Quality Hand Taps, Metric, HSS, Standard, 1st/ Tapered.
Quality Hand Taps for Engineers, 1st/ Tapered, Metric Standard/ Coarse, ISO 529/ BS 949. All sizes available.
Fixaball.co.uk sells hand taps at 30% off RRP, with free, first class delivery.
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|M1.6 TAPER LEAD HAND TAP|
|M2 TAPER LEAD HAND TAP|
|M2.2 TAPER LEAD HAND TAP|
|M2.5 TAPER LEAD HAND TAP|
|M3 TAPER LEAD HAND TAP|
|M3.5 TAPER LEAD HAND TAP|
|M4 TAPER LEAD HAND TAP|
|M4.5 TAPER LEAD HAND TAP|
|M5 TAPER LEAD HAND TAP|
|M6 TAPER LEAD HAND TAP|
|M7 TAPER LEAD HAND TAP|
|M8 TAPER LEAD HAND TAP|
|M9 TAPER LEAD HAND TAP|
|M10 TAPER LEAD HAND TAP|
|M11 TAPER LEAD HAND TAP|
|M12 TAPER LEAD HAND TAP|
|M14 TAPER LEAD HAND TAP|
|M16 TAPER LEAD HAND TAP|
|M18 TAPER LEAD HAND TAP|
|M20 TAPER LEAD HAND TAP|
Hand Taps are used to create a thread in a pre-drilled hole so that a fastener with the same size/ type of thread can be screwed into it to secure a component/ part. they should be used with a suitable lubricant for better quality threads and to prolong the life of the tap.
Taper tap, also known as, 'starter taps', have a longer/ larger champfered end to ease the forming tool through the pre drilled hole. The taper is so to ease a tap better into an untapped hole. eg. Using a bottoming tap 1st would damage the first threads and possibly the thread at the start of the hole
2nd taps are intermediate taps which assist in aligning and starting of the tap into an untapped hole. The number of tapered threads typically ranges from 3 to 5.
A bottoming, or, 'plug', tap has no tapered, front edge. Instead it's tip is ground to a cutting edge meaning that it can create a thread to the bottom of a blind hole.
Metric Coarse threads are in Millimetre (mm/ 1000ths of a metre) units and were developed to simplify the imperial systems. Europe moved to this system but the Americans choose Imperial as their default. A coarse thread has less helical coils per mm and a metric fine threads has more. A Coarse thread (most common/ standard thread) is used for heavier loads and fine is used for lighter loads prone to vibrations.
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