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
£17.78 £21.34
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF08100
M8 x 1.00P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£17.78 £21.34
M10 x 1.00P - Second Tap Presto 60080 T2MF10100 M10 x 1.00P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£27.35 £32.82
M10 x 1.00P - Second Tap Presto 60080 T2MF10100
M10 x 1.00P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£27.35 £32.82
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF10125 M10 x 1.25P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£22.75 £27.30
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF10125
M10 x 1.25P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£22.75 £27.30
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF12100 M12 x 1.00P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£47.96 £57.55
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF12100
M12 x 1.00P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£47.96 £57.55
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF12125 M12 x 1.25P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£34.22 £41.06
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF12125
M12 x 1.25P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£34.22 £41.06
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF12150 M12 x 1.50P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£29.62 £35.54
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF12150
M12 x 1.50P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£29.62 £35.54
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF14125 M14 x 1.25P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£40.49 £48.59
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF14125
M14 x 1.25P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£40.49 £48.59
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF14150 M14 x 1.50P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£32.98 £39.58
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF14150
M14 x 1.50P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£32.98 £39.58
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF16100 M16 x 1.00P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£68.38 £82.06
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF16100
M16 x 1.00P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£68.38 £82.06
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF16150 M16 x 1.50P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£39.19 £47.03
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF16150
M16 x 1.50P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£39.19 £47.03
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF20200 M20 x 2.00P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£54.04 £64.85
0BA - Second Tap Presto 60500 T2MF20200
M20 x 2.00P - Second Tap Presto 60080
1
£54.04 £64.85
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