Threading Taps

Threading taps are used to create threads for bolts in materials like metals and plastics. Most commonly used in engineering and manufacturing, threading taps work similar to a drill but due to the unique shape of a tap, when screwed into a piece of material screw threads are created. Threading taps must be used in a predrilled hole and cannot be used for drilling entire holes.

Types of Threading Taps

Most commonly classified by three types, taps can be used in different ways for different applications.
•Taper taps, sometimes called starter taps, are used to initially start a new thread with the first 7-10 threads having a flatter profile than those further up the shaft.


•Plug taps are similar to taper taps but unlike a taper tap, plug taps only have 3-5 starting rows ground down leaving more shaft to create a thread.


•Bottom taps are square in profile with no ground down threads and are used after a taper or plug tap has been used. Bottom taps full length cutting shape allow for threads to be cut at the very bottom of a hole for maximum thread length.



Taps come in a range of sizes in both Metric and Imperial dimension and can also have different shank types. Threading taps are used in conjunction with a tap wrench so always consider the maximum side tap your wrench can hold when purchasing.

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Description Price Set Type Thread Size Type Pitch Thread Standard Thread Direction Number of Pieces Overall Length Shank Standard Hand/Machine Tap Material Shank Diameter Shank Type For Use With
RS Stock No. 508-9749
Mfr. Part No.05973
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MYR149.28
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Threading Tap M20 Straight Flute 1.5mm Metric Fine - 1 51 mm - - HSS - - -
RS Stock No. 508-9446
Mfr. Part No.05910
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MYR290.84
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Combi Tap M10 Combi Tap - - - 7 - - - HSS - - -
RS Stock No. 508-9610
Mfr. Part No.05979
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MYR1,367.61
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Threading Tap Set - - - - - 6 - - - HSS - - -
RS Stock No. 508-8825
Mfr. Part No.01545
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MYR180.03
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Hand Tap 1/2 in UNF Hand Tap - - - 2 - - - HSS - - -
RS Stock No. 508-8926
Mfr. Part No.01527
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MYR89.98
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Hand Tap #10 UNF Hand Tap - - - 2 - - - HSS - - -
RS Stock No. 508-8831
Mfr. Part No.01539
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MYR126.07
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Hand Tap 3/8 in UNF Hand Tap - - - 2 - - - HSS - - -
RS Stock No. 509-0159
Mfr. Part No.03448
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MYR724.25
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Machine tap M12 Machine tap - - - 6 - - - HSSG-E - - -
RS Stock No. 508-9604
Mfr. Part No.05901
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MYR62.83
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Threading Tap M3 Combination 0.5mm Metric Right Hand 1 36 mm - - HSS 1/4 in - -
RS Stock No. 509-0200
Mfr. Part No.05903
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MYR64.90
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Threading Tap M5 Combination 0.8mm Metric Right Hand 1 41 mm - - HSS 1/4 in - -
RS Stock No. 499-330
Mfr. Part No.4405925
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MYR84.65
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Threading Tap M8 Spiral Flute 1.25mm Metric Right Hand 7 50 mm - - HSS 0.25 in - 825-25
RS Stock No. 499-273
Mfr. Part No.4405921
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MYR65.64
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Threading Tap M3 Spiral Flute 0.5mm Metric Right Hand 7 36 mm - - HSS 0.25 in - 825-25
RS Stock No. 508-9626
Mfr. Part No.05975
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MYR367.13
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Threading Tap M32 Straight Flute 1.5mm Metric Fine - 1 51 mm - - HSS - - -
RS Stock No. 508-9632
Mfr. Part No.05974
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MYR217.18
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Threading Tap M25 Straight Flute 1.5mm Metric Fine - 1 51 mm - - HSS - - -
RS Stock No. 508-9676
Mfr. Part No.05906
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MYR100.59
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Threading Tap M10 Combination 1.5mm Metric - 1 59 mm - - HSS 1/4 in - -
RS Stock No. 499-334
Mfr. Part No.4405923
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MYR68.10
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Threading Tap M5 Spiral Flute 0.8mm Metric Right Hand 7 41 mm - - HSS 0.25 in - 825-25
RS Stock No. 499-283
Mfr. Part No.4405924
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MYR68.10
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Threading Tap M6 Spiral Flute 1.0mm Metric Right Hand 7 44 mm - - HSS 0.25 in - 825-25
RS Stock No. 509-0294
Mfr. Part No.05904
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MYR64.10
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Threading Tap M6 Combination 1.0mm Metric Right Hand 1 44 mm - - HSS 1/4 in - -
RS Stock No. 499-447
Mfr. Part No.4405930
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MYR320.58
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Threading Tap Set - - - - - 7 - - - HSS - - 825-25 adapter
RS Stock No. 499-340
Mfr. Part No.4405926
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MYR105.86
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Threading Tap M10 Spiral Flute 1.5mm Metric Right Hand 7 59 mm - - HSS 0.25 in - 825-25
RS Stock No. 508-9597
Mfr. Part No.05902
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MYR42.28
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Threading Tap M4 Combination 0.7mm Metric Right Hand 1 39 mm - - HSS 1/4 in - -