Sunday, March 26, 2017

To Paraphrase the Eulogy at the Start of Chariots of Fire

Let us now praise great tools.  The Tapmatic RX50 is the second most expensive tool that I have ever purchased, and worth it several times over.  I just put a 1/4"-20 combo drill and tap in it, and in just a few minutes used my cheap Chinese drill press to drill and tap 16 holes in 1/8" thick aluminum.  It takes a bit of work to get the stop installed on the drill press vise, but once that is done and you master getting the wrenches properly tight with the rubber bushing going the right way, it is so cool!

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