M6x1 Hand tap metric 3pc set HSS Taper, Plug, Bottom 4 flute Qualtech
Hand taps are indispensable tools used for creating new threads or repairing damaged and/or jammed threads. Their versatility makes them ideal for hand use, and they are commonly employed in general machine tapping as well. Regardless of the material or whether the hole is through or blind, hand taps can efficiently perform the task.
These taps are available in three main styles: Taper, Plug, and Bottom.
1. Taper Style: This type starts the thread square with the workpiece, allowing for a gradual initiation of the threading process.
2. Plug Style: Generally used in through holes, the plug style hand tap ensures a secure and consistent threading process.
3. Bottom Style: As the name suggests, this style generates the thread all the way to the bottom of the hole, resulting in a complete and precise thread formation.
A typical tap set comprises one taper, one plug, and one bottoming tap, offering a comprehensive solution for various threading needs. Whether you need to establish new threads or restore existing ones, hand taps prove to be reliable and efficient tools for the job.