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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Omschrijving Prijs Set Type Maximum Tap Size Minimum Tap Size Number of Pieces Material Set Contents
RS-stocknr. 668-1113
FabrikantRS PRO
€ 36,66
1 Set
Set(s)
Left Handed Thread M12 M3 7 HSS Second Taps: M3; M4; M5; M6; M8; M10; M12
RS-stocknr. 215-530
FabrikantRS PRO
€ 5,61
Each
Aantal stuks
Hand Tap M6 M6 3 HSS Taper Tap; Plug Tap and Bottom Tap
RS-stocknr. 469-3347
Fabrikantnummer7910 E500
FabrikantDormer
€ 56,40
1 Set
Set(s)
Straight Flute Tap M10 M3 6 HSS M3; M4; M5; M6; M8; M10
RS-stocknr. 668-1119
FabrikantRS PRO
€ 58,63
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-stocknr. 508-9452
Fabrikantnummer20331
FabrikantEVENTUS
€ 60,27
1 Set
Set(s)
Short machine tap M12 M3 16 HSS Taper Taps: M3; M4; M5; M6; M8; M10; M12; Second Taps: M3; M4; M5; M6; M8; M10; M12; Tap Wrench; Tool Holder
RS-stocknr. 509-0159
Fabrikantnummer03448
FabrikantEXACT
€ 127,68
1 Set
Set(s)
Machine tap M12 M4 6 HSSG-E M4; M5; M6; M8; M10; M12
RS-stocknr. 215-574
FabrikantRS PRO
€ 5,27
Each
Aantal stuks
Hand Tap M5 M5 3 HSS Taper Tap; Plug Tap and Bottom Tap
RS-stocknr. 241-4079
FabrikantnummerE500 5.0 X 0.80 3FL SET3
FabrikantDormer
€ 22,70
1 Set
Set(s)
Straight Flute Tap M5 M5 3 HSS Taper Tap; Plug Tap and Bottom Tap
RS-stocknr. 508-9446
Fabrikantnummer05910
FabrikantEXACT
€ 53,71
1 Set
Set(s)
Combi Tap M10 M3 7 HSS Combi Taps: M3; M4; M5; M6; M8; M10; Adapter
RS-stocknr. 375-9323
FabrikantRS PRO
€ 79,45
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-stocknr. 340-6530
FabrikantRS PRO
€ 192,28
1 Set
Set(s)
Hand Tap M2.6 M1 22 HSS Taper Taps: M1; M1.2; M1.4; M1.7; M2; M2.3; M2.6; Second: M1; M1.2; M1.4; M1.7; M2; M2.3; M2.6; Plug Taps: M1; M1.2; M1.4; M1.7; M2; M2.3; M2.6; Tap Wrench
RS-stocknr. 427-931
FabrikantRS PRO
€ 47,50
Each
Aantal stuks
Spiral Flute Tap M12 M3 7 HSS M3; M4; M5; M6; M8; M10; M12
RS-stocknr. 828-117
FabrikantRS PRO
€ 54,41
1 Set
Set(s)
1/4 in Hexagon Drive Tap M10 M3 6 HSS M3; M4; M5; M6; M8; M10
RS-stocknr. 241-4041
FabrikantnummerE500 3.0 X 0.50 3FL SET3
FabrikantDormer
€ 25,10
1 Set
Set(s)
Straight Flute Tap M3 M3 3 HSS Taper Tap; Plug Tap and Bottom Tap
RS-stocknr. 215-580
FabrikantRS PRO
€ 4,97
Each
Aantal stuks
Hand Tap M4 M4 3 HSS Taper Tap; Second Tap and Plug Tap
RS-stocknr. 152-176
FabrikantRS PRO
€ 14,29
1 Set
Set(s)
Straight Flute Tap 1/4 in BSP 1/4 in BSP 2 HSS Taper Tap and Plug Tap
RS-stocknr. 151-921
FabrikantRS PRO
€ 8,06
1 Set
Set(s)
Straight Flute Tap M2.5 M2.5 2 HSS Taper Tap and Plug Tap
RS-stocknr. 509-0238
Fabrikantnummer10012
FabrikantEVENTUS
€ 6,53
Each
Aantal stuks
Hand Tap M5 M5 3 HSS Taper Tap; Second Tap and Plug Tap
RS-stocknr. 427-963
FabrikantRS PRO
€ 41,51
Each
Aantal stuks
Spiral Point Tap M12 M3 7 HSS M3; M4; M5; M6; M8; M10; M12
RS-stocknr. 215-546
FabrikantRS PRO
€ 9,07
Each
Aantal stuks
Hand Tap M10 M10 3 HSS Taper Tap; Plug Tap and Bottom Tap
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