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We can supply a very large range of taps and dies, much more than we list on this web site. If you need something not listed contact us and we will endeavor to help.
All our taps and dies are of the highest quality. With brands such as Sutton, Bordo, Goliath and APEX UK.
HSS is more accurately made, will wear better, and maintains its hardness better at high temperatures. (better for machining work).
Tungston Alloy: cheaper, tougher (although HSS is still classed as having high toughness).
Hand taps are available in 3 forms
¨ Taper Gradual taper used for starting new threads.
¨ Intermediate Less tapered, used to follow a Taper tap or for restoring threads.
¨ Bottoming Very little taper, so will cut thread to the bottom of a blind hole, but the lack of taper makes starting a new thread more difficult.
Used for cutting new threads
Used for cleaning/repairing existing threads