Contents Blank
209 In stock - FREE next working day delivery available
Price 1 Set
£ 57.58
(exc. VAT)
£ 69.10
(inc. VAT)
Set(s)
1 +
£57.58
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