Standard Hand Taps - Taper - Plug - Bottom
Taps are available in a variety of styles. Each tap has features especially designed to overcome specific tapping applications. The descriptions below will assist the tap use in making a selection of the tap needed for their specific tapping application.
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STANDARD HAND TAPS

HIGH SPEED STEEL

Standard Hand Taps Standard Hand Taps - Titanium Nitride Coated (TiN)
High Speed Steel Hand Taps with straight flutes are designed for general purpose hand tapping or in production machines where ground thread accuracy and performance are required. They are suitable for tapping most materials in through or blind holes. Hand taps retain chips in the flutes during use and work best on materials that produce chips and the swarf breaks easily. They are also known as Straight Flute Taps.

Left Hand Standard Hand Taps
High Speed Steel Left Hand Taps are designed to cut threads with a left hand rotation and are commonly used in applications where left hand studs and fasteners are needed.

Metric Standard Hand Taps
High Speed Steel Metric Hand Taps with straight flutes are designed for general purpose hand tapping or in production machines where ground thread accuracy and performance are required. They are suitable for tapping most materials in through or blind holes. Hand taps retain chips in the flutes during use and work best on materials that produce chips and the swarf breaks easily. They are also known as Metric Straight Flute Taps.

Standard Hand Taps - +.005 Oversize Taps
Oversize taps are used primarily where a piece will be plated or heat treated after tapping. Oversize Taps are also known as Pre-Plate Taps.

Standard Hand Taps - Eight Pitch
High Speed Steel Eight Pitch Hand Taps are classified as coarse pitch series taps. They were originally designed for threading large diameter, high pressure joint bolts and nuts and are now used mainly by oil related industries, utilities, and general construction.

Standard Hand Taps - Ten Pitch
High Speed Steel Ten Pitch Hand Taps were designed for use by oil pumping stations to thread sucker rod and other applications requiring quick assembly. They are made specifically for this purpose and should not be considered the same as regular ten pitch intermediate series tap. Also known as Sucker Rod Hand Taps.

Standard Hand Taps - Special Thread
Special Thread Hand Taps are designed for applications where standard coarse, fine, or extra-fine thread taps are not applicable or where design considerations require non-standard pitches. Most sizes are available in taper, bottoming, or plug chamfer. When taper or bottoming chamfer taps are not available in size ordered, plug chamfer taps will be substituted to complete order.

Standard Hand Taps (Metric) - Special Thread
Special Thread Metric Hand Taps are designed for applications where standard coarse, fine, or extra-fine thread taps are not applicable or where design considerations require non-standard pitches. Most sizes are available in taper, bottoming, or plug chamfer. When taper or bottoming chamfer taps are not available in size ordered, plug chamfer taps will be substituted to complete order.

Standard Hand Taps (Metric) - Left Hand
Metric Left Hand Taps are designed to cut threads with a left hand rotation and are commonly used in applications where left hand studs and fasteners are needed.

CARBON STEEL

Standard Hand Taps
Carbon Steel Hand Taps with straight flutes are designed for general purpose hand tapping or in production machines where ground thread accuracy and performance are not required. They can also be used for rethreading damaged threads. Carbon Steel Hand Taps are the most cost effective threading tap available.
Metric Hand Taps
Carbon Steel Metric Hand Taps with straight flutes are designed for general purpose hand tapping or in production machines where ground thread accuracy and performance are not required. They can also be used for rethreading damaged threads. Carbon Steel Metric Hand Taps are the most cost effective threading tap available.

SOLID CARBIDE

Solid Carbide Hand Taps - Right Hand Thread Solid Carbide Hand Taps - Left Hand Thread
Micrograin Solid Carbide Hand Taps are designed for threading difficult to machine materials and tough work hardening metals such as stainless steel, titanium alloys, Iconel, powdered metals, cast iron, plastics, and steels up to Rockwell hardness C45. Used whenever high speed steel hand taps cannot handle the job. Solid Carbide Hand Taps must have a rigid setup for use.
Solid Carbide Hand Taps - Metric - Right Hand Thread Solid Carbide Hand Taps - Metric - Left Hand Thread
Micrograin Solid Carbide Metric Hand Taps are designed for threading difficult to machine materials and tough work hardening metals such as stainless steel, titanium alloys, Inconel, powdered metals, cast iron, plastics, and steels up to Rockwell hardness C45. Used whenever high speed steel hand taps cannot handle the job. Solid Carbide Hand Taps must have a rigid setup for use.

BRITISH STANDARD HAND TAPS

British Standard Hand Taps - High Speed Steel - BSW
The British Standard Whitworth Thread form is a coarse thread and its use is similar to the UNC or NC Thread. The sides of the thread form an angle of 55° with one another.
British Standard Hand Taps - High Speed Steel - BSF
The British Standard Fine Thread form is a fine thread and its use is similar to the UNF or NF thread series. The sides of the thread form an angle of 55° with one another
British Standard Hand Taps - High Speed Steel - BA
The British Association Thread form is an extra fine thread and its use is similar to the NEF Thread series. The side of the thread form an angle of 47.5° with one another.

AUTOMOTIVE THREAD RESTORING TAPS

Automotive Rethreading Taps - Carbon Steel
Automotive Rethreading Taps are used to repair and clean out damaged internal threads without undercutting good threads. Good for removing nicks and burs. They are not designed for cutting new threads or renewing hardened threads.
Automotive Rethreading Taps - Carbon Steel - Metric

COMBINED DRILL & TAPS

Combined Drill & Taps
Drill/Taps are designed to drill and tap a threaded hole up to two times diameter in one operation. The tap section has ground threads and a bottoming chamfer for easier tapping. They are designed to operate at speeds between the normal tapping and drilling speed for the specific type of material it is used in.
Combined Drill & Taper Pipe Tap

SCREW THREAD INSERT TAPS

Screw Thread Insert Hand Taps
High Speed Steel (STI) Screw Thread Insert Taps are designed to thread a hole that will only accommodate a helical coil wire screw thread insert. STI taps produce a slightly oversized pitch diameter to accept a helical coil wire screw thread insert of the same nominal size and pitch. They are used primarily to repair damaged threads in soft materials but can be used to tap most materials.
Screw Thread Insert Spiral Point Plug Taps
High Speed Steel (STI) Screw Thread Insert Spiral Point Taps are designed to thread a hole that will only accommodate a helical coil wire screw thread insert. STI taps produce a slightly oversized pitch diameter to accept a helical coil wire screw thread insert of the same nominal size and pitch. The spiral point tap style is preferred for threading deep holes greater than 1-1/2 inch tap diameter in soft or stringy materials.

TAP TREES

Tap (3-In-1) Tree
Tap Trees are designed for cleaning and quick threading of electrical boxes, light fixtures, thin metals, and plastics. Tap blade is replaceable.

SPIRAL POINT TAPS - a.k.a. "GUN TAPS"

Spiral Point Taps - High Speed Steel
Spiral point taps are ideal for machine tapping through holes or blind holes with adequate bottom clearance. They are called "Gun Taps" because they shoot the chips ahead of the tap. This also reduces loading and clogging in the flutes.
Spiral Point Taps - TiN Coated
Spiral point taps are ideal for machine tapping through holes or blind holes with adequate bottom clearance. They are called "Gun Taps" because they shoot the chips ahead of the tap. This also reduces loading and clogging in the flutes.
Spiral Point Taps - Solid Carbide
Micrograin Solid Carbide Spiral Point Taps are designed for machine tapping through holes or blind holes in difficult to machine materials and tough work hardening metals, such as stainless steel, titanium alloys, Inconel, powdered metals, cast iron, plastics, and steels up to Rockwell hardness C45. Used whenever high speed steel spiral point taps cannot handle the job. Solid Carbide Spiral Point Taps have a plug chamfer and must have a rigid setup for use. Do not use for hand tapping.
Spiral Point Taps (Metric) - High Speed Steel
Spiral point taps are ideal for machine tapping through holes or blind holes with adequate bottom clearance. They are called "Gun Taps" because they shoot the chips ahead of the tap. This also reduces loading and clogging in the flutes.
Spiral Point Taps (Metric) - TiN Coated
Spiral point taps are ideal for machine tapping through holes or blind holes with adequate bottom clearance. They are called "Gun Taps" because they shoot the chips ahead of the tap. This also reduces loading and clogging in the flutes.
Spiral Point Taps - +.005 Oversize Taps
Oversize Spiral Point Taps are used primarily where a piece will be plated or heat treated after tapping. They are also used when tapping plastics or zinc alloys where it is difficult to maintain the proper tapped hole size because of abrasion or shrinkage.
Spiral Point Taps - Cobalt (CNC)
Cobalt CNC Spiral Point Taps are designed for tapping difficult applications such as heat treated steels up to 45 RC, tool steels, and other tough alloys. The were specifically developed for use on CNC equipment.
Spiral Point Extension Taps
Spiral Point Extension Taps are designed for deep hole tapping where the work requires an undercut shank to follow through hole.
Spiral Point Pulley Taps
Spiral Point Pulley Taps are used for tapping the hubs of pulleys for oil caps or set screws. The long shank is also ideal for reaching holes inaccessible with standard length taps. Thread length is the same length as a standard hand tap.
Spiral Point Pulley Taps - Metric
Metric Spiral Point Pulley Taps are used for tapping the hubs of pulleys for oil caps or set screws. The long shank is also ideal for reaching holes inaccessible with standard length taps. Thread length is the same length as a standard hand tap.

HIGH PERFORMANCE TAPS

High Performance Spiral Point Taps
Premium Vanadium High Speed High Performance Spiral Point Taps are designed for through hole tapping in heat treated steels up to 45 RC, tough alloys, and stainless steels. They are manufactured with a reduced neck design specifically for use on CNC equipment.

SPIRAL FLUTED TAPS

Spiral Fluted Taps - Fast
These taps have continuous fast spiral flutes to lift and discharge chips from deep blind holes in softer metals.
Spiral Fluted Taps - Regular
Regular Spiral Fluted Taps have 30° spiral flutes to lift and discharge chips from deep blind holes in steels and tough grades of aluminum.
Spiral Fluted Taps - Cobalt (CNC)
Cobalt Fast Spiral Fluted Taps have continuous spiral flutes to lift and discharge chips from deep blind holes in tough alloys and stainless steels. They were specifically developed for use on CNC equipment.

PULLEY TAPS

Pulley Taps
Pulley taps are used for tapping the hubs of pulleys for oil caps or set screws. The long shank is also ideal for reaching holes inaccessible with standard length taps. Thread length is the same length as a standard hand tap. Tap shanks will not follow through on sizes below 7/16".
Pulley Taps - Metric
Metric Pulley taps are used for tapping the hubs of pulleys for oil caps or set screws. The long shank is also ideal for reaching holes inaccessible with standard length taps. Thread length is the same length as a standard hand tap. Tap shanks will not follow through on sizes below 7/16".

NUT TAPS

Nut Taps
Nut taps, as the name implies, were designed for tapping nuts. Now most large production nut tapping jobs are done with bent shank nut taps. These taps are now used mainly for deep hole tapping where the work requires a tap with a long undercut shank and greater thread length.

THREAD FORMING TAPS

Thread Forming Taps
Thread Forming Taps are designed for cold forming threads in ductile materials such as aluminum, copper, brass, zinc, low carbon steels, and 303, 303 stainless steels. They displace metal rather than remove it, therefore, countersinking before or after tapping is recommended.

TANDEM STYLE "ACME" THREAD TAPS

Tandem Style "Acme" Thread Taps - Right Hand Thread Tandem Style "Acme" Thread Taps - Left Hand Thread
High Speed Steel Tandem Acme Thread Taps are designed with a roughing and finishing section to produce threads from a 10 degree to 30 degree included angle in a single pass without a leadscrew. The last few threads on the roughing section act as a guide for the finishing section, which corrects the thread angles and size. The original purpose of Acme threads was to convert rotary motion to traversing motion on machine leadscrews, valves, jack lift screws, drive gears and other mechanisms where heavy loads are encountered. They have four flutes and are to be used for through holes only. Designed to prduce a class 2G thread fit.

Tandem Style "Acme" Spiral Flute Thread Taps - Right Hand Thread Tandem Style "Acme" Spiral Flute Thread Taps - Left Hand Thread
High Speed Steel Tandem Acme Thread Spiral Flute Taps are designed with a roughing and finishing section to produce threads from a 10 degree to 30 degree included angle in a single pass without a leadscrew. The last few threads on the roughing section act as a guide for the finishing section, which corrects the thread angles and size. Spiral Fluted Tandem Acme Thread Taps have continuous spriral flutes to lift and discharge chips in deep holes. They have black steam oxided flutes to improve finish and produce a class 2G thread fit.

THREADLOCK PLUG GAUGES

Threadlock Plug Gauges
Taperlock Thread Plug Gauges are designed for inspecting internal threads for rejection or acceptance of the finished threaded product. The GO end (member) is longer than the NO GO (H1) end and has a chip groove to clean out debris such as chips and dirt. Taper Shank Thread Plugs are designed to lock into taper holes in the handle.

SPECIAL THREAD HAND TAPS

Special Thread Hand Taps
Tap sizes #6 through 1" are standard length taps made to table 302 metal cutting tool institute standards. Sizes 1-1/16 and over made in two lengths. Course pitches are made to longer length (Table #302) and fine pitches are made in a shorter length (Table #303). Most sizes are available in taper, bottoming, or plug chamfer. When taper or bottoming chamfer taps are not available in size ordered. Plug chamfer taps will be substituted to complete order.

PIPE TAPS

High Speed Steel Pipe Taps High Speed Steel Pipe Taps - Dryseal Titanium Nitride Coated Pipe Taps Titanium Nitride Coated Pipe Taps - Dryseal Interrupted Thread Pipe Taps
Also known as Jumping Thread Taps.

Interrupted Thread Pipe Taps - Dryseal
Also known as Jumping Thread Taps.

Straight Thread Pipe Taps Straight Thread Pipe Taps - Dryseal
Left Hand Thread Pipe Taps
High Speed Steel Left Hand Thread Taper Pipe Taps are designed to cut taper pipe threads with a left hand rotation and are used in applications where left hand pipe fittings are needed. Left hand threads are also used to secure rotating parts where regular rotation would tighten the coupling.

Long Taper Thread Pipe Taps
High Speed Steel 6" and 12" Long Taper Thread Pipe Taps have an extended shank for use where extra reach is needed. They are designed for tapping ferrous and non-ferrous fittings used to connect pipes carrying fluids or gases. They require a sealant such as teflon tape or pipe joint compound to prevent leakage of fluids or gases.

British (Taper) Standard Pipe Taps British (Parallel) Standard Pipe Taps
Taper Pipe Taps Solid Carbide Taper Pipe Taps
Micrograin Solid Carbide Taper Pipe Taps are designed to tap pipe fittings made of difficult to machine materials and tough work hardening metals such as stainless steel, titanium alloys, Iconel, powdered metals, cast iron, plastics, and steels up to Rockwell hardness C45. Use when high speed steel taper pipe taps (NPT) cannot handle the job. Solid Carbide Taper Pipe Taps (NPT) have a taper chamfer and must have a rigid setup for use.

British Standard (Taper) Pipe Taps British Standard (Parallel) Pipe Taps Pipe Tap Sets

VALVE CORE TOOL

Valve Core Tool
The Combination Valve Core Tool was designed to be a 6 in 1 valve tool.

USES
- rethreading inside of a valve stem
- rethreading outside of a valve stem
- a screw extractor to remove valve cores even if shoulders are broken
- removal of valve cores
- insertion of valve cores
- for use as a T-handle to pull tire valve into rim hole

A handy tool for any mechanic. It is made of tool steel for long life and durability.

SPECIAL TAPS

Special Taps
Special Taps are any style or size tap not shown in our catalog or any other manufacturer's catalog. Special pitch or thread form taps should be made to standard tap dimensions where possible to keep costs down. Special Taps will be quoted for any quantity from one to several hundred. The larger the quantity, the less the individual cost. Normal delivery time is 3 to 10 days.

TAP ACCESSORIES

Tap Shank Extension
Tap Shank Extensions are designed for machine or hand tapping into deep or hard to reach locations. They are made of a special alloy steel for durability.

SETS

TAP AND HEX DIE

Ta And Hex Die Sets - 40pc - Plastic Case
ICS 40 piece Tap and Die Sets were originally designed to be a basic general purpose tap and die set for mechanics and DIY’ers for maintenance on domestic cars, motorcycles, and machinery that were manufactured using the unified inch thread standard. Each set contains the most popular sizes (#4-40 to 1/2-20) sizes that mechanics commonly use. Plastic case has individual compartments for tap and die storage and easy access.

Tap And Hex Die Sets - 40pc - Metric - Plastic Case
ICS 40 piece Tap and Die Sets were originally designed to be a basic general purpose tap and die set for mechanics and DIY’ers for maintenance on foreign cars, motorcycles, and machinery that were manufactured using the unified inch thread standard. Each set contains the most popular sizes (M3.0 to M12.0) sizes that mechanics commonly use. Plastic case has individual compartments for tap and die storage and easy access.

Tap And Hex Die Sets - 58pc - Plastic Case
ICS 58 piece Tap and Die Sets were originally designed to be a more advanced general purpose tap and die set for mechanics and DIY’ers for maintenance on domestic cars, motorcycles, and machinery that were manufactured using the unified inch thread standard. Each set contains the most popular sizes (#6-32 to 3/4-16) sizes that mechanics commonly use. Plastic case has individual compartments for tap and die storage and easy access.

Tap And Hex Die Sets - 65pc - Plastic Case
ICS 65 piece Tap and Die Sets were originally designed to be a professional general purpose tap and die set for mechanics and DIY’ers for maintenance on domestic cars, motorcycles, and machinery that were manufactured using the unified inch thread standard. Each set contains the most popular sizes (#4-40 to 1-14) sizes that mechanics commonly use. Plastic case has individual compartments for tap and die storage and easy access.

Carbon Steel Tap And Hex Die Sets - 45pc - Plastic Case
45 Piece Carbon Steel Fractional Tap and Die Sets were originally designed to be a basic general purpose tap and die set for mechanics and DIY’ers for maintenance on domestic cars, motorcycles, and machinery that were manufactured using the unified inch thread standard. Each set contains the most popular sizes (1/4-20 to 1-14) sizes that mechanics commonly use. Plastic case has individual compartments for tap and die storage and easy access.

Carbon Steel Tap And Hex Die Sets - 45pc - Metric - Plastic Case
45 Piece Carbon Steel Metric Tap and Die Sets were originally designed to be a basic general purpose tap and die set for mechanics and DIY’ers for maintenance on foreign cars, motorcycles, and machinery that were manufactured using the unified inch thread standard. Each set contains the most popular sizes (M6 to M24) that mechanics commonly use. Plastic case has individual compartments for tap and die storage and easy access. With the advent of world trade, this set is now a staple in every tool box and workshop.
Automotive Rethreading Tap and Hex Die Sets - 54pc - Plastic Case Automotive Rethreading Tap and Hex Die Sets - 18pc - Plastic Case Automotive Rethreading Tap and Hex Die Sets - 13pc - Plastic Case
Automotive Rethreading Taps are used to repair and clean out damaged internal threads without undercutting good threads. Good for removing nicks and burs.
Automotive Rethreading Dies were designed to have a much smaller width across the flats than other hex dies to allow mechanics to repair damaged threads in tight spots. Automotive Taps and Dies are not designed for cutting new threads or to renew hardened threads.

TAP AND ROUND ADJUSTABLE DIE

Tap And Round Adjustable Die Sets - Wooden Case
21 Piece Tap and Round Adjustable Die Set.
Tap And Round Adjustable Die Sets - Metric - Wooden Case
21 Piece Tap and Round Adjustable Die Set.

MINIATURE/MODEL

Model Airplane Tap Sets - 5 piece
These Model Airplane Tools were designed for enthusiasts to assist in building model airplanes. Available in High Speed Steel or Carbon Steel, each set contains the most popular tap sizes (#2-56 to #8-32) that model airplane builders use. Plastic case has individual compartments for tap storage and easy access.

Model Train Tap Sets - 4 piece
These Model Railroad Train Tools were designed for enthusiasts to assist in building model railroad trains. Available in High Speed Steel or Carbon Steel, each set contains the most popular tap sizes (#00-90 to #2-56) that model railroad builders use. Plastic case has individual compartments for tap storage and easy access.

Miniature Machine Screw Size Tap and Die Sets - 30 piece
30 piece High Speed Steel Machine Screw Size Miniature Tap and Die Sets are designed to be a professional general purpose tap and die set with all the most popular tap and die machine screw sizes (#0 to #4-40) for use by camera repair shops, clock repair shops, model builders, jewelry manufacturers, business machine repair, electronic equipment, mold and die makers, medical equipment repair, fishing lure manufacturers, and tongue and body piercing. Plastic case has individual compartments for tap and die storage and easy access.

Miniature Metric Tap and Die Sets - 30 piece
30 piece High Speed Steel Metric Size Miniature Tap and Die Sets are designed to be a professional general purpose tap and die set with all the most popular tap and die metric sizes (M1.00 to M2.50) for use by camera repair shops, clock repair shops, model builders, jewelry manufacturers, business machine repair, electronic equipment, mold and die makers, medical equipment repair, fishing lure manufacturers, and tongue and body piercing. Plastic case has individual compartments for tap and die storage and easy access.

OTHER

Ratcheting Pipe Threader Sets - 7 piece
The 7 Piece Ratcheting Pipe Threader Set was designed to cut large precision NPT pipe threads measuring 1-1/4”, 1-1/2” and 2”. It is a compact and sturdy set complete with unscrewable ratchet handle and extension. Die heads snap in and can be removed by pulling the ratchet knob out to position. Ratchet knob can be set for forward or reverse direction. Tools in set are made of alloy steel and malleable iron to withstand severe usage. Set comes complete with heavy duty plastic case with carrying handle for easy transportation and storage.

Ratcheting Pipe Threader Sets - 8 piece
The 8 Piece Ratcheting Pipe Threader Set was designed to cut precision NPT pipe threads measuring 3/8”, 1/2”, 3/4”, 1”, or 1-1/4”. It is a compact and sturdy set complete with unscrewable ratchet handle and extension. Die heads snap in and can be removed by pulling the ratchet knob out to position. Ratchet knob can be set for forward or reverse direction. Tools in set are made of alloy steel and malleable iron to withstand severe usage. Set comes complete with heavy duty plastic case with carrying handle for easy transportation and storage.

Thread Box and Tap Set
Thread Box and Tap Sets are designed to make sure-holding threads on wood dowels and matching thread hole in wood. Handy set for woodworking and maintenance departments. Each wood threading set contains thread box and matching tap.

Tap And Drill Dispenser
336 Piece Tap and Drill Dispenser.

Tap Dispenser
12 Piece Tap Dispenser.