Taps & Dies
Taps and dies are hand tools that quickly create threaded nuts, bolts or screws from smooth metal pieces. You can use them to remove gunk or repair the threads on older pieces for fast fixes on your machinery or metal work. Complement your tap set with a screw extractor to quickly remove stripped fasteners before you start your repairs.
Before you start your project, determine if you need standard-sized or metric taps and dies. The threads from either aren't compatible, so it's wise to invest in tool sets with both for maximum versatility. Once you select the correct size of thread for your nut or bot, just use the special tap wrench to run the tap or die over the metal and cut a new, functional thread. Thread-clearing taps and dies don't cut new threads, but they can clean out multiple types of thread pitch to speed up your work.
When you need to make threaded holes in metal pieces, grab a combo-pack of drills, taps and dies. The high-strength drill bits create the proper size of hole to run your tap through so that you can thread thins like metal panels or large custom-made machinery parts with precisely aligned holes. For aviation or other specialty work, left hand taps and dies let you create threads that tighten when you turn them counterclockwise. Remember to double check the threading requirements for every hole before you begin to tap them.
Taps and dies are vital for your machine shop. You can quickly clean up an old thread so that it's usable again or create a brand new screw or nut when you need a replacement. Consider your shop needs and the available features from our wide selection of taps and dies for sale, and upgrade your workshop with their speed and precision today.