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Chicago Faucet Shoppe is selling this Pasco 2″ 11-1/2 TPI pipe tap for $81.48.  A neighbor emailed me this morning asking whether I had a 2″ pipe tap, which I did, but it made me wonder how much they cost new. Well, they’re expensive!  So keep an eye out at garage sales.  Don’t even ask how much the tap wrench costs…

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Pasco 2″ Pipe Tap [Chicago Faucet Shoppe]

 

3 Responses to Dealmonger: Pasco 2″ 11-1/2 TPI Pipe Tap $82

  1. fred says:

    This post had me thinking about what our modest inventory of pipe taps might cost us to replace so I took a look at what we carry in our computer records:

    QTY COMPANY PART_NO SIZE COST COST_DATE

    1 METALO 1/16 INCH NPT $ 6.58 1/20/2002
    1 BRIGGS 1/8 INCH NPT $ 3.60 12/1/1996
    1 GREENFIELD INDUSTRIES INC. 1/8 INCH NPT $ 3.94 12/1/1996
    2 GREENFIELD INDUSTRIES INC. 11800 1/8 INCH NPT $ 7.88 12/1/1996
    1 SEARS-CRAFTSMAN (VERMONT-AMERICAN) 9-52978 1/8 INCH NPT $ 5.43 1/7/2005
    1 BRIGGS 1/4 INCH NPT $ 4.95 12/1/1996
    1 GREENFIELD INDUSTRIES INC. 11802 1/4 INCH NPT $ 4.95 12/1/1996
    1 LUCKY 3/8 INCH NPT $ 7.18 12/1/1996
    1 R&P 3/8 INCH NPT $ 7.18 12/1/1996
    1 WALWORTH 3/8 INCH NPT $ 7.18 12/1/1996
    1 CARD (S.W. CARD) 1/2 INCH NPT $ 16.89 12/1/1996
    1 GREENFIELD INDUSTRIES INC. 11804 1/2 INCH NPT $ 18.00 12/1/1996
    1 CHICAGO-LATROBE 64105 3/4 INCH NPT $ 20.57 12/1/1996
    1 WELLS (F.E. WELLS & SON) 3/4 INCH NPT $ 20.57 12/1/1996
    1 STANDARD TOOL 1 INCH NPT $ 30.51 12/1/1996
    1 MAGNA 95510 1.25 INCH NPT $ 40.13 2/8/2000
    1 BAY STATE TAP & DIE. CO 1.5 INCH NPT $ 36.00 12/1/1996
    1 UNKNOWN (USA) 1.5 INCH NPT $ 36.00 12/1/1996
    1 UNKNOWN (USA) 2 INCH NPT $ 50.00 12/1/1996
    $ 327.54

    Based on what you give as a price for a new PASCO tap – I’m guessing that the $327.54 we have on our books will not come close.

    I also didn’t recall buying many PASCO tools over the years – so I looked at out our inventory of these and found that I was correct – only having a few one-off tools from them.

    QTY COMPANY PART_NO NAME SIZE COST COST_DATE

    1 PASCO 3237 RAM BIT FOR PLASTIC FITTINGS 1/2 INCH DIA. $ 16.11 8/10/2004
    1 PASCO 3239 RAM BIT FOR PLASTIC FITTINGS 3/4 INCH DIA. $ 16.35 8/10/2004
    1 PASCO 3241 RAM BIT FOR PLASTIC FITTINGS 1 INCH DIA. $ 17.65 8/10/2004
    1 PASCO 3242 RAM BIT FOR PLASTIC FITTINGS 1-1/4 INCH DIA. $ 22.25 8/10/2004
    1 PASCO 3243 RAM BIT FOR PLASTIC FITTINGS 1-1/2 INCH DIA. $ 19.28 6/30/2003
    1 PASCO 3244 RAM BIT FOR PLASTIC FITTINGS 2 INCH DIA. $ 19.28 6/30/2003
    1 PASCO 7000 FAUCET NUT CRACKER 1/2 INCH SHNK $ 29.67 6/30/2003
    1 PASCO 4665 COMPRESSION JOINT SLEEVE PULLR 1/2 INCH DIA. $ 45.10 6/30/2003
    1 PASCO 4500 DRAIN KEY – INTERNAL WRENCH 1.5 INCH DIA $ 28.59 6/30/2003
    1 PASCO 4508 DRAIN KEY STEEL SHOES 1.5 INCH DIA $ 17.18 6/30/2003
    1 PASCO 4562 INTERNAL SPUD WRENCH – ADJSTBL 4 INCH CAP. $ 10.63 6/30/2003
    1 PASCO 4948 STRAINER LOCKNUT WRENCH 3-3/8 INCH CAP $ 12.89 6/30/2003
    $ 254.98

  2. Kris says:

    If you don’t have an aversion to Harbor Freight, you can get a set including the 2″ a lot cheaper: http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=42431

    I have no experience with this tap, so can’t vouch for quality.

  3. fred says:

    Except in the smaller sizes – you are generally using a pipe tap as a re-threader to cleanup threads that have alraedy been cut and on fittings that you do not want to replace. So I’m not sure about how the high quality versus good enough argument goes for this tool. In the smaller sizes – e.g. 1/4 NPT – where you might want to cut threads – I’d stay with a known entity.

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