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    Hi, I want to but a general Helicoil kits, its something I have been thinking about getting for a while as a bit of insurance in the shed in case I strip anything.

    I am looking at metric only, and thought maybe the most cost effective idea would to be a buy a general purpose kit so I had from say M5 up to M10 or so.

    I know there are different brands other than just Helicoil, but it seems the kits range in price from $50 up to $275.  Something drew me to this one, any one have an experience, its not something I will be using often, just something I want to work though if I ever need it?

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    Big kit seems like a cheap way to do it, I’ve been buying individual kits over the years as needed and have lost count of what I’ve spent… (it’s LOTS by comparison)

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    Yea that’s what I was thinking, looked to me like you pay a little more to get a kit with good taps ect, but not so many inserts.  But tbh I dont see myself using that many, its just something I wanted in the shed just in case.  And lets face it a man can never have too many tools :yes:

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    Yea that’s what I was thinking, looked to me like you pay a little more to get a kit with good taps ect, but not so many inserts. But tbh I dont see myself using that many, its just something I wanted in the shed just in case. And lets face it a man can never have too many tools

    “He who dies with the most toys Wins” :XD:

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    “He who dies with the most toys Wins”

     

    My Dad literally has a sign of that hanging up on the wall of his shed :)

    Apparently the family folk lore is my Grandad was sitting at his mother in-laws, apparently she said to my Nana, “Archie will never amount to anything, he spends all his money on tools and books” :good:

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