Threading Tap Sets

What are tap sets?


Used to cut a thread into a piece of material, taps are used similarly to a drill bit but rather than removing material to create a hole, a tap removes material for an existing holes walls to create a screw or bolt thread. Taps can be used with a tap wrench or with a power tool such as a drill. Forming taps by hand with a tap wrench or T wrench gives you the ability to slowly form the thread ensuring it cuts evenly and smoothly for the best finish. Working with power tools to cut threads can be faster for mass produced work but care must be taken to ensure the thread is cut correctly.


Different types of taps


Taper taps are used to start new threads in materials that have not previously been cut. This gradual tapered cut allows for a smooth start to a new thread. These are commonly used in tougher materials like alloy steel to create less strain on the tap as well as on smaller diameter holes with thinner taps that are more prone to breaking whilst cutting.


Second taps, also known as plug or intermediate taps are used similarly to the taper tap, working to create a fresh new thread in material often not having previously been cut. Second taps have a shorter taper but more threads along the cutting length to create more thread, faster. Second taps are one of the most commonly used taps as they can cut fresh threads in material whilst also re-cutting threads in slightly worn or older crossed threads.


Bottom taps, unlike taper and second taps, are a straight, continuous cutting edge with no taper, meaning threads are cut as soon as the tap enters the hole. The full cutting body allows for threads to be cut right down to the bottom of a blind hole. Blind hole tapping is when a thread is cut into a hole that does not pass fully through a piece of material. The bottom tap is typically only used when an existing thread has been cut either with a taper or second tap or when re-cutting an old thread that may have worn or been cross threaded.



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RS Stock No. 508-9474
Mfr. Part No.10701
BrandEVENTUS
MYR299.41
1 Set
Set(s)
Hand Tap M12 M3 21 HSS Taper Taps: M3; M4; M5; M6; M8; M10; M12; Second Taps: M3; M4; M5; M6; M8; M10; M12; Plug Taps: M3; M4; M5; M6; M8; M10; M12 Plug
RS Stock No. 375-9323
BrandRS PRO
MYR272.21
1 Set
Set(s)
Hand Tap, Tap Set M12 M3 8 HSS Taps: M3; M4; M5; M6; M8; M10; M12; Die-Cast Tap Wrench
RS Stock No. 241-4265
Mfr. Part No.E515 NO.4 X 40 SET
BrandDormer
MYR219.20
1 Set
Set(s)
Straight Flute Tap #4 UNC #4 UNC 3 HSS Taper Tap; Second Tap and Plug Tap
RS Stock No. 215-574
BrandRS PRO
MYR51.64
Each
units
Hand Tap M5 M5 3 HSS Taper Tap; Plug Tap and Bottom Tap
RS Stock No. 508-9575
Mfr. Part No.10024
BrandEVENTUS
MYR50.35
Each
units
Hand Tap M10 M10 3 HSS Taper Tap; Second Tap and Plug Tap
RS Stock No. 668-1119
BrandRS PRO
MYR562.34
1 Set
Set(s)
Hand Tap M12 M3 22 HSS Taper Taps: M3; M4; M5; M6; M8; M10; M12; Second Taps: M3; M4; M5; M6; M8; M10; M12; Plug Taps: M3; M4; M5; M6; M8; M10; M12; Tap Wrench
RS Stock No. 509-0058
Mfr. Part No.10020
BrandEVENTUS
MYR32.79
Each
units
Hand Tap M8 M8 3 HSS Taper Tap; Second Tap and Plug Tap
RS Stock No. 215-530
BrandRS PRO
MYR51.46
Each
units
Hand Tap M6 M6 3 HSS Taper Tap; Plug Tap and Bottom Tap
RS Stock No. 509-0250
Mfr. Part No.10008
BrandEVENTUS
MYR34.10
Each
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Hand Tap M4 M4 3 HSS Taper Tap; Second Tap and Plug Tap
RS Stock No. 508-9446
Mfr. Part No.05910
BrandEXACT
MYR265.80
1 Set
Set(s)
Combi Tap M10 M3 7 HSS Combi Taps: M3; M4; M5; M6; M8; M10; Adapter
RS Stock No. 340-6568
BrandRS PRO
MYR309.28
1 Set
Set(s)
Spiral Flute Tap M12 M3 7 HSS M3; M4; M5; M6; M8; M10; M12
RS Stock No. 215-546
BrandRS PRO
MYR56.34
Each
units
Hand Tap M10 M10 3 HSS Taper Tap; Plug Tap and Bottom Tap
RS Stock No. 241-4085
Mfr. Part No.E500 6.0 X 1.00 3FL SET3
BrandDormer
MYR175.13
1 Set
Set(s)
Straight Flute Tap M6 M6 3 HSS Taper Tap; Plug Tap and Bottom Tap
RS Stock No. 215-568
BrandRS PRO
MYR52.42
Each
units
Hand Tap M8 M8 3 HSS Plug Tap, Second Tap, Taper Tap
RS Stock No. 215-580
BrandRS PRO
MYR52.02
Each
units
Hand Tap M4 M4 3 HSS Taper Tap; Second Tap and Plug Tap
RS Stock No. 340-6552
BrandRS PRO
MYR239.24
1 Set
Set(s)
Spiral Point Tap M12 M3 7 HSS Second Taps: M3; M4; M5; M6; M8; M10; M12
RS Stock No. 427-931
BrandRS PRO
MYR292.55
Each
units
Spiral Flute Tap M12 M3 7 HSS M3; M4; M5; M6; M8; M10; M12
RS Stock No. 215-552
BrandRS PRO
MYR52.02
Each
units
Hand Tap M3 M3 3 HSS Taper Tap; Plug Tap and Bottom Tap
RS Stock No. 152-491
BrandRS PRO
MYR23.62
1 Set
Set(s)
Straight Flute Tap M2 M2 2 HSS Taper Tap and Plug Tap
RS Stock No. 215-524
BrandRS PRO
MYR71.48
Each
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Hand Tap M12 M12 3 HSS Taper Tap; Plug Tap and Bottom Tap
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