Silverline MS53 Tap and Die Set Metric 10pce 10pce

(10 customer reviews)


  • High carbon steel
  • M4, M5, M6 and M8 taper taps and dies
  • T’ type tap wrench and cast alloy die holder
  • MS53
SKU: B000LFS22W Categories: , , ,


From the manufacturer

Silverline MS53 Tap and Die Set Metric, 10-Piece

M4, M5, M6 and M8 taper taps and dies. ‘T’ type tap wrench and cast alloy die holder. High carbon steel.

Finish: Anti-corrosion finish

Hardened :Yes

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Additional information

Weight 310 kg
Dimensions 2 × 11.5 cm
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Item Weight

‎310 g

Product Dimensions

‎29.5 x 2 x 11.5 cm; 310 Grams

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Item Package Quantity


Number Of Pieces


Included Components

‎1x Tap and Die Set Metric 10pce

Batteries included?


Batteries Required?




Date First Available

30 Nov. 2006



10 reviews for Silverline MS53 Tap and Die Set Metric 10pce 10pce

  1. Amazon Customer

    Good productVery useful

  2. Andy

    Ok for light workIt’s value for money but if you are undertaking a big task suggest a more heavy duty one for a bit more money

  3. Martin Jones

    Cheap so don’t expect anything else!I bought these for a specific job, after seeing how cheaply made they are I decided not to use them.You get what you pay for I guess, I will try them on a smaller, not so critical project at a later date.

  4. Mirabile Visu

    Poor qualityI bought this for cutting 8mm threads in plastic, and I struggled with this set. I know how to use taps and dies (O-level metalwork, donkeys years ago!) so I’m pleased I didn’t have to work with steel using this set.

  5. Ryan D Miller

    Worse than a Christmas cracker prizeI’ve bought rubbish in my life, but this has to be up there with the worst. You wouldn’t think it could be so bad:1) The screw for the die holder was missing entirely2) The M4 tap was broken in two in the packet – looks like it snapped cleanly in the middle, like glass3) The taps were not marked properly, so it is difficult to know which is which4) The tap bit holder was just terribly made, not one bit would fit in the holder – they were either too big to fit or too small to grip at all. The opening of the bit holder looked so poorly made that I have no idea how it passed any quality check5) The gripper part on the bit holder was cross-threaded so it was essentially useless – not a good sign that they can’t even get their own threads cut properly!6) The thread on the M5 bit that I needed was almost non-existent – no way was that going to cut anything.In summary, this was the biggest load of crap that I’ve seen for some time – immediately returned to sender! I understand it’s cheap and you can’t expect perfection, but this doesn’t even do anything that it’s supposed to do – not one bit. Please, save yourself some time and just buy something else.

  6. padraic o’ceallaigh

    best for occasional usehave bought a good few silverline products now, and with one exception (pillar drill) have found them to be of good quality for the amount of money spent, and this set of taps and dies are no different. quality is good and accuracy is reasonable, although wouldn’t be too sure of longevity on a day to day basis. would have paid a little bit extra for a plastic case to keep them together in, but not bad value if only going to be used every once in a while

  7. Flipflop

    Great value, works for me.I’ve bought a few silverline tools as they are generally inexpensive. I tend to buy them for a single use purpose, feeling that cheap tools don’t last and are a one time deal. Again I’ve been surprised by silverline and can see that I could get many uses out of these tap and dies if looked after. I was just after the dies, to cut threads in aluminium rods. Which they have. These aren’t split dies, which are easier / better suited for new threads, but by filing a 45 degree bevel on the end I managed to get the die on and cutting. I used 3in1 oil as a lubricant as metal cutting needs it. 1 turn forward half back to clear the die as you go. If I were to do this a lot I would buy a split die set with a better build quality, but for occasional use these are perfectly fine, if you take your time.

  8. Mr S.

    Good for the priceThe main reason I bought this product was to use the thread tappers. As other reviews have stated, the device to hold the tap allows the tap to slip, particularly so with the smaller items. However, I did not give up, and used a mole wrench to hold the clamp, allowing me to get some force on to the small bar to tighten it. Result, no more slip and job done!

  9. Gray

    Cheap RubbishCheap product. Poor quality. Used on 3mm steel and the cutting edge had worn away on the first hole. Complete waste of money. Would probably be ok on thin brass or aluminium.

  10. Geoff

    Adequate basic budget tap and die setGood value if you just want to clean up exiting metric threads.A usefull range of thread sizes.Probably need appreciable care, turning forward and backward, with a good lubricant, if tapping a new hole, particularly in steel and particularly with the smaller sizes, if they are not to break. These are second taps, rather than taper taps and they are not suitable for tapping shallow blind holes, unless the end is ground back.The tap wrench can be just about be used on all tap sizes, particularly if the adjusting cone is first removed to fit the largest tap.Die are not split, so can’t be adjusted, but are fine for cleaning up the thread on a bolt or stud, but it needs the holder to grip the die. Not really suitable for cutting new threads.

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