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Threading Taps

Threading taps, simply known as taps, are crucial cutting tools designed to create internal threads in pre-drilled holes or bores. The main function of a threading tap is to cut or form threads inside a pre-drilled hole, allowing for screws, bolts, or other threaded fasteners to be securely inserted and tightened into the specific material. Threading taps come in various shapes, sizes, and designs to accommodate different thread standards and materials. These threading tools are used in conjunction with drilling operations, providing the convenience of inserting fasteners using handheld power tools, machines, or a tap wrench. In addition, threading taps are typically made of rugged materials, such as HSS (high-speed steel), cobalt, and carbide, depending on the requirements and applications. 

Taps and Dies: Understanding Key Differences

Taps and dies are versatile cutting tools; however, they differ from each other. Taps can create internal threads (called female threads) inside a hole or cylindrical opening. The process of using a tap is called "tapping". Taps come with a tapered or straight cutting edge with sharp, thread-like ridges–engaging with the material and carving out the desired threads.

On the other hand, dies are used to create external threads (called male threads) on the outside of cylindrical objects, such as bolts or rods. The process of using a die is called "threading." These circular dies are equipped with internal cutting edges–splitting into halves with a threading pattern on their inner surfaces. The workpiece is placed between the die halves, which cuts and forms the external threads when turned.

What are Threading Tap Sets? Exploring the Significance

Threading tap sets are collections of threading taps used in various processes to create internal threads in holes. Depending on the specific sets, they comprise various necessary tools to create threads of specific sizes and types. A threading tap set is of great significance in different repair and maintenance applications by providing a complete package in one unit. These sets also secure, organise, and protect crucial contents from mechanical damage and harsh environmental conditions, ensuring reliable and convenient performance on the go. Enrgtech stocks high-quality threading tap sets, including HSS Tap Set, Cobalt Taps Set, Tap and Drill Bit Sets, and Threading Tap Set.

Selection Criteria for the Right Thread Tap: 

When choosing a suitable product for your applications, it is essential to ascertain various parameters. Some of these parameters include:

  • Product Design
  • Materials and Finishing
  • Performance and Stability.
  • Speed
  • Thread Type
  • Thread Size and Pitch
  • Accuracy
  • Tap Depth
  • Dimensions
  • Cost and Brand.

Popular Types of Threading Taps:

Taps come in varied types, each used for different/specific applications, including:

  • Plug Taps – These taps feature a more moderate taper designed to deepen and refine threads in a range of materials. Plug taps comprise 3 to 5 rows ground down for creating a thread by leaving more shafts. 
  • Taper Taps - Also called starter taps, feature a gradual tapering design–guiding the tap into the hole. These taps create new threads using the initial seven to ten threads and are primarily used as the first tap for a threading process.
  • Bottom Taps – As the name implies, bottom taps consist of very short taper or no taper ground-down threads. These square taps are used after other taps are used, finishing threads at the bottom.
  • Forming Taps – These taps compress for creating threads instead of cutting.  
  • Spiral Point Taps – These taps push chips in the forward direction and are designed for through-hole uses. 
  • Straight Flute Taps – They are mostly ideal for short-chipping materials.
  • Spiral Flute Taps – They are designed for blind-hole applications.

Typical Applications of Threading Taps:

Bespoke hand tools find versatile applications in environments where threaded connections are necessary. Some of the typical applications include:

  • Metalworking
  • Woodworking
  • Tool and Die Making
  • Jewellery Making
  • Medical Equipment
  • Automotive Industry
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Construction
  • Electronics Manufacturing
  • Plumbing and Pipe Fittings.

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The Tivoly high speed steel multi application machine tap especially used for materials like stainless steel, steels and cast irons. The threading tap work like a drill but due to the unique shape of a tap, when they are screwed into a piece of material s Especially for blind slots STEAM treatment Spiral flute
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E002M2.5, Dormer

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MTTX Spiral Flute Metric Coarse Machine Tap (E002) For machining Metric Coarse threads in blind holes in most materials Manufactured from premium grade powder metallurgy Steel Increased Vanadium content Capable of out-performing traditional HSS machine taps by up to 300% Bright finish Standards Manufactured to ISO529 standards. Special Application Taps - Dormer Vanguard Designed with special cutting geometries and surface treatments to tap quickly and accurately in a specific range of engineering materials. Coloured ring for quick identification of use Made to ISO standards (tolerance Class 2 for 6H fit) Selection Guide Material type Hardness (HB) Blue Yellow White Green Black Non-alloy steel ● Stainless steel ● Cast Iron ● Titanium, pure ● Titanium, alloyed ● Nickel, pure ● Copper & Brass ● Brass & Bronze ● Aluminium alloy, Si ● Aluminium alloy, Si>10% ● Thermoplastics - ● ●
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E294M5, Dormer

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Dormer HSS-E TiN Coarse Fluteless Tap (E294) High Speed Cobalt fluteless forming tap with Titanium Nitride coating specifically designed for use in floating tool holders and CNC machines. Oil grooves to control the flow of coolant to the working area High performance in a wide range of materials Hig accuracy of cut and smoother surface finish than standard taps Chip free operation resulting in a stronger, more resistant thread DIN 2174 Fluteless Taps
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E100 9N8, Dormer

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Set of three E100 metric pitch HSS hand tap bits Set of metric pitch HSS hand tap bits offered in a set of 3 parts (taper, intermediate and finishing tap bits). Each set consists of a taper tap bit with an I/P of 5 threads; the intermediate has an I/P of 3.5 threads and the finishing model has an I/P of 2 threads. The tap bit tolerance class is 6H, the cutting angle is 10° and the tap flutes are straight. These high-quality tap bits are ideal for tapping in blind or through-holes. Standard: DIN 352
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E297M6, Dormer

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HSS-E-PM SHARK Metric Coarse Spiral Tap for Low Alloy Steels (E297/E298) HSS-E-PM machine tap for production of Metric Coarse threads in alloy steels. Colour coded shank (yellow ring) for easy identification Chrome plated finish Manufactured to DIN 371/376 standards Dormer 'Sharkline' Designed with special cutting geometries and surface treatments to tap quickly and accurately in a specific range of engineering materials. Suitable for machine tapping of Stainless steel Colour coded ring for quick identification of use Made to ISO standards (tolerance Class 2 for 6H fit)
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E500M10NO7, Dormer

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The Dormer Set of straight flute hand taps NO7 with 1.50 mm pitch and 6H class of fit. It consisting of 1 tap with a 4 to 6xP second lead and 1 tap with a 2 to 3xP plug lead. The dimensions according to ISO 529 standard with 10.0 mm shank and 8.0 mm square drive, HSS with bright finish for 1.5xD through or blind hole threading in free machining and plain carbon steel. Versatile tool Suitable for hand and machine tapping Straight flute hand taps for ISO Metric thread Straight flute design for both through and blind holes
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E500M14NO1, Dormer

E500M14NO1, Dormer

The Dormer Straight flute hand tap NO1 with a 6 to 8xP taper lead, with 2.00 mm pitch and 6H class of fit. The dimensions according to ISO 529 standard with 11.2 mm shank and 9.0 mm square drive, HSS with bright finish for 1.5xD through or blind hole threading in free machining and plain carbon steel. Versatile tool Suitable for hand and machine tapping Straight flute hand taps for ISO Metric thread Straight flute design for both through and blind holes
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E500M18NO2, Dormer

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The Dormer Straight flute hand tap NO2 with a 4 to 6xP second lead with 2.50 mm pitch and 6H class of fit. The dimensions according to ISO 529 standard with 14.0 mm shank and 11.2 mm square drive, HSS with bright finish for 1.5xD through or blind hole threading in free machining and plain carbon steel. Versatile tool Suitable for hand and machine tapping Straight flute hand taps for ISO Metric thread Straight flute design for both through and blind holes
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E500M4NO8, Dormer

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The Dormer Set of straight flute serial taps NO8 with 0.70 mm pitch and 6H class of fit. It consisting of 1 tap with a truncated thread profile and 6 to 8xP taper lead, 1 tap with a truncated thread profile and 3.5 to 5xP second lead and 1 tap with a 2 to 3xP plug lead. The dimensions according to ISO 529 standard with 4 mm shank and 3.15 mm square drive, HSS with bright finish for 1.5xD through or blind hole threading in free machining and plain carbon steel. Versatile tool Suitable for hand and machine tapping Straight flute hand taps for ISO Metric thread Straight flute design for both through and blind holes
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E000M20, Dormer

E000M20, Dormer

The Dormer M Machine tap with spiral point suited for through holes only. This tap has powder metallurgical HSS E with bright finish for 2.5xD through hole threading in free machining and plain carbon steel and wrought or cast aluminium and copper or copper alloys. The bright finish is used to produce more accurate and cleaner threads which preventing the work piece material from sticking to the cutting edges. Spiral point geometry ISO 529 tap standard Thread form and metric coarse Right hand rotation and cutting DIN thread pitch diameter tolerance zone
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E513M14X1.25NO6, Dormer

E513M14X1.25NO6, Dormer

The Dormer HSS straight flute hand tap is a versatile tool. It is suitable for hand and machine tapping with a straight flute design for both through and blind holes. This hand tape has HSS with bright finish for 1.5xD through or blind hole threading in free machining and plain carbon steel and copper or copper alloys. ISO 529 tap standard Straight point geometry Thread form and metric coarse Right hand rotation and cutting DIN thread pitch diameter tolerance zone
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E513M16X1.25NO3, Dormer

E513M16X1.25NO3, Dormer

The Dormer HSS straight flute hand tap is a versatile tool. It is suitable for hand and machine tapping with a straight flute design for both through and blind holes. This hand tape has HSS with bright finish for 1.5xD through or blind hole threading in free machining and plain carbon steel and copper or copper alloys. Available with bottoming lead NO3 for blind holes. ISO 529 tap standard Straight point geometry Thread form and metric coarse Right hand rotation and cutting DIN thread pitch diameter tolerance zone
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