Threading

• Straight Flute Taps: the most commonly used type of tap. Suitable for blind or though hole thread production in most materials, mainly steel and cast iron.
• Spiral Point Taps: recommended for threading through holes, these taps feature a straight, fairly shallow flute with a point designed to drive the swarf forward. Also known as gun nose taps.
• Spiral Flute Taps: intended primarily for threading blind holes, the helical flute transports swarf back out of the hole
• Forming Taps: produce a thread by deformation of the component material rather than the traditional cutting action. This means that no swarf is produced and the resultant thread is stronger. Forming taps can be used for production of blind or through holes in most material types. Also known as roll taps or fluteless taps.

Threading