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Old January 8, 2009, 12:13 PM
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Anyone know where to get one in Canada or even in the Toronto area? Google isn't helping much.
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I got my own G1/4 and G3/8 taps from British Tools & Fasteners. No issues with them, solid shipping times.

I've heard that Newman Tools is another option, but can't vouch for them personally. They're located up near Ottawa area.
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Old January 8, 2009, 03:13 PM
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Are not the tapers all the same ( except the size)? if so you could probably just go to any hardware or auto parts store and find one there ?
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G1/4 (aka BSP 1/4) is extremely difficult to find in your average hardware store, since it just isn't very common this side of the Atlantic. If you can find it, great, but don't count on it. I even hit up suppliers like Fastenal and Sowa, and they were special order items, with delivery times estimated at over a month.
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Old March 23, 2009, 08:48 AM
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Newman tools stock these taps. They are $50.19 (cdn) each

I am still trying to sort out if it makes sence to buy one.
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Old March 23, 2009, 10:05 AM
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Found a place locally that has them for under $20 IIRC. Never did go get one yet. They said their taps were 18TPI and I think the "standard" for G1/4 is 19TPI. I went home and did some checking on what WC equipment uses and found it's a mishmash of 19TPI and 18TPI. I think they're compatible for the most part as long as #1.you're not relying on the threads doing the sealing (we use o-rings anyway) and #2.you're not threading in too deep - I think mostly we only use ~1/4" to 3/8" of thread so it's a non issue.
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They said their taps were 18TPI and I think the "standard" for G1/4 is 19TPI. I went home and did some checking on what WC equipment uses and found it's a mishmash of 19TPI and 18TPI. I think they're compatible for the most part as long as #1.you're not relying on the threads doing the sealing (we use o-rings anyway) and #2.you're not threading in too deep - I think mostly we only use ~1/4" to 3/8" of thread so it's a non issue.

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http://mcmaster.com also sells taps, but they're US only....
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