Taps - Second - Metric Fine Pitch

Taps are tools used by engineers for creating a female thread inside a hole. The tap is inserted into a special wrench and turned whilst cutting oil is used to lubricate the tap.

When forming a brand new thread in a blind hole, it is usually a three-stage process.

Metric fine thread is a common thread, often found on machine screws. More threads per axial distance (length along the fastener) than metric coarse. A fine thread is known to be stronger than a coarse thread.

Using taps

  • Firstly a taper tap is used. This tap has a pronounced taper to the cutting edges, ensuring that the first cut is less aggressive.
  • After the taper tap comes a second tap. This also has a tapered edge, but not as pronounced as the taper tap. This slight taper helps align the tap when it is first introduced to the hole.
  • The third and final stage is carried out with a bottoming tap, often referred to as plug tap. Bottoming taps have hardly any taper and a continuous cutting edge.

When cutting shallow female threads, it may be possible to skip the third stage and just use the taper or second taps.

If tapping into a soft material it is possible to cut the thread with only a second tap.

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Code Product Name Info Pack Size Price Qty
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF08100 M8 x 1.00P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£14.69 £17.63
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF08100
M8 x 1.00P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£14.69 £17.63
M10 x 1.00P - Second Tap Presto 60080 T2MF10100 M10 x 1.00P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£22.60 £27.12
M10 x 1.00P - Second Tap Presto 60080 T2MF10100
M10 x 1.00P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£22.60 £27.12
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF10125 M10 x 1.25P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£18.80 £22.56
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF10125
M10 x 1.25P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£18.80 £22.56
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF12100 M12 x 1.00P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£39.64 £47.57
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF12100
M12 x 1.00P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£39.64 £47.57
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF12125 M12 x 1.25P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£28.28 £33.94
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF12125
M12 x 1.25P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£28.28 £33.94
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF12150 M12 x 1.50P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£24.48 £29.38
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF12150
M12 x 1.50P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£24.48 £29.38
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF14125 M14 x 1.25P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£33.46 £40.15
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF14125
M14 x 1.25P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£33.46 £40.15
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF14150 M14 x 1.50P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£27.25 £32.70
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF14150
M14 x 1.50P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£27.25 £32.70
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF16100 M16 x 1.00P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£56.51 £67.81
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF16100
M16 x 1.00P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£56.51 £67.81
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF16150 M16 x 1.50P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£32.39 £38.87
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF16150
M16 x 1.50P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£32.39 £38.87
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF20200 M20 x 2.00P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£44.66 £53.59
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF20200
M20 x 2.00P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£44.66 £53.59
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