What can you do with a tap and die set?
Tapping is when you threads are cut into a hole.
A die set is used to cut threads onto a cylinder (bolt).
To use a tap or a die, first determine the number of threads per inch (TPI) of the part to be fixed.
A gauge system that has a number of different pins can be used to calculate the TPI of a bolt or nut.
How much is a tap and die set?
In Stock. This set ranges from #4 to 1/2 inch Tap and Dies. It is great for home workshop use where you need to occasionaly tap a hole in plastic or thread blanks for small screws in soft materials or mild steel.
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How do you tap holes?
Using a Tap to Thread a Hole –
How do you measure tap and die?
How to Measure for a Tap & Die
- Look at the threaded fastener you are repairing. Measure the outside diameter of the thread.
- Count how many threads there are per inch.
- Find out if your thread is National Fine or National Coarse.
- Compare the numbers and thread type you just gathered to the numbers written on the taps and dies.