M3 x 0.5mm Metric Tap Set, Tungsten Steel, Taper and Plug Thread Cutter TD034
About this deal
Second and plug taps have a shorter taper and more threads and are often used to create and re-cut threads at a faster rate.
RS PRO hand tap sets are manufactured from HSS (high speed steel), offering a durable and reliable selection of tools and are available in a range of thread sizes from M3 to M12. However, the bottoming tap cannot start the threading on an uncut hole, so it can only take part in the cutting process as the second or third tap.Drilling is a process of producing a hole while tapping is a technique used to cut a thread inside a hole, so the drill bit and tapping tool are often used in sequential to fabricate CNC parts with thread holes. The drill size chart is a table list standard size drill bits in several measurement systems, including fractional, metric, wire gauge number, and letter.
As well as being able to drill holes are then tap put threads we can also CNC punch and cut threads on our Trumpf 3000 CNC punch press.
As a consequence the development of taps corresponded to this standardisation ensuring enhanced compatibility.
The taper tap is only used in certain situations such as when the material is very hard or the hole is too small. The tap size chart is a table that lists standard size taps, specifying the diameter and thread spacing, for fractional, metric, and screw sizes.
These versatile hand taps also feature a blue stream tempered finish that reduces friction and produces a fine finish on the threads. Before you design your next product or make updates to an existing product, consider partnering with Optimas to take advantage of our many capabilities.