Taps and Dies

Taps and Dies

Taps and Dies

Taps are available in many types such as Hand Taps and Pipe Taps. The most commonly sold taps are hand taps (sometimes called bolt taps) and they are appropriate for tapping the vast majority of materials in through or blind holed conditions. Taper Style: Starts the thread square with the workpiece. Plug Style: Generally used in thru holes. Bottom Style: Generate the thread to the bottom of the hole.

 

Dies are available in Round and Hex Dies Hex Dies are for dressing over brusied or rusty threads, they are the most cost effective rethreading tool available. No special holder is required for this type of die, any wrench large enough will suffice. Ideal for maintenance in the shop or field. A Round Adjustable Die is desired for improved wear life. Round Dies are chamfered on both faces. One side has a 2 to 3 thread chamfer for threading, the other side has a 1 to 1-1/2 thread chamfer for threading close to a shoulder. Adjustment is obtained by a fine pitch screw which forces the sides of the die apart, or allows them to spring together. The slot is beveled so that when the dies are used in a machine holder the adjusting screw can be removed and adjustment made by the adjusting screws in the holder

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