Taps - Taper - 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 - Taper Tap Presto 60500 T1MF07075 M7 x 0.75P - Taper Tap Presto 60080
1
£18.00 £21.60
0BA - Taper Tap Presto 60500 T1MF07075
M7 x 0.75P - Taper Tap Presto 60080
1
£18.00 £21.60
0BA - Taper Tap Presto 60500 T1MF08075 M8 x 0.75P - Taper Tap Presto 60080
1
£19.55 £23.46
0BA - Taper Tap Presto 60500 T1MF08075
M8 x 0.75P - Taper Tap Presto 60080
1
£19.55 £23.46
0BA - Taper Tap Presto 60500 T1MF08100 M8 x 1.00P - Taper Tap Presto 60080
1
£14.69 £17.63
0BA - Taper Tap Presto 60500 T1MF08100
M8 x 1.00P - Taper Tap Presto 60080
1
£14.69 £17.63
M10 x 1.00P - Taper Tap Presto 60080 T1MF10100 M10 x 1.00P - Taper Tap Presto 60080
1
£18.80 £22.56
M10 x 1.00P - Taper Tap Presto 60080 T1MF10100
M10 x 1.00P - Taper Tap Presto 60080
1
£18.80 £22.56
0BA - Taper Tap Presto 60500 T1MF10125 M10 x 1.25P - Taper Tap Presto 60080
1
£20.00 £24.00
0BA - Taper Tap Presto 60500 T1MF10125
M10 x 1.25P - Taper Tap Presto 60080
1
£20.00 £24.00
0BA - Taper Tap Presto 60500 T1MF16150 M16 x 1.50P - Taper Tap Presto 60080
1
£32.39 £38.87
0BA - Taper Tap Presto 60500 T1MF16150
M16 x 1.50P - Taper Tap Presto 60080
1
£32.39 £38.87
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